Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781842779200 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781842779194 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only

Social Justice and Neoliberalism

Global Perspectives

Edited by Adrian Smith, Alison Stenning, and Katie Willis

Social Justice and Neoliberalism

Edited by Adrian Smith, Alison Stenning, and Katie Willis

Distributed for Zed Books

272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2008  
Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781842779200 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781842779194 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only
The continuing expansion of neoliberalism into ever more spaces and spheres of life has profound implications for social justice. Despite the number of policies designed to target ‘social exclusion’, people in many communities continue to be marginalized by economic restructuring. Social Justice and Neoliberalism explores the connections between neoliberalism, social justice and exclusion. The authors raise critical questions about the extent to which neoliberal programmes are able to deliver social justice in different locations around the world. The book offers grounded, theoretically oriented, empirically rich analysis that critiques neoliberalism while understanding its material impacts. It also stresses the need to extend analyses beyond the dominant spheres of capitalism to look at the ways in which communities resist and remake the economic and social order, through contestation and protest but also in their everyday lives. Global in scope, this book brings together writers who examine these themes in the global South, the former ‘communist’ East and the West, using the experience of marginal peoples, places and communities to challenge our conceptions of capitalism and its geographies.
Contents
Introduction: Social Justice and Neoliberalism - Katie Willis, Adrian Smith and Alison Stenning

1. Voices from the Trueque: Barter Networks and Resistance to Neoliberalism in Argentina - Pete North

2. Confounding Neoliberalism: Priests, Privatization and Social Justice in the Peruvian Andes - Elizabeth Olson

3. Travelling Neoliberalism: Polish and Ghanaian workers in London - Jon May, Kavita Datta, Yara Evans, Joanna Herbert, Cathy McIlwaine and Jane Wills

4. Neoliberalization and its Discontents: The Experience of Working Poverty in Manchester - Vinny Pattinson

5. Bargaining with the Devil: Neoliberalization, Informal Work and Workers' Resistance in the Clothing Industry of Turkey - Ergül Ergün

6. Transitions to Work and the Making of Neoliberal Selves: Growing up in (the former) East Germany - Kathrin Hörschelmann

7. The Emergence of a Working Poor: Labour Markets, Neoliberalization and Diverse Economies in Post-Socialist Cities - Adrian Smith, Alison Stenning, Alena Rochovská and Dariusz ?wi?tek

8. Difference without Dominance: Social Justice and the (Neoliberal) Economy in Urban Development - Colin Marx

Conclusions: Neoliberalization, Social Justice and Resistance - Alison Stenning, Adrian Smith and Katie Willis
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