Contradiction Studies
Contradiction Studies

The Czechoslovak Exile in Vienna (1968–1989) as a Space of Dissension

Klaas Anders (RTG Contradiction Studies)

05/16/2024 10:00 am 11:40 am

Columbia University, New York

At the Panel “Memory, Conflict and Nation-Building” of the World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) 2024

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l’illusion d’une unité

“Foucault speaks of contradiction as l’illusion d’une unité.”

Ingo H. Warnke
Bhabha on enlightenment and coloniality

“Homi Bhabha says about the contradiction between the ideals of the enlightenment, claims to democracy and solidarity and simultaneous colonization and ongoing coloniality: ‘That ideological tension, visible in the history of the West as a despotic power, at the very moment of the birth of democracy and modernity, has not been adequately written in a contradictory and contrapuntal discourse of tradition.’”

Kerstin Knopf
earthing

“Geography as a discipline stands for a certain worlding, if not earthing, of contradiction, in both theoretical and pracitcal respect.”

Julia Lossau
space

“According to Niklas Luhmann, space is a ‘special facility to negate contradictions’”.

Julia Lossau
relational

“At first I thought contradiction was always a relational thing; but the more I ponder it, the more I think contradiction creates relation.”

Ingo H. Warnke