The Defetishized Society: New Economic Democracy as a Libertarian Alternative to Capitalism (by Chris Wyatt)


Author(s): Chris Wyatt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2013-03-28
ISBN-10: 162356722X
ISBN-13: 9781623567224
Language: English
Description: New Economic Democracy establishes a self-governing civil society,
unifying the private sphere of production and the public sphere of
citizenship within a non-statist scheme of communal ownership. It
provides the premises to seeking a solution to Marx's fetishism of
commodities. Only a thorough restructuring of the economic and
political institutions can provide the social climate in which the
phenomenon of fetishism can be transcended. Defetishizing the
commodity implies reversing the concealment of the social relations
through which commodities are produced and preventing the tendency
to bestow magical characteristics to commodities. The key… more…

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