December 1, 2022

Neoliberalism And The Cultural Politics Of Shame (Samantha Pinson Wrisley)

Shame as an affect, an emotion, or a feeling serves a critical purpose in the construction and maintenance of hegemonic power relations. Sara Ahmed defines it in her book The Cultural Politics of Emotion as an “intense and painful sensation that is bound up in how the self feels about itself (103).” Neoliberalism has deepened […]

The Affects Of May 1968 – On Liberal Subjectivity And Its Discontents (Roger Green)

Elliot Neaman closes his book, Free Radicals: Agitators, Hippies, Urban Guerrillas, and Germany’s Youth Revolt of the 1960s and 1970s, stating that the battles of the late 1960s persist today, “not on the streets this time, but rather [in disputes] over who has the power to interpret the past correctly” (212).  He claims that rather […]

Dissolving The I In The We – Love And The Problem Of Community, Part 2 (Daniel Tutt)

The following is the second installment of Dr. Tutt’s St. Thomas More Lecture delivered on March 18, 2018 at St. John Fisher University.  The first installment can be found here. Identity and Power Now that we have some conceptual resources to better understand the dialectic of Immunitas and communitas, I want to make some reflections on community in […]