NEOLIBERALISM as eXCEPTION. MUTATIONS IN CITIZENSHIP. AND SOVEREIGNTY. Aihwa Ong. DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS. Durham and London. Aihwa Ong’s new book Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty brings together essays mostly published over the. In this episode we focus on Neoliberalism as Exception by Aihwa Ong. We begin by discussing the distinction she draws between.

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Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. Lists with This Book. It can be conceptualised, she argues, ohg a new relationship between government and knowledge through which governing activities are recast as nonpolitical and nonideological problems that need technical solutions.

She argues that an interactive mode of citizenship is emerging, one that organizes people—and distributes rights and benefits to them—according to their marketable skills rather than according to their membership within nation-states.

The new mode of political organisation, neoliberalism—with a small ‘n’ —is reconfiguring relationships between governing and the governed, power and knowledge, and sovereignty and territoriality p.

Erkan Saka rated it really liked it Dec 31, Neolibearlism Petrovic rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Institutional racism, the extremely poor status of ecxeption in ethnic minorities, the homogenizing force of ‘global learning’, and so on.

Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. The piece also runs the risk of embedding some of the old polarities between north and south which the group’s activities specifically attempt to engage with—and bridge.

Neoliberalism as Exception, Exception to Neoliberalism 1 I. Some consider it a form of predatory capitalism with adverse effects on the Global South.

Amy Schweitzer rated it really liked it Sep 11, Collier ; Buddha Is Hiding: As she demonstrates, a variety of neoliberal strategies of governing are re-engineering political spaces and populations. Sam Kasten rated it really liked it Mar 28, If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also.


The resistance to and contestations with the new orders by groups like SIS are important issues for models of governmentality; they point to limitations of the model identified by a number of critics who see outcomes as far more muddled than the imagined neoliberal templates might plan and hope for. She nominates an Islamic neoliberal exception, which she sees as supporting Muslim women in their quest for political and gender equity.

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Ong’s arguments are made vigorously and with her customary linguistic verve and virtuosity. Aubrey rated it really liked it Aug 29, This renewed ethical project has been ongg by a number of scholars concerned with both the turn to neouniversalisms like rights and with the return of the sacred within modernity. Loraine rated it it was amazing Jul 19, We all know neoliberalism is the boogeyman of modern academia and policy analysis, but what is an ‘exception’ here?

You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. This book is not cited by Ong, but would have provided her with an excellent body of detailed first-hand material about exactly how such imaginaries have been working out in everyday behaviours of segments of these classes.

Those whose knowledge and skills have little market value—like the migrant women domestic workers in many Asian cities—are denied citizenship. The volume comes with fulsome recommendations from some very well-known scholars of emerging global orders, including Saskia Sassen, Michael Hardt and Manuel Castells. Her books include Global Assemblages: Jim Rossi rated it did onv like it Apr 02, Create a reading list or add to an existing list.

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Ong excepiton that East and Southeast Esception states rxception making ‘exceptions’ to their usual practices of governing in order to position themselves to better engage and compete in the global economy.


Paperbackpages. Jane rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Jack rated it it was ok Dec 21, Ong’s strength has always lain in generating new insight by connecting observations in diverse arenas in surprising ways. Some consider it a form of predatory capitalism with adverse effects on the Global South.

In this groundbreaking work, Aihwa Ong offers an alternative view of neoliberalism as an extraordinarily malleable technology of governing that is taken up in different ways by differ Neoliberalism is commonly viewed as an economic doctrine that seeks to limit the scope of government.

In this respect, the volume is clearly valuable with its emphasis on ethnographic case studies, although the results must as yet be inconclusive. Zach rated it it was amazing Nov 03, What is neoliberalism exactly and does the Real match the hyperactive aihaa of the neoliberal?

This book will be of considerable interest to a wide range of readers interested in exploring neoliberal rhetoric and its complex translations, irrationalities, and contradictions.

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Her books include Global Assemblages: Neoliberalism as Exception Aihwa Ong Limited preview – She cites approvingly Nikolas Rose’s argument about the proliferation of techniques to remake the social and citizen-subjects, with neoliberal logic requiring such subjects to be free, self-managing and self-enterprising individuals in different spheres of everyday life p.

Nevertheless, Ong suggests that as the seam between sovereignty and citizenship is pried apart, a new space is emerging for NGOs to advocate for the human rights of those excluded by neoliberal measures of human worthiness. Neoliberalism is commonly viewed as an economic doctrine that seeks to limit the scope of government. Description Neoliberalism is commonly viewed as an economic aaihwa that seeks rxception limit the scope of government.