Imagining unthinkable spaces

Amsler, Sarah and Amsler, Mark (2013) Imagining unthinkable spaces. Argos Aotearoa: A Journal of Place/Politics . ISSN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

The neoliberalized university embodies the destruction of the public sphere by capitalism. Spaces for heterogeneous thinking, for creative, critical, contested connections, and thus for potentially liberating work are being relentlessly foreclosed. Indeed, the very idea that we have the right to intellectual debate, collaborative inquiry and collective action within the university at times feels almost unthinkable. This is why it is important that we not only think these spaces open, but that we pry them in practice, opening up what has been sealed off or is being made inaccessible, unthinkable. We believe it is not only possible to do so, but that building the collective possibilities to create such spaces in everyday academic life is an important part of more ambitious projects to remake the university.

Keywords:Higher Education, the university, neoliberalism, politics of possibility, bmjquery
Subjects:L Social studies > L370 Social Theory
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
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ID Code:12010
Deposited On:07 Oct 2013 08:42

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