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Pohrt on National Liberation

Nate at Libcom dug up the following translation of the criminally under translated Wolfgang Pohrt from a defunct blog:

From: Wolfgang Pohrt, Linksradikalismus und nationaler Befreiungskampf (1982) , collected in the book Kreisverkehr, Wendepunkt. 1,142 more words

Critical Theory

December 3rd 2015 in Berlin: Moishe Postone: Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor

The ongoing financial crisis, argues historian Moishe Postone, has laid bare the contradictory and shaky character of contemporary capitalism. Yet the essentially inchoate responses to the crisis have dramatically revealed the absence of a robust conceptualization of post-capitalist society and, by implication, of a robust critique of capital itself. 74 more words


The Death of the Author - Roland Barthes

I finally got around to writing a few words on the 1967 essay, The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes. The essay explores the notion of authorship and argues against traditional literary criticism (structuralism). 437 more words


“Still Ahead Somehow:” Paul Amar’s The Security Archipelago

Here is a new book review by Neel Ahuja, which I edited in my work as advisory editor for the journal boundary 2 (the review’s title, from a poem by Langston Hughes, was my doing). 58 more words

Politics And Culture

6010 Week 12: Critical Theory

Are there any aspects of critical theory that especially interest you as a budding researcher? Why or why not?

Thinking in more narrow terms of critical theory, the concept does not seem new to me. 532 more words

Images, Neoliberalism, and Virtue

From Alfred Montoya’s “Digital relics of the saints of affliction: HIV/AIDS, digital images and the neoliberalisation of health humanitarianism in contemporary Vietnam.” 498 more words


"Still Ahead Somehow:" Paul Amar’s The Security Archipelago

A Review of Paul Amar’s The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013).

By Neel Ahuja… 1,340 more words

The B2 Review