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The Cynic's Guide to Political Practice

Rubinstein, Daniel (2019) The Cynic's Guide to Political Practice. In: Photography, Activism and the Everyday. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. (Submitted)

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Rubinstein, Daniel

It is strange to live at a time when political liberalism and democracy are seeking new and more imaginative ways of damaging and even destroying themselves. Key preoccupations of liberalism are being employed specifically to undermine and discredit cultural pluralism and to advance new forms of nationalism and racism aimed at repressing the very 'other' that is the focus and the concern of progressive politics. One by one all of the staples of liberalism – such as class, gender, sexuality, race, faith, the body, diversity and identity – are being weaponised not to advance inclusion and tolerance but in order to promote the interests of specific groups, whether these are white supremacists, misogynistic gamers, autocratic nationalists or pro-life activists. In this hall of mirrors, the 'other' is no longer the LGBTQ, the black, or the woman, rather it is the defender of white masculinity, the protester against the demolition of confederate statues, and the born again Evangelical Christian.

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Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Bloomsbury Publishing
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 2019
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 09:27
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2023 15:04
Item ID: 12811
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/12811

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