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Rahat Shahriar
Jul 17, 2022
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Based on a non-libidinal economy organized for the Job Function Email List common good. In theThe USSR , unlike other countries that have designated themselves as "socialist," did abolish private property. This exceptional fact, at the time, provided the opportunity for what the author calls a non-self being to emerge., that is to say, a «being not-me» freed from libidinal narcissism and Job Function Email List dedicated to the practices of the common good. Chukhrov documents, in his analyzes of everyday life, art, and culture of the time, the proliferation of an Eros of the "not-self," but acknowledges that this Job Function Email List proliferation eventually succumbed to the pressures and seductions of one's own libidinal economy. of global consumer capitalism. He acknowledges that Soviet society failed to create the Job Function Email List necessary cultural, social, political and economic conditions to guarantee the sustainability of the profound transformation underway beyond a few decades. This was not achieved on a national scale, to which bureaucratization, corruption, despotism and institutional erosion contributed, nor on an international scale, to which the victory contributed, towards the 1970s and 1980s, of consumer Job Function Email List capitalism (the society of the spectacle, Debord would say). Thus, theThe USSR was not prepared to confront from its own institutions the Job Function Email List process of globalization of capitalism that managed to alienate significant sectors of Soviet society itself, especially the intellectual elites. But before redounding around the obvious international pressures that contributed to drowning the USSR. Chukhrov prefers to investigate what is the internal Job Function Email List l impediment of communism that makes its materialization so difficult. Given the ease shown by the capitalist consumer society to alienate and practically vaccinate considerable sectors Job Function Email List of the world's population against communism, the question raised by this author resonates: «What makes communism unbearable?». The answer concerns the difficult transformation involved in making the leap Job Function Email List to a non-libidinal economy. Chukhrov's reflection starts from the recognition of an immanent difficulty in communism.
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