Domesticating Neo–Liberalism. Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post–Socialist Cities. RGS–IBG Book Series

  • ID: 2248811
  • Book
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Domesticating Neo–Liberalism addresses how we understand the processes of neo–liberalization in post–socialist cities. The book develops a conceptualization of these processes that is grounded in the diversity of everyday economic practices and in the ways that the economies of neo–liberalism are ′domesticated′. Based on in–depth research in Poland and Slovakia, it explores how households attempt to create the circumstances for their social reproduction at times when labour markets and job prospects are being transformed and social relationships are rapidly changing. It investigates how households not only attempt to make these wider political–economic changes more tolerable but how, in doing so, they also establish some of the conditions for the re–making of neo–liberalization.
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List of Plates, Figures and Tables.

Series Editor′s Preface.

Preface and Acknowledgements.

1. Domesticating Neo–Liberalism and the Spaces of Post–Socialism.

2. Neo–Liberalism and Post–Socialist Transformations.

3. Domesticating Economies: Diverse Economic Practices, Households and Social Reproduction.

4. Work: Employment, Unemployment and the Negotiation of Labour Markets.

5. Housing: Markets, Assets and Social Reproduction.

6. Land and Food: Production, Consumption and Leisure.

7. Care: Family, Social Networks and the State.

8. Conclusion.


Appendix 1: Summary Information on Interviewed Households.

Appendix 2: Semi–Structured Interviews with Key Informants.


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Thanks to its nuanced and multi–layered take on the geographical dimensions of employment, home, land and food provision in late capitalism, this monograph will become essential reading for scholars in the domains of post–socialist area studies, geography, economics, anthropology and sociology, in addition to social, urban and economic development policy practitioners.   (Royal Geographical Society, 2012)

"This book makes a valuable contribution to the theorization of neoliberalization by extending it to the realm of the everyday household economy. It is grounded in rich empirical research in working class neighbourhoods in Bratislava and Krakow and argues that households mitigate and tolerate the pernicious social costs of neoliberal reform to achieve social reproduction." (Yahoo Finance, 2 November 2010)

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