Domesticating Neo-Liberalism: Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-Socialist Cities / Edition 1

Domesticating Neo-Liberalism: Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-Socialist Cities / Edition 1

by Adrian Smith, Alison Stenning, Alena Rochovská, Dariusz Swiatek
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405169915

ISBN-13: 9781405169912

Pub. Date: 08/31/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Based on in-depth research in Poland and Slovakia, Domesticating Neo-Liberalism addresses how we understand the processes of neo-liberalization in post-socialist cities.

  • Builds upon a vast amount of new research data
  • Examines how households try to sustain their livelihoods at particularly dramatic and difficult times of urban

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Overview

Based on in-depth research in Poland and Slovakia, Domesticating Neo-Liberalism addresses how we understand the processes of neo-liberalization in post-socialist cities.

  • Builds upon a vast amount of new research data
  • Examines how households try to sustain their livelihoods at particularly dramatic and difficult times of urban transformation
  • Provides a major contribution to how we theorize the geographies of neo-liberalism
  • Offers a conclusion which informs discussions of social policy within European Union enlargement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405169912
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series, #30
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates, Figures and Tables

Series Editor's Preface

Preface and Acknowledgements

1 Domesticating Neo-Liberalism and the Spaces of Post-Socialism 1

2 Neo-Liberalism and Post-Socialist Transformations 33

3 Domesticating Economies: Diverse Economic Practices, Households and Social Reproduction 58

4 Work: Employment, Unemployment and the Negotiation of Labour Markets 81

5 Housing: Markets, Assets and Social Reproduction 112

6 Land and Food: Production, Consumption and Leisure 144

7 Care: Family, Social Networks and the State 175

8 Conclusions 219

Appendix I: Summary Information on Interviewed Households 238

Appendix II: Semi-Structured Interviews with Key Informants 250

Notes 258

Bibliography 267

Index 295

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