The Emergence of Post-modern Culture in Neoliberal Society

  • Matthew McManus
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)


This chapter is the most challenging in the book, trying to frame what is meant by neoliberal society and post-modern culture. It characterises neoliberal society as defined by three kinds of transformations: socio-political, economic, and technological. These brought about immense changes which were explicated by the products of post-modern culture such as literature and film. It then analyses how post-modern culture is defined by changing experiences of space and time, and most importantly, by the destabilisation of identity. It also analyses the roots of this destabilisation in secularism, liberalism, and capitalisation. All these myriad changes provided fertile soil for the rise of reactionary movements.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew McManus
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  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsTecnológico de MonterreyMonterreyMexico

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