Tag: neoliberalism

  • ‘Neoliberalism’ as ‘conceptual trash heap’

    This is my first post in a long time. Over the last year I moved to Manchester and started teaching full time. I hope to return to blogging from time to time. Recently I’ve seen the transcript of the 2012 GDAT debate on the concept of neoliberalism, which is due to be published in JRAI […]

  • Alastair Macintyre on the moral/instrumental division of the modern world

    I am reading Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (1981), and I’ve just come across a passage that is related to my recent argument about the problems of the use of the concept of neoliberalism in anthropology. Part of my argument was that academic advocates of neoliberalism and academic critics of it […]

  • “Neoliberal is henceforth dead to me”

    Thanks to Theo Kyriakides (@Theo_Kyriakides), who was present at the GDAT debate on neoliberalism for alerting me to a post by Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Pomona College. She writes, I have come to despise the term “neoliberal,” to the extent that I’d really like to see it stricken from academic vocabularies everywhere. It’s less that I […]

  • GDAT 2012: Debating “neoliberalism”

    On Saturday I had the pleasure of taking part in GDAT, an annual debate on anthropological theory hosted by Manchester University. GDAT, the Group for Debates in Anthropological Theory, was started in the late 80s by Tim Ingold, and has been organized and chaired more recently by Soumhya Venkatesan. This was the third GDAT I […]