Class Domination in the Era of Post-Capitalism. Part 2. Distribution of attention

Class Domination in the Era of Post-Capitalism. Part 2. Distribution of attention

Davydov D.A.

Cand. Sci. (Polit.), Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russia

ID of the Article: 9253

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Davydov D.A. Class Domination in the Era of Post-Capitalism. Part 2. Distribution of attention. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2022. No 8. P. 136-146


The article examines the prospects for the transformation of the class structure in the era of post-capitalism. The second part of the article deals with the internal antagonism of the postcapitalist class structure. For this, it is proposed to look at the economics of creativity as an expanding area of productive activity, where the laws of capitalist accumulation do not directly operate. Creativity as the creation of non-material goods (from artistic images to scientific theories) is considered the substantive basis of post-capitalism, and therefore is comprehended in a utopian way with an emphasis on freedom of self-realization. Nevertheless, the article substantiates that the “decline of capitalism” may lead to even greater socio-economic inequality (from the power of 1% to the power of 0.1%) and the corresponding tragedy of the impersonaliat as a class of “creative losers”.

post-capitalism; the personaliat; social revolution; post-materialism; Marxism; class analysis; social stratification; class ideology; economics of creativity


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