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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Wilson Chacko Jacob Abstract History has been difficult to dislodge from its colonial trajectory in spite of at least a half-century of post-Orientalist critique. Accordingly, a critical theory that is genuinely global in its lineaments is difficult to establish as practice without more decolonial...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 595–616.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Translated by Ramsey McGlazer In March 2020 when word of the threat posed by COVID-19 reached the Tikmũ’ũn, memories immediately surfaced. These were memories of old histories and of how, in the past, the ancestors of today's Tikmũ’ũn were almost wiped out by the diseases brought by whites. Millennial...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 289–303.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., which ensues when “the ego coincides with the ego ideal.” What if some losses do not make us melancholic but manic? Is it possible to make history by losing history? Settler mania incites Indigenous melancholia by displacing responsibility for children's deaths from church and state to parents who...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 330–337.
Published: 01 August 2019
...-historical one is something that is not apparent at this point in the text. Only in the essay's last paragraph does Benjamin return to the philosophy of history—the philosophy of the history of violence—as a key to the critique of violence. “Philosophy”—placed in quotation marks without explanation...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (2): 300–311.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Deniz Yonucu; Talin Suciyan Abstract The author of The Armenians in Modern Turkey , historian Talin Suciyan, puts the Armenian genocide survivors at the center of her research to provide a new perspective on the history of the Turkish Republic. Suciyan analyzes the experiences and lives of its...
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Critical Times 11083007.
Published: 18 December 2023
...Amy Allen Abstract Although Rosa Luxemburg is currently enjoying a well-deserved renaissance, much of the current discussion of her work fails to contend with her commitment to a rather orthodox reading of the Marxist theory of history. I argue that all of the features that make Luxemburg's work so...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 345–358.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Kee Howe Yong Abstract This essay describes and analyzes a historical situation of loss in Thailand's far south since the annexation of the Sultanate of Patani by Siam and its recurring conflict since the late 1940s. What was felt to be lost for my Malay Muslim interlocutors was a history...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 85–105.
Published: 01 April 2019
... question of knowledge as such. It argues that the question of power and prejudice acquires a different dimension when we consider the university of the Global South. If our struggle is to recover knowledges buried by history, to subvert existing knowledge formations, and to generate new knowledges out...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 263–267.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Françoise Vergès Abstract This article draws from Françoise Vergès's book, Le ventre des femmes: Capitalisme, racialisation, féminisme , * which traces the history of the colonization of the wombs of Black women by the French state in the 1960s and 1970s through forced abortions and the forced...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 73–89.
Published: 01 April 2021
... never explicitly acknowledged colonial histories. What is needed, instead, this article suggests, is consideration of the very implications of the “colonial modern”—that is, an acknowledgement of the colonial constitution of modernity—for Frankfurt School critical theory's idea of historical progress...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 389–416.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in the present requires a comparative account of the problem of colonialism that embraces both the history of assimilation and the history of difference in a way that survives colonial assimilation. surenpillay1@gmail.com © 2021 Suren Pillay 2021 This is an open access article distributed under...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (3): 645–662.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Lena Meari; Samera Esmeir; Ramsey McGlazer Abstract This interview with Lena Meari considers the history and present of Palestinian hunger strikes. Meari reflects on the political and theoretical dimensions of hunger strikes by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli colonial prisons...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 396–415.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Vilashini Cooppan Abstract This article considers how time, space, and history are mobilized across a contemporary range of debates in postcolonial studies, world literature theory, and memory studies. The time-maps surveyed all revolve around Eurochronology and its contestations, and range from...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 59–84.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Willy Thayer; Elizabeth Collingwood-Selby; Ramsey McGlazer Abstract This article offers a synthesis of the book La crisis no moderna de la universidad moderna and reconsiders many of its main claims, without, however, rehearsing the conceptual history that the book develops. These claims bear...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 226–240.
Published: 01 April 2018
... histories that these strikes continued. These are histories of workers’ struggle as much as of feminist activism, and both Majewska and Rakowska speak to the inseparability of feminist efforts—including work for reproductive justice—from broader anti-capitalist projects in Poland and beyond...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of the “superiority of the subjugated” with Hegel and explains its social-theoretical relevance by turning to Marx and Engels. This tradition of thought offers two explanations for the superiority of subjugated sociality, one that relies on a philosophy of history (the servant's way of existence anticipates a coming...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 187–232.
Published: 01 August 2021
... to come” for an understanding of his approach to art, history, philosophy, and religion. This philosophy of crystallization, of which there has been little or no mention in Fanonian studies, is also contrasted with and compared to works by the Guinean poet Keita Fodéba and the Iranian critic Ali Shariʿati...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 20–49.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., political theology of Zionism within a Christian history of deferral, messianism, and empire. My point is that Scholem's language could make it difficult to distinguish between Aufschub and Verschiebung , deferral and postponement, good and bad, Jewish and Christian, justice and empire. The potential...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 562–564.
Published: 01 December 2021
...The Editors Abstract This is a roundtable discussion about the Basic Law: Israel—The Nation State of the Jewish People, 2018. The contributions by Honaida Ghanim and Lana Tatour situate this law in the longer legal and political history of Israeli settler colonialism in Palestine. The third...
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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...