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Research Refusal, Peer-reviewed Newspaper, vol 10, no. 1 (2021)

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Writing in 1965, Mario Tronti’s claim was that the greatest power of the working class is refusal: the refusal of work, the refusal of capitalist development, and the refusal to bargain within a capitalist framework. One can see how this "strategy of refusal" has been utilised in all sorts of instances by social movements, but how does this play out now in the context of wider struggles over autonomy today – not just in terms of labour power and class struggles; but also intersectional feminism and queer politics; race and decolonialism, geopolitics, populism, environmental concerns; and the current pandemic? In what ways does a refusal of production manifest itself in contemporary artistic, political, social, cultural, or other movements? And, how might a refusal of certain forms of production come together with a politics of care and "social closeness" – also when thinking of how research itself might be refused?

This newspaper issue presents the outcome of an online workshop (organized by Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University; Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University; and transmediale festival, Berlin) with the participation of nine different groups, selected on the basis of an open call (Autumn 2020), and located at different geographical locations, some inside and some outside academia. Each group has worked independently, but has also taken part in a shared mailing list, creating a common list of references, and produced a newspaper as part of the transmediale festival ‘almanac’ (summer 2021).
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesår2021
Antal sider24
StatusUdgivet - 2021

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