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Call For Presentations And Proposals – Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire, Or Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century (Announcement)

The New Polis in collaboration with the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (part of The Whitestone Foundation of publications) announces a webinar-based online conference in April 2021. The conference is entitled “Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century.” The tentative dates for the conference are April 14-15, though […]

Religion and Race

Antinomian Flesh, Part 2 (David Kline)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. The Nomos of Being Human: Body and Flesh The above descriptions of nomos encapsulate general sociological, political, economic, and legal structures of order, distribution, governance, and normativity. While interpretations of nomos drawing from Schmitt, Arendt, Lazzarato, Foucault, and Vatter provide […]

Psychology of Religion Sexuality and Religion

Sexual Difference And The Vatican – A Lacanian Response, Part 2 (Melissa Conroy)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. The current medical paradigm works to suppress and erase these bodies by allowing them to exist only after medical correction and subsequent conformity to the two-sex system. Judith Butler has observed that bodies are only allowed to “live within the productive […]

Postcolonial Theory

Reframing The Adwa Victory As A Decolonizing Praxis – Discourse Around Colonization In The Ethiopian Context, Part 2 (Rode Molla)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Docile Ethiopian Bodies Foucault, in his book, Discipline, and Punish, describes how the human body is the object of different ideologies. Foucault emphasizes the modern way of disciplining technics that made the human body docile. In the modern world, Descartes […]

Critical Theory Media Theory

Spaced And Placed: Hetero-‘Topic’ Interpretations Of The Warsaw Ghetto (Madison Tarleton)

Introduction “Ghetto,” a colloquized term that presently designates an impoverished, neglected, or undesirable residential area, originally was used to distinguish similarly undesirable parts of town—Jewish parts of town. Early entomology suggests that the term ghetto describes “the quarter in a city… to which the Jews were restricted”[1], as well as “a quarter in a city, […]

Political Economy Political Theory

The Kingdom, The Power, The Glory, And The Tawdry – Media And The Undoing Of The Demos, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

This article appears in three installments. It was originally a paper given at the international conference “The Crisis of Representation” at Melk Conference Center (Stift Melk, Austria) sponsored by the Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society Platform at the University of Vienna (June 27, 2017). The next two will be published on July 11 and […]

Theory

Foucault’s Disciplinary Society And The Community Rule Of Qumran (Rebekah Gordon)

Foregrounding the Problem In his 1975 work Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault uses the lens of prison and society to examine the ways in which power structures act upon the individual. He maintains that the power and techniques of punishment depend on knowledge which, in turn, creates and categorizes individuals. He also proposes that knowledge derives its […]