Rebellion of the signifier

"Rébellion du signifiant": Rayonnement contemporain du concept de bricolage
Rebellion of the signifier": Contemporary effects of the concept bricolage

Author(s): Ines Prica
Subject(s): Anthropology, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Government/Political systems
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: Levi-Strauss; bricolage; paradoxes of transitory societies; "irrational mentality";

Summary/Abstract: " In this paper the concept of bricolage is applied to the paradoxical contexts of transitory societies using the translation of general theoretical concepts to those politically recognizable. On the one hand, notions of intersubjectivity, improvisation and self-organisation suggest social functioning based on the principles of free market, management and self-government; while on the other, common understanding of transition as the "application of democracy according to a model", introduces radically different background of bricolage as non-inventiveness, imitation, fragmentary connection and "irrational mentality".

  • Issue Year: 4/2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 149-166
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: French