Issue 1, 2019
This new issue of Krisis covers a wide array of subjects that are close to the aims and legacy of our journal. Indeed, given the ways in which we are confronted with political agendas that hardly could be described otherwise than as “regressive,” the very title of our journal once again proves to be timely.
This issue contains a dossier of five essays on the topic of “Shame and Citizenship in Democracy”. Jill Locke’s essay discusses how the trope of the child is used in the public debate about the current President of the United States: Donald Trump. Josef Früchtl’s contribution argues for the political potential of impertinence. The dossier is completed with three shorter essays by Darryl Barthé, Lisa Koks & Natalie Scholz, and Tessa de Vet.
Furthermore, two articles are included in this issue. Annemarije Hagen argues that political struggles do not have to rely on an account of the good life, but rather aim at the contestation of the limits of articulated universals. Ivana Perica’s article considers Jacques Rancière’s critique of Hannah Arendt’s thought, and aims to bring both thinkers together.
Robin Celikates and Thijs Lijster interviewed Hartmut Rosa, and Anna Blijdenstein’s had a conversation with Cécile Laborde. Furthermore, Didier Fassin takes issue with Chantal Mouffe’s call for a Left populism, Willem Halffman discusses the legacy of the 2016 Maagdenhuis occupation, and Sigmund Bruno Schilpzand and Tom Kayzel discuss Bruno Latour’s Reset Modernity-project.
Six further book reviews complete this issue. Alma Apt discusses the Dutch translation of Isabell Lorey’s Regierung der Prekären; Natasha Basu reviews Natasha King’s No Borders; Corrado Fumagalli assesses Ryan Muldoon’s Social Contract Theory for a Diverse World; Hans Radder engages with Robert Frodeman and Adam Briggle’s Socrates tenured; Paul Raekstad discusses Elizabeth Anderson’s Private Government; and Robert Sinnerbrink reviews Aesthetic Marx, edited by Johan F. Hartle & Samir Gandesha.
Annemarije Hagen is a PhD fellow in the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Leuven. She also holds a teaching position at the PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics) College of the University of Amsterdam.
Dr. Ivana Perica is the author of Die privat-öffentliche Achse des Politischen: Das Unvernehmen zwi-schen Hannah Arendt und Jacques Rancière (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2016). After the completion of her PhD at the University of Vienna, she taught at the Department of Political Science of the University of Vienna, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Since March 2019 she is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the DFG Research Training Group “Globalization and Literature: Representations, Transformations, Interventions” (LMU Munich).
Josef Früchtl (http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/j.fruchtl) is professor of philosophy with a focus on philosophy of art and culture (Critical Cultural Theory) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is publishing in the field of aesthetics (with a focus on aesthetics and ethics as well as aesthetics and politics), Critical Theory, theory of Modernity, and philosophy of film. His recent publication is Vertrauen in die Welt. Eine Philosophie des Films (München: Fink 2013), translated as Trust in the World. A Philosophy of Film (New York & London: Routledge 2018).
Jill Locke is professor of political science and director of the gender, women, and sexuality studies pro-gramme at Gustavus Adolphus College (Minnesota, USA). She is the author of Democracy and the Death of Shame (Cambridge, 2016) and has lectured about shame and shamelessness as they relate to democracy throughout North America and Europe.
Tessa de Vet obtained her BA in Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam, focusing on cultural history, sociology of culture and aesthetics. She is currently finishing up her research master in Philosophy at the same university, writing a thesis on the eternal recurrence in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche and Gilles Deleuze.
Originally from New Orleans, Dr. Barthe relocated to New York City last year from the Netherlands where he was, most recently, a lecturer in history at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Leiden.
Lisa Koks is since 2018 affiliated with the University of Amsterdam as an external PhD student. Her research focuses on racial discourse and the mobilization of emotions in the decolonizing West.
Natalie Scholz is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Am-sterdam. She works on the cultural history of the political in modern Europe (France and Germany) with a focus on symbolic representations, popular imaginations and their affective dimensions. In her book Die imaginierte Restauration (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2006) she interpreted popular imaginations of the French Restoration Monarchy as cultural expressions of political feelings framed in a melodramatic mode. Currently she is working on a book project about the political meanings of every-day objects in postwar West Germany.
Willem Halffman bestudeert als wetenschapssocioloog hoe de organisatie van wetenschap samenhangt met de inhoud van wetenschappelijke kennis. Recent werk analyseert hoe (biomedische) kennis wordt gevalideerd en geverifieerd, van laboratoriumprocedures tot aan peer review. Ouder werk over de co-constructie van milieuwetenschap en milieubeleid resulteerde in het boek Environmental Expertise: Connecting Science, Policy and Society, samen met Esther Turnhout en Willemijn Tuinstra. Hij werkt als hoofddocent bij het Institute for Science in Society aan de bètafaculteit van de Radbouduniversiteit Nijmegen. Daarnaast bestrijdt hij in woord en daad het doorgeschoten productivisme van de manage-mentuniversiteit via de beweging Hervorming Nederlandse Universiteiten (H.NU) en WOinActie. Hij is tevens columnist bij de universiteitskrant Vox.
Didier Fassin is the James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and is a Directeur d’Etudes at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His most recent books include The Will to Punish (2018), and Life: A Critical User’s Manual (2018).
Robin Celikates is Professor of Social Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin and an associate member of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main. He is a member of the Krisis editorial team and commissioning editor at Critical Times.
Thijs Lijster is assistant professor in the philosophy of art and culture at the University of Groningen, and postdoctoral researcher at the Culture Commons Quest Office of the University of Antwerp. He studied philosophy in Groningen and New York, and received his PhD at the University of Groningen in 2012. He was awarded with the ABG/VN Essay prize in 2009, the Dutch/Flemisch Prize for Young Art Critics in 2010, the NWO/Boekman dissertation prize in 2015, and the Essay Prize of the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature (KANTL) in 2018. His publications include De grote vlucht inwaarts [The Great Leap Inward] (2016), Benjamin and Adorno on Art and Art Criticism (2017) and Kijken, proeven, denken [Seeing, Tasting, Thinking] (2019), and he was editor of the books Spaces for Criticism. Shifts in Contemporary Art Discourses (2015) and The Future of the New. Artistic Innovation in Times of Social Acceleration (2018).
Anna Blijdenstein is working as a PhD researcher at the department of philosophy and as a core tutor in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) at the University of Amsterdam. Her research project explores how the ‘remaking of religion’ in European Enlightenment thought was connected to representations of Judaism and Islam. It then discusses what this conceptual history of religion within liberal thought means for contemporary normative political theory on state religion relationships. Her research is part of the NWO-funded project Critique of religion and the framing of Jews and Muslims in Political Theory and Public Debate.
Cécile Laborde holds the Nuffield Chair of Political Theory at Oxford University. After studying political science in France, Cécile Laborde obtained a DPhil from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Before joining Oxford, she was a Professor of Political Theory at University College London and held permanent posts in political theory at King’s College London and the University of Exeter. At UCL she founded the Religion and Political Theory Centre (RAPT). Laborde has published extensively on the topics of, liberalism and religion, republicanism, theories of law and the state, and global justice. She has published five monographs and has written articles in major journals of political science and political theory. Her publications include Pluralist Thought and the State in Britain and France (2000) and Critical Republicanism. The Hijab Controversy in Political Philosophy (2008). Her last monograph, Liberalism’s Religion, was published by Harvard University Press in 2017.
Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt. His most recent books include Resonance: A Sociology of Our Relationship to the World (Polity, 2019), Social Accelerati-on: A New Theory of Modernity (Columbia University Press, 2015) and Sociology, Capitalism, Critique (Verso, 2015, co-authored with Stephan Lessenich and Klaus Dörre).
Ziggy Schilpzand (Amsterdam, 1991) earned his rMa in Amsterdam and now works in Southampton on the Metaphysics of Pregnancy project.
Tom Kayzel is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and associated with the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. His re-search is concerned with the History and Philosophy of Economics and focusses in particular on the history of the Dutch Central Planning Bureau.
Natasha Basu is currently completing her PhD within the project Transformations of Civil Disobedience, under the supervision of Dr. Robin Celikates and Prof. dr. Beate Roessler. Her thesis seeks to critically rethink civil disobedience against the backdrop of political and economic globalization. In particular, it explores how predominant understandings of the “civil” in civil disobedience do not fully consider the experiences of certain marginalized groups and thereby inflict a type of hermeneutical injustice. In her research she uses a conceptual lens that combines feminist, migration, critical race theory, and postcolonial theories. Some of the cases that she has examined include: the civil disobedi-ence campaigns of Martin Luther King and Gandhi, citizen-smuggling in the case of unauthorized migration, and cases of feminist disobedience such as Pussy Riot, Seed/Water Satyagraha and the women only Umoja Village. She is a member of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, the Dutch Research School of Philosophy, and the Amsterdam Center for Globalization Studies. Prior to starting her PhD, she completed a MSc in Global Politics at the London School of Economics, with a focus on global civil society, and gender and globalization.
Paul Raekstad works on questions of how to democratise social institutions. He has particular interests in normative theories of human development, freedom, and democracy; model of future economic institutions like Property-Owning Democracy, Market Socialism, and Participatory Economics; and theories of transition – especially prefigurative politics and proposals for a Green New Deal.
Alma Apt is opgeleid als videokunstenaar aan de Westminster School of Media, Art and Design en rondt op dit moment de BA Filosofie af aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Robert Sinnerbrink is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney. He is the author of Terrence Malick: Filmmaker and Philosopher (Bloomsbury, 2019), Cinematic Ethics: Explor-ing Ethical Experience through Film (Routledge, 2016), New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2011), and Understanding Hegelianism (Acumen, 2007/Routledge 2014). He is also a member of the editorial boards of the journals Film-Philosophy, Film and Philosophy, and Projections: The Journal of Movies and Mind.
Hans Radder is Professor Emeritus in Philosophy of Science and Technology at VU University Amsterdam. His work includes studies of scientific observation and experimentation, the social and moral significance of science and technology, and the commercialization of science. Recent books are Er middenin! Hoe filosofie maatschappelijk relevant kan zijn (Amsterdam: Vesuvius, 2016) and From Commodification to the Common Good: Reconstructing Science, Technology, and Society (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).