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Anger and Hope

During the on-campus talk about Black Lives Matter and Anthropology, Dawn-Elissa Fischer said that you should be angry – that if you’re not angry, you will forget why you’re fighting. This stuck with me for multiple reasons, but a powerful … Continue reading

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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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Studying Through the Undercommons: Stefano Harney & Fred Moten – interviewed by Stevphen Shukaitis

Stevphen: Preparing for the interview I resorted to a typically web 2.0 approach of asking on Facebook what questions I should ask. I sent some of these to you. One question that seemed quite interesting was whether it was possible … 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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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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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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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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