BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Poder y anti-poder (I-III)

    Susen, Simon (2008) Poder y anti-poder (I-III). Erasmus: Revista para el diálogo intercultural 10 (1), pp. 49-90. ISSN 1514-6049.


    Download (430kB) | Preview


    This work is a critical analysis of the notions of power and anti-power. The study is divided into five parts. The first part examines the relation between power and anti-power in epistemological terms, showing that the moment of negation represents a crucial element in the construction of critical thought. The second part offers a brief revision of classical Marxist theory, which interprets the concepts of power and anti-power mainly in relation to the concept of structure. The third part suggests that it is necessary to overcome the limitations of classical theories of power in order to recognise that both the strength of power and the strength of anti-power depend on their capacity to penetrate our subjectivity. The fourth part argues that a critical theory of power and anti-power must account for the destructive force of alienation if it seeks to comprehend the quotidian reality of domination. The fifth part explores the importance of the dialectics between power and anti-power for the possibility of social revolution.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): alienation, anti-power, critical theory, critique, dialectics, domination, epistemology, Foucault, Holloway, Marxism, negation, power, revolution, structure, struggle, subjectivity
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Dr Simon Susen
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2010 15:45
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:49


    Activity Overview
    6 month trend
    6 month trend

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item