Language and Neoliberal Governmentality 1138575194, 9781138575196

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Language and Neoliberal Governmentality
 1138575194, 9781138575196

Table of contents :
Cover
Half Title
Series Information
Title Page
Copyright Page
Table of contents
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Neoliberalism, language, and governmentality
Language and neoliberal rationality
Neoliberal governmentality
“Population”, “political economy”, and the “apparatuses of security”
Neoliberal governmentality as a political rationality
Economicist discourses, knowledge, and governmental power
Language and the neoliberalisation of institutions
Language and the neoliberal subject
Conclusion: On “the how” of governmentality
Notes
References
Part I Language and the neoliberalisation of institutions
2 Linguistic securitisation as a governmentality in the neoliberalising welfare state
A neoliberal industry in a welfare state
Welfarism, neoliberalism, securitisation
Securitisation through language
The discursive construction of language as part of securitisation
The circulation of discourses on language and securitisation in construction sites
Interfaces between securitisation discourses and practices
Management measures
Logics about language, safety and “the other” in daily discourse
Consequences of the language and safety discourses and practices
Concluding remarks
Notes
References
3 Producing national and neoliberal subjects: Bilingual education and governmentality in the United States
The metadiscursive regime of nation-state/colonial governmentality
Re-appropriating the metadiscursive regime of nation-state/colonial governmentality
Nation-state/colonial governmentality and Proposition 227
The metadiscursive regime of neoliberal governmentality
Neoliberal governmentality and Proposition 58
From accommodation to reconfiguration
Note
References
4 Framing “choice” in language education: The case of freedom in constructing inequality
Introduction
Governing through freedom in Madrid, “a bilingual community”
“Go bilingual or die” in a scenario of parental choice
English as a mediator of inequality in schools
Discussion and conclusions
Key to transcriptions
Notes
References
5 Leadership communication “skills” and undergraduate neoliberal subjectivity
Introduction
Discourse and neoliberal ideology
Student leadership as technology of self
Talking like a leader-entrepreneur, maybe
Conclusion
Acknowledgements
Notes
References
Part II Language and the neoliberal subject
6 Linguistic entrepreneurship: Neoliberalism, language learning, and class
Introduction
Language, identity and (post)nationalism in Catalonia
What are, or who are, the neoliberal subjects?
Learning languages in late capitalism
The class distribution of (linguistic) agency
Conclusion: Entrepreneurship, class, agency
Transcription conventions
Note
References
7 Fabricating neoliberal subjects through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Introduction
The International Baccalaureate: A historical perspective
The IB philosophy and curriculum: Continuities and ruptures over 50 years
Evolution of the IB in Catalonia and Spain
IB localisation: An ethnographic case study
Implementing the IB at FIS
Transforming students into ideal neoliberal subjects
IB neoliberal rationality: The “IB learner profile”
Extract 1
Transforming IB students
Extract 26
The Creativity, Action and Service subject: Developing
self-expertise to become balanced individuals
Resisting IB transformation (or maybe not?)
Extract 3
Conclusions
Transcription conventions
Notes
References
8 The “self-made speaker”: The neoliberal governance of speakers
How do neoliberal principles reach into the very grain of individuals?
Neoliberalism and the formation of mobile workers in Madrid universities: Field work and case studies
From homo œconomicus to the self-made speaker: A model for “conducting language conduct”
Manufacturing self-made speakers: An apparatus of performance and pleasure
Governmental technologies: How to become a self-made speaker
Power technologies
Internalisation and normalisation
Free choice and self discipline: Self training and self capitalisation
Self surveillance and external and internal accountability
Technologies of the self
Conclusions
Notes
References
9 Resetting minds and souls: Language, employability and the making of neoliberal subjects
Introduction
Governing unemployment
Disciplining subjects
Fostering hope
References
Towards an ethnography of linguistic governmentalities
Neoliberalism as a regime of truth: Studies in hegemony
References
References
Index

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