Resonant Thoughts: Unlearning And Disciplined Dissidence In Andy Merrifield’s “The Amateur” (2017)

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“I consider myself as deschooled: I learned how to unlearn, and continue to follow the twisted path of ‘disciplined dissidence.’”*

(*“Disciplined dissidence” is a phrase of Ivan Illich, who speaks of it in his Deschooling Society as a quality “which cannot be measured against any rod, or any curriculum, nor compared to someone else’s achievements” [1973, p.72]).

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