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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 87–100.
Published: 01 November 2011
... publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Janell Watson Modernizing Middle Eastern Studies, Historicizing Religion, Particularizing Human Rights An Interview with Talal Asad Talal Asad is best known for his work on the genealogy of religion...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 139–148.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Benjamin Noys The work of Marx has often been treated as an ontology and metaphysics of labor, and this “ontology” has often been resisted in the name of life. In particular, in a series of recent theoretical works, the “savage ontology of life,” as Foucault names it, has been posed against the...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 111–130.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., and how their work influenced, often in polemical response, biblical scholarship on early Christianity. In particular, this tradition of Christian communism has taken two forms, one concerned with communal living and “having all things in common” and the other with the revolutionary origins of...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 71–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gerardo Muñoz This interview with Italian philosopher Emanuele Coccia revisits key problems of his thought, with particular attention to the imagination, Averroism, sensation, political theology, and anthropology. The occasion for this conversation was Coccia's recent English translation of...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 109–125.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in the humanities, it has also ironically brought many of its arguments closer in form to the positions of the neoliberal and neoconservative orthodoxies it positions itself against. In particular, its tendency to reduce politics to clashes between oppressive state powers and individuals seeking...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 145–158.
Published: 01 May 2013
... generalities like “society,” “history,” and “divinity.” Adorno and Aquinas are concerned with abstractions, with describing how categories like “sensation” or “beauty” function within historical or theological structures of understanding. Chaucer, conversely, is immersed in the particular; not only does he...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 60–72.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Tobias Boes; Kate Marshall This introduction to the focus section on “Writing the Anthropocene” examines the challenges that the entry of our species into a new geological epoch poses for the humanities in general and for literary and media theory in particular. It proposes the hypothesis that the...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 126–150.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in which the not-happy subject is prevented from forming any kind of investment—thereby becomes a way to envision a form of praxis particular to the not-happy subject. The essay also suggests that greater attention to the need for critical “triage” when analyzing the relative intellectual...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 112–121.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Gabriele Dürbeck This essay discusses the value of the Anthropocene concept for the environmental humanities and in particular for the analysis of contemporary environmentally themed literature. The first part of the essay considers the culturally relevant consequences of the originally geographic...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 102–113.
Published: 01 May 2015
...T. R. Johnson This essay narrates an experience of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans to reflect on jazz, blues, slavery, race, community, diaspora, memory, and gentrification. It contextualizes itself through details of a particular neighborhood in New Orleans...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 55–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
... trajectories. It examines the tension between the universalizing aspiration of the common as a political project and the particular social situations of the commons. It emphasizes the commons as praxis, that is, as a practice that takes place in the world without being reducible to place. In doing so, it also...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 126–132.
Published: 01 November 2019
... necessarily dwell in the utopian possibilities opened up by this particular queer commons. Sean Grattan ACT-UP and the Queer Commons Protests do a lot of things, and it is precisely because they produce results that they are often described as meaningless. Protests reenvi- sion the commons, often reclaiming a...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 114–128.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the country, and the community’s quick return and recovery after the hurricane thrust them into the local and national spotlight. The community’s vibrant urban farms have been a particular point of focus, but this article shows how the range of meanings emerging from the Vietnamese American New...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 1.
Published: 01 May 2014
...H. L. Hix © 2014 H. L. Hix 2014 H. L. Hix Dew litters this lawn with stars. He prowls attics and landfills, where others’ love letters land, because no lover drops him letters for his own. He addresses long letters, though, longhand, to no particular beloved. Nice paper. Posts...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 2–3.
Published: 01 May 2011
... training camp. What’s important now is the collective outrage over architectural futures and how psittacosis is either more or less deadly than we think. When we went to the beach —​ to that particular segment of coast —​ we thought about how everything else was OK...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 170–179.
Published: 01 November 2015
... challenges the manner in which partici- patory art typically locates its political and aesthetic payoff. In particular, Bruguera’s work suggests the necessity of specify- ing the terms of participation as opposed to merely offering participa- tion up as an unexamined experience to be had. Bruguera’s...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 69–70.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., who discuss the future of philosophy in general as well as of political philosophy in particular; both have become leading thinkers of Biopolitics, as inaugurated by Foucault and continued by Agamben and Negri. Next are commentaries by Esposito and Nancy on the...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 96–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., indifferent to its particular kinds of documentation and the complex infrastructures, institutions, and systems surrounding it. As Diana Coole and Samantha Frost argue, “For the most part we take . . . materiality for granted, or we assume that there is little of interest to say about it” (2010, 1...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 9.
Published: 01 May 2007
... has turned out to be a culturally embalmed phenomenon, and it will be a hot evening in blessed heaven before we give up this luscious and particular moral sensation of splendid impoverishment. Though my father is from Israel, he left in 1966, thus losing out on the new burgeoning ego-face of...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 207–208.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., and other venues of cultural and intellectual work. We much prefer overviews of a group of work, diagnoses of recent trends, or surveys of the work of a particular critic to reports on individual books. For examples, check out the review-essays in this and past issues. Here is a...