Тhe Transnational Paradoxes of the Global World: Cultural Analysis

UDC 130.2:005.936.3

Yevheniia Bilchenko

National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv.
ORCID 0000-0001-9662-0594

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-17-2020-1.54-64

Keywords: transnationalism, basic conflict, paradox, legitimation, culturalism, globalism, multiculturalism, “open suture

Abstract. The article deals with the critical analysis of the symptoms of the transnational world, which is interpreted as a symbolic order, prone to automatic self-reproduction and inertia of functioning in the machine mode of transgression through the legitimation of its own shortcomings. The main trauma is the basic conflict between the owners of the capital and the employees expressed at the level of everyday reality due to the change of the structure in communication between “people of time” (third wave) and “people of space” (first wave). The “people of time” appear as ideologues who create manipulative realities for “people of space”, as dogmatists held in a situation of partial control and utilitarian use.
The result of the ideological shift of the basic conflict into the field of culture are the numerous secondary conflicts, one of which is the paradox generated at the level of the symbolic order between globalism and multiculturalism itself, between the politics of unification and the politics of identities as a mechanism for supporting homeostasis. The appearance of this paradox indicates a real socio-economic contradiction masked by the “open suture” (tactics of uncovered information in hyper-realism). At the level of regional politics, this is manifested in a selective attitude to the locations in their struggle against unitary state governments and to those governments themselves, depending on their globalist or anti-globalist

Author Biography.

Yevheniia Bilchenko, Doctor of Cultural Studies, Associate Professor, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv.


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