REVOLUTIONARY LOVE: CYC AND THE IMPORTANCE OF RECLAIMING OUR DESIRE

Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Hans A. Skott-Myhre

Abstract


As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, the question of what we do and why we do it as CYC workers cannot be ethically separated from the lived suffering, social and cultural marginalization, and direct oppression of the young people with whom we engage. The fundamental question is whether we accede to the demands of an ever more indifferent and brutalizing system of abstract economic rule, or respond with new forms of value, ways of living and caring for one another. This article will propose a framework of revolutionary love in partial response to these questions. The article will present a theoretical framework for a politics of Child and Youth Care premised in the post-Marxist writings on love and capitalism in the work of Gille Deleuze, Felix Guattari, and Antonio Negri.


Keywords


capitalism, desire, child and youth care, Deleuze and Guattari, love

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18357/ijcyfs.64201514289



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