New texts available

Hi everyone!

This resource has certainly been slow going, but it has been going all the same. Struggling to find adequate time and space to research and write (a common hurdle to all unfunded projects), I have still managed to produce some abbreviated versions.

The most recent version is a summary of what will eventually be Chapter 2 of this resource, “What’s up with the neoliberalization of culture?” It was presented as part of a panel discussion titled “Resistance through memory, oral history, and art” at Whose Winnipeg? Neoliberalism, Settler Colonialism, and the Production of Urban Space, which took place in Winnipeg on August 20, 2013. Please find it here: “On the neoliberalization of culture and why it matters”.

Beyond that, please find the following additional recent texts:

For a full-list of related texts and presentations, please visit: Abbreviated versions of this e-resource.



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“What is neoliberalism?” now online

Chapter 1 of Creative Resistance Beyond Survival is finally online with deepest thanks to Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt for generous guidance, Asiniig Ikwe Charlie Peters for thoughtful feedback, and cam bush for meticulous proofreading. Thank you ever so much!

Please find the chapter here. Comments are  most welcome.

“What’s up with the neoliberalisation of culture?” is coming up next, and hopefully without too much delay =-)

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You’re probably here because you’ve heard about the research project I started October 2010 and am now shaping into an e-resource for activist artists and their allies about the neoliberalisation of culture and strategies for resistance. Welcome!

I originally hoped to have this ready to share by January 2012, but it appears I’ve fallen prey to the all-too-common writer-ism of delays and other slowdowns.

Attempting to reconcile this, instead of launching an e-publication all at once with a single .pdf, I’ve decided to release chapters online as I finish them, fully reserving the right to change them along the way as necessary/I see fit because this is not an exercise in the presentation of indisputable expertise. Rather, it’s a process of learning and sharing that chronicles my reading and growing understanding about the privatisation of culture, while attempting to summarize ideas and materials to make them more accessible for anyone else with similar interests and/or concerns. In other words, it’s a project with and for allies that aims to widen discussion about the role of art in our communities and lives, and the ways in can empower us in the face of increasing social, economic, political, and environmental injustice.

I’m getting quite close to releasing the first chapter, which will briefly outline the principles and history of capitalism, neoliberalism, and capitalist globalization. Understanding neoliberalism and the privatisation of culture is the first step to resisting it, which is what this e-resource is really about.

Thank you so much for stopping by – please come back soon!

All best,

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