Paper Uploaded: ‘Alive After Five’: Constructing the Neoliberal Night in Newcastle upon Tyne


Hello all,

I’ve uploaded a copy of my recently published article ‘Alive After Five’: Constructing the Neoliberal Night in Newcastle upon Tyne, which can be found in the Urban Studies online early access area. This is for a special issue edited by Tim Schwanen, Irina van Aalst and Ilse van Liempt, which comes out from a conference session at the 2011 Association of American Geographers conference. The work explores the ‘Alive After Five‘ project in Newcastle, and argues that this shows a repetition of the same attempt to create proper neoliberal subjectivities in the city that were also seen in previous leisure (ie alcohol) oriented regeneration projects. It also contains some material on the concept of atmosphere, which I will explore in more detail in a forthcoming publication in Geoforum. This article is very much a partner to my earlier publication in Geography Compass, exploring as it does the intersection of neoliberal policy, theories of subjectivity, and the urban night.

You can find the full article here, or an uncorrected proof here.

Cheers!

Rob

Rob

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