Capital at the Brink reveals the pervasiveness, destructiveness, and dominance of neoliberalism within American society and culture. The contributors to this collection also offer points of resistance to an ideology wherein, to borrow Henry Giroux’s comment, “everything either is for sale or is plundered for profit.” The first step in fighting neoliberalism is to make it visible. By discussing various inroads that it has made into political, popular, and literary culture, Capital at the Brink is taking this first step and joining a global resistance that works against neoliberalism by revealing the variety of ways in which it dominates and destroys various dimensions of our social and cultural life.
With essays by Paul A. Passavant, Noah De Lissovoy, Robert P. Marzec, Jennifer Wingard, Zahi Zalloua, Jodi Dean, Andrew Baerg, Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Christopher Breu and Uppinder Mehan. Editor Bios
Jeffrey R. Di Leo is Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Houston-Victoria. He is editor and publisher of American Book Review, and the founder and editor of symploke. His recent books include Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues (2013, with H. Giroux, S. McClennen, and K. Saltman), Corporate Humanities: Moving Beyond the Neoliberal Academy (2013), and Turning the Page: Book Culture in the Digital Age (2014).
Uppinder Mehan is Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of English at Fort Valley State University. He is editor, with Nalo Hopkinson, of So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy, and his essays have appeared in Comparative Literature, Paragraph, and Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.