Ethnographies of Neoliberalism

What happens when citizens are refashioned as consumers? Drawing on diverse disciplines and ethnographies from five continents, this collection considers neoliberal reform from the standpoint of people's self-understandings as social and political actors.

Ethnographies of Neoliberalism

Carol J. Greenhouse, Editor

2009 | 376 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $27.50
Anthropology | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction
—Carol J. Greenhouse

PART I. STATE INVESTMENTS IN INSECURITY
1 Security and the Neoliberal State: British Political Imaginaries After 7/7
—Kathleen Hall
2 The War on Terror and the Paradox of Sovereignty: Declining States and States of Exception
—Joseba Zulaika
3 Liberalism Against Neoliberalism: Resistance to Structural Adjustment and the Fragmentation of the State in Russia and Hungary
—Kim Lane Scheppele
4 Japan as Mirror: Neoliberalism's Promise and Costs
—Amy Borovoy

PART II. POLITICS IN THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE DIVIDE
5 Local Political Geography and American Political Identity
—Robert R. Rodgers, Stephen Macedo
6 Urbanizing the San Juan Fiesta; Civil Society and Cultural Identity in the Barrios of Caracas
—Sujatha Fernandes
7 Neoliberalism, Satirical Protest, and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Campaign
—Angelique Haugerud

PART III. MARKETS FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY
8 The Question of Freedom: Post-Emancipation South Africa in a Neoliberal Age
—Anne-Maria Makhulu
9 Neoliberal Cultural Heritage and Bolivia's New Indigenous Public
—Robert Albro
10 Neoliberal Education: Preparing the Student for the New Workplace
—Bonnie Urciuoli
11 Harlem's Pasts in Its Present
—Sandhya Shukla

PART IV. AGENCY AND AMBIVALENCE
12 Performing Laïcité: Gender, Agency, and Neoliberalism Among Algerians in France
—Jane E. Goodman
13 The "Daughters of Soul" Tour and the Politics and Possibilities of Black Music
—Maureen Mahon
14 Rags to Riches: Religion, Media, and the Performance of Wealth in a Neoliberal Age
—Maria Frederick
15 The Temporality of No Hope
—Hirokazu Miyazaki

Notes
References
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments