Critical Times 4:1
Vol. 4, No. 1 (2021)
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.”
GURMINDER K. BHAMBRA
KARIN ZITZEWITZ and MITHU SEN
FIGURE 1. Mithu Sen, How to be a SUCKcessful Artist. Lecture performance, video still from 1:12. Shown at “States of Consciousness in Cognitive Capitalism,” SFSIA (Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art) 2019, Berlin.
RETHINKING VIOLENCE WITH ÉTIENNE BALIBAR
MOHAMAD AMER MEZIANE