Illuminating the ways in which neoliberal policies - such as the deregulation of economies and the transfer of governmental responsibilities to the private sector - have been implemented on a global scale, the contributors show how neoliberalism has seeped into our social and political fabric and affected our daily lives. Drawing attention to the most visible elements of neoliberalism in business, government, and personal life, reveal the ways in which policies designed to ensure market expansion also inevitably expand social inequalities of gender, race, class, and ability. Using a variety of methods, contributors discuss a range of topics, including globalization, privatization, health care, and the welfare state. An intelligent and informative collection that explains and challenges neoliberal policies, Neoliberalism and Everyday Life is an important assessment of a political system that makes profit easier and people's lives more difficult.
Susan Braedley is a postdoctoral fellow with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair of Health Services Research at York University. Meg Luxton is a professor of women's studies at York Univers
Acknowledgments; Contributors 1 Competing Philosophies: Neoliberalism and the Challenges of Everyday Life / Susan Braedley and Meg Luxton; 2 Understanding Neoliberalism / Raewyn Connell; 3 Risky Business? Border Preclearance and the Securing of Economic Life in North America / Karine Cote-Boucher; 4 Neoliberalism, Racialization, and the Regulation of Employment Standards / Mark Thomas; 5 "Child Care Delivered through the Mailbox": Social Reproduction, Choice, and Neoliberalism in a Theo-Conservative Canada / Kate Bezanson; 6 Beyond the State: The Making of Disability and Gender under Neoliberalism in Portugal / Paula Pinto; 7 Accidental Health Care: Masculinity and Neoliberalism at Work / Susan Braedley; 8 Doing Neoliberalism: Perverse Individualism in Personal Life / Meg Luxton; 9 Neoliberalism in Action: Canadian Perspectives / Pat Armstrong References; Index