"Up in the Air"
Flip Your Field
Edited by Penelope Dean, Conference Chair
ACSA West Central all Conference (2010)
"Up in the Air" delivered at a panel on "Negotiation" looks at the failing American landscape through the Hollywood film starring George Clooney.
"'Up in the Airs' eponymous ending strips away and fauxmy choices. Between an existential and solitary freedom or a shabby sense of commitment, we recognize the end of neo-liberalism Certainly in negotiation nothing is certain; the alternative is nothing. As another calamitous, vortex-summoning anti-hero of American adolescent capitalism might say, 'Negotiate' 'I prefer not to.' 'Imagine waking up tomorrow with nothing,'' Bingham intones. 'Exhilarating isn't it?"