In an era when we are all presumably intersectional thanks to neoliberal multiculturalism’s hold on the academic industry, how are we to attend to and bring to the fore the pleasure, anger, and sadness that drive our forms of critique? Indeed, the growing departmentalization of feminist, queer, ethnic, and disability studies into the academic industry has produced a condition whereby we teach majorities to consume minority life—a condition that flattens some discordant and unappetizing affects. This section traces the lingering effects of Marxist and the Frankfurt school critiques of the culture industry on today’s academic industry in order to examine different ways of operating under neoliberal multiculturalism. We offer a critical therapy that emerges from critical theory.

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