On the Freedom Convoy, the indigenous question, and ‘anti-socialist socialism'(?)
Sociologist and commentator Ashley Frawley is back on the pod to talk about the situation in Canada. With family members involved in the protests, we asked her what she made of the truckers and the way demands were framed as ‘anti-socialist’.
We move on to debate how to understand popular resistance to ‘social engineering’ today, as well as the uses of ’emotionalism’ to undermine political agency.
Readings & Links:
How the truckers split indigenous Canada, Ashley Frawley, UnHerd
Lecture: Emotion & Reason, Ashley Frawley, The Academy
Semiotics of Happiness, Ashley Frawley, Bloomsbury, 2005