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Critical Times 10030264.
Published: 05 July 2022
...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, and illuminates...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 158–177.
Published: 01 April 2018
.... We are missing the lesbians and trans people murdered in hate crimes. We are missing the political prisoners, the persecuted, those murdered in Latin America for defending the earth and her resources. We are missing the women who are incarcerated for minor crimes that criminalize forms...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 23–48.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., I investigate how a process of restoration has been transformed into a process of remaking the polity. In light of the crisis of hegemony of political Islamism, I explore both the nationalist politics of division that is mobilized to sustain the movement toward Turkey's “second” founding...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 314–320.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of tentative and tempered hope. Nineteen ninety was the year that Nelson Mandela was released from prison. Despite post–civil rights and postcolonial disillusion—neither integrationist civil rights legislation nor formal political decolonization fully completed the project of black liberation—Mandela and South...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 187–232.
Published: 01 August 2021
... Political Prisoners: Colonial Models, Postcolonial Innovation .” Comparative Studies in Society and History 54 , no. 4 ( 2012 ): 898 – 99 . Mahdavi Mojtaba . “ One Bed and Two Dreams? Contentious Public Religion in the Discourses of Ayatollah Khomeini and Ali Shariati .” Studies in Religion...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 284–312.
Published: 01 August 2021
... to describe the 1968 student movement, including most significantly the allegations of “pure Stalinism,” “left fascism,” “brutal practicism,” and “totalitarianism.” These concepts, the article went on, allowed Adorno to assess the student movement as not properly political, but rather as “performing...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 109–120.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of cheap labor to be exploited. If what we value is learning, we need to dismantle the institutions that have monopolized the certification and accreditation of it. Like slavery, the police, and the prison, the university cannot be reformed out of the inherent violence of the institution. Dylan Rodriguez...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (2): 200–223.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., peasants, prisoners, mental institute patients), and in the best of cases it has aspired to lead efforts to eradicate corruption and reform social and political institutions. Corruption, scandal, the misery of urban life, and abuse of the working classes were the frequent subjects of the mass-market...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 326–330.
Published: 01 August 2021
... for academics committed to creating a space for “black radical imagination” in neoliberal universities. 1 As a political philosopher, Sithole works within the bounds of his discipline to prove that black dehumanization is a critical part of the antiblack matrix. His project is a logical analysis...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of politics, “unless we want to imagine a politics without powers, power relations, inequalities, conflicts, or interests,” violence cannot be thought of as the other of thinking, unless we want to imagine thinking without power, power relations, inequalities, conflicts, or interests. 2 Althusser makes...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 306–319.
Published: 01 August 2019
.... In a word: the border, for Benjamin, is not a there; it is rather an enactment of violence, which in the same stroke is a deliberately equivocal form of political representation. One of Benjamin's most instructive provocations for understanding the misfortune of the border, to which his own life...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 261–269.
Published: 01 August 2019
... what Benjamin calls the “politics of pure means.” Benjamin considers both the police and the politics of pure means as belonging to “the realm of means,” but they represent two alternative configurations of politics. The police state exemplifies the art of government when “the state of emergency...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 384–399.
Published: 01 December 2020
... element of politics, into an extremity that makes politics itself impossible. To reach my main point more directly, I will leave aside the question of “micro-powers” and their forms of everyday cruelty, to which Foucault particularly attached himself: the cruelty of prisons, tribunals, even hospitals...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 506–509.
Published: 01 December 2020
... presents a set of demands which include that Articles 370 and 35A of India's constitution be reinstated; that the popular participation of Kashmiri people in any further policy decision be ensured; that all political leaders, social activists, youth, and children be released; and that special provisions...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 509–516.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., it is a political necessity to excavate a dialectical account of domination in the “East,” and this dialectical account cannot but be at odds with a Foucauldian framing of knowledge-power regimes because the latter foreclose the possibility of a different kind of knowledge (or thought) emerging from within...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 233–262.
Published: 01 August 2021
... does in her discussion of the hunger strikes practiced by political prisoners in Turkey? The “labor of dying” in the hunger strike, with its dietary metric of calories ingested each day and a controlled progression toward programmed death, refers, for Bargu, to a practice of resistance to prison...
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Critical Times 10030214.
Published: 05 July 2022
... with all kinds of strikes and struggles, especially around social reproduction, anti-work and anti-productivism, and the abolition of prisons and police. Thinking the general strike as a generalizing force does not turn analytical or political focus away from the singularity of discrete struggles...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 146–148.
Published: 01 April 2018
... it allowed feminism to go beyond the borders of the ‘woman question,' to become both a mass political practice and a means by which to question the whole neoliberal order.” Similarly, Gago claims that the strike made it possible to “understand violence as a network of forms of exploitation deployed...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 118–124.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Vanessa Wills © 2021 Vanessa Wills 2021 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). In their Manifesto of the Communist Party , Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels write: The proletariat will use its political supremacy...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 479–485.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., activists, artists, and scholars, many of whom take on several of these categories at once; all of them are political actors invested in the theoretical tools offered by higher education, and their contributions share a vision of the university as a site not only for protest but for transformation as well...