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The Resource Foucault and neoliberalism, edited by Daniel Zamora and Michael C. Behrent

Foucault and neoliberalism, edited by Daniel Zamora and Michael C. Behrent

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Foucault and neoliberalism
Title
Foucault and neoliberalism
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edited by Daniel Zamora and Michael C. Behrent
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Language
eng
Summary
Michel Foucault's death in 1984 coincided with the fading away of the hopes for social transformation that characterized the postwar period. In the decades following his death, neoliberalism has triumphed and attacks on social rights have become increasingly bold. If Foucault was not a direct witness of these years, his work on neoliberalism is nonetheless prescient: the question of liberalism occupies an important place in his last works. Since his death, Foucault's conceptual apparatus has acquired a central, even dominant position for a substantial segment of the world's intellectual left. However, as the contributions to this volume demonstrate, Foucault's attitude towards neoliberalism was at least equivocal. Far from leading an intellectual struggle against free market orthodoxy, Foucault seems in many ways to endorse it. How is one to understand his radical critique of the welfare state, understood as an instrument of biopower? Or his support for the pandering anti-Marxism of the so-called new philosophers ? Is it possible that Foucault was seduced by neoliberalism? This question is not merely of biographical interest: it forces us to confront more generally the mutations of the left since May 1968, the disillusionment of the years that followed and the profound transformations in the French intellectual field over the past thirty years. To understand the 1980s and the neoliberal triumph is to explore the most ambiguous corners of the intellectual left through one of its most important figures.--
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Zamora, Daniel
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194
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Foucault, Michel
  • Neoliberalism
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Foucault and neoliberalism, edited by Daniel Zamora and Michael C. Behrent
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17782119
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781509501779
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907976251
Label
Foucault and neoliberalism, edited by Daniel Zamora and Michael C. Behrent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17782119
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781509501779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907976251

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