Critical Asia Archives: Events and Theories Inaugural Issue Society Must Go On!

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The Critical Asia Archives: Events and Theories inaugural issue, Society Must Go On! is out now and can be accessed here. Critical Asia Archives: Events and Theories is an online platform of blog publications, created in 2020 by Asia Theories Network to curate and archive contributions from committed scholars and intellectuals from various Asian and related societies. The publication is semi-annual, with each issue consisting of several independent (or interdependent when deemed fit) sets of blogs. The contents discuss important socio-political, intellectual, and cultural events which demand engagements from the perspectives of critical theoretical thought. By featuring “archives” as well as …

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Interfere: Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics Second Issue Call for Papers: Born In Flames

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Second Issue: Born In Flames This issue of Interfere Journal invites contributions in political theory that analyze transformation through crisis. Topics for consideration include but are not limited to: Apocalyptic and utopian imaginaries and speculations towards an otherwise Riots and revolutions  Inspirations and excavations from the past  The ‘stickiness’ of heteropatriarchal and white supremacist relations Alternative environmental knowledges and relations to land and resources. From Brazil’s wetlands to the Australian bush to the US west coast to the Arctic Circle, skies glow orange as the climate crisis burns. At the same time, the movement for Black lives sets light to …

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Interfere: Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics Inaugural Issue Violence and Orders

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Interfere: Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics is an international, open access and peer-reviewed journal run by the post-graduate community of the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) in the School of Humanities at University of Brighton. Interfere publishes scholarly articles, interviews, dialogues, political reports and other forms of critical reflection offering a forum to critically analyse the politics of the present. For more information on Interfere, please visit the about page here.

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The Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory Edition 2021

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The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory announces their “Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory: Edition 2021” The outbreak of the pandemic has definitely challenged political imagination. The global spread of the coronavirus, enabled by dramatic changes in the relation between humans and nature, has disrupted forms of life and tested established notions in critical theory, as for instance biopolitics and globalization. The deep social and economic crisis brought about by Covid-19 has exacerbated inequalities and reshuffled economies of mobility and immobilities, with huge implications for labor and life. New boundaries have emerged, while hygienic-sanitary measures have …

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Neoliberalismo, elecciones en EEUU, fuerzas antidemocráticas y revueltas sociales

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Conversas Latino-Americanas 12 Nov. 20:00 (3 pm PST) Ciclo debates feministas Neoliberalismo, elecciones en EEUU, fuerzas anti-democráticas y revueltas sociales Wendy Brown, Filósofa y politóloga, University of California, Berkeley. Conversa con Verónica Gago. El Inst. Eqüit, junto a la Red de Género y Comercio, el GIIF – Grupo de Intervención Investigación Feminista – y con el apoyo del Fondo de Mujeres del Sur, lxs invita a participar del Ciclo de debates feministas Conversas Latino-americanas.

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Michael Walzer and Yanis Varufakis at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory (IFDT) “Horizons of Freedom”

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The Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory presents “Horizons of Freedom Zoom Seminar” from October 29th to 30th: Michael Walzer, Horizons of Freedom: On Political Action Thursday, October 29, 16:00 – 18:00 Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93531254887 Michael Walzer’s main recommendation in his book Political action: A practical Guide to Movement Politics to the engaged actors is to focus their attention on concrete issues and arguments and to acknowledge that this approach does not necessarily lead to grand theories of social change. However, his insights still escape the ever-increasing fragmentation of the public sphere generated by the various forms of neoliberal regimes. …

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Global Studies Gateway Series: The Myth of Economic Development

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Ndongo Samba Sylla Research and Programme Manager for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time Click here to register. Sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Institute for African Development at Cornell University. Dr. Ndongo Samba Sylla will present a lecture articulated on what Celso Furtado, the late Brazilian economist, called the “myth of economic development.”  A Senegalese development economist, Sylla will defend the view that the Covid-19 pandemic could be seized as an opportunity to break from the dominant economic paradigm in Africa in favor of alternative models more equalitarian and more …

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Call for Abstracts—Aesthetic Relations

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Call for abstracts for the conference A E S T H E T I C  R E L A T I O N S Copenhagen, January 20-22, 2021 The global pandemic has made us develop new ways of regulating the choreography of our everyday life: how we relate to our neighbors, to the material objects we interact with, and to the air we breathe. Some citizens have experienced a suspension of the right to assemble, to protest and cross borders–rights of which others have been deprived for long. Simultaneously, anti-racist movements have overthrown statues of colonial and imperial history and …

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Call for Papers—Queer Epistemicides

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Institute of Modern Languages Research Regional Conference April 29-30, 2021 University of St Andrews Plenary speaker: Professor Dagmawi Woubshet (University of Pennsylvania) In 2020, queer theory celebrates its thirtieth birthday. This contentious and contested body of thought has come a long way since Italian feminist theorist Teresa de Lauretis proposed the phrase ‘queer theory’ at a conference in Santa Cruz, California, and then used it more expansively in a special issue of differences which came out a year later. She would go on to disavow the phrase, but by then it had gained its own momentum and significant disciplinary and …

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Queer Nations and Trans-lations

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The following review of Akiko Shimizu’s “‘Imported’ Feminism and ‘Indigenous’ Queerness: From Backlash to Transphobic Feminism in Transnational Japanese Context,” an ICCTP-sponsored lecture and seminar held at the University of California, Berkeley, in January 2020, appears in the latest issue of Postmodern Culture. Queer Nations and Trans-lations by Daryl Maude What does it mean to be trans in Japan, or in Japanese? How does it correspond with transness in North America or in English? Terms and identities travel and are translated, existing not in a relationship of one-to-one correspondence, but rather in an association with one another. To be gei or toransujendā in Japanese is not the same …

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