On the train journey back from the workshop, I scribbled down some thoughts and reflected on notes from the day’s critical discussions about corporations, capitalism, and the “global”. Below are some of the different themes, topics, and questions that I’ve been thinking about since the session. In particular, I’m interested in critical analysis of: 1) different ideas about political economy and its connection to, or disconnection from, capitalism, 2) the limitations of the language/framing of “The Global…” (e.g., fetishising invocations of “Global South” via the gaze of “Global North”), and 3) the way that various terms have become proxies for capitalism, colonialism, and care.
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On Black Women’s Digitally Mediated Experiences of Academia in Britain
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