Affect and/as collective resistance in a post-truth moment

Andrés Castro Samayoa, Z. Nicolazzo

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Abstract

In this piece, we call upon the value of coalitional politics as a strategy of resistance in the face of an increasingly powerful post-truth regime. Reflecting on the insidious effects of fact-denying discourses are echoed in our classrooms and in our roles as educators, we openly wonder: What might it mean for educators to use feelings as a guide for educational praxis? We turn toward animating possibilities for what we are calling an affect of collectivity, or communal feelings of solidarity through which we can create microclimates of love and support and, as a result, find the strength and space to persist, thrive, and live amidst the rubble of the current post-truth regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)988-993
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Affect
  • collective
  • critical thinking
  • post-truth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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