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Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism

When a book bears a blurb by Bethany Moreton, I take notice. (Her To Serve God and Wal-Mart, like William Cronon’s Nature’s Metropolis, crosses over from the category of “favorite history books” to “favorite books full stop.”) And when that blurb from Moreton is as enthusiastic as “This is the book I’ve been waiting for,” then I’m certain to rush to get a copy. That book is Melinda Cooper’s Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism, and it lives up to Moreton’s hype. I flag it here because Cooper’s work is primarily in cultural theory, and this book Read more