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Analysis of Political Aspects of Student Blockade at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb: Methods and Strategies of Student Blockade (Abstract)

Duško Petrović ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, I. Lucica 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

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The author analyzes the method and strategy of the student blockade of the teaching process on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2009. Special emphasis is placed on those aspects of strategic-methodological forms of action which ascribed to the blockade a mobilizing potential and possibilities of politization. Using some elements of Lacan’s psychoanalytic theory and the theory of hegemony by Laclau and Mouffe, the author is trying to show that the performative aspect of student demands played a key role in the politization of those demands. The article ends with the analysis of the political impacts of that action and defines the term politization as applied to this situation.


performative aspect; la point de caption; empty signifier; floating signifier; politization

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