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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 February 2007
...William V. Spanos Duke University Press 2007 American Exceptionalism, the Jeremiad, and the Frontier: From the Puritans to the Neo-Con-Men William V. Spanos In short, with all sorts of cavilers, it was best [according...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
... his analyses of American exceptionalism in the age of globalization. His ontopolitical a-filiation establishes the possibility of articulating a kind of criticism that, while recognizing the history of this axiomatics of ontopology, also imagines and articulates the potentiality that is ex-centric...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 235–246.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jonathan Arac William V. Spanos’s most recent book, Shock and Awe: American Exceptionalism and the Imperatives of the Spectacle in Mark Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” (2013), offers the occasion to reflect on the distinctive quality of his long, productive career. His work...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 217–233.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Donald E. Pease This article discusses the importance of Auseinandersetzung to William Spanos’s untimely exile legacies. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Edward Said Moby-Dick New World Order New Americanists American exceptionalism William Spanos’s Exile Legacies: A Ritornello...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 195–219.
Published: 01 February 2001
... of the nation.1 As Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease forcibly argue in their introductions to Cultures of United States Imperialism, the participation of these terms in moments of nationalist euphoria and doc- trines of American exceptionalism needs to be replaced by critical, ‘‘post- national’’ terms...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 17–34.
Published: 01 February 2021
... linguistic data gathered by the North American philologist Pierre Du Ponceau to reflect on the grammatical plan for languages that Du Ponceau was the first to call polysynthesis and its associated phenomenon of incorporation (Baker 1988). In languages with polysynthesis, words seem able to swallow others...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2018
...-essentialist­ rhetoric of the antifeminist American men’s movement has been taken up by the reactionary Catholic lobby (she mentions the newspaper columnists John Waters and Breda O’Brien) to “produce a highly volatile and distorted public discussion” (60). Neverthe- less, Ging acknowledges that...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 133–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
... locals bought tickets for the opportu- nity to shoot at the swinging body from the orchestra seats. Jacqueline Goldsby, A Spec- tacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), 227. 9. In his blurb featured on the back cover of the New York...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 73–101.
Published: 01 August 2006
... excluded, or cast out, or designated as extraneous to U.S. history. The discourse of American Exceptionalism produced an attitude of willful forgetfulness in relationship to the figures who had been omitted from traditional history. New Americanists’ restoration of these disenfranchised and...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 163–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
... us and writes us, whereas for me the interplay of genres is a field of endless varia- tions and endless surprises. JJW: How would you place yourself in relation to American studies? Or in relation to Don Pease’s criticism of American exceptionalism? WCD: I think I’m much more writer...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2007
...:xviii. Arac / Howells and the Languages of American Fiction 5 Nations. The word among in both titles emphasizes a salutary comparative perspective, in contrast to the usual exceptionalism guiding U.S. historiog- raphy. Like these works, I hope to address American materials in...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 47–80.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Mark Rifkin Duke University Press 2005 Representing the Cherokee Nation: Subaltern Studies and Native American Sovereignty Mark Rifkin In ‘‘American Indian Intellectualism and the New Indian Story Eliza...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Kahn’s work, though his stature has grown enormously in 2011’s Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty . Kahn’s subject in the text is the relationship between American power and American culture, a relationship he defines as a “political theological project.” My purpose is...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 153–194.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Susan Koshy Morphing Race into Ethnicity: Asian Americans and Critical Transformations of Whiteness Susan Koshy The meaning of Caucasian as at one time prevalent has been now practically exploded...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 217–225.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the gnarliest waves on the mysterious Outside zone of the Pacific Rim where Califor- 7. See Donald E. Pease, The New American Exceptionalism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009), on the cold war geopolitics that provided the United States its governing logic during this era and...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 February 2015
...-­ ­ta-­physica—­a pattern he (following critics such as Sacvan Bercovitch)4 traces back to the Puritan “errand in the wilderness” and its brutal incarnations as manifest destiny and American exceptionalism. The points of this psychic mapping of the “below” gradu- ally trace a spectral...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Charity,” in The American Puritans: Their Prose and Poetry, ed. Perry Miller (Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Books, 1956), 83. . See William V. Spanos, American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization: The Specter of Vietnam (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008). 132  boundary 2  /  Spring 2010...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
...- lence and the Legacy of American Exceptionalism from the Cold War to 9/11” (PhD diss., SUNY Binghamton, 2012), esp. 17–21. 94 boundary 2 / February 2015 Spanos’s experience of the actuality of war—­what he calls in another con- text a war’s thisness11—­is not some unfortunate and coincidental...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
... personally affected her, focusing for the remainder of the paragraph on how America processes its male bodies. The image of America as refuge—Lilly first lands in New Haven when flee- ing Ireland—retains belief in American exceptionalism. The phrase “given up” echoes the biblical cadences coursing...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 151–165.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Jonathan Arac Drawing on Edward Said's method of “contrapuntal” criticism relating culture and empire, and also on Frank Kermode's understanding of the “classic” in relation to empire, this essay addresses two major American works a century apart to suggest a pattern that joins important American...