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(2019) Neoliberalism in multi-disciplinary perspective, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Neoliberalization and new commodification frontiers

a global critique of progressive reason

Horacio Machado Aráoz, Pedro Lisdero

pp. 45-65

In the following pages we aim at providing an alternative definition for neoliberalism that essentially considers it as a new frontier of the historical-geological process of becoming the capital of the world. This phase has the distinctive feature of assuming a new unconventional exploitation era, or, based on Ruy Mauro Marini's thoughts, a super-exploitation globalization era.In order to construct and substantiate said characterization, we depart from a superficial review of some of the main definitions provided for neoliberalism in recent critical literature so that we can subsequently provide our own concept of neoliberalism, regarding the accumulation model that exacerbates global exploitation on the basis of the restructuring of a Global South marked by the twofold confiscation/predation of primary vital energy—Earth/territories—and social energy—body/work. Lastly, we shall emphasize, at the end of this critical reflection exercise, a current dimension of the neoliberalization process that connects progressive discourse with a new expansive and global rearrangement of extraction of "ideological surplus value" (Ludovico Silva).

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77601-9_3

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Machado Aráoz, H. , Lisdero, P. (2019)., Neoliberalization and new commodification frontiers: a global critique of progressive reason, in A. Scribano (ed.), Neoliberalism in multi-disciplinary perspective, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 45-65.

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