Journal for contemporary philosophy
The first issue of Krisis in 2014 is online, and we start off with a wide variety of articles, essays, letters and reviews. What does it mean that gender and race are socially constructed? And how are we to understand the reality of the social relations of oppression with which sexism and racism go hand in hand? In a dossier on Sally Haslanger’s important book Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique (2012) these and other related questions are discussed in the form of three critical commentaries by Titus Stahl, Arianna Betti and Mari Mikkola and an extensive reply by Haslanger herself.
In addition, this issue contains articles on the relation between science, politics and society by Huub Dijstelbloem, and on the possibilities and meanings of emancipation in Jacques Rancière’s political thought by Ruth Sonderegger. An essay by Daniël de Zeeuw looks back at the political theory and strategy of Occupy, and Jan-Willem Duyvendak and Merijn Oudenampsen enter into a discussion about the sociological significance of recent political and cultural changes in the Netherlands.
Last but not least, the book reviews of this issue cover
recent publications on climate skepticism (in the review essay by Chunglin Kwa),
migration (Rogier van Reekum discusses Mezzadra & Neilson’s Border as Method, 2013) Rancière’s
aesthetics (Aukje van Rooden reviews his latest publication Aisthesis. Scenes from the aesthetic regime
of art, 2013), and the practical
role of standards (a review of Laurence Bush’ Standards. Recipes for reality, 2011, by Koen Beumer).
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