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Free universities and radical reading groups: learning to care in the here and now


Carlson, A and Walker, B, Free universities and radical reading groups: learning to care in the here and now, Continuum, 32, (6) pp. 782-794. ISSN 1030-4312 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10304312.2018.1525925


This article is an autoethnography of two free education projects, Brisbane Free University and Queering Health Hobart. We suggest that in theorizing our experiences of these sites through feminist theories of care, we see how counter-capitalist and anti-oppressive cultures might be fostered within and against neoliberal capitalism. In particular, we suggest that these spaces foster forms of relationality, locatedness and attentiveness which disrupt the (re)production of neoliberal logics. By attending to one another in the specific conditions of the ‘here and now’, we begin to prefigure counter-capitalist cultures of care.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Free Universities, Prefigurative politics, Feminist ethics of care, Queer health, counter-capitalist organising
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural Studies
Research Field:Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Walker, B (Ms Briohny Walker)
ID Code:130183
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-01-15
Last Modified:2019-03-14

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