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Neo-Liberalism and Austerity

The Moral Economies of Young People’s Health and Well-being

Editors: Kelly, Peter, Pike, Joanne (Eds.)

  • Explores a variety of geographical contexts
    Provides a unique conceptual framework 
  • Brings together neoliberalism and austerity, health and well-being, and moral and political economy
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About this book

This collection examines the relationships between a globalising neoliberal capitalism, a post-GFC environment of recession and austerity, and the moral economies of young people’s health and well-being. Contributors explore how in the second decade of the 21st century, many young people in the OECD/EU economies and in the developing economies of Asia, Africa and Central and South America continue to be carrying a particularly heavy burden for many of the downstream effects of the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis. The authors explore the ways in which increasing local and global inequalities often have profound consequences for large populations of young people. These consequences are not just related to marginalisation from education, training and work. They also include obstacles to their active participation in the civic life of their communities, to their transitions, to their sense of belonging. The book examines the choices that are made, or not made by governments, businesses and individuals in relation to young people’s education, training, work, health and well-being, sexualities, diets and bodies, in the context of a crisis of neoliberalism and of austerity.

About the authors

Peter Kelly is Director of the Centre for Education, Training and Work in the Asian Century, in the School of Education, RMIT University, Australia.

Jo Pike is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Childhood at Leeds Beckett University, UK.

Reviews

“Some say that 'capitalism can be oppressive, exploitative and hard graft for many' before suggesting, insensitively, … that it can also be ‘fun’. Peter Kelly and Jo Pike's edited collection explains why this view of capitalism … is misguided but understandably commonplace among members of an elite who get to enjoy the 'craziness' far more than most …. For young people's health and wellbeing such views are dangerous, but also another part of the transformation that is underway. When everything changes those at the top see the change come last.” (Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, UK)

“This theoretically and empirically rich collection … intricately illuminates the lives of today’s young pople in diverse circumstances and in relation to weighty issues. In alerting us to the insidious and seductive moral economies involved it also enlivens youth studies.” (Jane Kenway, Monash University, Australia)

“This groundbreaking collection … should be read by anyone interested in the often-ambiguous styles in which young people's health and well-being are treated under neoliberalism.” (Peter Kraftl, University of Birmingham, UK)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Is Neo-Liberal Capitalism Eating Itself or Its Young?

    Kelly, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

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  • 1 Young People’s Marginalisation: Unsettling What Agency and Structure Mean After Neo-Liberalism

    Kelly, Peter

    Pages 35-51

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  • 2 ‘Wear a Necklace of h(r)ope Side by Side with Me’: Young People’s Neo-Liberal Futures and Popular Culture as Political Action

    Howie, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

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  • 3 Youth, Health and Morality: Body Work and Health Assemblages

    Coffey, Julia

    Pages 69-86

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  • 4 Get on Your Feet, Get Happy: Happiness and the Affective Governing of Young People in the Age of Austerity

    Duffy, Deirdre

    Pages 87-101

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58266-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 89,99 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58265-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neo-Liberalism and Austerity
Book Subtitle
The Moral Economies of Young People’s Health and Well-being
Editors
  • Peter Kelly
  • Joanne Pike
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58266-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58266-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58265-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 342
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 illustrations in colour
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