Zines: Crafting Change and Repurposing the Neoliberal University

Bagelman, Caroline (Carly) and Bagelman, Jen (2016) Zines: Crafting Change and Repurposing the Neoliberal University. ACME, 15 (2). pp. 365-392. ISSN 1492-9732

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bell hooks famously insists that education can be ecstatic! It can be a ‘practice of freedom’ that disrupts unequal power relations and generates social
justice. According to hooks, university education can only become this type of energetic practice if students and educators alike experiment, feel and take risks in
the classroom. This paper asks: how can we cultivate and sustain this energetic approach to education given the restructuring of the neoliberal university comprising reduced state funding, increased precarious labour and an expectation
for speedy delivery? Grounded in classroom experience, I explore how slow pedagogy can contribute to a growing Slow Scholarship Movement that takes collective action against the fast-paced, metric-driven neoliberal university. In
particular, I examine how the practice of crafting feminist-inspired ‘zines’ might function as a tool to repurpose universities into more generative, loving spaces for
engaged learning and living.

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Additional Information and Comments: Bagelman, Jennifer, and Carly Bagelman. 2016. “Zines: Crafting Change and Repurposing the Neoliberal University”. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 15 (2), 365-92. https://www.acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/1257.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Social Science
Depositing User: Carly Bagelman
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2020 08:59
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 09:02
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3133

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