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The Resource Ethnographies of neoliberalism, edited by Carol J. Greenhouse

Ethnographies of neoliberalism, edited by Carol J. Greenhouse

Label
Ethnographies of neoliberalism
Title
Ethnographies of neoliberalism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Carol J. Greenhouse
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since 2008, the global economic crisis has exposed and deepened the tensions between austerity and social security-not just as competing paradigms of recovery but also as fundamentally different visions of governmental and personal responsibility. In this sense, the core premise of neoliberalism-the dominant approach to government around the world since the 1980s-may by now have reached a certain political limit. Based on the premise that markets are more efficient than government, neoliberal reforms were pushed by powerful national and transnational organizations as conditions of investment, lending, and trade, often in the name of freedom. In the same spirit, governments increasingly turned to the private sector for what were formerly state functions. While it has become a commonplace to observe that neoliberalism refashioned citizenship around consumption, the essays in this volume demonstrate the incompleteness of that image-as the social limits of neoliberalism are inherent in its very practice. Ethnographies of Neoliberalism collects original ethnographic case studies of the effects of neoliberal reform on the conditions of social participation, such as new understandings of community, family, and gender roles, the commodification of learning, new forms of protest against corporate power, and the restructuring of local political institutions. Carol J. Greenhouse has brought together scholars in anthropology, communications, education, English, music, political science, religion, and sociology to focus on the emergent conditions of political agency under neoliberal regimes. This is the first volume to address the effects of neoliberal reform on people's self-understandings as social and political actors. The essayists consider both the positive and negative unintended results of neoliberal reform, and the theoretical contradictions within neoliberalism, as illuminated by circumstances on the ground in Africa, Europe, South America, Japan, Russia, and the United States. With an emphasis on the value of ethnographic methods for understanding neoliberalism's effects around the world in our own times, Ethnographies of Neoliberalism uncovers how people realize for themselves the limits of the market and act accordingly from their own understandings of partnership and solidarity
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
Dewey number
320.51
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JC574
LC item number
.E84 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
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Greenhouse, Carol J.
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  • Economics
  • Ethnology
  • Neoliberalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Economics
  • Ethnology
  • Neoliberalism
Label
Ethnographies of neoliberalism, edited by Carol J. Greenhouse
Instantiates
Publication
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Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-298) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Introduction; Part I. State Investments in Insecurity; 1. Security and the Neoliberal State: British Political Imaginaries After 7/7; 2. The War on Terror and the Paradox of Sovereignty: Declining States and States of Exception; 3. Liberalism Against Neoliberalism: Resistance to Structural Adjustment and the Fragmentation of the State in Russia and Hungary; 4. Japan as Mirror: Neoliberalism's Promise and Costs; Part II. Politics in the Public-Private Divide; 5. Local Political Geography and American Political Identity
  • 6. Urbanizing the San Juan Fiesta: Civil Society and Cultural Identity in the Barrios of Caracas7. Neoliberalism, Satirical Protest, and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Campaign; Part III. Markets for Cultural Diversity; 8. The Question of Freedom: Post-Emancipation South Africa in a Neoliberal Age; 9. Neoliberal Cultural Heritage and Bolivia's New Indigenous Public; 10. Neoliberal Education: Preparing the Student for the New Workplace; 11. Harlem's Pasts in Its Present; Part IV. Agency and Ambivalence; 12. Performing Laïcité: Gender, Agency, and Neoliberalism Among Algerians in France
  • 13. The "Daughters of Soul" Tour and the Politics and Possibilities of Black Music14. Rags to Riches: Religion, Media, and the Performance of Wealth in a Neoliberal Age; 15. The Temporality of No Hope; Notes; References; List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments
Control code
794700780
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283890311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700780
Label
Ethnographies of neoliberalism, edited by Carol J. Greenhouse
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780812200010
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-298) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Introduction; Part I. State Investments in Insecurity; 1. Security and the Neoliberal State: British Political Imaginaries After 7/7; 2. The War on Terror and the Paradox of Sovereignty: Declining States and States of Exception; 3. Liberalism Against Neoliberalism: Resistance to Structural Adjustment and the Fragmentation of the State in Russia and Hungary; 4. Japan as Mirror: Neoliberalism's Promise and Costs; Part II. Politics in the Public-Private Divide; 5. Local Political Geography and American Political Identity
  • 6. Urbanizing the San Juan Fiesta: Civil Society and Cultural Identity in the Barrios of Caracas7. Neoliberalism, Satirical Protest, and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Campaign; Part III. Markets for Cultural Diversity; 8. The Question of Freedom: Post-Emancipation South Africa in a Neoliberal Age; 9. Neoliberal Cultural Heritage and Bolivia's New Indigenous Public; 10. Neoliberal Education: Preparing the Student for the New Workplace; 11. Harlem's Pasts in Its Present; Part IV. Agency and Ambivalence; 12. Performing Laïcité: Gender, Agency, and Neoliberalism Among Algerians in France
  • 13. The "Daughters of Soul" Tour and the Politics and Possibilities of Black Music14. Rags to Riches: Religion, Media, and the Performance of Wealth in a Neoliberal Age; 15. The Temporality of No Hope; Notes; References; List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments
Control code
794700780
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283890311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700780

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