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Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference

Beyond Neoliberalism

Social Analysis after 1989

Editors: Burchardt, Marian, Kirn, Gal (Eds.)

  • Represents the first comprehensive collection of works that does not analyze just one discipline in relation to 1989 and the "end of history"
  • Includes not only analyses of changed reality, but analyses of the changes within academia and scholarship
  • Examines events that took place before 1989 which contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union 
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This book explores how changes that occurred around 1989 shaped the study of the social sciences, and scrutinizes the impact of the paradigm of neoliberalism in different disciplinary fields. The contributors examine the ways in which capitalism has transmuted into a seemingly unquestionable, triumphant framework that globally articulates economics with epistemology and social ontology. The volume also investigates how new narratives of capitalism are being developed by social scientists in order to better understand capitalism’s ramifications in various domains of knowledge. At its heart, Beyond Neoliberalism seeks to unpack and disaggregate neoliberalism, and to take readers beyond the analytical limitations that a traditional framework of neoliberalism entails.

About the authors

Marian Burchardt is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. He is also the author of Faith in the Time of AIDS: Religion, Biopolitics and Modernity in South Africa (2015), and is a co-editor of Multiple Secularities Beyond the West (2015), After Integration (2015), and Topographies of Faith (2013). 

Gal Kirn is a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at Humboldt University, Germany. He is also the author of Ruptures and Contradictions of Market Socialism (2015), and is a co-editor of Encountering Althusser (2012), Yugoslav Black Wave Cinema and its Transgressive Moments (2012), and Postfordism and its Discontents (2010). 

Reviews

“This will prove to be a landmark volume not only for the historical and political sociology of post-communist Europe but for wider academic understanding of neoliberal capitalism. The transmutation of global capitalism is provocatively assessed by a host of leading voices that has been assembled here to reflect on the local instances of a networked crisis. That novel predicament demands a new conceptual vocabulary and a new approach to the methods of social science. This rich and stimulating book offers a massive contribution to both.” (Paul Gilroy, King’s College, London, England)

“The authors of the present volume ¬ an impressive array of thinkers from various disciplines and continents ¬ assess the significance of 1989 on social theory and challenge, [notably] thanks to [vivid] ethnographic studies, the concepts we, as social scientists and citizens, use to describe the world we live in. Seldom has ethnography been put to such a stimulating contribution.” (Barbara Thériault, Université de Montréal, Canada)

“This provocative collection examines the complex and contradictory effects of the end of the Cold War on social theory, scholarship, and academic discourse in a variety of fields. Some of the contributions also analyze today's neoliberal capitalism, and forms of resistance to it, and dare to imagine social life beyond neoliberalism. This volume will interest anyone interested in the social and intellectual legacies of "1989" and the nature of the present era.” (Jeff Goodwin, New York University, USA)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Beyond Neoliberalism? Social Analysis after 1989

    Burchardt, Marian (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

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  • De-theorizing in Order to Re-theorize Emergent Alignments: A Rumination

    Sassen, Saskia

    Pages 17-27

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  • A Triple Movement? Parsing the Politics of Crisis after Polanyi

    Fraser, Nancy

    Pages 29-42

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  • A Critique of Transition Studies on Postsocialism, or How to Rethink and Reorient 1989? The Case of (Post)Socialist (Post)Yugoslavia

    Kirn, Gal

    Pages 43-68

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  • A Fractured Globe: Anthropology and Narration after 1989

    Gandhi, Ajay

    Pages 69-81

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Hardcover 89,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Neoliberalism
Book Subtitle
Social Analysis after 1989
Editors
  • Marian Burchardt
  • Gal Kirn
Series Title
Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45590-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45590-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45589-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 279
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