Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

The Cultural Politics of Austerity

Past and Present in Austere Times

Authors: Bramall, R.

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This timely book examines austerity's conflicted meanings, from austerity chic and anti-austerity protest to economic and eco-austerity. Bramall's compelling text explores the presence and persuasiveness of the past, developing a new approach to the historical in contemporary cultural politics.

About the authors

Rebecca Bramall teaches media and cultural studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Brighton, UK.

Reviews

“This book offers a useful map for thinking critically and reflexively about austerity and our investment in it. … this book will provide a snapshot and a map to help us translate the ways that austerity is made appealing, and how we are made complicit in it. … Bramall’s book offers a valuable toolbox for thinking about how to break and remake the hegemonic common sense of austerity culture.” (Tracey Jensen, Journal of Cultural Economy, November, 2015)

'The Cultural Politics of Austerity is a critical and novel contribution to a contemporary debate of crucial importance: how the meaning of 'austerity', as something that is related but different to government spending cuts, is negotiated in everyday life. Although the volume is explicitly framed primarily as a contribution to memory studies, Rebecca Bramall's arguments will clearly be of interest beyond that field as well.' - Liam Stanley, Political Studies Review

'Bramall's valuable intervention makes space for a much needed political self-confidence in the face of austerity and its aftermath. It advocates re-moulding anti-austerity politics to a more innovative and productive politics that both imagines and labours to build a sustainable and equal society in the context of dwindling resources. As such, it will be of interest to students, scholars and activists seeking to understand and grasp the possibilities for change.' - Anita Biressi, Feminist Review


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Austere Times

    Bramall, Rebecca

    Pages 1-18

  • On Being ‘Inside’ Austerity: Austerity Chic, Consumer Culture, and Anti-austerity Protest

    Bramall, Rebecca

    Pages 19-36

  • The Past in the Present: History, Memory, Ideology, and Discourse

    Bramall, Rebecca

    Pages 37-57

  • Dig for Victory! Eco-austerity, Sustainability, and New Historical Subjectivities

    Bramall, Rebecca

    Pages 58-83

  • The State of Austerity: Governance, Welfare, and the People

    Bramall, Rebecca

    Pages 84-110

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Softcover $85.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cultural Politics of Austerity
Book Subtitle
Past and Present in Austere Times
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31381-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137313812
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36047-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34776-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 178
Topics