This chapter conceives an agenda of interventionist research focusing upon the emotional vulnerability of Scotland’s poor communities to exploitation by purveyors of neoliberalism. The point is, rather, that an awareness of linguistic change, informed by Vološinov’s Marxism and the Philosophy of Language, was the trigger for a broader investigation of ongoing processes of change and development in Scottish economy, politics and society. This investigation made it possible to grasp – in a way that would probably not otherwise have been possible – what was going on in a key moment of policy change and in the associated implementation frameworks. On this basis, it was possible to respond, and to help to enable others to respond, timeously.
|Title of host publication||Marxism and Social Movements|
|Editors||Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky, Alf Gunvald Nilsen|
|Publisher||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Electronic)|| 9789004251434|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Historical Materialism Book Series|