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Critique and possibility in cultural sociology (2018)
Book Chapter
Weiss-Hanrahan, N., & Amsler, S. (2018). Critique and possibility in cultural sociology. In L. Grindstaff, M. M. Lo, & J. R. Hall (Eds.), Routledge handbook of cultural sociology, 64-72. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Critique and judgment were once regarded as the distinguishing features of an emancipatory social science, yet their role in the study of culture has become contested in recent years. Cultural sociologists became disenchanted with critical theory in... Read More

Relearning liberation: critical methodologies for the general crisis (2018)
Journal Article
Amsler, S., & Weiss-Hanrahan, N. (2018). Relearning liberation: critical methodologies for the general crisis. 00 Journal not listed, 2(4), (55-73). ISSN 2567-4056

How can critical theory help us to articulate the nature of social suffering in twenty-first century capitalism, and to expand our horizons of possibility for liberation and alternative futures at a moment of apparent impasse? In this essay, we explo... Read More

Organising an alternative university: a reflection on the conference ‘Critical, Emancipatory and Solidarist Endeavors’ (2018)
Journal Article
Amsler, S. (2018). Organising an alternative university: a reflection on the conference ‘Critical, Emancipatory and Solidarist Endeavors’. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism and Critique, 16(2), (775-781). doi:10.31269/triplec.v16i2.1042. ISSN 1726-670X

This article presents a report on the international conference ‘Beyond University: Critical, Emancipatory and Solidarist Endeavors’, organised by the Kocaeli Dayanışma Akademisi (Kocaeli Academy for Solidarity) in Kocaeli, Turkey on 30-31 March 2018.... Read More

Mobilising different conversations about global justice in education: toward alternative futures in uncertain times (2018)
Journal Article
Andreotti, V., Stein, S., Sutherland, A., Pashby, K., Susa, R., & Amsler, S. (2018). Mobilising different conversations about global justice in education: toward alternative futures in uncertain times

In this article we present four social cartographies with the intention to contribute to different conversations about global justice and education. The cartographies aim to invite curiosity, depth, reflexivity, openness, and the expansion of sensib... Read More

Introduction to ‘Learning the future otherwise: emerging approaches to critical anticipation in education’ (2017)
Journal Article
Amsler, S., & Facer, K. (2017). Introduction to ‘Learning the future otherwise: emerging approaches to critical anticipation in education’. Futures, 94, doi:10.1016/j.futures.2017.09.004. ISSN 0016-3287

In November 2015, a gathering was convened in Italy to explore how to ‘improve the resilience of societies facing threats from a global proliferation of agents and forces by articulating uncertainties through anticipatory processes’ (Project Anticipa... Read More

What do we mean when we say “democracy”’?: learning towards a common future through popular higher education (2017)
Book
Amsler, S. (2017). What do we mean when we say “democracy”’?: learning towards a common future through popular higher education. In R. Howarth (Ed.), Out of the ruins: the emergence of radical informal learning spacesPM Press

This chapter explores how a small project in popular higher education presents both opportunities and challenges for learning new democratic subjectivities and social relationships that challenge neoliberal forms. It draws on my experiences as a memb... Read More

The marketised university and the politics of motherhood (2017)
Journal Article
Amsler, S., & Motta, S. C. (in press). The marketised university and the politics of motherhood. Gender and Education, doi:10.1080/09540253.2017.1296116. ISSN 0954-0253

In this paper, we offer a critique of neoliberal power from the perspective of the gendered, sexualised, raced and classed politics of motherhood in English universities. By using dialogical auto-ethnographic methods to examine our own past experienc... Read More

‘Insane with courage’: free university experiments and the struggle for higher education in historical perspective (2017)
Journal Article
Amsler, S. (2017). ‘Insane with courage’: free university experiments and the struggle for higher education in historical perspective. Learning and Teaching, 10(1), doi:10.3167/latiss.2017.100102. ISSN 1755-2273

This article considers the role of experiments in learning in movements to democratise higher education ‘under the rule of capital’ (Gutierrez, Navarro and Linsalata 2017). It focuses on the emergence of a new generation of ‘free universities’ in the... Read More

Contesting anticipatory regimes in education: exploring alternative educational orientations to the future (2017)
Journal Article
Amsler, S., & Facer, K. (in press). Contesting anticipatory regimes in education: exploring alternative educational orientations to the future. Futures, doi:10.1016/j.futures.2017.01.001. ISSN 0016-3287

Advanced capitalist societies are characterized by three forms of power and powerlessness: a hegemony of political monoculture; the ‘undoing’ of democratic forms of political agency and subjects; and the ‘political construction of hopelessness’ in ch... Read More

Learning hope: an epistemology of possibility for advanced capitalist society (2016)
Book
Amsler, S. (2016). Learning hope: an epistemology of possibility for advanced capitalist society. In A. C. Dinerstein (Ed.), Social sciences for an other politics: women theorizing without parachutesPalgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47776-3_2

Drawing on the critical theories of Ernst Bloch and Boaventura de Sousa Santos, as well as on the knowledge and learning practices of counter-capitalist social movements, Amsler’s chapter offers a reading of political hopelessness amongst educators i... Read More

Facilitating LGBT medical, health and social care content in higher education teaching (2015)
Journal Article
Davy, Z., Amsler, S., & Duncombe, K. (2015). Facilitating LGBT medical, health and social care content in higher education teaching. Qualitative Research in Education, 4(2), doi:10.4471/qre.2015.1210

Increasingly, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) health care is becoming an important quality assurance feature of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare in Britain. While acknowledging these very positive developments, teaching LGBT... Read More

“By ones and twos and tens”: pedagogies of possibility for democratizing higher education (2014)
Journal Article
Amsler, S. (in press). “By ones and twos and tens”: pedagogies of possibility for democratizing higher education. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 22(2), doi:10.1080/14681366.2013.852614. ISSN 1468-1366

This paper concerns the relationship between teaching and political action both within and outside formal educational institutions. Its setting is the recent period following the 2010 Browne Review on the funding of higher education in England. Rathe... Read More