Neoliberal lives

Work, politics, nature, and health in the contemporary United States

By Robert Chernomas, Ian Hudson and Mark Hudson

Neoliberal lives


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-1019-0
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £22.95
  • Published Date: September 2020
  • BIC Category: Politics, Political economy, POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Capitalism, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics, Society & social sciences / Political science & theory, United States of America, USA, Economics, finance, business & management / Political economy


This book is about the transformation of America that has occurred over the past thirty-five years, as capitalist logic has expanded into previously protected spheres of life. This expansion has had devastating effects on the potential for human development. Looking at how human beings create themselves and their worlds on material foundations of health and the natural environment, through work and politics, the book chronicles how neoliberalism has limited human potential. At a time when neoliberalism's effects are stirring various forms of popular resistance and opposition, this is a manifesto of sorts for the range of processes that need to be confronted if human potential is to be freed from the increasingly cramped quarters to which neoliberalism has confined it.


1 Neoliberalism: a politics for yacht owners
2 Neoliberal work and incomes: nice for some
3 Every last molecule on earth: neoliberalism's "nature"
4 Neoliberal health: US exceptionalism
5 Education: public good or finishing school?
6 Politics: a threadbare democracy
7 President Trump: the end of neoliberalism?
8 Conclusion


Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson are Professors in the Department of Economics at the University of Manitoba
Mark Hudson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba

Neoliberal lives

By Robert Chernomas, Ian Hudson, Mark Hudson

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