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Over the last two decades, 'neoliberalism' has emerged as a key concept within a range of social science disciplines including sociology, political science, human geography, anthropology, political economy, and cultural studies. The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism showcases the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship in this field by bringing together a team of global experts. Across seven key sections, the handbook explores the different ways in which neoliberalism has been understood and the key questions about the nature of neoliberalism: Part 1: Perspectives Part 2: Sources Part 3: Variations and Diffusions Part 4: The State Part 5: Social and Economic Restructuring Part 6: Cultural Dimensions Part 7: Neoliberalism and Beyond This handbook is the key reference text for scholars and graduate students engaged in the growing ...

Neoliberalism's Gender Order
Neoliberalism's Gender Order
Lisa Adkins
Introduction

In this chapter, my starting point is that neoliberalism is both a distinctive political philosophy and practice. As a political philosophy, neoliberalism is by no means singular and its genealogy is both complex and contested (Foucault, 2008; Gane, 2013; Lemke, 2001; Mirowski, 2013; Nik-Khah and Van Horn, 2016; Stedman Jones, 2012). As political practice, since the crisis of Fordism in late 1970s, neoliberalism has become hegemonic and replaced the post-Second World War project of welfare state capitalism in advanced liberal societies. The process of the take-up, embedding and institutionalization of neoliberal principles in the architectures of governance has, however, been neither benign nor inevitable. Instead, the take up and institutionalization of neoliberal principles ...

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