Vol. 10 No. 19 (2020): Intercepting and Modeling Global Change?
Open Essays and Researches

Solidarietà performativa. Critica sociale del capitalismo e nuovi soggetti della partecipazione.

Lorenzo Bruni
Università di Perugia

Published 2020-10-15


  • patologie sociali,
  • solidarietà sociale,
  • critica sociale,
  • soggettività,
  • immaginario

How to Cite

Bruni, L. (2020). Solidarietà performativa. Critica sociale del capitalismo e nuovi soggetti della partecipazione . Cambio. Rivista Sulle Trasformazioni Sociali, 10(19), 111–125. https://doi.org/10.13128/cambio-8089


The essay develops some lines of interpretation of qualitative research sources related to social criticism experiences active in the Umbrian territory. The analysis of the sources will be intertwined to the formulation of a hypothesis on the thematic node of subjectivity. This hypothesis will be developed in a twofold direction: in terms of processes of subjectification and redefinition of individual identity within the social relations analyzed; in terms of social identity and collective belonging, going so far as to argue that the critical tension to capitalism carried out by the subjects under consideration can be read primarily as social criticism. The overall intention of this paper is to try to provide some basic references in support of the hypothesis that the critique of capitalism today can be understood also and above all in terms of processes of subjectification attributable to innovative forms of social participation. In other words, the critical aim of the exemplary sociality examined can be declined through a form of criticism that we could define as implicit, relating to a redefinition of the social bond rather than to a militant and generalized political dimension. This is an implicit criticism of capitalism, characterized in purely social terms: it can be read as a creative and practical response to the fragmentation of social solidarity.



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