The Violence of Austerity
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Published By Pluto Press
ISBN : 9780745399485
Category : General Politics
Format : Paperback
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The Violence of Austerity is a dazzling collection of short essays which detail how state violence is unfolding in Britain on multiple scales and in myriad forms. This comprehensive mapping of the effects of this war against human welfare marks an important intervention in debates about the future of British state. It is also an important historical record of the ways in which people are resisting the depletion of their families and communities by bureaucratic agents of neoliberal capitalism. -- Imogen Tyler, Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University, author of Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain (Zed, 2013) In this brilliant book, Vickie Cooper and David Whyte bring together the arguments that break down the sick Tory Party political violence against the people of Britain. This book shows that there is only one response to the imposition of austerity as a crude and violent political strategy, and that is to turn our anger back against the Tories. -- Chunky Mark, Artist Taxi Driver This book leaves the reader in no doubt that government actions have the power to make or break lives and communities. -- Lynsey Hanley, The Guardian, and Author of Estates

Vickie Cooper is a Lecturer in Criminology at the Open University where she is Co-Director of HERC (Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative) and researches issues related to homelessness, criminal justice system, housing and eviction. David Whyte is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Liverpool where he researches issues related to corporate violence and corporate corruption. David is the editor of How Corrupt is Britain? (Pluto Press, 2015).


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