This book explores how changes that occurred around 1989 shaped the study of the social sciences, and scrutinizes the impact of the paradigm of neoliberalism in different disciplinary fields. The contributors examine the ways in which capitalism has transmuted into a seemingly unquestionable, triumphant framework that globally articulates economics with epistemology and social ontology. The volume also investigates how new narratives of capitalism are being developed by social scientists in order to better understand capitalism’s ramifications in various domains of knowledge. At its heart, Beyond Neoliberalism seeks to unpack and disaggregate neoliberalism, and to take readers beyond the analytical limitations that a traditional framework of neoliberalism entails.
This book is a result of discussions at and support from the Irmgard Coninx Fundation.
Table of Contents
PART I: Epistemic and Conceptual Shifts in the Wake of 1989
1. De-theorizing in order to Re-theorize Emergent Alignments. A Rumination
2. A Triple Movement? Parsing the Politics of Crisis after Polanyi
3. The Critique of Transitologist Discourse, or what is to be done with “post”?
4. A Fractured Globe: Anthropology and Narration after 1989
5. Postcolonial Criticism after 1989PART II: New Narratives of Capitalism: Interrogating Knowledge Production and Ethnography
6. Cash and Livelihood in Soft Currency Economies: challenges for research
7. Economic Anthropology, Islamic Finance, and the Limits of Capitalism
8. Religion and Secularism in Neoliberal Capitalism
9. The Last Men before the Last: a Russian messianic revival in the twilight of history
10. The End of Ideology? Re-conceptualizing Citizenship and Culture in a Post-(political) Place World
11. Humanitarianism after the Cold War: The Case of Haiti
12. The uneasy relationship between ‘China’ and ‘Globalization’ in post-Cold War scholarship
13. New Human Rights Paradigms in the Neo-Liberal Age
14. 1989 as a Historical Caesura in the Study of History