» Nonsite Author: Sarah Brouillette
May 1st, 2013
Sam Durant, This is Freedom?, 2008, Electric sign with vinyl text, 63 1/2 x 84 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches Edition of 3.                                                            Image courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.
Academic Labor, the Aesthetics of Management, and the Promise of Autonomous Work
By (Carleton University)

An insistence on autonomy, here, is not about continuing to valorize the self as a site of all meaning and value. The opposite is true. Autonomization is a fundamentally social process. It is a matter of vigorously and loudly arguing for the necessary existence of modes of inquiry, styles of life, and ways of organizing creative and scholarly activity that reveal the limitations of the neoliberal market as an arbiter of what is valuable to know and do.

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