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Title: “I like it”: tempo libero e società capitalistica
Authors: Mandara, Luca
Keywords: Marxismleisurecapitalismconsumerismsocial network
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Luca Mandara, "'I like it': tempo libero e società capitalistica" in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2019) XXI/3", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2019, pp. 583-608
Journal: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics 
Has leisure a function in the capitalistic society? Are we really free when we are not on duty?
Does free-time really exist anymore? Next pages will try to answer these questions from a
Marxist point of view, namely: social production determines the entire social relations – not
only the productive relation but also personal ones. Through a historical and philosophical
analysis of leisure, I would demonstrate that capitalism is not anymore just a way of production,
but it has become a special kind of society. Indeed, its immanent contradictions have spread all
over social space and time. Nowadays, social networks are just a part of the same process which
has already involved social institutions like schools, prisons, hospitals, churches and so on in
the past, viz. the tendency of capitalism to become totalitarian, embracing all social dimensions
beyond working time. Then, it reproduces a practical and daily, as well as unconscious,
consensus on the capitalistic “way of life”. It spurts the motto “yes, I like it”.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
DOI: 10.13137/1825-5167/29531
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2019) XXI/3

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