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Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America

Jon Beasley-Murray


Posthegemony is an investigation into the origins, limits, and possibilities for contemporary politics and political analysis. This book presents accounts of historical movements in Latin America, from Columbus to Chávez, and from Argentine Peronism to Peru’s Sendero Luminoso. Challenging dominant strains in social theory, the book contends that cultural studies simply replicates the populism that conditions it, and that civil society theory merely nourishes the neoliberalism that it sets out to oppose. Both end up entrenching the fiction of a social contract. In place of hegemony or civil soc ... More

Keywords: posthegemony, contemporary politics, Latin America, social theory, populism, civil society, biopolitics, neoliberalism, social contract

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816647149
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816647149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Beasley-Murray, author
Assistant Professor