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    Publicness and commoning: Pandemic intersections and collective visions at times of crisis

    Georgiou, Myria and Titley, Gavan (2022) Publicness and commoning: Pandemic intersections and collective visions at times of crisis. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 25 (3-4). pp. 331-348. ISSN 1367-8779

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    In this article, we examine publicness during the pandemic, with a particular focus on the conditions it creates or constricts for engagement, solidarity and collective action. We interrogate the intensive publicness of the crisis to reflect on its assumed and established equation with progressive political possibility – transparency, accountability and democratic procedure. Theoretically, we cut into the contemporary ambiguity of publicness by putting it into conceptual dialogue with the idea of commoning, a notion that speaks to the resources and political consequences of coming together, and publicness not as coexistence and speech acts but as a domain of struggle. By considering the intersection of publicness and commoning, we aim to provide one way of thinking about how and when public revelation can be oriented towards material and political change. We propose three lines of examination: publicness without commoning; publicness with contingent commoning; and commoning without publicness.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: collective vision; commons; commoning; Covid-19; crisis; pandemic; politics of solidarity; publicness; public sphere;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 18479
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    Depositing User: Gavan Titley
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2024 11:04
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Cultural Studies
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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