Poststructuralism, Marxism, and Neoliberalism: Between Theory and Politics

Poststructuralism, Marxism, and Neoliberalism: Between Theory and Politics

By: Michael A. Peters (author)Paperback

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This introduction to the politics of poststructuralism focuses on two interrelated themes: the culture of Western Marxism and contemporary neoliberal capitalism. Poststructuralism is not a form of anti-Marxism, Peters argues; indeed, poststructural philosophers view themselves in some kind of relationship to the legacy of Marx. Either they have been Marxist or still view themselves as Marxist. In a post-Marxist era they have invented new ways of reading and writing Marx. Peters critically engages neoliberalism, an ideology that is committed to the revitalization of homo economicus and neoclassical economics. This book is a deconstruction of neoliberalism, considered as a world-historical political project aimed at a form of globalisation.

About Author

Michael A. Peters research professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow.


Chapter 1 Introduction: The Politics of Poststructuralism Chapter 2 Poststructuralist Marxisms Chapter 3 Lyotard, Performativity, and the Problem of Capitalism Chapter 4 Derrida, Neoliberalism, and Democracy to Come Chapter 5 Foucault, Neoliberalism, and the Governance of Welfare Chapter 6 Deluze's "Societies of Control": From Disciplinary Pedagogy to Perpetual Training in the Knowledge Economy Chapter 7 Neoliberalism, Individualism and Global Futures Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780742509870
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780742509870
  • weight: 263
  • ISBN10: 0742509877

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