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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 272–276.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Raqs Media Collective Abstract The members of the Raqs Media Collective look back on an artwork they made and a text they wrote to reflect on the empty and silent dockyards in Liverpool in the early 2000s, in order to try to understand how the sense of being made redundant, which seemed like...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 471–477.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., remains striking. Describing embodied practices in an earlier essay, he notes that, with repetition, “the language guiding practice becomes redundant.” 1 As one learns a skill, an activity, words lose their necessity, are left to wither away, perhaps, from lack of purpose. It is as if the arc...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 389–416.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of colonial rule, on the grounds that this erroneously suggests that colonialism came to an end when formal, colonial political rule ended. In the view of these theorists, if we accept an end date of colonialism then the work of anticolonial politics, and of decolonization, would be redundant. As Grosfoguel...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (3): 464–492.
Published: 01 December 2023
... Henri Lefebvre's exasperation at practitioners of microhistory who trivialized everyday life. Lefebvre had argued that the “familiar deceives by redundancy” and that the everyday therefore called not for painstaking detailing but for a special insight. 33 To Guha, this special insight was to be found...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2020
... is that the vainglory of partaking of an existential righteousness makes moral compasses both redundant and futile: “Guilt and innocence become senseless notions; ‘guilty’ is he who stands in the way of the natural or historical process which has passed judgment over ‘inferior races,’ over individuals ‘unfit to live...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 150–182.
Published: 01 April 2022
... debt that the benefactor state must only disburse as charity at will. In return, obeisance is demanded as an obligatory relation that ties public spending to the publics that it subsidizes. Oblation is an acknowledgment of the redundancy of repayment and works toward securing the interoperability...