`...classic Winlow and Hall - bleak, brilliant and unmatched in the art of rethinking crucial social issues. Enlightening, and rather scary.'
- Professor Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London
`This superb book inhabits a unique theoretical space and demonstrates Winlow and Hall at their brilliant best as theorists of contemporary social exclusion.'
- Professor John Armitage, University of Southampton
`...making exemplary use of critical theory, this book represents a powerful, rallying response to Benjamin's notion that "It is only for the sake of those without a hope that hope is given to us"'.
- Dr Paul A. Taylor, author of Zizek and the Media
`... an intellectual tour de force. Winlow and Hall, outriders of a radically different political economy for our era, have done it again. Their latest book is the critical criminology book of the decade, and the best account of capitalism since the 2008 crash... A devastating critical analysis of the effects of neo-liberalism.'
- Professor Steve Redhead, Charles Sturt University
'I had long regarded "social exclusion" to be another zombie-concept that retained no analytic or political purchase whatsoever. This book has changed my mind.'
- Professor Roger Burrows, Goldsmiths, University of London
In their quest to rethink the study of `social exclusion', Winlow and Hall offer a startling analysis of social disintegration and the retreat into subjectivity. They claim that the reality of social exclusion is not simply displayed in ghettos and sink estates. It can also be discerned in exclusive gated housing developments, in the non-places of the shopping mall, in the deadening reality of low-level service work - and in the depressing uniformity of our political parties.
Simon Winlow is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University.
Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University.
Simon Winlow is Professor of Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Business & Law at Teesside University. Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University.
About the Authors Acknowledgements Introduction: Post-crash Social Exclusion Social Exclusion: The European Tradition Social Exclusion: The US Tradition Re-positioning Social Exclusion Politics at the End of History A Reserve Army of Labour? A Reserve Army of Consumers? Occupying Non-Places Excluded from What? Conclusion Glossary of Terms Bibliography Index