The most recent issue of the journal e-flux
includes the first of two excerpts from Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval's The New Way of the World: On Neoliberal Society
. The book, which Philip Mirowski
has called "a monument of scholarship", provides a nuanced genealogy of neoliberalism as a mode of governance and encourages reconsideration of the recent buzzword.
The extract comes from the chapter "Manufacturing the Neoliberal Subject," in which the authors bring together psychoanalytical and sociological theory to understand what is unique about subjectivity in this historical moment.