Beyond Neoliberalism

Social Analysis after 1989

  • Marian Burchardt
  • Gal Kirn

Part of the Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference book series (ATSIAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Marian Burchardt, Gal Kirn
    Pages 1-14
  3. Epistemic and Conceptual Shifts in the Wake of 1989

  4. New Narratives of Capitalism: Interrogating Knowledge Production and Ethnography

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-279

About this book


This book explores how changes that occurred around 1989 shaped the study of the social sciences, and scrutinizes the impact of the paradigm of neoliberalism in different disciplinary fields. The contributors examine the ways in which capitalism has transmuted into a seemingly unquestionable, triumphant framework that globally articulates economics with epistemology and social ontology. The volume also investigates how new narratives of capitalism are being developed by social scientists in order to better understand capitalism’s ramifications in various domains of knowledge. At its heart, Beyond Neoliberalism seeks to unpack and disaggregate neoliberalism, and to take readers beyond the analytical limitations that a traditional framework of neoliberalism entails.


Postmodernity Globalization Transitology Capitalism Cold War Capital Politics Secular

Editors and affiliations

  • Marian Burchardt
    • 1
  • Gal Kirn
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic DiversityGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Cultural InquiryBerlinGermany

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