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A Disintegrating Culture: Dada Violence and Degradation

Dafydd W. Jones

in Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380208
eISBN:
9781781381526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380208.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Added to the performative dimension of the preceding chapter is Dada’s all-inclusive aggression, embodied for many in 1916 by the confrontational pose of Richard Huelsenbeck. This chapter assesses ... More


A Strike of Rhetoric: Benjamin’s Paradox of Justice

Martin Blumenthal-Barby

in Inconceivable Effects: Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478123
eISBN:
9780801467394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478123.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Walter Benjamin’s 1921 essay, “Toward a Critique of Violence.” Benjamin is concerned with law, law’s denial of its inherent violence (Gewalt), and the nature of juridical force ... More


The Commandment Against the Law: Writing and Divine Justice in Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of Violence” and Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Judgment

Tracy McNulty

in Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161190
eISBN:
9780231537605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161190.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the notions of writing and divine justice in Walter Benjamin's “Critique of Violence” and Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgment. Benjamin's “Critique of Violence” offers a ... More


Nomad Citizenship

Eugene W. Holland

in Nomad Citizenship: Free-Market Communism and the Slow-Motion General Strike

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666126
eISBN:
9781452946627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666126.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Affirmative nomadology aims to distinguish modes of social organization and interaction that represent experimental alternatives to Death-State citizenship. Improvisational jazz thus far has served ... More


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