Archive for March 2014

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Presidential Forum

Vulnerable Times, Perpetrators and Victims

Ariella Azoulay

Qualifying times—for example, as “vulnerable times”—implies, among other things, an effort to demarcate an era, our era, from a previous one, but also to call our attention to the era’s duration. . . .

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Presidential Forum

Dancing with the Zapatistas

Diana Taylor

In August 2013, a few months before the twentieth anniversary of their armed uprising against the Mexican government on 1 January 1994, the Zapatistas decided to throw a party. . . .

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Presidential Forum

The Great Acceleration and the Great Divergence: Vulnerability in the Anthropocene

Rob Nixon

I want to approach the question of vulnerability from the perspective of two of the greatest crises of our time: the environmental crisis and the inequality crisis. . . .

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Presidential Forum

Reparations and the Human

David L. Eng

My remarks on vulnerable times are drawn from my forthcoming book, “Reparations and the Human,” which explores the politics of reparations, the human, and human rights in the context of Cold War Asia. . . .

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Presidential Forum

Presidential Forum: Vulnerable Times

Marianne Hirsch

When I proposed the theme “Vulnerable Times” for the 2014 convention, it was my hope that the idea of vulnerability, and of vulnerable times in particular, would pull together a number of strands. . . .

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Presidential Forum

Vulnerability and Resistance

Judith Butler

Thinking about vulnerability and thinking about it together on this occasion are both notoriously difficult things to do. Is our thinking about vulnerability together a merely contingent fact, or is there something about vulnerability that becomes understandable only when we understand it as social relation? . . .
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