• “Neoliberal Agency”

    Author(s):
    Ilana Gershon (see profile)
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    Anthropology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/tq3v-3578
    Abstract:
    This article addresses the challenges a neoliberal conception of agency poses to anthropologists. I first discuss the kind of self that a neoliberal agency presupposes, in particular a self that is a flexible bundle of skills that reflexively manages oneself as though the self was a business. I then explore the dilemmas this neoliberal agency poses to different scholarly imaginations. I conclude by proposing that a neoliberal agency creates relationships that are morally lacking and overlooks differences in scale, deficiencies that an anthropological imagination would be able to critique effectively.
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