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  1. Nov 2018
    1. The paradox of resistance: critique, neoliberalism, and the limits of performativity

      I found this post from Sherri Spelic's post, "A Convention In My Mind.

    2. This is why, in the seemingly interminable debates about the ‘validity’ of neoliberalism as an analytical term, both sides are right: yes, on the one hand, the term is vague and can seemingly be applied to any manifestation of power, but, on the other, it does cover everything, which means it cannot be avoided either.

      Neoliberalism's ambiguity: it can describe anything, and yet is also everything.

    3. Neoliberalism is the requirement to submit all your research outputs to the faculty website, but neoliberalism is also the pride you feel when your most recent article is Tweeted about.

      The Tweet pride part of this hits home.

    4. In formal terms, critique is a form of a Russell’s paradox: a set that at the same time both is and is not a member of itself.

      Critique as Russell's paradox.

    5. Namely, the object or target of critique becomes increasingly elusive, murky, and de-differentiated: but, strangely enough, so does the subject.

      Interesting: so something like as critique gets deeper (?) the agency of the critic disperses.

    6. Varieties of neoliberalism, varieties of critique?

      The three main varieties of critique of neoliberal knowledge production: marxist, poststructuralist, and neo-materialist (eg, big data, ai, machine learning).

    7. Relatedly, given the level of agreement among academics about the general direction of these changes, engagement with developing long-term, sustainable alternatives to exploitative modes of knowledge production has been surprisingly scattered.

      Alternative practices to exploitative knowledge production have not kept up with critiques.

  2. Sep 2017
    1. right to privacy must be forsaken in the interest of welfare entitlements provided by the State

      privacy is an elitist concern

    2. that there is a statutory regime by virtue of which the right to privacyis adequately protected and hence it is not necessary to read a constitutional right to privacy into the fundamental rights. This submission is sought to be fortified by contending that privacy is merely a common law right and the statutory protection is a reflection of that position

      A statutory and common law right to privacy negates the need for a constitutional right

    3. dangers of privacy when it is used to cover up physical harm done to women by perpetrating their subjection.

      Feminist critique of privacy

    4. privacy should be protected only when access to information would reduce its value such as when a student is allowed access to a letter of recommendation for admission, rendering such a letter less reliable. According to Posner, privacy when manifested as control over information about oneself, is utilised to mislead or manipulate others

      Economic critique of privacy - posner

    5. Judith Jarvis Thomson,in an article published in 1975, noted that while there is little agreement on the content of privacy, ultimately privacy is a cluster of rights which overlap with property rights or the right to bodily security. In her view, the right to privacy is derivative in the sense that a privacy violation is better understood as violation of a more basic right

      Reductionist critique of privacy - JJ Thomson used by respondents to support the argument that privacy itself is not a right, but privacy violations may lead to other violations.