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    The Emergence of Neoliberalism: Thinking Through and Beyond Michel Foucault’s Lectures on Biopolitics.Nicholas Gane - 2014 - Theory, Culture and Society 31 (4):3-27.
    This paper uses Michel Foucault’s lectures on biopolitics as a starting point for thinking historically about neoliberalism. Foucault’s lectures offer a rich and detailed account of the emergence of neoliberalism, but this account is far from complete. This paper addresses some of the blind-spots in Foucault’s lectures by focusing on the space between the decline of classical liberalism at the end of the 19th century and the subsequent attempt to develop a ‘positive’ or ‘ordo’ liberalism in post-war Germany. The primary (...)
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    When We Have Never Been Human, What Is to Be Done?Nicholas Gane - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (7-8):135-158.
    This interview reconsiders Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto 21 years after it was first published. It asks what has become of the three boundary breakdowns around which the Manifesto was structured - those between animals and humans, animal-humans and machines, and the ‘physical and non-physical’. Against this backdrop, this interview examines the connection between the Cyborg Manifesto and Haraway’s more recent writings on companion species, along with what it means to read or write a ‘manifesto’ today. Recent notions of the ‘posthuman’ (...)
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    Review: Wendy Brown, Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution. [REVIEW]Nicholas Gane - 2016 - Theory, Culture and Society 33 (7-8):350-355.
    This review of Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos considers the claim that contemporary processes of neoliberalism are damaging the core principles of democracy. It is argued that Brown is right to follow Foucault in defining neoliberalism as a form of political rationality, but that core arguments of the book could be developed further through attention to the following points: the operation of neoliberal politics and practices outside of the US context; the position of Austrian thought within the history of neoliberal (...)
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    Interview with Friedrich Kittler and Mark Hansen.Nicholas Gane & Stephen Sale - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):323-329.
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    Radical Post-Humanism.Nicholas Gane - 2005 - Theory, Culture and Society 22 (3):25-41.
    This article uses the work of Friedrich Kittler to address the ways in which media technologies underpin and structure the basis of ‘human’ existence and understanding. Kittler’s ‘media materialism’ is explored through four main influences: the information theory of Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver, the media analysis of Marshall McLuhan, the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, and Michel Foucault’s work on power and discourse. These figures are used, in turn, to draw into question the materiality of information technology, and, following (...)
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  6. Concepts and the `New' Empiricism.Nicholas Gane - 2009 - European Journal of Social Theory 12 (1):83-97.
    This article examines the role of concepts in the so-called 'new' empiricism that is currently emerging from the writings of Gilles Deleuze. It asks what concepts are, and how they might be put to work to present the 'pure difference' of the empirical world. In addressing these questions, a number of parallels and contrasts are drawn between the writings of Deleuze and Max Weber. It is shown that many of Deleuze's key arguments about concepts- in particular, that they are pedagogical, (...)
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    Ubiquitous Surveillance.Nicholas Gane, Couze Venn & Martin Hand - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):349-358.
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    Trajectories of Liberalism and Neoliberalism.Nicholas Gane - 2015 - Theory, Culture and Society 32 (1):133-144.
    This review article of The Making of Modern Liberalism and Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics centres on the different trajectories of liberal and neoliberal thought that are mapped out by these two works. It is argued that to achieve an understanding of the meeting points, continuities and discontinuities between liberalism and neoliberalism it is necessary to examine the economic and political bases of these forms of governmental reason. By doing so, it is suggested (...)
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    Posthuman.Nicholas Gane - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):431-434.
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  10. Book Review: Beyond the Image Machine: A History of Visual Technologies; Critical Technology: A Social Theory of Personal Computing. [REVIEW]Nicholas Gane - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 84 (1):141-144.
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    Nudge Economics as Libertarian Paternalism.Nicholas Gane - forthcoming - Theory, Culture and Society:026327642199944.
    Given the growing prominence of nudge economics both within and beyond the academy, it is a timely moment to reassess the philosophical and political arguments that sit at its core, and in particular what Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein call libertarian paternalism. The first half of this paper provides a detailed account of the main features of this form of paternalism, before moving, in the second half, to a critical evaluation of the nudge agenda that questions, among other things, the (...)
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    Thinking Historically About Neoliberalism: A Response to William Davies.Nicholas Gane - 2014 - Theory, Culture and Society 31 (7-8):303-307.
    This brief response to Will Davies clarifies and expands a number of the core arguments of the article ‘The Emergence of Neoliberalism: Thinking through and Beyond Michel Foucault’s Lectures on Biopolitics’ : 3–27). It is argued that it is a mistake to treat Foucault as a neoliberal because his lectures on biopolitics centred on the emergence of different trajectories of neoliberal reason. Instead, Foucault’s genealogy of neoliberalism can be read as a critical history, one that is partial and incomplete but (...)
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    Material Markets: How Economic Agents Are Constructed.Nicholas Gane - 2012 - Theory, Culture and Society 29 (2):150-153.
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    C. Wright Mills 50 Years On: The Promise and Craft of Sociology Revisited.Nicholas Gane & Les Back - 2012 - Theory, Culture and Society 29 (7-8):399-421.
    This article takes the fiftieth anniversary of the death of American sociologist C. Wright Mills as a cue to revisit his legacy but also the value of sociology today. It argues that the enduring relevance of Mills’ work is his cultivation of a sociological sensibility, which is both an attentive and sensuous craft and also a moral and political project. The article returns to some of the key aspects of Mills’ life and work, and focuses, in particular, on his influential (...)
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    The Party's Over: Blueprint for a Very English Revolution.Nicholas Gane - 2005 - Contemporary Political Theory 4 (3):334-336.
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    Friedrich Kittler.Geoffrey Winthrop-Young & Nicholas Gane - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (7-8):5-16.
    The introduction provides a short outline of Kittler’s biographical background and briefly discusses the stages of his work: The initial discourse-analytical stage of the late 1970s that centered primarily on literary text; the media-theoretical stage of the 1980s and early 1990s that focused in particular on electric and electronic media; and a current stage dedicated to rewriting the origin of one the most basic cultural technologies: the alphanumeric notation system.
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    Competition: A Critical History of a Concept.Nicholas Gane - forthcoming - Theory, Culture and Society:026327641987824.
    This article expands Michel Foucault's genealogy of liberalism and neoliberalism by analysing the concept of competition. It addresses four key liberal conceptions of competition in turn: the idea of competition as a destructive but progressive and thus necessary force ; economic theories of market equilibrium that theorize competition mathematically ; socio-biological ideas of competition as something natural ; and sociological arguments that see competition as adding value to the social. From this starting point, the article considers the ways in which (...)
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    Max Weber as Social Theorist: ‘Class, Status, Party’.Nicholas Gane - 2005 - European Journal of Social Theory 8 (2):211-226.
    While Max Weber is commonly treated as a social theorist or a theorist of social stratification, relatively little attention has been paid to the theory of the social that is developed in his work. In view of this, this article turns to Weber’s most explicit theorization of the social: the section of Economy and Society entitled ‘Class, Status, Party’. In this work, Weber treats class as a non-social form, in contrast to status groups and parties, which are seen to emerge (...)
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    Religion, Theology and Culture.Nicholas Gane - 2008 - Theory, Culture and Society 25 (7-8):119-123.
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    Simulation.Nicholas Gane - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):282-283.
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    Constructions of Neoliberal Reason by Jamie Peck.Nicholas Gane - 2013 - Theory, Culture and Society 30 (1):155-160.
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    Book Review: Materiality is the Message? [REVIEW]Nicholas Gane & Hannes Hansen-Magnusson - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (7-8):315-323.
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