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The term ‘resistance’, as it appears in the writings of Walter Benjamin, marks the attempt to think a politics that emerges out of a certain experience of history and time. This entry shows that Widerstand is conceived here principally as a resistance against the course of a catastrophic history — a desire for time to cease its flow and come to a standstill.
Keywords: Walter Benjamin; Karl Kraus; politics; historical time; interruption
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Resistance
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Tom Vandeputte
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The term ‘resistance’, as it appears in the writings of Walter Benjamin, marks the attempt to think a politics that emerges out of a certain experience of history and time. This entry shows that Widerstand is conceived here principally as a resistance against the course of a catastrophic history — a desire for time to cease its flow and come to a standstill.
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Berlin
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ICI Berlin Press
Date
2019
Subject
Walter Benjamin
Karl Kraus
politics
historical time
interruption
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Resistance
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127
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132
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Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 127–32
Bibliographic Citation
Tom Vandeputte, ‘Resistance’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 127–32 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_16>
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References

  • Benjamin, Walter, Gesammelte Schriften, ed. by Rolf Tiedemann and Hermann Schweppenhäuser, 7 vols (Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp, 1972–91)
  • Benjamin, Walter, ‘Einbahnstraße’, in GS iv: Kleine Prosa, Baudelaire-Übertragungen (1972), pp. 83–148
  • Benjamin, Walter, ‘Zentralpark’, in GS i: Abhandlungen (1974), pp. 655–90
  • Benjamin, Walter, ‘“El mayor monstruo, los celos” von Calderón und “Herodes und Mariamne” von Hebbel. Bemerkungen zum Problem des historischen Dramas’, in GS ii: Aufsätze, Essays, Vorträge (1977), pp. 246–76
  • Benjamin, Walter, ‘Schemata zu “Karl Kraus” <1>’, in GS ii: Aufsätze, Essays, Vorträge (1977), pp. 1091–94
  • Benjamin, Walter, ‘Karl Kraus’, in GS ii: Aufsätze, Essays, Vorträge (1977), pp. 335–67
  • Benjamin, Walter, Das Passagen-Werk, in GS v: Das Passagen-Werk (1982)
  • Comay, Rebecca, ‘Benjamin’s Endgame’, in Walter Benjamin’s Philosophy, ed. by Andrew Benjamin and Peter Osborne (London: Routledge, 1993)
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Cite as: Tom Vandeputte, ‘Resistance’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 127–32 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_16>