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Inaugural Volume

Vol. 1, No. 1 (2018)


This inaugural volume of Critical Times takes the pulse of the current global political condition, engaging with contexts marked both by the crisis of liberal democratic regimes and by the emergence of new authoritarian political and cultural formations. Some of the essays in this issue analyze the sudden consolidation of right-wing populisms, their underlying totalitarian undercurrents, and the attendant shattering of the political and juridical regimes of truth that held sway until recently. Other contributions aim at exploring the popular potential for progressive forms of governance on the left, observing its current achievements and pitfalls, or seeking radical precedents in the historical past.


Special Section


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Edited by Ramsey McGlazer
This multilingual special section gathers activist texts and theoretical reflections on the International Women's Strike of March 8, 2017. Contributors from Turkey, Argentina, Poland, and Italy consider the strike's implications and effects, emphasizing the ways in which it both indexes and advances, both speaks to and spurs, a radical re-politicization of feminism. Texts by Rita Segato and Françoise Vergès provide critical frameworks for understanding this process. All of the texts collected here—essays, dispatches, chronicles, manifestos, and an interview—indicate the urgency and the promise of a feminism that refuses racism, capitalist exploitation, environmental depredation, and state violence.



EDITORIAL STATEMENT
Ramsey McGlazer

DISPATCH
Nisa Göksel

Activist Text
Verónica Gago, Ni Una Menos
Translated by Ramsey McGlazer, Verónica Carchedi, Liz Mason-Deese

Activist Text
Verónica Gago, Ni Una Menos

Reflection
Rita Laura Segato
Translated by Ramsey McGlazer

Reflection
Rita Laura Segato

Interview
Marianne Kaletzky, Ramsey McGlazer

Activist Text
Paola Rudan, ∫connessioni Precarie, Non Una di Meno Roma

Reflection
Françoise Vergès

Activist Text
Ni Una Menos

Activist Text
Ni Una Menos



Artistic Interventions


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Fiamma Montezemolo

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Raqs Media Collective

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Alessandra Sanguinetti