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dc.contributor.authorSevänen, Erkki
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-27T09:28:24Z
dc.date.available2021-05-27T09:28:24Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210527_9789518582819_28
dc.identifier.issn0355-1768
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/48831
dc.languageFinnish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSuomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran Toimituksia
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRC Christianity::HRCG Biblical studies & exegesis::HRCG3 Biblical exegesis & hermeneutics
dc.subject.othermetafiktio
dc.subject.othereksistentialismi
dc.subject.otherrationalisaatiokritiikki
dc.subject.otherkapitalismikritiikki
dc.subject.otheryhteiskunnallinen romaani
dc.titleJärjen harhapolut
dc.title.alternativeKapitalistinen rationalisaatio ja sen kritiikki Juha Seppälän romaaneissa Yhtiökumppanit, Paholaisen haarukka ja Mr. Smith
dc.typebook
oapen.abstract.otherlanguageAberrations of Reason. Capitalist Rationality and its Critique in Juha Seppälä’s Novels Yhtiökumppanit (The Partners, 2002), Paholaisen haarukka (Devil’s Fork, 2008) and Mr. Smith (2012). Juha Seppälä’s early literary works, published in the 1980s and in the early 1990s, usually described spiritually lonely men who suffered from an existential loss of meaning and serious alienation problems in the modern world. After this, Seppälä turned to deal with the transformation of the Finnish way of life and its cultural base, until after the turn of the new millennium he began to critically judge society’s ongoing marketization process. This study analyses his capitalism-critical works, particularly his novels Yhtiökumppanit (The Partners, 2002), Paholaisen haarukka (Devil’s Fork, 2008) and Mr. Smith (2012). These works do not, primarily, consider contemporary market capitalism from a class perspective, although this sort of perspective is also included in them. They are, above all, critical of market capitalist rationality. According to Seppälä, the basic problem of modern economic profit-seeking lies in the fact that in its unchecked form it is largely indifferent with respect to existential, moral, social and ecological values and principles. Free market economy or market capitalism has, therefore, a destructive influence on individuals, communities and ecological systems. The novels at issue emphasize that due to this it is also, in a deeper sense, incapable of producing existentially meaningful ways of life.
oapen.identifier.doi10.21435/skst.1468
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy51db0f72-616d-4d86-b847-ade19380e08f
oapen.relation.isbn9789518582819
oapen.relation.isbn9789518583892
oapen.relation.isbn9789518583885
oapen.series.number9
oapen.pages481
oapen.place.publicationHelsinki


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