By Anita Chari
Anita Chari revives the most important thought of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt university to highlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming on the point of political economic climate and the extra sensate, experiential point of subjective transformation. examining artwork by way of Oliver Ressler, Zanny Begg, Claire Fontaine, Jason Lazarus, and Mika Rottenberg, in addition to the politics of Occupy Wall highway, Chari identifies practices in which artists and activists have challenged neoliberalism's social and political logics. by way of positioning the topic in uncomfortable or most unlikely destinations of wish, useful orientation, and statement, such practices reveal neoliberal capitalism's inherent tensions and contradictions.
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Additional resources for A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique (New Directions in Critical Theory)
That is to say, the neoliberal state pursues economic policies that are in some instances interventionist in relation to the economy and in other instances entail deregulation and a rollback of the state in relation to economic policy. At the same time, the political economic process of ﬁnancialization creates conditions in which the economy is prone to crisis and therefore increasingly immune to regulation. These two dimensions of neoliberalization point to the ways in which neoliberalism depoliticizes the economy speciﬁcally by trading on the ﬂuid boundary between economics and politics in neoliberal society.
52 For the neoliberals, as opposed to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century liberals, the state’s function is no longer to merely carve out a space for the market to function unimpeded, but rather to actively constitute the market. The crucial distinction here is between a liberalism in which the state leaves spaces for freedom of exchange that already exist in society versus a neoliberalism in which the state must construct spaces for competitive exchange in civil society. In classical liberalism “the most that was asked of the state was that it supervise the smooth running of the market, that is to say, that it ensure respect for the freedom of those involved in exchange.
In the context of an impasse, Berlant argues, conceptual markers of orientation have been displaced, either due to traumatic or catastrophic events or due to more quotidian modes of being adrift. Yet an impasse can also give rise to a situation “where managing the presence of a problem/event . . ”69 In the Euro-Atlantic context the economic events of the late 2000s have provoked just such a dissolution of the landscape of critique, an issue I will discuss further in chapter 7 in my discussion of Occupy Wall Street’s reﬁguration of the critique of neoliberalism.