Chapter 7: NeoMarxism

Chapter 7: NeoMarxism

Chapter 7: NeoMarxism Is Empire the new world order? 2014 Cynthia Weber Learning aims: Understand what the myth Empire is the new world order does Understand what the concepts

Empire and multitude mean and their role in the myth Explore the differences between postmodernism and neoMarxism Critically interrogate how

the myth is created through desire, truth and selective memory 2014 Cynthia Weber Last week: Globalization Myth: it is the end of history Key concepts: Liberalism, dialectic, history Liberalisms own internal contradictions creates

historical and ideological struggles as well 2014 Cynthia Weber NeoMarxism Flashcard Key Key concepts: thinkers:Truth Myth: Empire is the new world Karl Ontology

Marx order Hardt Desire & Negri 2014 Cynthia Weber NeoMarxism and history Marxs vs. Hardt and Negris understanding of history (table 7.1) Marx Hardt and Negri

Understanding of history Nature of dialectic Dialectical Dialectical Materialist Materialist

What clashes in the dialectic? Economic classes Globalized postmodern ontologies (Empire vs. multitude) 2014 Cynthia Weber What Empire is and isnt (box 7.1)

Not reducible to the United States of America (2000: xiii-xiv) Not imperialism (2000: xiv) 2014 Cynthia Weber Source: W ha t E m pir

e is no t a single logic of rule (2000: xii) The political subject that regulates global exchanges (2000:xi) the sovereign power that governs the world (2000: xi) an order that effectively suspends history and thereby fixes the existing state of affairs for eternity (2000:xiv)

a virtual center (2000: 58) a non-place (2000: 190) a decentered and deterritorializing apparatus of rule(2000: xii) A society of control constituted through biopower (2000: 25) An international disciplinary order (2000: 261) force presented as being in the service of right and peace (2000: 15) The enemy of multitude (2000: 45) Hardt and Negri 2000

W hat Em pir e is Who are the multitude? (Box 7.2) 2014 Cynthia Weber Source: Hardt and Negri 2000

The dialectical logic of Empire (figure 7.1) 2014 Cynthia Weber Theory activity: Resistance in the time of terror 2014 Cynthia Weber Central characters in Memento 2014 Cynthia Weber

Memento How Memento makes sense of the world (box 7.3) Mementos postmodern world is uncertain Temporally because there is no guarantee of process through time Spatially because everything (even individuals) is unbounded 2014 Cynthia Weber What is typical and deviant in the world of Memento? (table 7.3)

2014 Cynthia Weber Film activity: Enemies and the problemof ontology in Memento 2014 Cynthia Weber Next week: Modernization and development theory 2014 Cynthia Weber

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