Taking a broadly humanist Marxist approach (infused with elements of autonomia and Open Marxism, and attempting to connect with literature of feminism, (de)colonialism, identity politics and intersectionality ), I have a new monograph out with Palgrave Macmillan, entitled The Alienated Academic: The Struggle for Autonomy Inside the University The book’s abstract
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“Democratic freedom as resistance against self-hatred, epistemic injustice, and oppression in Paulo Freire’s critical theory.” Constellations, 2018. Available for free download: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8675.12395
Culture, ideology and consent: on contemporary myths* by Vasiliki Papageorgiou Ethnologist-Social Anthropologist, PhD In this article I start by discussing Rolan Barthes’ contribution in the development of cultural studies, particularly focusing on his early and pioneering work “Mythologies”. Barthes elaborates an analysis of the mythical system and
As one of the most controversial minorities in the United States of America, Arab Americans trace their ancestral roots to several Arab Middle Eastern countries. However, Lebanon remains the homeland of a majority of Arab Americans, followed by Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, and Jordan. In fact, a myriad of
Two questions are posed to the writer, and by writer I mean the generalist, the critic, the essayist. First: What task have you set yourself to complete? Second, and following on its heels: What is required of you? The first is posed by writers to themselves. The second is presented
Figure 1. A “sign o’ the times” offers terror-relieving propaganda during Hawaii’s recent missile alert scare.1 The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas