Crease and Resist
“The gods of resistance smile”
I answered the quiet knock at the door. The very tall, very thin visitor was from Quebec, working on a Master’s thesis in geology. He had emailed me a couple of weeks before, wanting to discuss my experiences of living and working in a border region.
He had said, “I am interested in learning how people living in difficult circumstances organize themselves against oppression.”
I was glad to have that sort of discussion and invited him to our home for a talk.
One of the benefits of living alongside an international border is the number of academics who make their way here, anxious for a conversation, looking for an insight, and searching for a new notion about things they have invested a lot of time researching. They are students of public health and of public education. They are sociologists and anthropologists. Every now and again, they can seem arrogant, but…
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