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Individualism and inequality : the future of work and politics

Author: Ralph Fevre
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the neoliberal world, rising individualism has frequently been linked to rising inequality. Drawing on social theory, philosophy, history, institutional research and a wealth of contemporary empirical data, this innovative book analyses the tangled relationship between individualism and inequality and explores the possibilities of rediscovering individualism’s revolutionary potential. Ralph Fevre demonstrates  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Fevre
ISBN: 9781784716509 1784716502
OCLC Number: 967853711
Description: ix, 310 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Contents: Neoliberalism takes over --
Anti-slavery and the secret of human rights --
Adam Smith and American individualism --
Inequality, welfare and the cultivation of character --
American ideology: millennium and utopia --
Classes and evolution --
Sowing the seeds of neoliberalism --
Education, individualism and inequality --
An introduction to people management --
From 'stupid' to 'self-actualizing' workers --
The neoliberal settlement - The apotheosis of individualism at work --
The hidden injuries of cognitive individualism --
Insecurity, intensification and subordination --
The future of work and politics.
Responsibility: Ralph Fevre, professor of social research, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK.

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`Suitors would be wrong to see this book as just another study of modern-day inequality. It offers far more insight than other books on this topic. Broadly, it is about two related trends: the Read more...

 
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