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By S. Phelan

ISBN-10: 1137308362

ISBN-13: 9781137308368

ISBN-10: 1349455962

ISBN-13: 9781349455966

Neoliberalism, Media and the Political examines the of media and journalism in neoliberal cultures. Emphasizing neoliberalism's prestige as a political ideology that's concurrently adverse to politics, the publication offers a serious theoretical argument supported by way of empirical illustrations from New Zealand, eire, the united kingdom and the united states.

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2). He also distanced himself from the concept of ideology in accounting for subjects’ identification with a particular social formation. The “physics of power” encapsulated in the concepts of bio-power and governmentality “is not exactly, fundamentally, or primarily an ideology. First of all and above all, it is a technology of power” (p. 49). Foucault invoked governmentality to describe the ensemble of mechanisms, techniques, tactics and procedures for exercising power over populations that emerged in tandem with the historical development of “laissez-faire” liberalism in 18th century France.

8) is motivated by a concern that the possibility of radicalizing a liberal democratic inheritance can be obscured by critical discourses that disparage values like individualism and freedom as neoliberal proxies. Articulating Neoliberalism in Critical Media and Communication Studies 29 “There is no such thing as neoliberalism”, Barnett (2005) insists; indeed, he assumes an ironic distance from the term by persistently citing it in scare quotes, performatively illustrating how the reified object called “neoliberalism” is partly made by critics themselves (p.

111). However, these outside elements are, at the same time, central to the structural constitution of a discourse, because they construct a clear political boundary between those who identify with a discourse and those who do not. For example, socialism is an explicit “constitutive outside” (Thomassen, 2005, p. 307) to neoliberalism because it signifies a philosophy, identity and politics that should be rejected by the committed neoliberal. Yet, socialism is simultaneously central to the project of neoliberal selfrepresentation.

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