Neoliberalism, Austerity, and the Moral Economies of Young by Peter Kelly, Jo Pike

By Peter Kelly, Jo Pike

This assortment examines the relationships among a globalising neoliberal capitalism, a post-GFC surroundings of recession and austerity, and the ethical economies of younger people’s overall healthiness and overall healthiness. individuals discover how within the moment decade of the twenty first century, many adolescents within the OECD/EU economies and within the constructing economies of Asia, Africa and critical and South the United States remain sporting a very heavy burden for plenty of of the downstream results of the 2008-09 international monetary concern. The authors discover the ways that expanding neighborhood and international inequalities frequently have profound results for big populations of children. those effects aren't simply on the topic of marginalisation from schooling, education and paintings. additionally they contain hindrances to their energetic participation within the civic lifetime of their groups, to their transitions, to their feel of belonging. The ebook examines the alternatives which are made, or now not made by means of governments, companies and members when it comes to younger people’s schooling, education, paintings, future health and future health, sexualities, diets and our bodies, within the context of a trouble of neoliberalism and of austerity.

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In different spaces—cities, regions, nation states—neo-Liberalism and austerity give a particular shape, a certain character to the practices, the processes, the situations, the norms, the values, the choices made by the State and its agencies, by organisations, businesses, communities, families and individuals that give form to young people’s experiences of disadvantage and injustice, and their health and well-being. Portugal, and Portuguese young people, have been hit hard by the GFC and its downstream effects.

Writing before the GFC, 4 For a fuller critique of Côté’s argument, see France and Threadgold (2015). 42 P. Kelly Thrift identified three key elements of this political economy, including the discursive power of the cultural circuits of capitalism, in which capitalism endlessly commodifies the deconstruction and reassembling of capitalism’s own failings, successes and dysfunctions—and feeds it to itself; the changing form of the commodity, a change possibly best exemplified by the monetization of the electronic traces we leave as we ‘freely’ roam the web—in ways that make the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world multibillionaires, and in which labour consists largely of billions of users telling others what they like, and the ways in which time and space are reconfigured as a productive grid of resources, so that, for example, we can work, shop and play 24/7—in/from the office, our bedroom, the bus stop— and we and others (such as our managers) resent it when we do not, or cannot.

Journal of Communication Inquiry 10(2): 45–60. 50 P. , D. Massey, and M. Rustin, eds. 2013a. After neoliberalism? The Kilburn manifesto, Soundings. London: Lawrence & Wishart. ———. 2013b. After neoliberalism: analysing the present. In After neoliberalism? The Kilburn manifesto, Soundings, eds. S. Hall, D. Massey, and M. Rustin. London: Lawrence & Wishart. Hunter, I. 1993. Subjectivity and Government. Economy and Society 22(1): 121–134. , and P. Kelly. 2015. On Becoming. In A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century, eds.

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