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ERIC Number: EJ1119091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1241
Strike, Occupy, Transform! Students, Subjectivity and Struggle
Pusey, André
Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, v26 n2 p214-232 2016
This article uses student activism to explore the way in which activists are challenging the student as consumer model through a series of experiments that blend pedagogy and protest. Specifically, I suggest that Higher Education is increasingly becoming an arena of the post-political, and I argue that one of the ways this student-consumer subjectivity is being (re)produced is through a series of "depoliticization machines" operating within the university. This article goes on to claim that in order to counter this, some of those resisting the neoliberalization of higher education have been creating political-pedagogical experiments that act as "repoliticization machines," and that these experiments countered student-consumer subjectification through the creation of new radical forms of subjectivity. This paper provides an example of this activity through the work of a group called the Really Open University and its experiments at blending, protest, pedagogy and propaganda.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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