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Beyond Neoliberalism: Social Analysis after 1989 by Marian Burchardt, Gal Kirn

By Marian Burchardt, Gal Kirn

This publication explores how alterations that happened round 1989 formed the learn of the social sciences, and scrutinizes the influence of the paradigm of neoliberalism in several disciplinary fields. The members learn the ways that capitalism has transmuted right into a possible unquestionable, successful framework that globally articulates economics with epistemology and social ontology. the amount additionally investigates how new narratives of capitalism are being built by means of social scientists which will larger comprehend capitalism’s ramifications in a variety of domain names of information. At its center, Beyond Neoliberalism seeks to unpack and disaggregate neoliberalism, and to take readers past the analytical boundaries conventional framework of neoliberalism entails.

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The number of such interpretations is enormous. Examples include Burawoy (2000), Brie and Klein (2011), Zincone and Agnew (2000), Webster and Lambert (2009), Bernard (1997), and Munck (2002). For a salutary corrective to the “pollyanna-ism” of many present-day Polanyians, see Burawoy (2010). 4. See the October 3, 2012, presidential debate on YouTube, from 1:09:25 to 1:10:35. 5. See “FDR: ‘Let me warn you’ (1936),” on YouTube. 6. Silver (2003) and Therborn (2012). 7. For the destabilization of the national frame, see Fraser (2005).

Suppose, however, that we recast our inquiry in a more open-ended way, by examining the grammar of really existing social struggles in the decades following publication of The Great Transformation? To this end, let us consider the vast array of social struggles that do not find any place within the scheme of the double movement. I am thinking of the extraordinary range of emancipatory movements that erupted on the A TRIPLE MOVEMENT? PARSING THE POLITICS OF CRISIS AFTER POLANYI 37 scene in the 1960s and spread rapidly across the world in the years that followed: anti-racism, anti-imperialism, anti-war, the New Left, second-­wave feminism, LGBT liberation, multiculturalism, and so on.

2013. Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis. London and New York: Verso. Michael Burawoy, “From Polanyi to Pollyanna: The False Optimism of Global Labor Studies,” Global Labour Journal vol. 1, no. 2 (2010): 301–313 Munck, Ronaldo. 2002. Globalization and Democracy: A New “Great Transformation”? The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 581: 10–21.  2003. Forces of Labor: Workers’ Movements and Globalization since 1870, Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics.

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