February 11, 13.15-15, 2021
Keynote speaker: Melinda Cooper, “The Blue-Collar Taxpayer – Trump and the Wages of White Men.”
Melinda Cooper is professor in the School of Sociology at the Australian National University. She is the author of Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism (2017) and is currently completing a manuscript called Capital Gains and Public Liabilities: How Neoliberalism Remade Public Finance.
Registrering med Sebastian Hanold, Sebastian.firstname.lastname@example.org
February 11-12, 2021
Conference: Neoliberalism in the Nordics – gathering perspectives
In the last fifty years, the Nordics have seen a profound transformation of social model, culture, and capitalist economy. To a varying degree, welfare state cultures across the Nordics have embraced markets as primary or secondary agents. Consumer patterns, cultural engagements and images of self and others have also seen fundamental transformations in relation to new notions of speculation, entrepreneurship and choice. Social movements of old have metamorphosed into new forms of mobilization both for and against markets. In what way is the notion of neoliberalism relevant to describe this?
We invite papers on topics such as, and not limited to: business, business organisations, and the role of business networks, social democratic parties and trade unions, popular and expert culture, language, rhetoric and images of markets, right wing parties and neoliberal ideology, family policies, feminism and gender, immigration, and Nordic identity.
The conference is by invitation only and we aim for one consecutive strand of papers and collective discussion in a group of 25-30 people.
Keynote speaker: Melinda Cooper
May 10-11, 2021
Workshop: Business and Neoliberalism in the Nordics
Place: Hotel Nyborg Strand in Denmark
What happens to neoliberalism if we look at it from the perspective of business history and business actors? How did business interest organizations and individual business agents act in the age of neoliberalism in the Nordic countries? How was discourse changed in this period? What did they do to protect their interests? What narratives were crafted, and what strategies were followed?
“Neoliberalism in the Nordics” has a business history dimension, and with this workshop we intend to explore this dimension and take up the questions above based on ongoing empirical work in the project. The discussions are continued in a more international seminar in August 2022, which is co-organized with the Global History of Capitalism project in Oxford.
Convener: Jeppe Nevers, Professor of Modern History and Director of the Center for Maritime and Business History at the University of Southern Denmark.