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Critical Times (2022) 5 (3): 501–537.
Published: 01 December 2022
...) into digital-cognitive and financialized capitalism and the accompanying transformation of a whole form of life, including the devaluation (and delegitimatization) of skills and habits achieved. Ressentiment, in this case, is a factor in blocking the truth that the Rust Belt cannot simply be brought back...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 221–238.
Published: 01 August 2019
...—“the positive theory of law is acceptable in its hypothetical basis at the outset of this study, because it undertakes a fundamental distinction between kinds of violence independently of cases of their application”—natural law, Naturrecht , seems completely useless. Benjamin considers the way the latter...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 227–243.
Published: 01 August 2023
... . Sovereignty implies an experience, but the experience it implies is one that cannot bear witness to itself. Sovereignty must leave an institutional record; at the same time, sovereignty calls for apocalyptic thinking. In each case, sovereignty can only pronounce itself through a “catastrophe,” and, likewise...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 445–475.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that marks it even among the left, and open it instead onto those cases of anticolonial politics that did not play out, at least initially, as a desire for the forward march of progress and its terminus in the state form? In these cases, how do we move past the language, or more precisely, the grammar...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 106–132.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Rosaura Martínez Ruiz Abstract This article offers an analysis of some of the reasons why the unveiling of the truth in the Ayotzinapa case, in which forty-three students enrolled in a rural teaching school in Mexico were forcibly taken and then disappeared, must not be postponed. To make a strong...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 285–294.
Published: 01 August 2019
... on Benjamin's interest in these paragraphs in the technique of open-ended discussion on a case-by-case basis. Technique, so understood, assumes, without necessarily exercising, the power to lie and be lied to. Works Cited Baier Annette . Moral Prejudices: Essays on Ethics . Cambridge, MA : Harvard...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2021
... the case for a general theory of the ethical life of counter-communities and applies it to the examples of queer and diasporic forms of collectivity. In closing, the article explores the success conditions of counter-collectivization as well as names some social-theoretical implications. © 2021 Daniel...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (2): 399–425.
Published: 01 August 2022
... freedom, critical thought, and its important relation to democratic practices and ideals. It further suggests that academic freedom might be considered an international human right without making any claims about what the human is or can be. Finally, a case is made for the humanities in the field...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (2): 200–223.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Sergio Delgado Moya Abstract This essay makes the case for sensationalism as an archive of violence. It traces the ways in which the Mexican filmmaker Felipe Cazals draws from the sensationalist tabloid Alarma! in the making of his film Las Poquianchis (1976), a film version of the story of human...
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Critical Times 11083017.
Published: 18 December 2023
... case. This article simultaneously demonstrates how black thinkers—Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Angela Y. Davis, Fred Moten, Fumi Okiji, and Spillers—have long offered exemplary accounts of art that combine its negative dialectics, critical edge, and transformative force while defying the anti...
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Published: 01 December 2020
to encourage a certain individual to take up a certain role. This is especially the case if they have not yet played that role. Usefulness: To evenly distribute responsibilities for managing the discussion’s flow. Dominating the discussion is discouraged. More
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 249–253.
Published: 01 April 2022
... class). We know that the impetus for the Ni Una Menos marches in Latin America emerged from the exceptional number of cases of gender violence. I participated in the beginning of the organization of this march in Peru, and it became necessary for us to contact colleagues from Argentina to learn from...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 April 2018
... by considering changing politico-economic epistemes and regimes of truth. Banu Bargu's critical genealogical intervention and Nandini Sundar's political ethnography uncover, for the cases of Turkey and India, respectively, the nuances of the consolidation of centralized, authoritarian regimes, which restrain...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 330–337.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in the epoch of law. And law has ways to ensure this continuity, through precisely those methods aimed at the preservation of law. Let me linger briefly on the case of the police. In a certain sense, this institution could be considered the modern version of mythical ambiguity, being a power invested...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 528–533.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the morning, we had sued the president. That Saturday, a small army of students descended into the clinic basement—researching, writing, and preparing to submit a brief in support of our case. By evening, we had managed to file the brief and schedule an emergency hearing before a judge. While attorneys...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (2): 434–443.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., in countries like the Philippines, as a way of rendering twelve-year-old girls marriageable. But what I would like to communicate today is how “Sexual Consent: Some Thoughts on Psychoanalysis and Law” can help us think about certain cases of rape and death in Argentina. In the film The Accused...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 April 2021
... unexpectedly and unpredictably, from within a state of apparent normality.” It is not a question of the state of exception (Schmitt) but of the tendencies present in each and every case. It is not a question of finding the accurate measure of suffering or magnitude of destruction, discovering a principle...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 118–124.
Published: 01 April 2021
... another as, in many cases, mutual conditions of possibility for one another, each of which shapes the appearance of the other. Balibar writes that he wishes to reject “the claim that politics and violence are antithetical terms, which are to one another what a rational end is to an obstacle to its...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 48–72.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . Daston Lorraine . “ Objectivity and the Escape from Perspective .” Social Studies of Science 22 , no. 4 ( 1992 ): 597 – 618 . Davies William . “ Economics and the ‘Nonsense’ of Law: The Case of the Chicago Antitrust Revolution .” Economy and Society 39 , no. 1 ( 2010 ): 64 – 83...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (2): 475–494.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and more violent version, King Leopold II's Congo Free State (1885–1908). In any case, what these examples show us is that autarky emerges from the intersection of a social and political ideology of autonomy and self-sufficiency, and a territorial opportunity. But in terms of contemporary Africa...
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