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Late Modernity, Individualization and Socialism: An by M. Dawson

By M. Dawson

Inspired so much significantly by way of Émile Durkheim and Zygmunt Bauman, Dawson outlines how this lengthy overlooked circulate of socialist concept may also help us extra totally comprehend, and doubtless stream past, the issues of neoliberalism and our conceptions of political individualism.

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This is individualized in the sense that the responsibility is on the individual to engage in this process (Adkins 2004). Individualized political subjectivity can therefore help to emphasize ideas of working-class subjectivity since they are situated within class categories (Atkinson 2007a). Also, the possibility of having reflexive choices recognized requires the holding and utilization of forms of capital, notably cultural capital (Lewis 2006, Banks and Milestone 2011). This, it is argued, produces an awareness of the inequalities of the possibility of truly ‘freely’ making reflexive choices: some can but I can’t (Nollmann and Strasser 2007).

This is done in a way which, while reflecting the problems discussed above, also exacerbates them, by marginalizing, in fact often dismissing, any potential of individualized political action. Cosmopolitanism rests upon a key claim of globalization having greatly lessened the power of the nation-state. This is true not only in the face of the growing power of international capital but also because of the creation of global regimes (international human rights and nonstate actors such as Greenpeace being two prominent examples) which undermine the ability of the state to self-rule and claim a monopoly of allegiance from its citizens.

Therefore by utilizing a conception of embedded individualization, we can more fully appreciate the political problematic of late modernity, namely the privatization of responsibility and requirement to develop an individual solution to political questions. This also brings forward a clear normative goal of politics as a collective practice, namely to provide the resources to allow for such a process. While all individuals may experience components of embedded individualization, the very nature of it as embedded means some can act out their political desires more fully.

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