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Critical Times 3:3

Vol. 3, No. 3 (2020)


This issue plumbs the currents of contemporary politics and violence, and offers powerful rethinkings of critique and belief in ordinary life. On subjects ranging from the abject rhetoric of Matteo Salvini to emergent discourses of resilience, essays from Étienne Balibar, Lorenzo Bernini, and Rodrigo De La Fábian offer a picture of global power in action. A roundtable on Talal Asad’s work on Wittgenstein and the Qur’an brings together leading voices in the study of religion.

Capping the issue are dispatches from global student movements and an artistic intervention from the KUNCI Study Forum and Collective.



Scholarly Essays


RODRIGO DE LA FABIÁN

LORENZO BERNINI

ÉTIENNE BALIBAR

Artistic Intervention


KUNCI STUDY FORUM & COLLECTIVE


FIGURE 9. Keywords (Kata-kata Kunci). Instructions for use: Name one word that represents an idea. Write it down on a post-it, then paste it onto the wall or a whiteboard. Usefulness: To map the ideas developed during discussion. The keywords can also be collected before the discussion to allow participants to learn about one another’s aspirations for the activity

Special Section


GRAMMARS OF RELIGION: TALAL ASAD ON WITTGENSTEIN

CHARLES HIRSCHKIND

TALAL ASAD

GIL ANIDJAR

HUMEIRA IQTIDAR

BRUCE B. LAWRENCE

KHALED FURANI

CHARLES HIRSCHKIND