Item Open AccessContental Thought and Theory Volume 4, Issue 1 Notes on Contributors Volume 4, Issue 1(University of Canterbury, 2023) Grimshaw, Mike; Zeiher, Cindy Item Open AccessPoems: Kaleidoscope / Sun God / The Letter / Hour Glass(University of Canterbury, 2023) Smith, Tamara Item Open AccessPoems: aim for a healthy life / women’s troubles / supply and demand(University of Canterbury, 2023) Wallace, Louise Item Open AccessPoems: Lijessenthoek / Song of the Silly Little Man(University of Canterbury, 2023) Preston, Joanna Item Open AccessPoems: ‘Good Kiwi Lass’ / midday on bridle path road / Anywhere on Earth/Будь-де на Землі(University of Canterbury, 2023) Ingram, Gail Item Open AccessCold War Nostalgia…. We Can be Heroes Comrades– [even] Just For One Day?(University of Canterbury, 2023) Grimshaw, Mike Item Open AccessKosova: A Note from the Wreckage of Anti-Imperialism(University of Canterbury, 2023) Mulaj, Jeta Item Open AccessPerpetual Cold War: Michel Foucault and the Conditions of Philosophy(University of Canterbury, 2023) Végső, Roland Item Open AccessWar Should Not Rule the World. Consideration Should be given to What the Conditions for Peace Might Be(University of Canterbury, 2023) Balso, Judith Item Open AccessTranscendentalist-Abolitionist-Anti-Imperialist: Opposition to the U.S. War against Mexico(University of Canterbury, 2023) Stolz, Ted Item Open AccessNot War, nor Peace. Are War and Peace Mutually Exclusive Alternatives?(University of Canterbury, 2023) Franke, William Item Open AccessWar(s) of (the) World(s): Thinking the Unthinkable(University of Canterbury, 2023) Item Open AccessTricks with Transference: Naming in a Post-Truth World(University of Canterbury, 2022) Warwick TieAs we watch conspiracy theories, disinformation, fake news and the like infuse public debate with a post-truth mix of innuendo, suspicion, and specious claims, it has become popular to lament an increasing inability of ideas to connect with reality. The issue is not, as Alenka Zupančič observes, that we have lost the Real (for this has never been the human’s to have) but that we are witnessing a loss of the “capacity of naming that can have real effects.”0F1 We are missing, to draw on Stuart Hall,1F2 a critical approach to naming that “grip[s] the minds of masses, and thereby becomes ‘a material force’” upon our moment. We are witnessing a loss of those words that “can affect the economy of being because they come from the workings of this economy”—a loss of words that are simultaneously of our situation and able to transform it. Item Open AccessThe Foucault F̶i̶a̶s̶c̶o̶ Plague: Frugality, t̶h̶e̶ ̶G̶a̶z̶e̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶R̶e̶t̶u̶r̶n̶ of Postmodernism(University of Canterbury, 2022) Clint BurnhamMichel Foucault’s writings on the plague are well-known, no moreso than over the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, in Discipline and Punish, he discusses two forms of the socius, one the pure community and the other the disciplined society: whereas with the former, the “leper was caught up in a process of rejection, of exile-enclosure”, to be marked, separated, and left in an undifferentiated mass, in the latter, plague victims were targeted by “a meticulous tactical partitioning”, individual differentiations and segmentation.