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Neoliberalism as discourse: between Foucauldian political economy and Marxian poststructuralism

Neoliberalism as discourse: between Foucauldian political economy and Marxian poststructuralism Contemporary theorizations of neoliberalism are framed by a false dichotomy between, on the one hand, studies influenced by Foucault in emphasizing neoliberalism as a form of governmentality, and on the other hand, inquiries influenced by Marx in foregrounding neoliberalism as a hegemonic ideology. This article seeks to shine some light on this division in an effort to open up new debates and recast existing ones in such a way that might lead to more flexible understandings of neoliberalism as a discourse. A discourse approach moves theorizations forward by recognizing neoliberalism is neither a ‘top-down’ nor ‘bottom-up’ phenomena, but rather a circuitous process of socio-spatial transformation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Critical Discourse Studies Taylor & Francis

Neoliberalism as discourse: between Foucauldian political economy and Marxian poststructuralism

Critical Discourse Studies , Volume 9 (2): 15 – May 1, 2012
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Taylor & Francis
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ISSN
1740-5912
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1740-5904
DOI
10.1080/17405904.2012.656375
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Abstract

Contemporary theorizations of neoliberalism are framed by a false dichotomy between, on the one hand, studies influenced by Foucault in emphasizing neoliberalism as a form of governmentality, and on the other hand, inquiries influenced by Marx in foregrounding neoliberalism as a hegemonic ideology. This article seeks to shine some light on this division in an effort to open up new debates and recast existing ones in such a way that might lead to more flexible understandings of neoliberalism as a discourse. A discourse approach moves theorizations forward by recognizing neoliberalism is neither a ‘top-down’ nor ‘bottom-up’ phenomena, but rather a circuitous process of socio-spatial transformation.

Journal

Critical Discourse StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: May 1, 2012

Keywords: discourse; governmentality; hegemony; neoliberalism; political economy; poststructuralism

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