International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice

Neoliberalism, Economic Radicalism, and the Normalization of Violence

Editors: Berdayes, Vicente, Murphy, John W. (Eds.)

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  • Uniquely examines neoliberal economics as a form of contemporary radicalism ​Fosuses on neoliberalism as a discourse whose assumptions normalize violence
  • Details principles and social imagery needed to promote broader and more responsive social formations
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This compelling volume analyzes the wide-scale societal impact of neoliberal economic policy on contemporary life and behavior. Synthesizing perspectives from politics and economics with insights from psychology and linguistics, it argues that market-driven public institutions promote antisocial thinking, discourage critical reflection, and inure individuals to inequity and cruelty. Chapters cite the ubiquity of violence in modern society, from the marketing of the military to impersonal mass upheavals in the job market, as devaluing human worth and thus self-worth. But the editors also assert that these currents are not terminal, and the book concludes by identifying conditions potentially leading to a more civil and egalitarian future.

 

Included in the coverage:

 

  • The language of current economics: social theory, the market, and the disappearance of relationships.
  • Neoliberalism and education: the disfiguration of students.
  • Slicing up societies: commercial media and the destruction of social environments.
  • Neoliberalism and the transformation of work.
  • Economics, the network society, and the ontology of violence.
  • A new economic order without violence.

 

Given the centrality of economic events on the global stage, Neoliberalism, Economic Radicalism, and the Normalization of Violence stands out as both a springboard for discussion and a call to action, to be read by political and cultural economists, political scientists, and sociologists.

About the authors

John W. Murphy has a PhD in sociology from Ohio State University. For the past thirty years he has been writing on and working in community-based projects in both the United States and several countries in Latin America. Most recently he worked on a project in Ecuador that was devoted to building a health center in a poor community. Currently he is a professor of sociology at the University of Miami. He is co-author of Symbolization of Globalization, Development, and Aging (2013) and Community-BAsed Interventions (2014), both with Springer.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Language, Social Order, and Neoliberal Violence

    Berdayes, Vicente (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Language of Current Economics: Social Theory, the Market, and the Disappearance of Relationships

    Franz, Berkeley A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-25

  • Neoliberalism and Education: The Disfiguration of Students

    Choi, Jung Min

    Pages 27-35

  • The Entrepreneur as Hero?

    Pilotta, Joseph J.

    Pages 37-52

  • Neoliberalism and the Production of Enemies: The Commercial Logic of Yahoo! News

    Bingham, Christopher M. (et al.)

    Pages 53-69

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoliberalism, Economic Radicalism, and the Normalization of Violence
Editors
  • Vicente Berdayes
  • John W. Murphy
Series Title
International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25169-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25169-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25167-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79744-1
Series ISSN
2625-6975
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 168
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