Subjetividade e crítica cultural

In the many works that try to bring back 'the actor' in some sense, there is a tendency to avoid questions of subjectivity, that is, complex 'structures of feeling' (in Raymond Williams's phrase). This article returns to the work of Max Weber and Clifford Geertz to consider various issues of subjectivity, including both fundamental existential anxieties, and specific cultural and historical constructions of 'consciousness'. The article concludes with a rereading of several recent texts on postmodern consciousness as a specific configuration of anxieties, tied in turn to formations of 'late capitalism'.

anxiety; late capitalism; structures of feeling; subjectivity

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