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Adorno and DemocracyThe American Years$
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Shannon L. Mariotti

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167336

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167336.001.0001

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Adorno and A Postcapitalist Politics

Adorno and A Postcapitalist Politics

(p.145) Conclusion Adorno and A Postcapitalist Politics
Adorno and Democracy

Shannon L. Mariotti

University Press of Kentucky

This conclusion highlights parallels between Adorno’s unconventional democratic project and J. K. Gibson-Graham’s influential and much more recent volume, A Postcapitalist Politics. I show how Gibson-Graham’s community-action research projects give us an example of what an expanded version of Adorno’s Operation Boomerang might look like. His thoughts on experience and encountering the nonidentical, his project for democratic leadership and pedagogy, and his analysis of countertendencies and vaccines all find resonance with Gibson-Graham’s projects. Gibson-Graham helps us appreciate how Adorno, who might usually be seen as an exemplar of what Eve Sedgwick would call the “paranoid” style of theorizing, takes on a “reparative” style of reading the surrounding culture in the writings that are the focus of this book.

Keywords:   J. K. Gibson-Graham, A Postcapitalist Politics, Reparative theory, Weak theory, Micro-politics, Resubjectification

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