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theory/ideology

  Theory and ideology operate similarly here. Both serve to turn the fear of the unknown into something more palatable and productive. I’m sitting in Athenian Diner right now and have overheard multiple celebrations of last night’s outcome. “He’s the … Continue reading

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Deleuze and Foucault

Gramsci introduced the term ‘hegemony’ to refer to the force that ensures power structures are consented to and reproduced.  He also wrote that unless intellectuals take up the position of the peasant or are themselves an organic peasant intellectual, they … Continue reading

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the other side

Out of curiosity, I wanted to read an argument in vehement opposition to Freire’s Marxist-inspired teachings.  I found this : http://www.city-journal.org/html/pedagogy-oppressor-13168.html (tbh I wish I hadn’t because it pissed me off). Sol Stern essentially argues that pushing leftist Freireian ideas … Continue reading

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Campus Sex, Campus Security

Jennifer Doyle’s exploration of exploitative, neoliberal power structures within the university that work against victims of sexual assault in favor of the university’s sell-able reputation made me think about all of the false narratives that work to support this system. … Continue reading

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The Will to Institutionality

Ferguson’s piece made me reflect on how insanely institutional, manipulative, neoliberal, corporate, and resistant to change my conservative Southern high school was and still is.  It’s hard to adequately paint a picture of Charlotte Latin School; it’s almost impossible to … Continue reading

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