- "Thus labor power is also an exchangeable commodity with any individual possessor of it able to sell it for a price on the market. Wages and salaries are only special names for the price of labour-power for the price of this peculiar
commodity, which has no other repository than human flesh and blood." (Marx) (Marnie Holborow, Language and Neoliberalism, 18) #slowscholarship, #archive #scms2016 #InSearchofMableNormand #commodity
- "...media can always be improved upon leading us closer and closer to achieving immediacy of information access. Immediacy of information is seductive; we need no longer wait to find facts or to satisfy whims of interest.
(Gloria Mark, Multitasking in the Digital Age, 14). #slowscholarship #archive #scms2016 #InSearchofMableNormand #time
- “Within the ongoing logic of neoliberalism, teaching and learning are removed from the discourse of democracy and civic culture--defined as a purely private right rather than a public good.” Henry Giroux, “Critical Pedagogy in Dark Times,” #slowscholarship #scms16 #archive #resources #InSearchofMabelNormand Thanks to Marilyn Slater for the photo!
- “TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those
times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.” H. Zinn, A Power Governments Cannot Suppress, p. 270.
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