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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 435–465.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Debarati Sanyal Abstract Starting with Alan Kurdi as the “ideal” figure of the refugee, juxtaposed with the figure of the migrant swarm, which rehearses the contrast between humanitarian compassion and securitarian anxiety, this essay traces how these seemingly opposed logics meet...
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Published: 01 April 2023
figure 1. Mona Hatoum, The Light at the End (1989). All figures from Archer et al., Mona Hatoum . More
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (2): 275–309.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Ajay Skaria Abstract In conversation with the work of Qadri Ismail, this essay explores the figure of the minor. It suggests that Ismail and others have given that figure a distinctive torsion by imbuing it with the moral aspiration for a freedom and equality no longer centered on sovereignty...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (2): 337–369.
Published: 01 August 2022
... into the mainstream of the discipline. The expansion, however, has been marked by a tendency to typecast the archive of anticolonial thought with a handful of figures. This article examines the edge of the archive, or three thinkers who are only at its margins. They are Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Qāsim Amīn, and Sayyid...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 244–256.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Emily Ng Abstract The history of modern China has been filled with loss in many senses. From certain angles of vision, loss, remembrance, and forgetting orbit around figures of political repression in the People's Republic of China (PRC), particularly that of censorship. These approaches posit...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 227–243.
Published: 01 August 2023
... in each case, sovereignty is obliged to summon the figure of the “last man.” This logic needs to be reconstructed. We need to go back to where Bataille left off. We must understand the terrible obstacle that he ran into along the way. Bataille was on the brink of entering virgin territory...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 212–226.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., elle est obligée de faire appel à la figure du « dernier homme ». Cette logique demande à être reconstruite. Il faut revenir là où Bataille s'est arrêté. Il faut comprendre quel était ce formidable obstacle auquel il s'est heurté. Il devait entrer dans un territoire vierge, celui du survivant. Et...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 371–381.
Published: 01 August 2023
... expressed a deep rejection of the existing economic model, emphasizing its cultural concomitants and questioning the practices of self-exploitation imposed by neoliberal work culture. The first part of the essay develops a critical picture of the figure of the entrepreneur, an embodiment of meritocratic...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Sophie Chao Abstract This essay considers the multiscalar manifestations of loss and the destruction of loss through the material-semiotic figure of “spent earth,” a toxic waste by-product generated by the industrial bleaching of crude oils into edible oils. Drawing on two distinct encounters...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 285–294.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Anne-Lise François Abstract This article offers a partial commentary on the figures of parenthetical or bracketed power in paragraphs 12 and 13 of Walter Benjamin's “Toward the Critique of Violence.” Performing its own bracketing of the central question of the general strike, it focuses instead...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 68–86.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and dogs, an idea that would have tremendous influence on public policy on overpopulation. The sources of Townsend's Dissertation are based on the figure of Alexander Selkirk, who lived as a castaway on an island of the Juan Fernández Archipelago. This essay analyzes Townsend's sources and takes note...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 165–177.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., in alternative news outlets. “No +.” Figure 1. Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento. Acción de arte, 1979. Figure 1. Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento. Acción de arte, 1979. Figure 2. Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento. Acción de arte, 1979. Figure 2. Una milla de cruces...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 398–412.
Published: 01 August 2023
... or flying before they fell. Others were evidently caught: their legs bound, their bodies tagged, perhaps stuffed. All these bodies are centered against the same blank screen, absent a setting or location. Scanning this set of figures stripped of context or plot, you remark upon the varied compositions...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 194–204.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Alice Attie Work Cited Nancy Jean-Luc . The Restlessness of the Negative , translated by Smith Jason and Miller Steven . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2002 . 1. Nancy, Restlessness , 44 . Figure 4. Class Notes : Kierkegaard Figure...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 338–345.
Published: 01 August 2019
... that the aggression is now masked and appears as unity and cooperation. While the mythical violent image lurks in both series, their metamorphoses deliver them away from the mythical origin almost to the point of disappearance. figure 1 . Hisham's Palace (Khirbat al-Mafjar), Mosaic floor, Jericho, 724–43 AD...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (2): 312–325.
Published: 01 August 2020
... to Goya's genius, dirtying it with the smoke of the real, seemed to me both entirely necessary and entirely natural. figura/figure 1 . Los desastres de la guerra: Tristes presentimientos de lo que ha de acontecer (2018). Fumaça sobre impressão em papel (smoke on printed paper). FIGURA/FIGURE 1...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (3): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2022
... as euphoria turned to despair, with no accountability for the many lives lost, jailed, maimed, otherwise destroyed, the images remained, circulating as proof that all we had lived had actually happened. figure 1. Figure 1. figure 2 . Protesters gather in Beirut demanding the prime...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 174–185.
Published: 01 April 2021
... been accorded to multihanded gods and figures. The exoticism that is often attributed to me and my work is associated with the ever-looming figure of the devi . The formal language of the video is also key in critiquing both language and the absurd contradictions of the art system. figure 1...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 334–351.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of tickseed. They said they were going to clear them all. I told them, those flowers over there, near the boulder, should be saved. There's still some left now. There used to be so much. figure 1 . Yi Xin Tong, still from Tickseed , 3:16. Poems in the Mount Lu Zoo (2015–20). Ten-channel HD video...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 595–616.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of the image, from which we have much to learn. His drawings are not representation but transformation. In his words: “If I make a drawing, I form, transform. I form the drawing of the animal, and I've done it, it's transformed, understand?” 9 figura/figure 1 . Mãtãnãg xop pet ( Houses...
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