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Criticism and self-criticism of modernity: the crisis of civilization and utopian-anticapitalist in Michael Löwy

Grant number: 09/02657-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Maria Orlanda Pinassi
Grantee:Fabio Mascaro Querido
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


In order to deepen the research for Scientific Initiation that - under funding of FAPESP - performed throughout 2008, the work presented focuses on the attempt to systematize the peculiarly critical reading of Michael Löwy about modernity, in effect reading the contours of a history marked by the congestion scenario, if not exhausted, some of the more sedimented theories of "modernization." Strike it shows the ways in which the texts of Michael Löwy respond from a specific appropriation is Kulturpessimismus the Weberian and romantic and / or critical benjaminian progress, to the profound transformations of (post) modern capitalist contemporary. For this, take it as fundamental mediation and political perspective of the so-called "ecosocialism", as Michael Löwy, manifests itself as a " current of thought and action ", whose response to the ecological crisis, at the same time romantic and socialist, is also a critique of the destructive potential and productive corporate paradigm of modernity.

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QUERIDO, Fabio Mascaro. Crítica e autocrítica da modernidade: crise civilizatória e utopia anticapitalista em Michael Löwy. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Letras. Araraquara Araraquara.

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