Michael Azar

works at the Department for the History of Ideas at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2000, he published the thesis Frihet, jämlikhet, brodermord: revolution och kolonialism hos Albert </p> </div> </div> <div class="wrap24 py05 md-py2"> <header class="p1 row items-center"> <div class="px05"> <h2 class="ez-boxed p05 h3 lh2 fw400">Articles</h2> </div> <div class="p05 span1 div color-black-10"></div> </header> <div class="md-grid ld-grid2 px1"> <article class="col py05"> <div class="span1"> <figure class="p05"><a class="block" href="https://www.eurozine.com/bridge-over-troubled-waters/"><picture class="block w100" > <source srcset="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/b480015abf911fcdf6a6193c96efb550.jpg 272w,https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/a6aa0ff159fe61ed06a80777b6ff310c.jpg 544w" > <img class="block w100" src="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/b480015abf911fcdf6a6193c96efb550.jpg" alt="Bruce Lee statue" > </picture></a></figure> <div class="p05"> <h3 class="h3 lh2"><a class="ul-black-10 fw500" style="font-size: 120%" href="https://www.eurozine.com/bridge-over-troubled-waters/" >Bridge over troubled waters</a></h3> </div> <div class="p05 copy lh4 serif color-black-90"> <p>Swedish author and scholar Michael Azar weaves together a patchwork of narratives in which people matter just as much as the places in which they live; a practice that provides the key to the long overdue task of fashioning cities in accordance with human needs and hardships.</p> </div> <aside> <div class="px05"> <p class="lh4 fw500 color-black-50"><time datetime="2015-02-20T00:00:00+00:00" itemprop="datePublished">20 February 2015</time></p> </div> </aside> </div> </article> <article class="col py05"> <div class="span1"> <figure class="p05"><a class="block" href="https://www.eurozine.com/presente/"><svg class="block w100 bg-black-10 color-black-20" viewBox="0 0 272 204" ><svg x="32" y="32" width="208" height="140"> <use xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xlink:href="#ez-logo"></use> </svg></svg></a></figure> <div class="p05"> <h3 class="h3 lh2"><a class="ul-black-10 fw500" style="font-size: 120%" href="https://www.eurozine.com/presente/" >Presente!</a></h3> <h4 class="py05 fw500 lh3">Western martyrdom and the politics of memory and death</h4> </div> <div class="p05 copy lh4 serif color-black-90"> <p>What is the connection between the mediaeval hunt for relics and the idolization of Benno Ohnesorg? Or between Nietzsche and Oliver Cromwell? Outlining aspects of the history of western martyrdom and its ideologies, Michael Azar shows how to this day the dead are instrumentalized for the purposes of the living.</p> </div> <aside> <div class="px05"> <p class="lh4 fw500 color-black-50"><time datetime="2011-07-07T00:00:00+00:00" itemprop="datePublished">7 July 2011</time></p> <p class="lh4 fw500 color-black-50">Read in: <a class="color-red ul-black-10:hover" href="https://www.eurozine.com/presente/" >EN</a> / <a class="color-red ul-black-10:hover" href="https://www.eurozine.com/presente-2/" >SV</a></p> </div> </aside> </div> </article> <article class="col py05"> <div class="span1"> <figure class="p05"><a class="block" href="https://www.eurozine.com/the-stranger-the-mother-and-the-algerian-revolution/"><svg class="block w100 bg-black-10 color-black-20" viewBox="0 0 272 204" ><svg x="32" y="32" width="208" height="140"> <use xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xlink:href="#ez-logo"></use> </svg></svg></a></figure> <div class="p05"> <h3 class="h3 lh2"><a class="ul-black-10 fw500" style="font-size: 120%" href="https://www.eurozine.com/the-stranger-the-mother-and-the-algerian-revolution/" >The stranger, the mother and the Algerian revolution</a></h3> <h4 class="py05 fw500 lh3">A postcolonial reading of Albert Camus</h4> </div> <div class="p05 copy lh4 serif color-black-90"> <p>The purely existential themes of The Stranger hide Camus’ critique of the discriminatory nature of French rule in Algeria. Yet Camus never entirely renounced the civilizing premise of colonialism. The reason lies in his relation to his mother, writes Michael Azar.</p> </div> <aside> <div class="px05"> <p class="lh4 fw500 color-black-50"><time datetime="2010-10-15T00:00:00+00:00" itemprop="datePublished">15 October 2010</time></p> <p class="lh4 fw500 color-black-50">Read in: <a class="color-red ul-black-10:hover" href="https://www.eurozine.com/the-stranger-the-mother-and-the-algerian-revolution/" >EN</a> / <a class="color-red ul-black-10:hover" href="https://www.eurozine.com/letranger-la-mere-et-la-revolution-algerienne/" >FR</a></p> </div> </aside> </div> </article> <article class="col py05"> <div class="span1"> <figure class="p05"><a class="block" href="https://www.eurozine.com/a-barbarian-in-beirut/"><svg class="block w100 bg-black-10 color-black-20" viewBox="0 0 272 204" ><svg x="32" y="32" width="208" height="140"> <use xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xlink:href="#ez-logo"></use> </svg></svg></a></figure> <div class="p05"> <h3 class="h3 lh2"><a class="ul-black-10 fw500" style="font-size: 120%" href="https://www.eurozine.com/a-barbarian-in-beirut/" >A barbarian in Beirut</a></h3> </div> <div class="p05 copy lh4 serif color-black-90"> <p>B is for barbaric, bestial, and bombed. Michael Azar on Beirut, the city that was one day described as the Paris of the Middle East and the next lay bleeding on the ground. Out of necessity, the story of Beirut is also a story of power, memory, and statecraft.</p> </div> <aside> <div class="px05"> <p class="lh4 fw500 color-black-50"><time datetime="2006-05-03T00:00:00+00:00" itemprop="datePublished">3 May 2006</time></p> <p class="lh4 fw500 color-black-50">Read in: <a class="color-red ul-black-10:hover" href="https://www.eurozine.com/a-barbarian-in-beirut/" >EN</a> / <a class="color-red ul-black-10:hover" href="https://www.eurozine.com/en-barbar-i-beirut/" >SV</a></p> </div> </aside> </div> </article> </div> </div> <!-- PAGINATION --> <div class="py05 md-py1"> <div class="paginate p05"> <!--<div class="p05 color-black-50 ac">4 total</div>--> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="holygrail__left"> <!-- PHOTO --> <!-- JOURNALS --> <div class="wrap24 py1 md-py1"> <header class="p1 row items-center"> <div class="px05"> <h2 class="ez-boxed p05 h3 lh2 fw400">Read in Journals</h2> </div> <div class="p05 span1 div color-black-10"></div> </header> <div class="md-grid ld-grid"> <article class="p1 ac"> <figure class="p05"><a class="journal__cover block max10 mx" href="https://www.eurozine.com/journals/glanta/" ><img class="block w100" src="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/f1277634103f8f30f06315db99500b84.jpg" srcset="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/f1277634103f8f30f06315db99500b84.jpg 160w,https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/5b9d1664eebc00a7b718cda9005ed8ac.jpg 320w" alt="Cover of Glänta" ></a></figure> <div class="p025"> <div class="p025"> <h3 class="h4 lh3"><a class="ul-black-10:hover" href="https://www.eurozine.com/journals/glanta/" >Glänta</a></h3> </div> <aside class="p025"> <p class="lh4 fw500 color-black-50">Sweden</p> </aside> </div> </article> <article class="p1 ac"> <figure class="p05"><a class="journal__cover block max10 mx" href="https://www.eurozine.com/journals/ordbild/" ><img class="block w100" src="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/4cc3a0aaac1124eb4c28aa5a8ab9fce8.jpg" srcset="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/4cc3a0aaac1124eb4c28aa5a8ab9fce8.jpg 160w,https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/0adf405acbac2f09f6b4dd7a21bcd4d6.jpg 320w" alt="Cover of Ord&Bild" ></a></figure> <div class="p025"> <div class="p025"> <h3 class="h4 lh3"><a class="ul-black-10:hover" href="https://www.eurozine.com/journals/ordbild/" >Ord&Bild</a></h3> </div> <aside class="p025"> <p class="lh4 fw500 color-black-50">Sweden</p> </aside> </div> </article> </div> </div> </div> <div class="holygrail__right"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </main> <aside class="bg-black-05"> <div class="wrap24 py1 md-py1"> <div class="p05 ld-row justify-between items-center"> <div class="p1 mx"> <img class="image mx" src="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/themes/eurozine-theme/img/footer-eu.svg" width="350" height="65" > </div> <div class="p1 div color-black-10 self-stretch"></div> <div class="max30 mx md-row flex-wrap"> <div class="p1 span1 span-auto"><img class="block mx" src="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/themes/eurozine-theme/img/footer-osf.svg" width="170" height="40" ></div> <div class="p1 span1 span-auto"><img class="block mx" src="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/themes/eurozine-theme/img/footer-ned.svg" width="170" height="40" ></div> <div class="p1 span1 span-auto"><img class="block mx" src="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/themes/eurozine-theme/img/footer-wk.svg" width="130" height="40" ></div> <div class="p1 span1 span-auto"><img class="block mx" src="https://www.eurozine.com/wp-content/themes/eurozine-theme/img/footer-bko.jpg" width="196" height="40" ></div> </div> </div> </div> </aside> <footer class="bg-black color-white"> <div class="wrap24 py1 md-py2"> <div class="px05 py1 footer-nav"> <div class="footer-nav-logo px1 mb1 col items-center"> <div class="py05"><svg class="block" width="58" height="64"> <title>Eurozine

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