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The return of ordinary capitalism : neoliberalism, precarity, occupy

Author: Sanford Schram
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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"As Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward argued in the early seventies, in a capitalist economy, social welfare policies alternatingly serve political and economic ends as circumstances dictate. In moments of political stability, governments emphasize a capitalistic work ethic (even if it means working a job that will leave one impoverished); when times are less politically stable, states liberalize welfare
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanford Schram
ISBN: 9780190253011 0190253010 9780190253028 0190253029
OCLC Number: 903811581
Description: xii, 252 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. The Return of Ordinary Capitalism: Neoliberalism as the New Normal --
2. Middle-Class Melancholia: Self-Sufficiency after the Demise of Christianized Capitalism (U.S. Style) --
3. Occupy Precarity: Resisting the Limits of Collective Agency under Neoliberalism --
4. The Deep Semiotic Structure of Deservingness: Discourse and Identity in Neoliberal Welfare Policy --
5. The End of Social Work: Implementing a Neoliberal Paternalism (with Basha Silverman) --
6. Schooling the Corporatized Citizen: From Grade School through College --
7. The Next Neoliberal Thing: Social Impact Bonds --
8. Getting Beyond Neoliberalism: The Road to Radical Incrementalism.
Responsibility: Sanford F. Schram.
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