A new open access collection, Capital at the Brink: Overcoming the Destructive Legacies of Neoliberalism, is now available open access from Open Humanities Press, with essays by Paul A. Passavant, Noah De Lissovoy, Robert P. Marzec, Jennifer Wingard, Zahi Zalloua, Jodi Dean, Andrew Baerg, Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Christopher Breu and Uppinder Mehan.
Capital at the Brink reveals the pervasiveness, destructiveness, and dominance of neoliberalism within American society and culture. The contributors to this collection also offer points of resistance to an ideology wherein, to borrow Henry Giroux’s comment, “everything either is for sale or is plundered for profit.” The first step in fighting neoliberalism is to make it visible. By discussing various inroads that it has made into political, popular, and literary culture, Capital at the Brink is taking this first step and joining a global resistance that works against neoliberalism by revealing the variety of ways in which it dominates and destroys various dimensions of our social and cultural life.
Introduction: The Wrath of Capital — Jeffrey R. Di Leo and Uppinder Mehan
I. Race, Violence, and Politics
1. Neoliberalism and Violent Appearances — Paul A. Passavant
2. The Turn to Punishment: Racism, Domination, and the Neoliberal Era — Noah De Lissovoy
3. Neoliberalism, Environmentality, and the Specter of Sajinda Khan — Robert P. Marzec
4. Rhetorical Assemblages: Scales of Neoliberal Ideology — Jennifer Wingard
5. Neoliberalism, Autoimmunity and Democracy: Derrida and the Neoliberal Ethos — Zahi Zalloua
II. Literature, Culture, and the Self
6. Complexity as Capture: Neoliberalism and the Loop of Drive — Jodi Dean
7. Neoliberalism, Risk, and Uncertainty in the Video Game — Andrew Baerg
8. Neoliberalism in Publishing: A Prolegomenon — Jeffrey R. Di Leo
9. The Post-Political Turn: Theory in the Neoliberal Academy — Christopher Breu
10. Neoliberalism, Post-Scarcity, and the Entrepreneurial Self — Uppinder Mehan