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Humanities 2017, 6(2), 40; doi:10.3390/h6020040

Searching for a Common Place: Thoughts on Crisis, Marginality, and Social Change

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Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
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Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Women’s Gender, and Sexualities Studies, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
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Received: 14 February 2017 / Revised: 10 June 2017 / Accepted: 10 June 2017 / Published: 14 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gender in Times of Crisis: A Multidisciplinary Conversation)
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This essay describes our neoliberal moment of crisis as a displacement of meaning regarding the more established notions of margin-center. Our times paradoxically ‘unite’ in that we are unwittingly governed by a financial logic that privileges personal gain over collective well-being. With this in mind, the essay will discuss strategies for examining oppression and imagining progress that is multidimensional and intersectional and thinks about the contestatory power in political and intellectual discourses that are linked to a multi-layered, feminist-gendered perspective in order to point to avenues that might lead to incisive political transformation. View Full-Text
Keywords: crisis; neoliberalism; marginality; democracy; liberal arts; gender crisis; neoliberalism; marginality; democracy; liberal arts; gender
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Aguado, T.; Martín, A. Searching for a Common Place: Thoughts on Crisis, Marginality, and Social Change. Humanities 2017, 6, 40.

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