Epilogue: The Ends of Crisis

Kasia Mika*, Maria Boletsi, Ksenia Robbe, Natashe Lemos Dekker

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    Crisis has no end. Or at least, it might seem like it, with the term ‘crisis’ qualifying all spheres of life: from climate, politics, and health to economy and education. It might be tempting to declare that ‘all is in crisis.’ While capturing the sense of urgency and the necessity of attending to the overlapping crises, the very notion of crisis can also foreclose critical analysis and action.
    This book’s unique contribution to understanding how ‘crisis’ operates as “a blind spot for the production of knowledge” is in outlining some concrete chronotopes of contemporary crises and reflecting on the logic of their production. We approach these chronotopes as grammars, genres, modes of experience, and forms of critique, and inquire into the possibilities they create or close off.
    If crisis today often works to minimize choices and dissent and narrow the space of the future, producing a present without alternatives, this book traces crisis in time-space configurations that, to speak with Hamlet, are “out of joint” with the present: in this porous out-of-jointness, that is, the untimeliness of crisis, alternative chronotopes, present, past, and future, become manifest.
    Originele taal-2English
    Titel(Un)timely Crises
    SubtitelChronotopes and Critique
    RedacteurenMaria Boletsi , Natashe Lemos-Dekker , Kasia Mika , Ksenia Robbe
    Plaats van productieCham
    UitgeverijPalgrave MacMillan
    Aantal pagina's6
    ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-030-74946-0
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-030-74945-3
    StatusPublished - 1-aug.-2021

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