Campus Units

Agricultural Education and Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

6-16-2016

Journal or Book Title

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

First Page

1

Last Page

20

DOI

10.1080/14791420.2016.1194521

Abstract

This analysis refocuses attention to the relationship between neoliberal government practice and co-conditioning rhetorical consequence through examination of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT). Operating by a plastic card similar to consumer debit cards, EBT opens new possibilities of consumption for those receiving Food Stamps. Rather than simply signaling a disciplining governmentality, electronic food assistance functions as a technology of neoliberalization, proffering the potentiality of social equity while (re)instantiating class boundaries. I appropriate the finance term securitization to specify the disposal of liberalist logics that transform the poor from economic risk to state asset while also leaving the conditions of poverty and food insecurity unchallenged.

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (2016), available online at: http:dx.doi.org/10.1080/14791420.2016.1194521.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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