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Identity, identity politics, and neoliberalism

Wrenn, Mary

Authors

Mary Wrenn Mary.Wrenn@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Economics



Abstract

With the intensification of neoliberalism, it is useful to examine how some individuals might cope with the irrationality of the system. Neoliberalism cloaks the execution of the corporate agenda behind rhetorical manipulation that advocates for limited government. The corollary absence of government involvement on behalf of the citizenry writ large disarms the means of social redress for the individual. Democracy funded and fueled by corporate power thereby disenfranchises the individual, provoking some to search for empowerment through identity politics. The argument set forth suggests that individuals construct, reinforce, or escalate allegiance to identities as a coping mechanism, some of which manifest in violent identity politics.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Panoeconomicus
Print ISSN 1452-595X
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 61
Issue 4
Pages 503-515
APA6 Citation Wrenn, M. (2014). Identity, identity politics, and neoliberalism. Panoeconomicus, 61(4), 503-515. https://doi.org/10.2298/PAN1404503W
DOI https://doi.org/10.2298/PAN1404503W
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.2298/PAN1404503W
Additional Information Additional Information : This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published version is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.2298/PAN1404503W.

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