Postmodernists: Confronting Neoliberalism (1993–2018)

Part of the Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR)


Postmodernism reached Israel in the late 1980s and the 1990s, enticing young cohort of scholars, while irritating older ones. It was embraced by radical intellectuals in tandem with the diffusion in Israel of late-capitalist culture in the wake of the neoliberal turn of the 1980s. It was, as is the case elsewhere, in part, an effect of neoliberalism and in part, a reaction to it. The impact of postmodernism was first felt in the artistic and aesthetic spheres and later spilled over to the humanities and, finally, to the social sciences. Three sociological approaches are discussed in this context: cultural studies; Bourdieusian sociology ; and new Marxist sociology.


Adi Ophir Cultural studies Hannah Herzog Militarism Motti Regev Neoliberalism New Marxism Orna Sasson-Levy  Pierre Bourdieu Post-Fordism Postmodernism Uri Ram  Yagil Levy 


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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyBen Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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