Toward a democratic Utopia of everydayness: microphysics of emancipation and somapower

Leszek Koczanowicz


The paper examines between democracy and a utopia of everydayness. The paper refers to the democratic system in Poland through the prism of everyday life and it shows the sources of the rise of populism in the feeling of losing control over our own lives. Therefore, the paper investigates the relationships between everyday life and politics and the complicated connections between everydayness and modernity. The next section is devoted to the emergence of the utopia of everydayness in Herbert Marcuse’s psychoanalytic thought and its appropriation in the student movements of sixties. Finally, the categories of microphysics of emancipation and somapower are introduced and it is shown that these notions can be useful in the construction of the utopia of everydayness which would support the democratic system.
Author Leszek Koczanowicz (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Leszek Koczanowicz,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesHistory of European Ideas, ISSN 0191-6599, e-ISSN 1873-541X, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in EnglishEverydayness; democracy; utopia; Herbert Marcuse; Richard Shusterman; body; somaesthetics
ASJC Classification1202 History; 1211 Philosophy; 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)70
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.962
Citation count*1 (2021-02-23)
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