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conjuncture

(MARXISM) the balance of forces, particular ideologies, patterns of class consciousness, class interests, articulation of MODES OF PRODUCTION, etc, that in combination make up a particular pattern of social and economic CONTRADICTIONS, the ‘moment in history’, which may or may not be favourable to social change.
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Under pressure of the economic conjuncture and reduction of price for aluminum, the income of the company reduced significantly.
In Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society, Juliane Schober examines several "conjunctures" or "pivotal moments" between the 17th century and the present that acutely demonstrate the complex dynamics between Theravada Buddhism and the country's political centers, offering a glimpse into how Buddhists have entered the public sphere.
The primary thesis of Conjunctures seeks to dispel the myth set forth by Max Weber; i.
Perhaps this is the point at which to say more about hegemony, a concept that is associated with thinking about conjunctures, and those periods where there's a particular political settlement.
Capitalism may, at the simplest level, be one thing, but it has its conjunctures too, and the analysis requires this kind of historical specificity.
examines modern conjunctures of Buddhism and politics in Myanmar, formerly Burma.
There is something about the present that suggests that these multiple and competing definitions of the crisis are indicative of more than a matter of different points of view: rather, they suggest that the present forms a conjuncture in which different forces, different tendencies and even different crises come together.
2) This interwovenness of place makes the conjuncture more difficult to analyse, not least because it makes the dynamics of causes and consequences spatial, as well as economic or political.
Or, more exactly, it would be helpful to distinguish between a semi-permanent frame around economic activity and the more transitory conjunctural ordering of the economy in specific configurations for periods of four to seven years; and to recognise that such conjunctures combine asset values and flows of funds with justifying narratives - which social scientists have often bought into or actively propagated, without properly distinguishing between discourse and practice.
Equally important, such developments do not inaugurate a 'disorganised capitalism' because, as we argue below, successive conjunctures do represent temporarily organised spaces.
His narrative, which begins in 1400, emphasizes these historical contingencies and conjunctures, along with "silver, sugar, slaves, and cotton.