Without even embarking on a discussion of what mid-term future scenarios involving e-trucks and e-buses, autonomous delivery fleets, taxis, and goods or passenger drones could mean for Lebanon, the digital mobility scenario that is starting to solidify here is one of a transitional sense--meaning not one of economic determinism
or dialectical paradigms.
In a sense, and despite his wish to depart from Marxist orthodoxy, it smacks too much of economic determinism
and would benefit from closer attention to the continuous dialogue between human agency and conditioning, or culture and structure.
Overdetermination indicates the plurality of discourses in the process of social formation, which moves beyond economic determinism
"I don't believe in economic determinism
. Human beings don't live on bread alone.
In The Gun in Central Africa, Giacomo Macola replaces the technological and economic determinism
of the gun-slave cycle with careful historical investigation and analysis.
is the philosophical-methodological theory of Karl Marx, which accepts the existence of causality, the universal causal and inevitable association of all phenomena.
A significant strength is the elimination of economic determinism
and the inclusion of knowledge of science into the public equation.
294; emphasis in original) This long quotation vitiates the potency of economic determinism
. It calls attention to the possibility not only of a constant interchange between capitalism and the modes of consciousness it produces through its media but of the possibility, indeed the reality, of agency in the culture industry, a theme Gramsci and Adorno elaborated in their writings, as I shall show later.
"So let's not slip into an arid economic determinism
that ignores the profundity of what is at stake." He added fast-changing media habits will demand a "new rulebook" for Welsh language broadcasting, describing the emerging media world as "exciting and chaotic".
These are all legitimate questions but despite my strong belief in economic determinism
I am not an economist who can answer them with confidence.
The neo-Marxist turn in critical education grew as a reaction against this perceived economic determinism
of Marxism, and some critical scholars were drawn to more culturalist analyses (e.g., Willis, 1981) and those highlighting subjective interpretation and agency (e.g., Giroux, 1983).
A more fruitful way to consider black identity, quantitatively, would be to make more of this information in the face of Morris's implicit economic determinism