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Sarah Amsler
Sarah Amsler is a Lecturer in Sociology at Aston University (Birmingham, UK). She writes about the politics of culture and cultural practice, especially the relationship between education and social justice. She works on problems of transformative education and critical pedagogies; practical philosophy; building relationships between social science, political activism and the public university and arts; challenging oppressive thinking and politics; and creating spaces and practices of hope for freedom in everyday life and cultural institutions.

Blog Entries by Sarah Amsler

Creative Militancy, Militant Creativity and the New British Student Movement

Posted December 10, 2010 | 10:55:50 (EST)

Under what might now need to be termed comparatively normal circumstances, I have often agonised over helping my students understand the practical significance of critical theory. They ask, but what can one actually do with Herbert Marcuse today? In a scheduled class, it all feels so remote.

Now I can...

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Revolutionary Education? If Only

Posted June 21, 2010 | 12:20:16 (EST)

It sounds like the start of a good joke: a sociologist walks into a student union somewhere in the UK, Das Kapital and a map of (all of) Latin America under one arm, a giant stack of unmarked essays under the other. She approaches a huddle of students engaged in...

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