CRITICAL TIMES 6:3
Now available online through Duke University Press
Contributions to this issue of Critical Times consider the representation of Gandhi by his assassin, Nathuram Godse, and the illegibility of Gandhi's political philosophy for the Hindu right; offer a critical homage to Ranajit Guha and illuminate his unique phenomenology of time; explore B.R. Ambedkar's use of Buddhist philosophy in his challenge to the “permanence of the theologico-political”; and think with concretion—submarine growings-together—as ambivalent agglomerations of matter, history, and animacy that mark and rework imperial presences at the seabed. The issue also features a conversation on the histories of colonialism and anticolonial resistance in a Mapuche and Haitian context, as well as an artistic intervention by choreographer Cecilia Lisa Eliceche reflecting on practices of neocolonial spiritual extractivism.
Announcing Two Call For Papers:
Imprisoning Politics. EXTENDED DEADLINE - Full Submissions due August 1, 2023. Click here to read more.
The Difficulties of Solidarity. Full Submissions due August 1, 2023. Click here to read more.
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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.