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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 257–270.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Gil Anidjar Abstract Were one to trust the experts of “the risk society,” and the countless volumes that take risk as their object, one might conclude that we have lost sight of danger. How secure is the distinction? This essay registers the discursive proliferation that has surrounded risk...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Manu Samnotra Abstract This essay uses the political writings of Hannah Arendt to explore the virtue of courage. Courage is regarded as a risk taken in the pursuit or defense of some normative end. But what does political courage look like when, as an outgrowth of neoliberal optimism, our sense...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 327–357.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Rodrigo De La Fabián Abstract This essay offers a critical history, in the Foucauldian sense, of the contemporary hegemony of resilience as a new risk-management technology. Its hypothesis is that resilience is a new way of conjoining biopolitics with thanatopolitics or sovereign power...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 358–383.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., there is a risk that Italy will once again perform the role of a political avant-garde: that it will export to Europe a sovereign populism of a new kind that is nonetheless in continuity with disquieting features of the worst past. The essay performs a close reading of the programmatic speech that Minister...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Their essays track forms of resistance to the work of debt. © 2021 Rocío Zambrana 2021 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). debt austerity decolonial feminism citizen debt audit risk 1. La Colectiva Feminista en...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 148–166.
Published: 01 April 2021
... important differential characteristic to which I want to dedicate the rest of this discussion. This has to do with the different nature of the risks we faced now and then. The shift from the nineteenth to the twentieth century—determined by this triad: foreign invasion, currency substitution, and hurricane...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 479–485.
Published: 01 December 2020
... are deemed dangerous to this securitizing apparatus? How might differing conceptions of safety come into play in places like UC Berkeley, where the university aims to protect the speech of right-wing invited speakers whose rhetoric poses real risks to the safety of others, namely queer and trans students...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... Lazzarato, “Neoliberalism in Action,” 131 (emphasis mine). 86. Deleuze, “Postscript on the Societies of Control.” 87. Howe, “Administrative Law and Governmentality,” 57 . 88. Cited by Traverso, Origins of Nazi Violence , 42 . 89. Lemke, “The Risks of Security,” 65...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 129–138.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., commodify diversity, or even become part of para-university bloat, but to be paralyzed by such internal critiques is to risk prizing purity over people who desperately need a place. From the space of the university, we bear witness to truth. Beyond critiques of scientific thought as an instrument...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (3): 645–662.
Published: 01 December 2022
... thus risk the decay of the body, even its death. In this way, they politicize the body. The practice of hunger striking is not uniform across time and space. It derives its particular meaning from the historical, material context in which it is situated. Writing about the praxis of the Death Fast...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 488–495.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for decolonization, which is a much broader project. I have interpreted this project as one of risk-taking, of feminism, of intersectionality. It is 2016, and I return to Wits University as an honors student and a tutor for first-year sociology students. I am angry. I am enraged. The FMF movement left many...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 202–211.
Published: 01 August 2023
... that have transpired in Afghanistan, their quantifications, or thick (or even thin) descriptions of the serial deaths, sufferings, hardships, and forms of degradation over the past forty-five years of serial war. 2 Those tasks are important, albeit exhausting. More critically, such a recounting risks...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (2): 399–425.
Published: 01 August 2022
... that would seal his body off from the world. 14 So, as in the cases of scholars at risk, endangered scholars, threatened schools of critical thought: it is always the living being who questions, and the elimination of the question strikes at the life of the one who questions. Perhaps we can think...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 202–216.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in knowledge and prospective assumptions is profoundly unsettled by complexity, chaos, and contradictions. These situations are complex because their uncertainty cannot be managed statistically through risk, nor can a single viewpoint offer a complete overview; chaotic because these are moments that sit...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (2): 434–443.
Published: 01 August 2022
... available to the unknown is part of sexual probing, sexual exploration, then none of us start as fully self-conscious, deliberate, and autonomous individuals when we consent. How do we understand this not knowing as not only part of any sexual formation, but a continuing risk of sexual encounter, even...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 13–22.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and the impossible position in which it puts religious minorities, offers such a glimmer: “The ideal of interfaith equality might require not the bracketing of religious differences but their ethical thematization as a necessary risk when the conceptual and political resources of the state have proved inadequate...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 189–194.
Published: 01 August 2023
...' edge. Read together, these interactions teach us about risk, visibility, and regeneration: the urban and the ocean are connected; the impending Blackness of cities is inseparable from the middle passage; the imagined encroachment of Black, trans, and Black trans people threatens to overwhelm hegemonic...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 165–177.
Published: 01 April 2020
... as the relationship between these spaces and forms of subjectivity and citizenship at risk under the military dictatorship. CADA understood art as a social project, and their interventions were inserted into the practice of everyday life. In 1983, to mark the tenth anniversary of Pinochet's military coup, CADA...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 187–232.
Published: 01 August 2021
... “risks being out of step” with the struggle against colonialism—including the war against fascism—and by showing that struggle in its real historical significance ( WE p, 160). Clearly, what is at stake here has something to do with how race continues to define the politics of independence and how...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 218–226.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., the strategies used by those bodies to gather in public and contest diverse abuses of power. Focusing on Argentina, she proposed a genealogy of corporeal political experiences, which included the sacrificial idea of poner el cuerpo (to put the body at risk) that animated the armed struggles of the 1970s...