What Kind of Allies are These?: reflections on power and politics within the 2012 student strike at Concordia University.Submitted by alexmatak on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 21:48.
This Zine looks at the 2012 student strike in Quebec, as it occured at Concordia University.
An abridged version of an hours thesis, this paper (re-written for easier access!) uses interviews and personal ethnography to interrogate the ways that power relationships play out -within- this resistance movement, and demands the following questions:
- what are the impacts of the participation of institutionalized, hierarchal organizations (like "official" student government bodies)in a grass roots, anti-neoliberal movement such as this?
- how are the underlying systems of power and oppression that permeate our society (re)enacted in resistance movements, and how do they effect the success of our "resistance"
key words: Quebec student strike, printemps d'erable, feminism, anarchism and direct democracy, student politics, critical analysis
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