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Neoliberalism: A Foucauldian Perspective
Neoliberalism: A Foucauldian Perspective

Author(s): Călin Cotoi
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: POLIROM & Universitatea Bucureşti - Dept. de Sociologie şi Asistenţă Socială
Keywords: governmentality; governance; ethnography; neoliberalism

Summary/Abstract: The contemporary investigations on power, politics, government and knowledge are profoundly influenced by Foucault’s work. Governmentality, as a specific way of seeing the connections between the formation of subjectivities and population politics, has been used extensively in anthropology as neoliberal governmentalities have been spreading after the 1990s all over the world. A return to Foucault can help to clarify some overtly ideological uses of ‘neoliberalism’ in nowadays social sciences.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 109-124
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English