Neoliberalism and the Australian Healthcare System (Factory)

Horton, Eleanor S. (2007) Neoliberalism and the Australian Healthcare System (Factory). In 2007 Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, 6-9 December 2007, Wellington, New Zealand.

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This paper will examine the interrelationship between categorising the neo-liberal perspective and the term 'consumer.' My explicit concern is the likely intrusion of the neo-liberal mindset onto what is essentially the 'social nature of identity' (Billington, Hockey & Strawbridge 1998, p. 56). By locating the discourse of consumerism within the broader political framework, I am able to examine the neoliberalist view and its positioning of marginalised groups with the aim of attempting to focus attention to the potentially negative consequences of the consumer label.

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ID Code: 14444
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Eleanor S. Horton
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:39

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