People push for different models as they look admiringly at nondemocratic or noncapitalist
[in the] the specifically affective elements of consciousness" that mediates and "shapes our affective attachments to different objects in the social order." Flatley analyzes Platonov's use of melancholy (toska) to elaborate the contours of "subjectivity in a noncapitalist
modernity" and argues that Platonov's characters are dialectical to the extent that they are 'marked by what they have lost." See Flatley, Affective Mapping: Melancholia and the Politics of Modernism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008), 26, 178.
This linkage allows him to show how anti-Jewish attitudes reemerged as a result of economic and social crises in the wake of the attempt to establish noncapitalist
economic structures and how Jews (or Jewishness) were increasingly inscribed into a realm outside acceptable Soviet identities and practices.
She emphasizes the importance of producing noncapitalist
subjects and the necessity of change in all aspects of life, but there is still insufficient attention paid to micropolitics in everyday life, without which change can hardly materialize.
As these movements radically question mainstream economic assumptions and seek to 'transition' to noncapitalist
systems (Escobar, 2015), they can (theoretically) be distinguished from movements and trends that seek to work within capitalism as a 'third sector' or to give capitalism a 'human face' (Caffentzis & Federici, 2014).
The difference between capitalist modes of production and noncapitalist
ones is that in capitalist ones such interpretations have until now been of little relevance.
Some of these ways of organizing economic activities can be thought of as hybrids, combining capitalist and noncapitalist
elements; some are entirely noncapitalist
; and some are anti-capitalist.
(18) The utopian promise of a proletarian state--and with it a new, progressive, noncapitalist
superstructure--was stillborn in 1871.
They conclude by considering some of the key issues facing a left feminist empowerment project today, arguing that--given the current context in which powerful mainstream liberal conceptualizations of empowerment have taken center stage--it is especially important for feminists to pursue a "postcapitalist politics" that connects empowerment to alternative, noncapitalist
visions of the economy.
Yet, another reason given why libertarianism or capitalism is not only useful but morally preferable is that it makes possible the exercise of genuine moral choice and agency, something that would be obliterated in noncapitalist
, collectivist systems.
First, in defining economic space through capitalistic processes, there are a host of noncapitalist
, alternative economic spaces that become excluded from our conceptualization.
While the revolutions' achievements, particularly in the areas of literacy and health services, were considerable, the noncapitalist
path reflected contradiction between social advance and political regression and led to similar economic and social problems.