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“Post-Soviet Social” in Foucault Studies

Volha Piotukh has written a perceptive review of Post-Soviet Social in the journal Foucault Studies.

“Ambitious in its scope and level of detail, theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, Collier’s latest book makes an important contribution to Foucauldian scholarship. In par-ticular, it helps us appreciate the significance and uniqueness of the Soviet biopolitical project, while suggesting a productive line of inquiry into the nexus between neoliberalism and social modernity. It also encourages us to critically interrogate neoliberal narratives in terms of their history and effects, to appreciate the flexibility of neoliberal reforms and to focus on specific practices in order to understand what makes them neoliberal.”