Cancel Culture аs A Hybrid Pattern Of Postmodern Sociability

Authors

  • Dalibor Petrović Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Belgrade

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51738/Kpolisa2021.18.3r.2.06

Keywords:

cancel culture, identity, tribalism, pre-modern, post-modern, sociability, hybridisation

Abstract

The central issue discussed in this paper concerns the postmodern social development, which has made people – high-ranking officials, persons entrenched in the cultural establishment, intellectuals, and ordinary individuals without public notoriety alike – stew over every publicly uttered word under threat of total “cancellation”. Despite frequent attempts to interpret this phenomenon, now commonly referred to as the cancel culture, in the light of maintaining the hegemony of liberal thought or as a peculiar continuation of political correctness, I shall demonstrate herein that the key function of the cancel culture is the social embedment of disembedded individuals, as part of a global trend of tribalisation of society. This is the result of various processes which accompany the reflexive modernisation and bring about insecurity and distrust as the main characteristics of life in a risk society. Individuals are therefore forced to seek refuge in adopted hybrid patterns of sociability, the cancel culture being only one of them. These patterns arise as a consequence of convergence of pre-modern and post-modern patterns of sociability by means of digital technologies, which become their hybridisation agent.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Bauman, Zygmunt. 2002. Individually, Together, in Beck U. and Beck‐ Gernsheim E. Individualization. London: SAGE Publications. pp. XIV‐ XXV.

Bek, Urlih. 2001. Rizično društvo. Beograd: Filip Višnjić.

Canclini, Néstor García. 1995. Hybrid cultures: Strategies for entering and leaving modernity. U of Minnesota Press.

Castells, Manuel. 2002. Moć identiteta. Zagreb: Golden marketing.

Clark, D. Meredith. (2020. „DRAG THEM: A brief etymology of so-called “cancel culture.“” Communication and the Public, 5(3-4):88-92.

Cohen, Stanley. 2011. Folk devils and moral panics. London: Routledge.

Dawes, Simon. 2016. Introduction to Michel Maffesoli's ‘From society to tribal communities’. The Sociological Review, 64(4):734-738.

Fukuyama, Francis. 2018. „Against identity politics: The new tribalism and the crisis of democracy.“ Foreign Aff. 97:90.

Gidens, Entoni. 1998. Posledice modernosti. Beograd: Filip Višnjić.

Hardy, Anne, Andy Bennett, and Brady Robards. 2018. "Introducing contemporary neo-tribes." Neo-Tribes. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. pp. 1-14.

Kastels, Manuel. 2014. Moć komunikacija. Beograd: Clio.

Konstatinović, Radomir.1969. Filosofija palanke,. Beograd: Treći program

Lash, Scott. 2002. “Individualization in a Non‐Linear Mode“. Foreword, in: Beck, Ulrich; Beck-Gernsheim, Elisabeth (Eds.): Individualization: Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences. London: Sage. pp. VII‐XIII

Lears, TJ Jackson .1985. “The concept of cultural hegemony: Problems and possibilities.” The American Historical Review. Jun 1:567-593.

Maffesoli, Michel. 1995. The Time of the Tribes: The Decline of Individualism in Mass Society. London: SAGE Publications

Maffesoli, Michel. 2016. “From society to tribal communities.” The Sociological Review, 64(4):739-747.

Makluan, Maršal. 1971. Poznavanje opštila-čovekovih produžetaka. Beograd: Prosveta

Merton, Robert. 1998. O teorijskoj sociologiji. Beograd: Plato

Mil, Džon Stjuart. 1988. O slobodi. Beograd:Libertas

Mishan, Ligaya. 2020. “The Long and Tortured History of Cancel Culture.” The New York Times,3.decembar. Pristupljeno, 1.8.2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/03/t-magazine/cancel-culture-history.html

Norris, Pippa. 2020. “Closed Minds? Is a ‘Cancel Culture’Stifling Academic Freedom and Intellectual Debate in Political Science?” Faculty Research Working Paper Series Harvard Kennedy School. Pristupljeno 22.7.2021. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3671026#

Petrović, Dalibor. 2009. “Internet u funkciji personalnog umrežavanja.” Sociologija, 51(1):23-44

Petrović, Dalibor. 2013. Društvenost u doba internet. Novi Sad: Akademska knjiga

Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, Valerie. 2019. “The'Culture Wars' Reloaded: Trump, Anti-Political Correctness and the Right's' Free Speech'Hypocrisy.” Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS), 17(1).

Urošević, Milan. 2019. “Ideologija i njen odnos sa kulturom u radu Stjuarta Hola.” Sociologija, 61(3), 426-444.

Višić, Maroje. 2020. „Može li i kako populizam biti nova strategija obnove ljevice.” Sociologija, 62(3), 330-353.

Vuković, Danilo. 2017. Preoblikovanje neoliberalizma: socijalna politika u Srbiji: sociološko-pravna analiza. Novi Sad: Mediterran publishing.

Williams, Jenn. 2021.“Questioning the Productivity of Cancel Culture in a Time of Extreme Social Change.” That's What [We] Said, 3(1).

Downloads

Published

2021-10-18

How to Cite

Petrović, D. (2021). Cancel Culture аs A Hybrid Pattern Of Postmodern Sociability . KULTURA POLISA, 18(46), 169–181. https://doi.org/10.51738/Kpolisa2021.18.3r.2.06

Issue

Section

Review Article

Categories