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The new critique of ideology : lessons from post-Pinochet Chile /
Ricardo Camargo.
imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
xiv, 298 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1137329661 (hbk.), 9781137329660 (hbk.)
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imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
1137329661 (hbk.)
9781137329660 (hbk.)
abstract
This book offers a new ideology critique for political analysis by revisiting Habermas via a Zizekian reading. The book includes an application of the theory to the case of the political consensus reached in post-Pinochet Chile.
catalogue key
9051666
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-290) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ricardo Camargo is Associate Professor of Social Theory at the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile.
Summaries
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This book offers a new ideology critique for political analysis by revisiting Habermas via a Zizekian reading. The book includes an application of the theory to the case of the political consensus reached in post-Pinochet Chile.
Long Description
This book offers an original and comprehensive formulation of a new ideology critique for political analysis. Going beyond the reiterative attempts of declaring the 'death of ideology', the book - after revisiting the main developments of the theory of ideology - presents a productive critique of Habermas's theory of communicative action viewed through Slavoj iek's theory of ideology. Far from assuming their theories are incommensurable, the book argues that it is worth observing iek's theoretical endeavor as a 'supplementary' overcoming of Habermas's proposal. This will eventually show that by using a fictional notion of the Real taken from a iekian reading of Lacan, a new ideology critique, which affirms a universal truth for a political situation, becomes possible. This new model of ideology critique is applied to the political consensus reached in Chile's post-Pinochet.
Main Description
This book offers an original and comprehensive formulation of a new ideology critique for political analysis. Going beyond the reiterative attempts of declaring the death of ideology, the book - after revisiting the main developments of the theory of ideology - presents a productive critique of Habermass theory of communicative action viewed through Slavoj Zizeks theory of ideology. Far from assuming their theories are incommensurable, the book argues that it is worth observing Zizeks theoretical endeavor as a supplementary overcoming of Habermass proposal. This will eventually show that by using a fictional notion of the Real taken from a Zizekian reading of Lacan, a new ideology critique, which affirms a universal truth for a political situation, becomes possible. This new model of ideology critique is applied to the political consensus reached in Chiles post-Pinochet.
Main Description
This book offers an original and comprehensive formulation of a new ideology critique for political analysis. Going beyond the reiterative attempts of declaring the 'death of ideology', the book - after revisiting the main developments of the theory of ideology - presents a productive critique of Habermas's theory of communicative action viewed through Slavoj zizek's theory of ideology. Far from assuming their theories are incommensurable, the book argues that it is worth observing zizek's theoretical endeavor as a 'supplementary' overcoming of Habermas's proposal. This will eventually show that by using a fictional notion of the Real taken from a zizekian reading of Lacan, a new ideology critique, which affirms a universal truth for a political situation, becomes possible. This new model of ideology critique is applied to the political consensus reached in Chile's post-Pinochet.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
What is the problem with ideology?p. 1
The methodological frameworkp. 7
Outline of the bookp. 9
Toward a New Model of Ideology Critique
The Classic Debate on the Theory of Ideologyp. 15
Marx's notion of ideology revisitedp. 17
Three approaches of research on ideologyp. 22
Ideology in the descriptive sensep. 25
Ideology in the positive sensep. 28
Ideology in the negative sensep. 31
Althusser's theory of ideology revisitedp. 37
Summaryp. 40
The Contemporary Debate on the Theory of Ideologyp. 41
The 'Archimedean true point' problemp. 43
Freeden's methodological approach to ideologyp. 46
Laclau's non-essentialist notion of ideologyp. 55
Summaryp. 66
A Universal Notion of Truth: Habermas avec Zizekp. 67
Habermas's inter-subjective approach to the truthp. 68
The 'ideal versus the real world'p. 71
A Zizekian critique of Habermas's theory of truthp. 74
Cynicism and fantasy in Zizek's theoryp. 76
A critique of Habermas's constitutional patriotismp. 81
Toward a universal notion of truthp. 84
The fictional 'Real' as a universal truthp. 85
Summaryp. 90
The Methodological Framework of the Case Studyp. 92
First phase: the socio-historical analysisp. 93
Second phase: formal or discursive analysisp. 94
Third phase: a symptomatic (re)interpretationp. 95
Research design of the case studyp. 95
Conceptual frameworkp. 96
Justification of the case studyp. 97
Definitions and assumptionsp. 99
Empirical research question (ERQ)p. 99
Discoursep. 100
Consensusp. 100
Recognition of successp. 101
The political economy modelp. 101
Post-Pinochet Chile (1990-2006)p. 102
Chilean political elitesp. 102
Discursive strategiesp. 103
Class strugglep. 103
The (operative) discourse of class strugglep. 105
Class struggle as the fictional Realp. 106
The denial of class strugglep. 108
The denial of the fictional Realp. 109
Summaryp. 110
Post-Pinochet Chile: A Case Study
The Transformation of Power in Pinochet's Erap. 113
The power structure in Chile pre-Pinochetp. 113
The power structure in Allende's governmentp. 114
First phase: the great transformation (1973-81)p. 119
The changes in the productive structurep. 120
The formation of new economic groupsp. 123
The transformation of social classesp. 124
The second phase: the crisis and the recoveryp. 130
The deepening of the productive structurep. 130
The reshaping of power within the economic groupsp. 135
The legacy of Pinochet's regimep. 140
Summaryp. 152
The Discourse of Class Strugglep. 153
The discourse of class struggle in Chile pre-1973p. 153
The socialists: the 'most revolutionary' partyp. 157
The communists: a conservative proletarian partyp. 159
The dilemma of the Christian Democrat Partyp. 163
The radicalization of the oligarchical partiesp. 167
The military coup and the renovation of politicsp. 171
The socialist renovationp. 173
The 'isolationism' of communistsp. 182
The 'pragmatization' of the Centerp. 190
The emergence of a neo-liberal Rightp. 196
Summaryp. 204
The Ideological Discourse in Post-Pinochet Chilep. 206
Traumas and fantasies of ChPEsp. 208
The 'two fears' of ChPEsp. 210
One or two models?p. 220
Income inequality in a 'successful' economy?p. 226
The strategy of naturalization/eternalizationp. 229
From the 'two souls' to the 'test of governance'p. 232
Quality of education ergo income equality?p. 236
Conclusionp. 242
What about class struggle?p. 243
The denial of the Real: toward a new ideologyp. 247
Summaryp. 249
Conclusionp. 251
Lessons for a new ideology critiquep. 254
Final reflectionsp. 260
Notesp. 264
Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 291
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