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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 February 2009
... American Left. Martí was one of the first thinkers of revolutionary anticolonial struggle, and in that sense it is legitimate to see him as the main ideological inspiration of the Cuban Revolution itself some sixty years after his death. Yet Martí's own relation to Marx—his near contemporary...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Tom Cohen This essay places Bernard Stiegler's conception of arche -cinema in contact with the era of climate change and the impasse that it presents to the American Left today. It views Stiegler's thought as a post-anthropocene writing project yet asks whether the “proletarianization of the senses...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
...John A. McClure In “`Do You Believe in Magic?' Literary Thinking After the New Left,” Sean McCann and Michael Szalay argue that postmodern American novelists, by celebrating “the spontaneous, the symbolic, and ultimately the magical” undermine the good sense of progressive thought and contribute...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 47–59.
Published: 01 February 2009
... in 1999 with . Jorge Castañeda, Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left after the Cold War, 1st ed. (New York: Knopf, 1993). Beverley / Rethinking the Armed Struggle in Latin America  49 its charge that Menchú had misrepresented aspects of her story in order to shore up support...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 143–155.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Christopher T. Nelson In the aftermath of the Battle of Okinawa, the American military turned its efforts toward fortifying its new strategic outpost in the Pacific. Okinawan survivors were left to rebuild their lives in the ruins of their farms and villages. The dead were buried deeply and quickly...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 87–98.
Published: 01 August 2013
... uses it as a cover to pursue an imperial agenda, and the Left uses it as an excuse for inaction and, worse, acquiescence in the development of American imperialism. Additionally, this essay highlights Greenblatt’s problematic tone of casual impiety and his book’s many distortions of the truth about...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 101–138.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., or critical theorists.7 3. They are typically liberal or left- liberal in orientation.8 7. A belated word on the essay s title: there was a vogue around 1990 for rechristening as new various subfields in the study of European expansion the new Western history, the new American studies, the new imperial...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2009
... struggle as a fundamental orientation, one that allowed for a variety of political, social, and artistic innovations. The contemporary success of the Latin American Left, many of whom were veterans of the armed struggle, could be viewed, if not as a vindication of the earlier period of armed...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 33–46.
Published: 01 August 2007
...—the American empire was a big mistake, he argued, an embarrassing by-product of sloppy thinking and high spirits at the State Department—connived with left-wing activists who promoted the Popular Front, and yet fell under the spell of Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard, whose two-volume Rise...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 29–43.
Published: 01 May 2002
... America that ‘‘as long as the American Left remains incapable of national pride, our country will only have a cultural left and not a political one 1 When Rorty criticizes the ‘‘antipatriotic’’ legacy of the New Left for being too concerned with culture, he intends to contrast it with the Old...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 157–184.
Published: 01 August 2003
... of the American Left [London: Verso, 1987], 49). In contrast, John Diggins states that the ‘‘American Left was born in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, it was not the product of foreign powers and alien ideologies’’ (The Rise and Fall of the American...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 235–246.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... Joining that panel plunged me into bound- ary 2, and Bill invited me to the Binghamton symposium. That 1978 Binghamton symposium featured Edward Said’s critique 238 boundary 2 / February 2015 of “Americanleft’ literary criticism”: he challenged American deconstruc- tive criticism...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (2): 225–236.
Published: 01 May 2024
..., and before his decisive break with “AmericanLeft’ Literary Criticism,” Edward Said organized an MLA panel on “What Is Avant-Garde Criticism?” which filled a ballroom with some thousand auditors, drawn to hear invited papers by stellar senior figures Geoffrey Hartman, Ihab Hassan, and Richard Poirier. Said...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 145–168.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., political, and media elites can be partially explained as stemming from a still very present colonial and imperial unconscious, sometimes with strong racist overtones. A political force that declares Latin American Left movements as one of its inspirations seems to be scandalous in Spanish democracy...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of the American Left. For a rather brilliant detailed reading of Whitman’s political legacy, see Bryan K. Garman, Heroic Spiritual Godfather’: Whit- man, Sexuality, and the American Left, 1890–1940 American Quarterly 52, no. 1 (2000): 90–126. 194 boundary 2 / Spring 2006 wanted to feel the touch...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 147–178.
Published: 01 February 2004
... Baxendall, Words on Fire: The Life and Writings of Eliza- beth Gurley Flynn (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1987), 1–32; Helen C. Camp, Iron in Her Soul: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and the American Left (Pullman: Wash- ington State University Press, 1995); Johanningsmeier, Forging American...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 157–189.
Published: 01 August 2001
... in the Discourse of the Human Sciences This was the symposium at which Edward first delivered the equally groundbreaking essay ‘‘Reflections on Recent AmericanLeft’ Criticism which, as I see it, marked the beginning of the end of the hege- mony of deconstruction in America. Strangely, none of these meetings...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 145–153.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Sean McCann; Michael Szalay Duke University Press 2009 “Eerie Serenity”: A Response to John McClure Sean McCann and Michael Szalay In a very generous response to our article “Do You Believe in Magic? Literary Thinking After the New Left,” John...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 97–123.
Published: 01 February 2002
... behind masks. In this essay, I want to use the early part of Bob Dylan’s career to explore the artificial authenticity that lies at the core of American popular music—the legacy of blackface minstrelsy. By historicizing his work in the context of the Civil Rights movement and the New Left, I...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 February 2019
... . “ The Heirs of Gramsci .” New Left Review 100 ( July–August ): 71 – 97 . Ashton Jennifer . 2013 . “ Poetry of the Twenty- First Century: The First Decade .” In The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry Since 1945 , edited by Ashton Jennifer , 216 – 30 . Cambridge : Cambridge...