“Resilience becomes a deeply conservative technique, one especially well suited to governance; you encourage bodies to strengthen so they will not succumb to pressure, so they can keep taking it; so they can take more of it. Resilience is the requirement to take more pressure; such that the pressure can be gradually increased.”
- Sara Ahmed
@ghost_bird this is interesting. I wonder if there is another 'thing' to think of - on the other side, that accomplishes the same thing in a positive way - sensativity, openness, confidence, and support - to challenge and navigate, choose and reflect...
I vote for those, I think
@lauraritchie There absolutely are forms of resilience we can cultivate for ourselves and which strengthen us. In context, this is about institutional demands for resilience, and the way drawing attention to a problem with the institution becomes a problem of your own “sensitivity”
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