Once again, for the first time, Marx and Durkheim join forces while exploring the moral economy of neoliberalism.
Resignation and Ecstasy provides a fresh perspective on the immortal vortex of sacred energies pulsating beneath the peculiar logic of modern accumulation. Relying on dialectical methods, classical sociology and psychoanalysis are reconstituted within an Hegelian social ontology to differentiate the ephemeral from the eternal aspects of social life.
Mark P. Worrell (Ret.) is an Associate Editor at
Critical Sociology. Worrell has published widely in critical theory journals and has authored or edited numerous books in the areas of conflict, class, theory, and social ontology.
Preface Acknowledgements List of Figures Abbreviations Introduction: the Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves 1The Negative Absolute
3Good and Evil
4Necessity and Reductionism
8Sacrifice and the Concept
The Whirlpool of the Negative Absolute 1The Ghost of Solidarity
2The Bert and Ernie Dialectic
4Infinity and Taboo
5Autonomy and Heteronomy
6Rights, Inevitability, and Necessity
7Nihilism and Skepticism
8Ekstasis and Resignation
9Piacula and Asceticism
10The Savage Child: infantilism and Primitivism
11Heterarchy and Autothematicism
13Bombers, Shooters, and Drones
14The Grimace of the Vortex
A Formal Condensation of Moral Geometry Conclusion: the Beginning of the End Appendix: energy, Form, and Concept 1The Spirit of Obsolescence
2The Consciousness of the Whole
3Realism, Nominalism, Idealism, and Materialism
9Universals and Individuals
10Rationalism and Empiricism
11Viewpoints and Perspectives
12Sharks and Moderate Realism
13Social Realism and Social Constructionism
14The Return of Subjectivist Understandings
16The Really Real
Graduate students, academic professionals, and intellectuals interested in a classical sociological, psychodynamic, and Hegelian interpretation of the sacred as it applies to the neoliberal capitalist system will be enlightened.