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Cui Chen

decoloniality to bear on The Revenant , I will focus on what I call decolonial moments and scenes that exemplify the film’s attempt to move beyond a critique of Eurocentrism and towards different modes of understanding the world. The film’s evocation of Native Americans as ghosts plays a pivotal role therein


William Stenhouse

de Tourreil’s translation of Demosthenes; and various important studies by Kostas Vlassopoulos, including, Unthinking the Greek Polis: Ancient Greek History beyond Eurocentrism (Cambridge, 2007), 15–16, “The Construction of Antiquity and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century: Alterity, Proximity

Critical Marxism in Mexico

Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez and Bolívar Echeverría


Stefan Gandler

In Critical Marxism in Mexico, Stefan Gandler, coming from the tradition of the Frankfurt School, reveals the contributions that Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez and Bolívar Echeverría have made to universal thought. While in recent times Latin America has taken its distance from global power centers, and reorganised its political and economic relations, in philosophy the same tendency is barely visible. Critical Marxism in Mexico is a contribution to the reorganisation of international philosophical discussion, with Critical Theory as the point of departure.
Despite having studied in Europe, where philosophical Eurocentrism remains virulent, Gandler opens his eyes to another tradition of modernity and offers an account of the life and philosophy of Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez and Bolívar Echeverría, former senior faculty members at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Studying the Kyoto School

Philosophy, Intellectual History, and Marx’s Critique of Modernity


Viren Murthy, Fabian Schäfer and Max Ward

book claims that as a whole, it aims to combat Eurocentrism and promote dialogue between East and West. While Confronting Capital clearly shares the critique of Eurocentrism, it also examines the historical and political consequences of such critiques. After all, while most of us are eager to

Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild

Encounters in the Arts and Contemporary Politics


Edited by Maria Boletsi and Tyler Sage

Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild responds to a contemporary political climate in which historically invested figures of otherness—barbarians, savages, monsters—have become common discursive currency. Through questionable historical comparisons, politicians and journalists evoke barbaric or primitive forces threatening civilization in order to exacerbate the fear of others, diagnose civilizational decline, or feed nostalgic restorative projects. These evocations often demand that forms of oppression, discrimination, and violence be continued or renewed.
In this context, the collected essays explore the dispossessing effects of these figures but also their capacities for reimagining subjectivity, agency, and resistance to contemporary forms of power. Emphasizing intersections of the aesthetic and the political, these essays read canonical works alongside contemporary literature, film, art, music, and protest cultures. They interrogate the violent histories but also the subversive potentials of figures barbarous, monstrous, or wild, while illustrating the risks in affirmative resignifications or new mobilizations.

Contributors: Sophie van den Bergh, Maria Boletsi, Siebe Bluijs, Giulia Champion, Cui Chen, Tom Curran, Andries Hiskes, Tyler Sage, Cansu Soyupak, Ruby de Vos, Mareen Will


Esmaeil Zeiny

believes that the captive mind is a victim of Orientalism and Eurocentrism – hence the mode of knowing has been termed colonial knowledge. The captive mind is defined as an ‘uncritical and imitative mind dominated by an external source, whose thinking is deflected from an independent perspective.’ 45 It


Andrew Weeks

, America, Scotland, and other areas of specialization. To critics on the left, his supranational approach smacks of Eurocentrism. Greater honor for Spinoza means less for other presumed pioneers of modernity. In evaluating a work of this size – the first three volumes comprise over 2,500 pages with more on


José M. Aricó

In a work centred on Marx's harsh biography of Simón Bolívar, José Aricó examines why Latin America was apparently 'excluded' from Marx's thought, challenging the allegation that this expressed some 'Eurocentric' prejudice.
Aricó shows how the German thinker's hostility towards the Bonapartism and authoritarianism he identified in the Liberator coloured his attitude towards the continent and the significance of its independence-processes.
Whilst criticising Marx's misreading of Latin-American realities, Aricó demonstrates contemporaneous, countervailing tendencies in Marx's thought, including his appraisal of the revolutionary potentialities of other 'peripheral' extra-European societies. As such, Aricó convincingly argues that Marx's work was not a dogma of linear 'progress', but a living, contradictory body of thought constantly in development.

English translation of the Marx y América Latina edition, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2010.