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Critical Times 11083007.
Published: 18 December 2023
... attractive to contemporary scholars—her revolutionary radicalism, her accounts of spontaneity and democracy, and her critique of imperialism—are undergirded by her commitment to that theory, along with its commitments to unilinearity, necessity, and progress. This theory provides the systematic backbone...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (3): 517–539.
Published: 01 December 2023
... on certain immersed surfaces and the phenomenon of that substance's formation, is one such mode. Inspired by maritime-archeological objects and practices, this article asks how concretion—from the Latin concrēscĕre for “to grow together”—marks and reworks imperial (and other) presences at the seabed...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 202–211.
Published: 01 August 2023
... and those who have left this world, introducing the Afghan corpse as witness to the violence of serial imperial war, and witness to the violence of Afghanistan as erasure. daulatzai@berkeley.edu ghumkhor@unimelb.edu.au © 2023 Anila Daulatzai and Sahar Ghumkhor 2023 This is an open access...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 396–415.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of thinking time. It concludes with a speculation on the promise of a “soft” rather than “mean” time, the latter evoking imperial standardization and the former describing a terrain in which affect and history are set in rippling motion. With Walcott in my ears, I turn finally to a personal time-map...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 263–267.
Published: 01 April 2018
... sterilization of women in French foreign territories. Vergès retraces the long history of colonial state intervention in Black women's wombs during the slave trade and post-slavery imperialism, and after World War II, when international institutions and Western states blamed the poverty and underdevelopment...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 268–269.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Ni Una Menos Abstract In this call to strike, the members of Ni Una Menos define the strike as a tool that they reinvent to dismantle the scheme of violence against women. The strike, they write, allows them to map new colonial and imperial forms deployed against women's economies and territories...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2020
... into the connections among imperialism, fascism, and totalitarianism a number of techniques of government that would enable us to repeat the gesture today, but this time within the biopolitics-security-neoliberalism nexus. The power paradigm that this essay (re)constructs is meant to contribute to identifying...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 552–559.
Published: 01 December 2021
... , an imaginary that I would term tragic . Amel provides the premises but not the full argument for such a vision by dwelling on the bifurcation, in Said's critical gloss on Marx, between a rational apologia for the revolutionary necessity of British imperialism, on the one hand, and a sympathy...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 359–388.
Published: 01 December 2021
... has become a critical watchword across the humanities and social sciences. It challenges disciplines to attend to their implication in histories of imperial domination and racial hierarchy and to reckon with the continuing ideological imprint of this past. Political theory has joined this effort...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 530–542.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to Marxism's lack of critical engagement, even as a critique of imperialism, with the epistemological premises of its own historicism. In Said's words, “In the methodological assumptions and practice of world history—which is ideologically anti-imperialist—little or no attention is given to those cultural...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 353–358.
Published: 01 December 2021
... beyond its usual preoccupations.” Abourahme's gesture toward pessoptimism, or optimism in the face of undefeated despair, takes us back to Ahmad's crucial claim that if the anticolonial impulse is to mean anything, it has to attend to the refusal to admit defeat in the face of the imperial elephant...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 April 2022
... countless “foreclosed possibilities” produced by imperial formations, with their structures of “vulnerability, damage, and refusal.” 57 These structures have marked and brutally subjected colonized bodies, while conditioning their interactions with others and with their environments, in seemingly endless...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 347–352.
Published: 01 December 2019
... orients us toward the links between regimes and events without collapsing them into so many iterations of the same catastrophe. Far from the linear thrust of imperial time, and the relentless returns of traumatic time, the time of entanglement is, in Achille Mbembe's formulation, “not a series...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., biopolitics, or even an Islamic political theology. That realization took place during a career in which he was regarded by empires as an “outlaw” with rebellious tendencies (British) and a troubling personality with sacred charisma (Ottoman). Fadl was from the imperial perspective a quintessential nineteenth...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 389–416.
Published: 01 December 2021
... . “ #RhodesMustFall: How a Decolonial Student Movement in the Global South Inspired Epistemic Disobedience at the University of Oxford .” African Studies Review 63 , no. 2 ( 2020 ): 1 – 23 . Alexander Neville . One Azania, One Nation . London : Zed , 1979 . Amin Samir . Imperialism...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (2): 337–369.
Published: 01 August 2022
... but confesses unbelief to a European audience, and whose political activities render any of his allegiances suspect. Although anti-imperial, al-Afghānī’s writings are alleged to contain layers of deception toward the masses of colonized Muslims. Meanwhile, Amīn is made into a client of European empire...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 501–508.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in the domain of knowledge and social relations with imperialism (chapter 11). The five translated chapters (1, 2, 3, 4, and 7) serve a polemical role; they represent Amel's practical designation of a problem in Said's reading of Marx that Amel had to pose and that he resolved, admittedly to a questionable...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 517–529.
Published: 01 December 2021
... As such, Orientalism is socially situated in an imperial project of the European ruling classes. But it also forged social representations beyond said social group and made its way into revolutionary thought. This is all the harder to recognize because Orientalism in Marx's 1853 essays for the New York Daily Tribune...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 370–395.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and Literature . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1977 . Wright Josephine . “ Orpheus Myron McAdoo: Singer, Impresario .” Black Perspective in Music 4 , no. 3 ( 1976 ): 320 – 27 . Younge Gary . 2018 . “ Britain's Imperial Fantasies Have Given Us Brexit .” Guardian , February 3...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 23–24.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of liberalism, secularism, imperialism. It matters little when I thought or said, Come on, push farther! Come on, give so-and-so a break! What mattered then, as now, was her clear understanding that the life of the mind was a practice of self, not a pathway toward a career. Saba left for Berkeley in 2004...