The Economization of Everything

Greta Krippner
Session Organizers:
Sarah Quinn , Greta Krippner and Marion Fourcade
Saturday, June 25, 2016: 4:15 PM-5:45 PM
255 Dwinelle (Dwinelle Hall)
Neoliberalism has come to infuse professional and popular understandings of many of the core categories of social life, from the intimate domains of subjectivity and morality, to our broadest notions of citizenship, community, and the state. This panel considers the implications of the political maturation of neoliberalism and the attendant economization of everything, as even efforts at resisting neoliberalism find themselves drawn ever deeper into neoliberal styles of thinking and practice. Investigating the political ramifications of these patterns, papers in this panel consider whether neoliberal "arts of government" can effectively be harnessed to progressive purposes, whether market logics necessarily undermine such purposes.