Episode 42: Melinda Cooper on Neoliberal Family Values

We often think of neoliberalism as operating at odds with the traditional family. Our guest, Melinda Cooper, shows why neoliberals and social conservatives have enjoyed an alliance over the past forty years, and how neoliberalism has long had anxiety about family and morality at its core.

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Melinda Cooper is Associate Professor in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism as well as Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era.


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