Domesticating Neo-Liberalism: Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-Socialist Cities (RGS-IBG Book Series)

Domesticating Neo-Liberalism: Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-Socialist Cities (RGS-IBG Book Series)

By: Dariusz Swiatek (author), Adrian Smith (author), Alison Stenning (author), Alena Rochovska (author)Paperback

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Based on in-depth research in Poland and Slovakia, DomesticatingNeo-Liberalism addresses how we understand the processes ofneo-liberalization in post-socialist cities. * Builds upon a vast amount of new research data * Examines how households try to sustain their livelihoods atparticularly dramatic and difficult times of urbantransformation * Provides a major contribution to how we theorize thegeographies of neo-liberalism * Offers a conclusion which informs discussions of social policywithin European Union enlargement

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About Author

Adrian Smith is Professor of Human Geography and Head ofDepartment at Queen Mary, University of London. He works on theeconomic and social geographies of transformation from statesocialism in East-Central Europe, with a particular focus onindustrial and regional change and on community and householdeconomies. This research has involved a number of externally-fundedresearch projects including ESRC, Nuffield, and US National ScienceFoundation.

Alison Stenning is Reader in the School of Geography,Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. She has worked onthe economic and social geographies of post-socialism for more than15 years, focusing particularly on issues of work, class, genderand community. She has published two edited books and more than 40book chapters and articles in this field, based on research fundedby, amongst others, the ESRC and the Nuffield Foundation.

Alena Rochovska is a Lecturer at Comenius Universityin Bratislava. Previously she worked as a Research Fellow at QueenMary, University of London on the ESRC-funded project on Social Exclusion, Spaces of Household Economic Practice andPost-Socialism . She has published widely on the feminisationof poverty, feminist geography, and the geographies of socialinequality in Slovakia.

Dariusz wi tek is a researcher at theInstitute of Geography and Spatial Organisation of the PolishAcademy of Sciences in Warsaw. He previously worked as a ResearchFellow at the University of Newcastle on the ESRC-funded project on Social Exclusion, Spaces of Household Economic Practice andPost-Socialism . Swiatek has published widely on unemploymentproblems, housing market changes and the development of suburbanareas in Poland.

Contents

List of Plates, Figures and Tables.

Series Editor's Preface.

Preface and Acknowledgements.

1. Domesticating Neo-Liberalism and the Spaces ofPost-Socialism.

2. Neo-Liberalism and Post-Socialist Transformations.

3. Domesticating Economies: Diverse Economic Practices,Households and Social Reproduction.

4. Work: Employment, Unemployment and the Negotiation of LabourMarkets.

5. Housing: Markets, Assets and Social Reproduction.

6. Land and Food: Production, Consumption and Leisure.

7. Care: Family, Social Networks and the State.

8. Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Appendix 1: Summary Information on Interviewed Households.

Appendix 2: Semi-Structured Interviews with Key Informants.

Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/07/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405169905
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781405169905
  • weight: 442
  • ISBN10: 1405169907

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