The solicitation of the trap: on transcendence and transcendental materialism in advanced consumer-capitalism

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/239411
Title:
The solicitation of the trap: on transcendence and transcendental materialism in advanced consumer-capitalism
Authors:
Hall, S. (Steve)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Social Futures Institute.
Citation:
Hall, S. (2012) 'The solicitation of the trap: on transcendence and transcendental materialism in advanced consumer capitalism', Human Studies, 35(3), pp.365-381.
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Human Studies
Issue Date:
Aug-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/239411
DOI:
10.1007/s10746-012-9246-9
Additional Links:
http://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s10746-012-9246-9
Abstract:
This article argues that a transcendental materialist conception of subjectivity can move us beyond the orthodox idealist theories that dominate progressive thought in advanced consumer-capitalism. This position can shed new light on current forms of subjectivity that seem to prefer life in consumer culture's surrogate social world rather than active participation in cultural and political resistance and transformation, which requires far more than simply 'transcending the norm'. The rebirth of creative political subjectivity is impossible unless the subject is prepared to risk a traumatic encounter with the Real, the fundamental indeterminacy that exists not in the ideal-symbolic but the material realm, and prepared to reject liberal-postmodernist identity politics to participate in the construction of a coherent alternative ideology.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
subjectivity; transcendence; catastrophism; pseudo-pacification; consumerism; transcendental materialism
ISSN:
0163-8548; 1572-851X
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 22/08/2012].
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 22/08/2012]

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dc.contributor.authorHall, S. (Steve)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T09:49:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-22T09:49:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-
dc.identifier.citationHuman Studies; 35 (3):365-381.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0163-8548-
dc.identifier.issn1572-851X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10746-012-9246-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/239411-
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that a transcendental materialist conception of subjectivity can move us beyond the orthodox idealist theories that dominate progressive thought in advanced consumer-capitalism. This position can shed new light on current forms of subjectivity that seem to prefer life in consumer culture's surrogate social world rather than active participation in cultural and political resistance and transformation, which requires far more than simply 'transcending the norm'. The rebirth of creative political subjectivity is impossible unless the subject is prepared to risk a traumatic encounter with the Real, the fundamental indeterminacy that exists not in the ideal-symbolic but the material realm, and prepared to reject liberal-postmodernist identity politics to participate in the construction of a coherent alternative ideology.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s10746-012-9246-9en_GB
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 22/08/2012].en_GB
dc.subjectsubjectivityen_GB
dc.subjecttranscendenceen_GB
dc.subjectcatastrophismen_GB
dc.subjectpseudo-pacificationen_GB
dc.subjectconsumerismen_GB
dc.subjecttranscendental materialismen_GB
dc.titleThe solicitation of the trap: on transcendence and transcendental materialism in advanced consumer-capitalismen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Social Futures Institute.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalHuman Studiesen_GB
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 22/08/2012]en_GB
or.citation.harvardHall, S. (2012) 'The solicitation of the trap: on transcendence and transcendental materialism in advanced consumer capitalism', Human Studies, 35(3), pp.365-381.en_GB
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