Educational Futures

Financial Literacy Education

Neoliberalism, the Consumer and the Citizen

Authors: Arthur, Chris

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Consumer financial literacy education often appears as a helpful, commonsense solution to neoliberalism and the individualization of responsibility for economic risk. However, in Financial Literacy Education: Neoliberalism, the Consumer and the Citizen this particular literacy is argued to be both ineffective and unjust. Socially created poverty, unemployment and economic insecurity require more than individual consumer solutions; they require collective responses by engaged, critical citizens. Utilizing concepts from Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu and Baudrillard this book challenges those who claim that ‘there is no alternative’ to neoliberal insecurity and reduce education to a consumerist training of entrepreneurial consumer-citizens who can continually invest in themselves and the market. Through an analysis of consumer fi nancial literacy education’s present and historical supports, as well as its likely effects, this book argues that the choice before us is not fi nancial illiteracy or fi nancial literacy. Rather, the choice is between subjugation to the requirements of perpetual competition or overcoming alienation, insecurity and exploitation, aims the critical fi nancial literacy education outlined at the end of this book supports. This book will appeal to those interested in understanding the conditions of our freedom in an increasingly fi nancialized world – critical educators, philosophers and sociologists of education and fi nancial literacy researchers.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Financial Literacy Education

    Arthur, Chris

    Pages 1-12

  • Capitalist Crises, Hyperreal Finance and Creative Destruction

    Arthur, Chris

    Pages 13-30

  • The Origins of Consumer Financial Literacy Education

    Arthur, Chris

    Pages 31-51

  • The Origins of Consumer Financial Literacy Education

    Arthur, Chris

    Pages 53-73

  • Sign Value and the Production of Financial Literacy Education

    Arthur, Chris

    Pages 75-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Financial Literacy Education
Book Subtitle
Neoliberalism, the Consumer and the Citizen
Authors
Series Title
Educational Futures
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-918-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-918-3
Series ISSN
2214-9864
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 139
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