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Critical Times (2020) 3 (2): 179–199.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of social precarization and exclusion. Against these murderous trends, which this article characterizes as marked by an aesthetics of cruelty, some of these struggles foreground the vulnerable character of life and the embodied dimension of politics and its affective domains. This article focuses...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 384–399.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Starting from situations embodying extreme violence, or cruelty, and contrasting them with a politics of civility, this article argues that if we want to define the conditions and the goals of politics, it is not enough to just be mindful of violence, or to see it as a central problem for politics. What we...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 198–211.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of things. Only on detached, isolated, and weak subjects can the claim of the world of things impose itself: 14 the lessons of things, nature as thing, the body as thing, persons as things, and the pedagogy of cruelty that continues to impose a psychopathic structure, marked by a drive...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Balibar says that he will leave aside: “the cruelty of prisons, tribunals, even hospitals, schools, not to mention families.” 12 For Balibar, these micro-powers are secondary to the macro-powers of the state and the patterns of violence specific to it. “Everyday cruelty” may indicate or intensify...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 268–269.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., intersectional, and heterogeneous articulation, in which fifty-five countries participated. We began to forge a new internationalism. We constituted ourselves as unexpected revolutionary subjects at a global level, and we questioned all forms of exploitation, racism, and cruelty from the perspective...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 93–101.
Published: 01 April 2021
... structural from other forms of violence by turning to cruelty or excessive violence as the issue to be addressed by anti-violence. Among the criteria defining excessive violence, he mentions its victims' preference for death over life as well as its own anti-utilitarian form. For the first criterion, Balibar...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 158–177.
Published: 01 April 2018
... strike to protest the femicide of sixteen-year-old Lucía Pérez, who was stabbed to death, connected male violence with forms of labor, economic, social, and territorial violence and precarization, and denounced them as a new “pedagogy of cruelty” practiced on women's bodies (in a scene with undeniable...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 102–109.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... But is the increasing and seemingly inexorable brutality, and hence the cruelty, of the state understandable as a mere decline in power and social care that engenders a desire for the state, or is it simply a reorganization of the state's activity around security? Why refer to powerlessness when one faces a form...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 244–256.
Published: 01 August 2023
... reincarnation begins with what we are told is his wrongful execution as a kindhearted landlord, thus mapping the originary moment of the tale onto the ideological cruelty of the party-state's campaigns, the origin of violence—including the question of its political nature—is by no means clear as the text moves...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (1): 114–142.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of the ethical subject—with reading in Adorno's essay on Hegel. I wish now to linger with this intersection in two aphorisms that appear in Minima Moralia . The first, aphorism sixty-eight, appeals to the “indignation” ( Entrüstung ) of the ethical subject: Indignation over cruelty that has been committed...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 April 2020
... from the trauma caused by what I lived through during those years. I am referring especially to their impact on victims, the malice of the hardships of those years, their wounds, the cruelty of their deaths. Women raped by animals, our understanding that the worst inhumanity was fully incorporated...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 249–253.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the collective outrage at the Ni Una Menos march, as cruel backlash, several women were burned by their boyfriends, ex-partners, or other relatives. In Argentina, the cruelty of gender violence worsened; in the Peruvian case, the patriarchy reacted by revolting with rage and using fire against women's bodies...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (2): 310–336.
Published: 01 August 2022
... an opportunity to take part in, to adopt a phrase that Judith Butler uses to describe the torture photographs from Abu Ghraib, “a festive cruelty,” 46 where violence, desire, and colonial fantasies intermingle. Needless to say, unlike the photographs that were taken in Abu Ghraib and leaked to the mass...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 120–132.
Published: 01 April 2018
... by the Fascist forces against Republican milicianos in Burgos in 1936. The poem describes the corpse of a worker from Miranda del Ebro in whose pocket, according to Vilaplana, they found a note in badly written Spanish, warning his companions against Fascist wrath and cruelty: “Abisa a todos los compañeros y...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (3): 413–435.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and transmitted to their descendants the codes of the violence that they endured during three hundred years of resistance against domination and colonialism. It's important to document, preserve, and divulge these cruelties and historical facts because, more and more, “they” want to erase these memories...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 133–158.
Published: 01 April 2019
... conditions of extreme economic and affective precarity, the conditions exalted by current neoliberalism, subjects tend to cling fiercely and stubbornly to fantasies that, even in their manifest cruelty (that is, in their capacity to threaten or undermine precisely what they promise to the subjects who cling...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 403–442.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to critique; it may be critique. Take the grammar of the concept “cruelty.” It usually implies an individual intention to cause suffering. When that word is used to describe suffering inflicted in war (described as collateral damage) or in peace (for example, the industrial production of meat), it is often...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 320–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
... is living. The second position refers to the possibility of terrible or catastrophic violence being transformed into something entirely different, such as peace. Here is a strikingly Benjaminian passage from Unger's text: “Still, world peace is a thousand times more likely to emerge from the pure cruelty...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 517–529.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of colonized people: “They are Orientals and hence have to be treated in other ways” ( O , 155). He reconciled condemnation and affirmation of “the human depredation introduced into [the Asiatic] system by English colonial interference, rapacity, and outright cruelty” ( O , 155) through the notion...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (3): 501–537.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of emancipatory social movements. 55 Indeed, ressentiment is authoritarianism in the guise of antiauthoritarianism, the decline of the political in the guise of politicization, 56 moral indifference and cruelty in the guise of moral indignation, conspiracy with existing structures of domination in the guise...