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Decivilization: on regressive tendencies in Western societies

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Nachtwey, O. (2017). Decivilization: on regressive tendencies in Western societies. In Geiselberger, H. (ed) The Great Regression. Polity Press, pp. 130-142

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[...] The market remains the reference point for all aspects of life. Pierre Bourdieu has called such mechanisms symbolic violence. We have now internalized the market and regard it as self-evident; we assent to its logic, partly willingly, partly against our will. In neoliberalism the burden of self-restraint, of permanent sublimation, is great. We have always to be happy to compete, to compare to measure ourselves against others and to optimize. Unreasonable demands, setbacks, humiliations and failures have to be chalked up to oneself--and then we just have to wait cheerfully for new opportunities. [...]

—p.134 by Oliver Nachtwey 5¬†years ago

[...] The market remains the reference point for all aspects of life. Pierre Bourdieu has called such mechanisms symbolic violence. We have now internalized the market and regard it as self-evident; we assent to its logic, partly willingly, partly against our will. In neoliberalism the burden of self-restraint, of permanent sublimation, is great. We have always to be happy to compete, to compare to measure ourselves against others and to optimize. Unreasonable demands, setbacks, humiliations and failures have to be chalked up to oneself--and then we just have to wait cheerfully for new opportunities. [...]

—p.134 by Oliver Nachtwey 5¬†years ago