The contours of the American discourse of the critique of “totalization” would make for an entire book; arguably, Martin Jay’s splendid Marxism and Totality would be its prequel. In any case the best current example of this argument is probably to be found in the work of the philosopher Jacques Rancière, who, for instance, described his work this way in a 2007 interview:
What interests me more than politics or art is the way the boundaries defining certain practices as artistic or political are drawn and redrawn. This frees artistic and political creativity from the yoke of the great historical schemata that announce the great revolutions to come or that mourn the great revolutions past only to impose their proscriptions and their declarations of powerlessness on the present. (Rancière, ArtForum, March 2007)
Again, notice that it is Marxist theory, not capitalism, that oppresses.
― Christopher Nealon, The Matter of Capital, 169