Shape-Shifting Capital: Spiritual Management, Critical by George González

By George González

Shape-Shifting Capital: non secular administration, severe conception, and the Ethnographic Project is situated on the intersection of anthropology, severe conception, and philosophy of faith. First, González explores the phenomena of “workplace spirituality” in a language that's available to a normal readership. Taking modern tendencies in organizational administration as a case research, he argues, when it comes to an in depth ethnographic examine of practitioners of place of work spirituality, that the conceptual and institutional limitations among faith, technological know-how, and capitalism are being redrawn via theologized administration appropriations of tropes borrowed from creativity idea and quantum mechanics. moment, González makes a case for a severe anthropology of faith that mixes existential matters for biography and intentionality with poststructuralist issues for energy, arguing that the ways that the personalization of metaphor bridges own and social histories additionally is helping lead to broader epistemic shifts in society. ultimately, in a postsecular age during which capitalism itself is explicitly and optimistically “spiritual,” González means that it really is crucial to reorient our serious energies in the direction of a gift day overview of postmodern capitalism’s boundary-blurring. González extra argues that the type of “existential deconstruction” played by means of what he calls “existential archeology” can serve the desires of any social feedback of neoliberal “religion” and company spirituality.

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The totality of the process of mediation, in truth that of the exchange-principle, produces a second and deceptive immediacy. It makes it possible for that which is separate and antagonistic to be, against its own appearance, forgotten or to be repressed from consciousness. PDF. What happens to “religion” in this process of liquidization?

57. Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception,” in The Dialectic of Enlightenment, ed. Gunzelin Schmid Noerr (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2002). I am suggesting in this book that it is incumbent on social theory to contextualize shifting conceptual boundaries within, in part, an informed and sophisticated materialist analysis. ,” his address to the 16th German Sociological Congress, that, increasingly, Material production, distribution, consumption are administered in common.

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