University of California, Berkeley, and Centre de sociologie européenne, Paris, France; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crafting the Neoliberal State: Workfare, Prisonfare, and Social Insecurity1
Article first published online: 23 MAY 2010
© 2010 Eastern Sociological Society
Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 197–220, June 2010
How to Cite
Wacquant, L. (2010), Crafting the Neoliberal State: Workfare, Prisonfare, and Social Insecurity. Sociological Forum, 25: 197–220. doi: 10.1111/j.1573-7861.2010.01173.x
This article is adapted from “A Sketch of the Neoliberal State,” the theoretical coda to my book Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity (Durham and London: Duke University Press, “Politics, History, and Culture” series, 2009). It is part of a transdisciplinary and transnational symposium, with responses by John Campbell, Bernard Harcourt, Margit Mayer, Jamie Peck, Frances Piven, and Mariana Valverde (published in English in Theoretical Criminology, 14, no. 1, February 2010), as well as critics from the corresponding countries, published in German in Das Argument (Berlin); in French in Civilisations (Brussels); in Spanish in Pensar (Rosario); in Brazilian in Discursos Sediciosos (Rio de Janeiro); in Italian in Aut Aut (Rome); in Portuguese in Cadernos de Ciências Sociais (Porto); in Norwegian in Materialisten (Oslo); in Danish in Social Kritik (Copenhagen); in Greek in Ikarian Journal of Social and Political Research (Athens); in Ukrainian in Spilne (Kiev); in Russian in Skepsis (Moscow); in Hungarian in Eszmelet (Budapest); in Slovenian in Novi Plamen (Ljubljana); in Romanian in Sociologie Romaneasca (Bucarest); and in Japanese in Gendai Shiso (Tokyo). I am grateful to Mario Candeias and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Berlin for starting the ball rolling on this project, and to the editors of the journals listed above for their enthusiastic support of this project. This article benefited from reactions to presentations made at the 4th Conference on Putting Pierre Bourdieu to Work, Manchester, United Kingdom, June 23–24, 2008, and to the Sociology Department Colloquium at Yale University, February 26, 2009.
- Issue published online: 23 MAY 2010
- Article first published online: 23 MAY 2010
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