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‘Academic Fantasies’, ‘Lines of Interiority’ and the Rituals of Student Politics

By Lakshmi Bose, Jo-Anne Dillabough, Elizabeth Maber The landscape of Hungarian Higher Education (HE) over the last decade represents a battlescape over populist ideals (see the Democracy Institute, 2022) and a strategically designed conservative push towards more patriotic forms of HE, signposting Victor Orban’s political vision for Hungary into the future (Collins, 2021). On April … Continue reading ‘Academic Fantasies’, ‘Lines of Interiority’ and the Rituals of Student Politics

Schoolhouse Rot: Critical Race Theory and the US’ Decaying Democracy

By Gabe Abdellatif  Critical Race Theory, or at least what conservatives have defined as critical race theory, has dominated the popular discourse on public education in the United States for the last two years.  Critical race theory, as it first emerged in legal academia in the 1970s, is a theoretical framework derived from critical legal … Continue reading Schoolhouse Rot: Critical Race Theory and the US’ Decaying Democracy

Turning Red and social theory: contextual incongruity, emotions, and media 

By Sebastián Ansaldo The latest Pixar film, Turning Red, has caused an interesting discussion regarding issues of representation, character identification, portrait of adolescent life, etc. Some have even  pointed out that topics presented in the film, such as menstruation, teenage crushes, and sexuality, should not be part of a family film, and should instead be … Continue reading Turning Red and social theory: contextual incongruity, emotions, and media