CRITICAL TIMES 4:1
Now available online through Duke University Press
Contributors to this issue uncover the critical sensibilities that both enable and emerge from political life. Subjects range from the agency of counter-communities to the timeliness of political courage, from Foucault’s use of irony in his reading of neoliberalism to the question of what it would take to decolonize Frankfurt School critical theory. Special sections on Étienne Balibar’s recent contribution to Critical Times (in vol. 3:3) and on debt, blame, and responsibility in Puerto Rico show how violence and colonialism continue to structure our present. The issue concludes with a wry artistic intervention that unsettles the position of “the female artist from the Global South.”
In the Midst | Blog
"In the Midst" conveys the difficulties of writing during critical times, and registers the importance of writing from within concrete, unfolding situations, of staying with the troubles of the moment, of thinking from particular grounds, and of allowing for responsive, experimental, and tentative interventions.
Critical Times, a project of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, is a peer reviewed open access journal published by Duke University Press with the aim of foregrounding encounters between canonical critical theory and various traditions of critique emerging from other historical legacies, seeking to highlight the multiple forms that critical thought takes today.
Critical Times seeks to reflect on and facilitate the work of transnational intellectual networks that draw upon critical theory and political practice across various world regions. Calling into question hemispheric epistemologies in order to revitalize left critical thought for these times, the journal publishes essays, interviews, dialogues, dispatches, visual art, and various platforms for critical reflection, engaging with social and political theory, literature, philosophy, art criticism, and other fields within the humanities and social sciences.