A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique (New Directions in Critical Theory #2) (Paperback)

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Anita Chari revives the concept of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt School to spotlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming at the level of political economy and at the more sensate, experiential level of subjective transformation. Reading art by Oliver Ressler, Zanny Begg, Claire Fontaine, Jason Lazarus, and Mika Rottenberg, as well as the politics of Occupy Wall Street, Chari identifies practices through which artists and activists have challenged neoliberalism's social and political logics, exposing its inherent tensions and contradictions.

About the Author


Anita Chari is assistant professor of political science at the University of Oregon. In addition to her work as a critical theorist, she is a creative writer, composer, and musician.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780231173896
ISBN-10: 023117389X
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: New Directions in Critical Theory