COSTAS DOUZINAS PHILOSOPHY AND RESISTANCE IN THE CRISIS PDF

In contrast, his own prose is for the most part lucid and direct. The book is often moving and captures well the current Greek mood of anger and despair. Capitalism is the villain and ordinary people are its targets. But Douzinas accepts this without any evidence. Strangely, he does not deal with widely available research showing that European societies are among the most prosperous, equal and happy in the world. For Douzinas, European democracy is an abject failure.

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Blog Admin July 22nd, Book Review: Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe by Costas Douzinas Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Blog Admin July 22nd, Book Review: Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe by Costas Douzinas 2 comments Estimated reading time: 5 minutes This book is about the global crisis and the right to resistance, about neoliberal biopolitics and direct democracy, about the responsibility of intellectuals and the poetry of the multitude.

Using Greece as an example, Costas Douzinas argues that the persistent sequence of protests, uprisings and revolutions has radically changed the political landscape. This new politics is the latest example of the drive to resist, a persevering characteristic of the human spirit. Costas Douzinas.

May Using the mass uprisings against austerity in Greece as a case study, Douzinas carefully examines the conditions that make our era one of resistance. Douzinas opens Part I with a discussion of debt: the cause of the European crisis.

He links the condition of indebtedness with an increasing consumerism enabled by technological developments in the finance industry pp.

The management of failure requires the forsaking of individual immigrants who must be incarcerated for the Greek population to survive. Part II provides the philosophical background for thinking through the mass uprisings that forced Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou to resign in For Douzinas, resistance by the multitude brings together radical equality and democracy.

Part III charts the possibilities that a resistance by the multitude might offer. His arguments are occasionally hard to follow and his discussions of critical theory and radical philosophy are often too cursory for a reader to fully engage. Douzinas would perhaps like to see the resisting multitude rise up and govern Europe, but it is unclear what that exactly means, or how it would work, given the diversity of contexts of austerity, let alone of Europe.

These assessments should not, however, devalue the significance of this book. By asking if another world is possible, Douzinas presents some hope that the rebellion against austerity is perhaps a sign of a more democratic and equitable Europe to come. His research has focused on the relationships between neoliberal capital and sexuality, changing conceptions of gender across time and place, and international development.

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Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe by Costas Douzinas

Blog Admin July 22nd, Book Review: Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe by Costas Douzinas Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Blog Admin July 22nd, Book Review: Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe by Costas Douzinas 2 comments Estimated reading time: 5 minutes This book is about the global crisis and the right to resistance, about neoliberal biopolitics and direct democracy, about the responsibility of intellectuals and the poetry of the multitude. Using Greece as an example, Costas Douzinas argues that the persistent sequence of protests, uprisings and revolutions has radically changed the political landscape. This new politics is the latest example of the drive to resist, a persevering characteristic of the human spirit. Costas Douzinas. May Using the mass uprisings against austerity in Greece as a case study, Douzinas carefully examines the conditions that make our era one of resistance.

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