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A Time for Critique / Didier Fassin, Bernard E. Harcourt.

Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
New Directions in Critical Theory ; 58
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Critical thinking.
Philosophy -- Political aspects.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In a world of political upheaval, rising inequality, catastrophic climate change, and widespread doubt of even the most authoritative sources of information, is there a place for critique? This book calls for a systematic reappraisal of critical thinking-its assumptions, its practices, its genealogy, its predicament-following the principle that critique can only start with self-critique.In A Time for Critique, Didier Fassin, Bernard E. Harcourt, and a group of eminent political theorists, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, and literary and legal scholars reflect on the multiplying contexts and forms of critical discourses and on the social actors and social movements engaged in them. How can one maintain sufficient distance from the eventful present without doing it an injustice? How can one address contemporary issues without repudiating the intellectual legacies of the past? How can one avoid the disconnection between theory and action? How can critique be both public and collective? These provocative questions are addressed by revisiting the works of Foucault and Arendt, Said and Césaire, Benjamin and Du Bois, but they are also given substance through on-the-ground case studies that treat subaltern criticism in Palestine, emancipatory mobilizations in Syria, the antitorture campaigns of Sri Lankan activists, and the abolitionism of the African American critical resistance and undercommons movements in the United States. Examining lucidly the present challenges of critique, A Time for Critique shows how its theoretical reassessment and its emerging forms can illuminate the imaginative modalities to rejuvenate critical praxis.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. How Is Critique?
2. Critique As A Political Practice Of Freedom
3. Critique Without A Politics Of Hope?
4. The Usefulness Of Uncertain Critique
5. Human Rights Consciousness And Critique
6. Critique As Subduction
7. What's Left Of The Real?
8. Subaltern Critique And The History Of Palestine
9. Critical Theory In A Minor Key To Take Stock Of The Syrian Revolution
10. Pragmatic Critique Of Torture In Sri Lanka
11. Dispossession, Reimagined From The 1690s
12. Crisis, Critique, And Abolition
13. Law, Critique, And The Undercommons
14. Critical Praxis For The Twenty- First Century
Contributors
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Fassin, Didier, editor., Editor,
Harcourt, Bernard E., editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231549318
OCLC:
1110010142
Publisher Number:
10.7312/harc19126 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.