Staying Beside; Moving Sideways Hans Demeyer (This is a slightly different version of a talk I gave at the teach-in ‘The Art of the Strike’ (3 December 2019) at University College London during the industrial action at UK universities in Fall 2019.) Here’s a phrase I’ve heard and adapted somewhat slightly: ‘Given the falling numbers of students in the humanities/modern languages, one could say that the battle of the strike will not be won there.’ This defeatist statement is a symptom of the condition that Mark Fisher (2009) identified as ‘capitalist realism’: an affective acquiescence with capitalist...Read More
Author: Hans Demeyer
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