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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. We can think...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 233–262.
Published: 01 August 2021
... happens when bodily growth, heart rate, respiration, and body heat are integrated into technologies for the detection of life with a view to their measurement (biometrics) and the constitution of a database needed for border surveillance? What happens when life is turned against itself? How to disobey...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Alawi. The critical potentiality of this life will be extrapolated into the present by considering the death-defying horizons opened by the newly expanded repertoire available to a mystical tradition, which allows reflection on the anticolonial as an ontology refused and yet a promise. Finally...
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Critical Times 10235964.
Published: 19 September 2022
...Jeffrey Sacks Abstract This article addresses the work of the German-language philosopher and theorist Theodor Adorno and the Palestinian Artist Mona Hatoum in order to ask after the form of the subject and the sense of life privileged in critique. I consider the form of the subject and the sense...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 327–357.
Published: 01 December 2020
... life itself. This shift, from protecting bodies to protecting life, is related to resilience's biopolitical matrix, which mediates between the molecular fiction of life and an ecological eschatology. The essay concludes, in the first place, that the discourse of resilience entails a naturalization...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 320–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Petar Bojanić; Edward Ðjordević Abstract In paragraph 18 of “Toward the Critique of Violence,” the terms life , living , and violence , and the relations among them, complicate Walter Benjamin's justification of divine violence—his text's main discovery. This article seeks to reconstruct Benjamin's...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 401–402.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Charles Hirschkind Abstract In the lead essay to this special section, Talal Asad explores some of the avenues opened up by Wittgenstein's work for students of religion. Highlighting some of the philosopher's key insights on the life of language, Asad argues that, instead of taking the opposition...
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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 (2021) 4 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Rocío Zambrana Abstract The essays translated in this cluster explore the work of debt, blame, and responsibility in the continuation of and resistance to colonial life in contemporary Puerto Rico. In the colony of Puerto Rico, debt represents the continuation of the colonial condition—Puerto...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 263–283.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of the rise of a functionalist, processual understanding of life under capitalist modernity. She also develops an alternative, nonfunctionalist framing of living bodies, highlighting a gratitude for “given” aspects of existence and the value of the bodily surface as a sentient interface between embodied needs...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... These are keeping pace with political events as they unfold; withdrawing from political life to care concretely for others; and finally, developing a sensibility for the new through artistic creations that give insights into our shared future. That such a conceptual shift in courage is necessary for Lear's...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 403–442.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of life. © 2020 Talal Asad 2020 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). religious reasons tradition practice abstraction the secular In what follows I try to think about religious tradition through Wittgenstein's...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 488–495.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Mbali Mazibuko Abstract This short essay offers reflective feminist insight into the Fees Must Fall Movement of 2015–16 that was led by students and workers at universities in South Africa. It considers the ways in which Black feminist life is negotiated and embodied in a contemporary student...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Laura Quintana Abstract This article claims that capitalism is not a homogeneous logic but a heterogeneous regime, deployed in multiple practices, forms of knowledge, techniques, and temporalities that have become embodied, created spaces and participate in different forms of life. Subsequently...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 97–108.
Published: 01 April 2022
... institutions in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic, defending life and human rights. pedro.fiori.arantes@gmail.com © 2022 Pedro Fiori Arantes 2022 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Brazil higher education Bolsonaro...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 121–128.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Kostas Gavroglu Abstract The ranking systems for universities aim at the quantification of all aspects of university life. For many decades, universities prided themselves on the differences among them. Rankings reduced discussions about the qualitative differences among universities to discussions...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 183–201.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Arturo Escobar Abstract This article outlines an onto-epistemic perspective for the transformation of the university, an institution currently at the service of an unsustainable and defuturing mode of social and ecological existence, into a pluriversity attuned to the imperatives of being, life...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 133–158.
Published: 01 April 2019
... relationship between—and simultaneous deployment of—the “punitive” elements of this interpellation and its new, entrepreneurial dimension. This last component, opposed to the first only nominally, exalts individual potency and delivers an “amicable” appeal to a wholesome and reconciled common life. Taking...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Abstract This special section collects memorial essays and testimonies on the life, work, and legacy of Saba Mahmood, who died March 10, 2018. © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with their claim to cultivate traditional values and restore order? This paper reflects on the complex recent histories—of neoliberalism, of nihilism, and of what Marcuse termed “repressive desublimation”—that generate the force and legitimacy of this novel development in Euro-Atlantic political life. Licensed...