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Critical Times 11083007.
Published: 18 December 2023
...Amy Allen Abstract Although Rosa Luxemburg is currently enjoying a well-deserved renaissance, much of the current discussion of her work fails to contend with her commitment to a rather orthodox reading of the Marxist theory of history. I argue that all of the features that make Luxemburg's work so...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Wilson Chacko Jacob Abstract History has been difficult to dislodge from its colonial trajectory in spite of at least a half-century of post-Orientalist critique. Accordingly, a critical theory that is genuinely global in its lineaments is difficult to establish as practice without more decolonial...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 389–416.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of those elsewhere, such as in Sri Lanka or Pakistan. Its lacunae on questions of gender, Dalit history, and politics, too, have been pointed out. But the concern here is not necessarily to defend or describe debates on or in South Asian subaltern studies or postcolonial theory. Secondly, Grosfoguel...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 73–89.
Published: 01 April 2021
... never explicitly acknowledged colonial histories. What is needed, instead, this article suggests, is consideration of the very implications of the “colonial modern”—that is, an acknowledgement of the colonial constitution of modernity—for Frankfurt School critical theory's idea of historical progress...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 396–415.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Vilashini Cooppan Abstract This article considers how time, space, and history are mobilized across a contemporary range of debates in postcolonial studies, world literature theory, and memory studies. The time-maps surveyed all revolve around Eurochronology and its contestations, and range from...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Histories of Social Upheaval . New York : Norton , 2019 . Hartsock Nancy . “ The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism .” In The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader , edited by Harding Sandra , 35 – 54 . New York : Routledge , 2004...
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Critical Times 11083017.
Published: 18 December 2023
... and contradictions constitutive to it ( Natural History and Aesthetic Truth, 25). Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory. DOI: 10.1215/26410478-11083017 MFAONRUTSHCCRIOPMTING 13 to be considered part of modernity, as he conceives it. This is simply too high a price for black art and aesthetics...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (3): 464–492.
Published: 01 December 2023
... to a critique of historicism, then to a disavowal of history, on to postcolonial criticism, and ultimately to a cosmopolitical stance. It suggests that Guha's most important contribution to global critical theory is not his historiographical achievements but his unique phenomenology of time. Mobilizing both...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (3): 517–539.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... The article develops a hermeneutics of benthic becoming at intersections in literary studies, critical theory, cultural geography, and recent subsea turns in the oceanic (and more broadly environmental) humanities. Wrecky concretion, I argue, configures the thickening presences of empire's remains...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2020
... . The New Faces of Fascism: Populism and the Far Right . London : Verso , 2019 . Traverso Enzo . The Origins of Nazi Violence . New York : New Press , 2003 . Traverso Enzo . “ Totalitarianism between History and Theory .” History and Theory 56 , no. 4 ( 2017 ): 97 – 118...
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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): 543–551.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., the hope for a more comprehensive theory could only appear nostalgic: “History is made of missed encounters, of lost opportunities that leave the bitter taste of melancholia.” 2 Given current reappraisals of how to think these two spheres together, particularly within the context of the Global South...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (2): 249–276.
Published: 01 August 2020
... to the history of Frankfurt School critical theory, even while it also exceeds this historical context in addressing questions that are still very much alive in contemporary critical theory. In Cruising Utopia , José Esteban Muñoz cites the 1964 public dialogue between Frankfurt School social theorists Theodor...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 353–358.
Published: 01 December 2021
... with Islam and theory, projects that are sometimes legible, and more often not, within the frame of anticolonial thought and critical theory. While Fadl's life history has little to offer secular sensibilities today, it does reveal “a promise of thinking the human and life anew in relation to nonhumans...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Bernard E. Harcourt Abstract Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht's short-lived project for a critical theory journal, Krise und Kritik , foundered in 1931 on the shoals of positivism. Since then, a series of anti-foundational challenges to traditional critical theory has fragmented the landscape...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 284–312.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of Theory that is normatively imperialist. Adorno could have foreseen this, given that his major critique of Hegel and Marx was that “they failed to acknowledge that the antagonism that they saw as the fundamental driving force for history was itself historically contingent.” 47 But his lack of encounter...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (1): 48–72.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Socialisms, and the Advent of Neoliberalism .” Radical History Review , no. 112 ( 2012 ): 9 – 42 . Braidotti Rosi . “ Posthuman, All Too Human: Towards a New Process Ontology .” Theory, Culture, and Society 23 , nos. 7–8 ( 2006 ): 197 – 208 . Butler Judith . Giving an Account...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 347–352.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the archives of visual art (William Kentridge), literature (Joseph Conrad and V. S. Naipaul), and personal history. For Cooppan, as for Gilroy, critical theory will not suffice for us to confront the residues of empire and their violent temporalities. If political time, as a time of critique, is to be lived...
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Critical Times (2023) 6 (2): 324–344.
Published: 01 August 2023
... exemplified in the work of J. Kameron Carter, Joseph Winters, Biko Mandela Gray, and Jamall Calloway, for instance. They sound a resonance between black theory, black religion, and black theology that seems to take the problem of history and the legitimation of the idea itself as a question that troubles any...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 517–529.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Kolja Lindner 39. See Aston and Philpin, The Brenner Debate . 40. See G. A. Cohen, Karl Marx's Theory . 41. J. Cohen, review of Karl's Marx's Theory , 268 . 42. J. Cohen, review of Karl's Marx's Theory , 264 . 43. Buchanan, “Marx, Morality, and History...