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Acadammit: Using Collective Podcasting to Build Solidarity in Academia

It was clear to us that everything we had been feeling - the isolation, the competition, the exhaustion, the frustration - was not something unique to our own graduate experiences.

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The Place + Space Collective

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Acadammit: Using Collective Podcasting to Build Solidarity in Academia

It was clear to us that everything we had been feeling - the isolation, the competition, the exhaustion, the frustration - was not something unique to our own graduate experiences.

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The Place + Space Collective

Urban and Urbanization

The Pandemic, Southern Urbanisms and Collective Life

The global pandemic has occasioned an impulse to think in monumental terms – totality, catastrophe, portal. This essay commits to a different reading that stops the rush of planning and forecasting, projecting and forecasting. It offers collective life as an analytic that keeps the focus on the ways in which the urban majority is trying to survive and cope within structures of inequality that now bear both the new imprint of COVID-19 while equally holding the continuities of older forms of distancing and exclusion.

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Gautam Bhan, Teresa Caldeira, Kelly Gillespie, and AbdouMaliq Simone

Politics & Political Theory

Revisiting Solidarity: Developing Exit Strategies from a Post-Political Pandemic

The flourishing landscape of solidarity initiatives that emerged during the corona crisis became an object of consensual appreciation. Even critical thinkers overlooked the intensifying influence of neoliberal logics on this impressive grassroots awakening. Highlighting these logics could assist in freeing our quotidian solidarity activities from the attempts to neutralize its political potential.

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Itamar Shachar

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