The Commodification of Anti-Capitalist Sentiment and Possible Paths of Resistance

By Camilla Cannon (Warren Wilson College) 1. Introduction In this paper, I will examine the relationship between the commodification of rebellious sentiment (specifically, anti-capitalist sentiment) in contemporary American capitalist culture and two modes of understanding power described by Michel Foucault: the juridico-discursive theory of power and the diffuse-productive theory of power. Specifically, I will argue […]

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Hustling for Empowerment: How Tactics of Strategic Ignorance Can Undermine Systems of Dominance

By Laura Katsnelson (University of Michigan) Abstract | There is no doubt that systems of ignorance facilitate oppression, but they also give the oppressed group space in which to resist the system.  For instance, though many Americans are oblivious to the damage that U.S. colonial programs have had on Puerto Rican society, Puerto Ricans have used jaiba […]

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