Contemporaneity of colonialism: Capitalist modernity, imperial racism and necropolitics Cover Image

Suvremenost kolonijalizma: kapitalistička modernost, imperijalni rasizam i nekropolitika
Contemporaneity of colonialism: Capitalist modernity, imperial racism and necropolitics

Author(s): Šefik Tatlić
Subject(s): Radical sociology , Globalization
Published by: Hrvatsko društvo za integralnost
Keywords: capitalism; modernity; colonialism; relation of dominance; racism; structure of power; necropolitics; necrocapitalism; politics/ideology; periphery

Summary/Abstract: This text articulates global capitalism as an imperial formation, it deems that modernity is a particular project and/or discursive rhetoric, as well as it articulates necropolitics as the dominant form of politics in capitalism in the post 9/11 era. Hence, global capitalism is being treated here as the imperial formation and a relation of dominance which fundamentally resides on colonial epistemologies and governing logic. Modernity is, therefore, being articulated as a particular discursive rhetoric of the First World which universalizes modernity in order to conceal and/or repress other formats of organizing modernity and, in order to apply and normalize various premodern logics and ideologies, such as racism, as foundations on the basis of which social differentiation and capitalist hierarchies of exploitation are being organized. Finally, this text articulates the concept of necropolitics which is an obscene form of politics that has, in the post 9/11 era, been reduced to a form of management of death and to a machinistic form of governing that treats the world as if it is just a commodifiable category.

  • Issue Year: VI/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 10-47
  • Page Count: 38
  • Language: Croatian