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Genealogies of Neoliberalism

Longtime readers of this blog should be well aware of the ongoing discussion/debate we’ve had for the past few years about the genealogy of neoliberalism. New readers should go back and read some of the back-and-forth that occupied so much of the blog’s time and space–Neoliberalism at USIH. With that in mind, it looks like we should all read the latest edition of Radical History Review, edited by Mark Soderstrom and Jason Stahl, dedicated to “Genealogies of Neoliberalism.” Articles in the issue that seem to speak specifically to USIH:

Brian Tochterman, “Theorizing Neoliberal Urban Development: A Genealogy from Richard Florida to Jane Jacobs”

Ryan Patrick Murphy, “United Airlines is For Lovers?: Flight Attendant Activism and the Family Values Economy in the 1990s”

Stephen Dillon, “Possessed by Death: The Neoliberal-Carceral State, Black Feminism, and the Afterlife of Slavery”

Jon D. Rossini and Patricia Ybarra, “Neoliberalism, Historiography, Identity Politics: Toward a New Historiography of Latino Theater”

Sergio A. Cabrera, “To Serve God and Housewives?: Gender, Christianity, and the Political Economy of Shopping”

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  1. Andrew,

    Thanks so much for the wider exposure. I do hope everyone checks out the issue — we’re all very proud of it.

    Andrew did a great job highlighting all of the U.S. history articles/essays in the issue, but I wanted to be sure to also plug Johanna Bockman’s “The Long Road to 1989.” In the piece, Bockman advances some very interesting arguments regarding the way in which neoclassical economics and neoliberalism have historically been articulated through a wide range of socialisms. It really is a powerful transnational history which U.S. historians need to be thinking about.

    Finally, for those interested in the intellectual project of the issue be sure to check out the issue introduction written by myself and my co-editor Mark Soderstrom. It is now available free online:
    http://rhr.dukejournals.org/content/2012/112/1.full.pdf+html

    Jason Stahl

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