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Hope & Valency

The idea that Lisa Duggan suggests of the counter to ‘hope’ being ‘complacency’ was very interesting to me, because it shifted hope from being a specifically imagined reconstructed utopic future to a space for imagining, a drive and a need … Continue reading

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Autonomous School Chiapas: CIDECI-Unitierra

Cideci is an autonomous school in San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas Mexico where the ideas of Freire and of indigenous learning have been synthesized into the powerful education model found within the school. Its foundation was synthesized using ideas … Continue reading

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Foucault Spivak Deleuze and the Invisible Committee

The differences in power and the act of domination seem to be made the central focus of resistance movements through the lens of Foucault and Deleuze. The remedy they offer to domination is localized autonomy, specified through interests, and informed … Continue reading

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Queering Education

Queering the actual modes of education in universities and in education systems at large is a must. To free public imagination, we must break loose of tunnels, where the light only comes from one source, from straight ahead, a light … Continue reading

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Queering Democracy

I recently listened to this podcast critiquing democracy and it made me think of Giroux’s essay and how frequently the term is employed without elaboration, as a catch all for the good things in life: equality, justice, participation.   http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-solecast/e/solecast-27-beyond-democracy-w-a-crimethinc-participant-45771223Continue reading

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