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What are people (in universities) for? 0

What are people (in universities) for?

According to the term coined by Stefan Collini (2012) [1], the dimension of research that supports up-to-date, innovative, and creative teaching action in universities can be cataloged by the Edspeak buzzwords, that is: “competitive, ground-breaking, cutting-edge, relatable, applicable, impactful, transferable, research cluster grant-winning, profit-generating, and easily packaged for media coverage”. In fact, academia did not escape neoliberal reform trends, starting to operate according to market mechanisms and principles of economic...

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The active principle of the Ugly

The Ugly is not a “Being”. The Ugly is a “Becoming”. Its condition is not static. It lives in a relative, entropic, and never definitive axiological spectrum. It is a negation, the active principle of negation. Finding a “frame” of the Ugly implies recognizing dimensions of reality that distance us from a promise of happiness [1] and on which the process of making something invisible appears as the possible response...

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DeafSpace, Displacement and Homemaking

Ecology of everyday life: DeafSpace and homemaking in the experience of displaced deaf people When we talk about social and cultural ecology, driven by lines of investigation that intertwine Deaf Studies and Cultural Studies, we recognize the connection with ways of being, feeling, and understanding the world, associated with deaf people who use gestural communication systems. Sign language, as the mother tongue of communication between communities of deaf and hearing...

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