An Outline of a Critical Theory of Meta-Democratization  

rm_Young102 41M
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2/6/2006 2:14 pm

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An Outline of a Critical Theory of Meta-Democratization


I. A THEORY OF FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS

1. The theory of hegemony and the critique of postmodern society:
Here the self-understandings of people in post-industrialist society are shown to be illusions formed by the ruling class and approaching people through dominant hegemonic institutions that regulate society namely religion, media, education, market and culture/leisure including sport, music, arts, etc.
2. The theory of reflection:
Here the relation between the postmodern social order and the illusions is recounted, showing that this order causes these illusions by promoting models of behavior such as masculinity or femininity, aggression, individualism and nationalism, which in turn they are functional for the maintenance of this order because of their discriminatory nature that perpetuates inequalities.
3. The theory of resistance and the meta-democratic society:
Here the proper understanding of humans as active, self-reflexive agents who create themselves under continuous interactions in the process of resistance is presented. It is shown that only active resistance can change the conditions under which subordinate status is retained leading to social equality, which can form a meta-democratic society.

II. A THEORY OF CRISIS

4. The theory of reproduction and social conflicts:
Here a general account of crisis is provided, employing the concepts of the forces of social structure (structuralism) and its relationship with agency (individual actions).
5. The theory of postmodern crisis:
Here the general account of the previous sub-theory is applied to postmodern society in terms of the globalization processes, the conflict of civilizations and the nebulous aesthetics which are themselves due to the increasing chasm between the wealthy and the poor classes or nations.
6. The theory of hegemonic establishment and the theory of structure:
Here an historical account of the crisis discussed in the previous sub-theory is provided, utilizing the broad notions of patriarchy and massive democracy and the social structures derived from them. Central to this account is the emergence of class and gender polarization, elitism, economic and biological determinism as well as nationalism and chauvinism in relation with the subsequent antagonism evident in the international, political, economic and cultural spheres.

III. A THEORY OF EDUCATION

7. The theory of counter-hegemonic consciousness:
Here is given an account of the conditions necessary and sufficient for the sort of enlightment with a description of the process whereby people have the capacity to change the conditions under which they experience oppression and recognize as well as change the conditions that maintain their subordinate status.
8. The theory of global pragmatic interactionism:
Here the changing conditions of postmodern organization are shown to make possible the development of counter-hegemonic consciousness. These conditions include on the one hand the current pathogeny of the emergence of a global apolitical regime, the dissolution of country-nation as well as the loss of ideologies, and on the other hand include the emergent community organizations, unions, political subcultural-groups and activist-national parties opposed to the alienation of production, dehumanization of society as well as to the globally despotic forms of governance.

IV. A THEORY OF TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION

9. The theory of metamorphosis:
Here the aspects of postmodern society, which must be altered in order to create the meta-democratic society, are presented. Specifically, the institutions of education, sport, media and the state must be transformed to new forms of cooperative and consciously directed endeavors towards community integration in a manner that will isolate the pathogenies of alienation, discrimination, bigotry, exploitation, as well as every kind of misbehavior (e.g. sexual abuse, drug use, crime, etc.,) if the social crisis is to be resolved and the dissatisfactions of its members lessened.
10. The theory of local governance in a mixed economy and pluralism:
Here some rough guidelines are presented highlighting the sorts of strategy and the means to be employed in order to achieve the suggested objectives of the theory. These concern primarily the redistribution of capital through legislative control and regarding the leisure policy it is suggested that the state should support the uneconomic leisure forms and ensure equal representation of all interests in leisure organizations.

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LadytoPleaseYou 65F
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2/7/2006 12:48 pm

Sorry I would love to be able to make an intellectual reponse to your post, but you are talking way over my head. But if you want to discuss the angles used in shooting an x-ray for the sterno-claviclar joints or the axillary and Y-view of the shoulder and the technique used to produce a radiographic film of the highest quality for diagnostic purposes then maybe I can hold my own there.

PENIS CHARMING....where are you?


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