This book brings together in one volume the essays from the Soundings Kilburn Manifesto, originally published online as a project to map the political, economic, social and cultural contours of neoliberalism.
This book brings together in one volume all the contributions to the Soundings Kilburn Manifesto, originally published online as a project to map the political, economic, social and cultural contours of neoliberalism. Although the neoliberal economic settlement is unravelling, its political underpinning remains largely unchallenged. Our manifesto calls into question the neoliberal order itself, and argues that we need radical alternatives to its foundational assumptions.
The manifesto opens with a framing statement, and each chapter then analyses a specific issue or theme. In chapters on common sense, gender, generation, the economy, the state, race and migration and energy, the contributors challenge some of the basic tenets of neoliberalism.
Framing statement – After neoliberalism: Analysing the present, Stuart Hall, Doreen Massey, Michael Rustin
1. Vocabularies of the economy, Doreen Massey
2. A relational society, Michael Rustin
3. Common-sense neoliberalism, Stuart Hall and Alan O’Shea
4. After neoliberalism: The need for a gender revolution, Beatrix Campbell
5. A growing discontent: Class and generation under neoliberalism, Ben Little
6. States of imagination, Janet Newman and John Clarke
7. Whose economy? Reframing the debate, Doreen Massey and Michael Rustin
8. Rethinking the neoliberal world order, Michael Rustin and Doreen Massey
9. Energy beyond neoliberalism, Platform
10. Race, migration and neoliberalism, Sally Davison and George Shire
11. Displacing neoliberalism, Doreen Massey and Michael Rustin
‘The Kilburn Manifesto is a fitting testament to the contribution of Stuart Hall to British political life. It presents an incisive and powerful analysis of the current neoliberal moment making it essential reading for anyone interested not only in understanding the present but also in developing strategies for intervening into it.’
Alan Finlayson, Professor of Political and Social Theory at The University of East Anglia