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Competing Responsibilities: The Ethics and Politics of Contemporary Life
  

Competing Responsibilities: The Ethics and Politics of Contemporary Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Trnka, Susanna
Edited by Trundle, Catherine

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Noting the pervasiveness of the adoption of responsibility as a core ideal of neoliberal governance, the contributors to Competing Responsibilities challenge contemporary understandings and critiques of that concept in political, social, and ethical life. They reveal that neolibe...ralism's reification of the responsible subject masks the myriad forms of individual and collective responsibility that people engage with in their everyday lives, from accountability, self-sufficiency, and prudence to care, obligation, and culpability. The essays which combine social theory with ethnographic research from Europe, North America, Africa, and New Zealand address a wide range of topics, including critiques of corporate social responsibility practices; the relationships between public and private responsibilities in the context of state violence; the tension between calls on individuals and imperatives to groups to prevent the transmission of HIV; audit culture; and how health is cast as a citizenship issue. Competing Responsibilities allows for the examination of modes of responsibility that extend, challenge, or coexist with the neoliberal focus on the individual cultivation of the self.
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ISBN 9780822363750
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780822363750
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Duke University Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) Edited by Trnka, Susanna
Edited by Trundle, Catherine
Category Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Political Science & Theory
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 172
Weight 386g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Citizenship, Political rights, Responsibility - Social aspects, Responsibility - Political aspects
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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