Imagine Otherwise Podcast: Josef Nguyen on the Politics of Flexibility

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

In their conversation, Josef and Cathy chat about the promises and perils of flexible planning, especially when environments require new flexibility without funding it.

They also discuss the history of youth creative labor and why cultural anxieties over uncertain futures are so often routed through debates over technology in education, which we’re seeing play out in debates over online versus in-person education during COVID.

Finally, they close out their conversation with ways to put flexibility to use in the classroom, on the page, and in our daily lives in ways that center collective support and more just worlds.

Listen to the podcast at Ideas on Fire.

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