WHO IS TO BE CHALLENGED? CAPITALISM OR RATIONALITIES
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Keywords

Revolution
Class
Resistance Movement
Foucault
Marx
Rationality

How to Cite

Ali, Z. (2012). WHO IS TO BE CHALLENGED? CAPITALISM OR RATIONALITIES. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 51(2), 1–14. Retrieved from https://www.jsshuok.com/oj/index.php/jssh/article/view/206

Abstract

Although there may be disagreements on almost all issues within Marxism,
all schools from Western to Eastern Marxism are agreed on two points.
They are clear and precise about the enemy: capitalism. And there is almost
absolute consensus about the target of political struggle: bourgeois class. In
the examination of Marxism it will be shown that there is no exact location
and center of capitalism and bourgeoisie class, the overthrowing of which is
presupposed to lead humanity to freedom and justice. This will be drawn
upon the argument of Foucault. Foucault argues that it is useless to
organize the class struggle against contemporary forms of power. He shows
that modern forms of power do not spring from the bourgeois class but from
various forms of rationalities. And it will also be argued that different forms
of rationalities cannot be contested by class struggle. However, they can
effectively be challenged by what Foucault calls the ‘resistance movement’.

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