Melinda Cooper

is Associate Professor in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Life as Surplus and Family Values.

Family Matters

Family Matters

Melin­da Cooper’s lat­est work tracks the pol­i­tics of kin­ship in the era of neolib­er­al­ism, plac­ing the cen­tral­i­ty of “fam­i­ly val­ues” dis­course with­in the broad­er con­text of Amer­i­can social thought and post-Fordist eco­nom­ic trans­for­ma­tion. In this inter­view, View­point asks her about the key insights of her work and their impli­ca­tions for polit­i­cal strug­gles in the present.