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Article Number - 5BFFDAB564


Vol.4(3), pp. 32 - 40 , August 2013
DOI: 10.5897/PPR10.015
ISSN: 2141-663X



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Disquieting tendencies towards the pulverization of social reality-The Venezuelan case


Francisco Rodríguez




Universidad de Oriente-Venezuela


Email: franciscorodriguez50@cantv.net






 Accepted: 22 September 2011  Published: 31 August 2013

Copyright © 2013 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
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The new structural tendencies inherent in the process of globalizing modernity and based on the market and instrumental rationality are generating implosive socialization, loss of culture, a subjectivity model leading to regressive individualism, and the downfall of traditional socio-cultural and identity producing structures.  Its ultimate consequence is the emergence of a phenomenon causing the “pulverization of all social behavior,” understood as the matrix that provides signification to the interaction fabric of any given society, and the appearance of an instrumental ethic in its stead.  The impact of this civilizing process in South America as a whole has been devastating and particularly so in Venezuela where social violence has increased beyond reasonable bounds in the last decades.

 

Key words: Social violence, globalizing modernity, pulverization of social behavior, loss of culture, imploding socialization.

 

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APA (2013). Disquieting tendencies towards the pulverization of social reality-The Venezuelan case. Philosophical Papers and Review, 4(3), 32 - 40.
Chicago Francisco Rodr&iguez. "Disquieting tendencies towards the pulverization of social reality-The Venezuelan case." Philosophical Papers and Review 4, no. 3 (2013): 32 - 40.
MLA Francisco Rodr&iguez. "Disquieting tendencies towards the pulverization of social reality-The Venezuelan case." Philosophical Papers and Review 4.3 (2013): 32 - 40.
   
DOI 10.5897/PPR10.015
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/PPR/article-abstract/5BFFDAB564

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