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Why Voice Matters: Culture and Politics After Neoliberalism

by Nick Couldry SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
07/2010
ISBN:
9781848606623
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Pbk 184 pages
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For more than thirty years neoliberalism has declared that market functioning trumps all other social, political and economic values. In this book, Nick Couldry passionately argues for voice, the effective opportunity for people to speak and be heard on what affects their lives, as the only value that can truly challenge neoliberal politics. But having voice is not enough: we need to know our voice matters. Insisting that the answer goes much deeper than simply calling for 'more voices', whether on the streets or in the media, Couldry presents a dazzling range of analysis from the real world of Blair and Obama to the social theory of Judith Butler and Amartya Sen.


Why Voice Matters breaks open the contradictions in neoliberal thought and shows how the mainstream media not only fails to provide the means for people to give an account of themselves, but also reinforces neoliberal values. Moving beyond the despair common to much of today's analysis, Couldry shows us a vision of a democracy based on social cooperation and offers the resources we need to build a new post-neoliberal politics.

CONTENTS
Voice as Value
The Crisis of Neoliberal Economics
Neoliberal Democracy: An Oxymoron
Media and the Amplification of Neoliberal Values
Philosophies of Voice
Sociologies of Voice
Towards a Post-Neoliberal Politics

Nick Couldry has emerged as one of the most brilliant critics we have of neoliberalism and its assault on almost every aspect of public life. What is unique about this book is that it not only understands neoliberalism as an economic discourse but also, if not more importantly, as a profound and powerful mode of cultural politics. This is one of the best books I have read in years about what it means to engage neoliberalism through a critical framework that highlights those narratives and stories that affirm both our humanity and our longing for justice. This book should be read by everyone concerned with what it might mean to not only dream about democracy but to engage it as a lived experience and political possibility Henry GirouxMcMaster University, Canada An important and original book that offers a fresh critique of neoliberalism and its contribution to the contemporary crisis of voice . Couldry s own voice is clear and impassioned - an urgent must-read Rosalind GillProfessor of Social and Cultural Analysis, King s College London Nick Couldry sets out a provocative critique of the democratic shortcomings of the neoliberal social order, while offering some compellingly radical arguments for the role of the media in creating new spaces of citizen-government relations Stephen ColemanProfessor of Political Communication, University of Leeds
Nick Couldry - Goldsmiths College