INVENTING, CREATING and MAINTAINING MY/YOUR OWN NON-HEGEMONIC LIFE. BY STEVEN BENSON

1.Find like minds; FREE, critical-thinkers, who are OUTSIDE the box of restricting hegemonic behavior, politics and theory.

2. These can be

a. individual  nurturing, friendships, which accept you/me

b.  Social groups which provide a level playing field(from which to move outwards, when you so decide; and where you can establish what else you have got in common,AS WELL AS, eg, being lgbt)

c.academic, non-establishment, radically pedagogic(including peer teaching/learning )contexts. I have found one!

These three sometimes overlap!

3.ESCAPE oppressive hegemonies, which try to control/restrict you/me, if I/ you no longer have the interest, will, strength and/or need to challenge them(eg traditional university departments and their hegemonic, sometimes straight-jacketed followers)

So, put these into operation, through finding conducive contexts and Utopia no longer needs to be “towards”; it is NOW and ongoing;  a  REALITY-in practice and theory!(Ok, as a predominantly open gay man, I still have to negotiate heterosexist, and sometimes directly homophobic, hegemonies and heteronormativities, but I have stronger inner and outer resources, from which to empower me to do that.)

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3 Responses to INVENTING, CREATING and MAINTAINING MY/YOUR OWN NON-HEGEMONIC LIFE. BY STEVEN BENSON

  1. decayetude says:

    Thanks Gill:)love Steve

  2. decayetude says:

    Thanks to Diana too,Steve

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