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Hiperliberalism and conflictuality in Chile: A socio-epistemological interpretation

By Susana Campo


Sociological analysis and political analysis have an epistemological support that determines the conceptualization of society and the position or placement of who analyzes it. This is the representation available that is provided for a contemporary developing society or one more developed. It is about theory or theories of society as social constructions. Even though they are based on the accumulated knowledge, they don’t eliminate values, beliefs, desires or fears. Thus, social theory is a symbolic system that not only interprets reality but also tries to give it meaning and sense, so it is also ideology. In this concept of social theory, it is possible to hypothesize the occurrence of what I call hiperliberalism and its effect in the absence or presence of social conflictuality. Conflictuality overshadowed and thus, more absent than present in the last 20 or 30 years in Chile, where economic liberalism-turned-hiperliberalism causes conflictuality subsumption of contestation, especially in an order materially impoverishing. His re-emergence will be verified by means of the student movement that will engage the whole society

Topics: Sociology
Year: 2017
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