Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile

The Possibility of Social Critique

  • Juan Pablo Rodríguez

Part of the Marx, Engels, and Marxisms book series (MAENMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Move to Critique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Juan Pablo Rodríguez
      Pages 17-54
    3. Juan Pablo Rodríguez
      Pages 55-81
    4. Juan Pablo Rodríguez
      Pages 83-105
  3. The Critique in Movements

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 213-214

About this book


This book explores the relationship between recent theoretical debates around the fate of critique of neoliberal capitalism and critical theory, on the one hand, and the critical theories generated in and by social movements in Chile, on the other. By taking the idea of social critique as a field that encompasses both critical social theories and the practices of social criticism carried out by social movements, Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile explore how the student and the Pobladores movements map, resist and contest neoliberal capitalism in commodified areas such as education and housing in Chile, one of the first ‘neoliberal experiments’ in Latin America and the world.

Juan Pablo Rodríguez received an M.A in Social and Political Thought from the University of Birmingham (2010) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bristol (2018). He has worked as researcher and part-time lecturer in Chilean universities, teaching modules on classic, modern and contemporary sociological theory, political sociology and social movements. Juan Pablo Rodríguez’s research interests includes social theory, neo and post Marxism, and social movements, especially contemporary housing, student and socio-environmental movements. He is currently an honorary research associate at the University of Bristol and a visiting postdoctoral research fellow at the Latin American Centre (LAC), University of Oxford.


critical social theory 2008 financial crisis capitalism radical democracy right wing populisms post-Marxist critical theory critical sociology ideology Luc Boltanski social movement Jacques Rancière Judith Butler Fredric Jameson E.O Wright Axel Honneth Ruth Levitas David Harvey Pobladores student movement

Authors and affiliations

  • Juan Pablo Rodríguez
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Sociology, Politics and International StudiesUniversity of BristolBristolUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32107-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32108-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-7123
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-7131
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