subpolitics

subpolitics

this form of politics (including new trans-national forms), U. BECK suggests, may be replacing in importance traditional politics – e.g. consumer politics, the green movement. The old collective actors – trade unions, class parties, etc. – are ‘being hollowed out’ by the new political spaces and networks made possible by global society and new forms of reflexivity
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With the subpolitics, she/he starts to connect with the global society in a manner that her/his personal choices (including consumption) are defined by the collective interests.
The subpolitics of online piracy: A Swedish case study.
This mode can be regarded as subpolitics, as defined by Ulrich Beck.
By elucidating the political relevance and character of decisions and developments in other institutions and spheres of society, outside the formal political institutions, these utopias are in accordance with much contemporary social theory, such as Ulrich Beck's (1993) work on the concept of subpolitics, as well as the political consciousness of many environmental activists.
Beck contends that the realm of corporate-technological activities has acquired "the precarious intermediate status of a subpolitics, in which the scope of the social transformation set in motion by those activities are inversely proportional to their legitimacy.
Deep and critical engagement with subpolitics reveals how disturbingly disabled "we" are in addressing the unequal structurings between nature and humanity and those humans who gain and lose from this asymmetry.
One is tempted to argue for a humanitarian (or nationalistic) suplexing of subpolitics whereby nonelite constituencies organize to collectively redetermine their constitutions more inclusively.
Specifically, I argue that, through the formation of a discursive subpolitics (cf.
Sharing is caring: File-sharing culture, subpolitics and new social movements].
Ulrich Beck focuses upon nonhuman modernity as he observes how fully "the possibilities for social change from the collaboration of research, technology, and science accumulate" in new loci of social order and disorder when real power and knowledge "migrates from the domain of politics to that of subpolitics.
As Ulrich Beck might suggest, informatic systems, like cybernetic networks, telecommunications grids, or computer applications, become a third entity, acquiring the precarious hybrid status of a subpolitics, in which the scope of social changes precipitated varies inversely with their legitimization.