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Social Science Social Theory

Governing the Social in Neoliberal Times

edited by Deborah R. Brock

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2019
Category
Social Theory, Social Policy
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774860932
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $99.00
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774860901
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $89.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774860918
    Publish Date
    May 2020
    List Price
    $32.95

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Neoliberalism is most commonly associated with free trade, the minimal state, and competitive individualism. But it is not simply national economies that are being neoliberalized – it is us. Inspired by Michel Foucault and other governmentality theorists, this volume’s contributors reveal how neoliberalism’s power to redefine “normal” is refashioning every facet of our lives, from consumer choices and how we approach the environment, to questions of national security and border control. By challenging neoliberal ideas and practices, this thought-provoking collection encourages us to think of the world as more than a marketplace and to open ourselves to the possibilities of resistance.

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Contributor Notes

Deborah R. Brock is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. She is the author of Making Work, Making Trouble: The Social Regulation of Sexual Labour, the editor of Making Normal: Social Regulation in Canada, and the co-editor of Power and Everyday Practices and Criminalization, Representation and Regulation: Thinking Differently about Crime.

 

Contributors: Tannis Atkinson, Bianca Baggiarini, Philip J. Boyle, Xiaobei Chen, Rosemary J. Coombe, Mark D. Doerkson, Kelly Fritsch, Daniel Huizenga, Christine Lavrence, Suzanne Lenon, Kristin Lozanski, Azar Masoumi, David Moffette, Marcia Oliver, Nicole Van Lier