The eleventh and most recent volume of the Series ‘Cultural Inquiry’ has just been released by the publisher Turia + Kant. It is the result of the collective work of the ICI Foci ‘Wholes Which Are Not One’ (2012-13) and ‘Constituting Wholes’ (2013-14).
The volume, edited by Manuele Gragnolati and Christoph F.E. Holzhey, asks how the power of wholes can be resisted without essentializing their parts. Drawing on different archives and methodologies, including aesthetics, history, biology, affect, race, and queer, the interventions collected in this volume explore different ways of troubling the consistency and stability of wholes, breaking up their closure and making them more dynamic. Doing so without necessarily presupposing or producing parts, an outside, or a teleological development, they indicate the critical potential of partiality without parts.
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