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(Un)timely Crises Chronotopes and Critique

This book explores how ‘crisis’ - as a narrative, concept, grammar, and experience - structures time and space.

Maria Boletsi, Natashe Lemos Dekker, Kasia Mika and Ksenia Robbe (editors)
23 August 2021

This collectively written volume extends Bakhtin’s ‘chronotope’ to challenge mobilizations of crisis within neoliberal governmentality. The book explores how contemporary crises can trigger memories and traumas of earlier events as well as foster practices of resistance and alternative visions of the future. Drawing from across disciplines and geographical contexts, (Un)timely Crises reimagines the relation of ‘crisis’ with ‘critique’, proposing future trajectories for thinking and living in and through crisis. 

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