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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
... implications of the political unfolding of the Arab Spring in Egypt. With a consensus that the Egyptian revolution is not a color revolution, Samir Amin examines the components and strategies of the movement that brought down the Mubarak regime, the formation of Popular Committees and the National Council, as...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 71–98.
Published: 01 May 2014
... constructions that cannot be contained within a uniform conceptual frame, such as Islamic “authenticity.” The past is shared, and the present is as well. The Arab Spring demonstrates that modernity confronts political actors with similar problems, whatever their background. The essay addresses successive...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
... collective reflection. As both a record and a means of this reflection , film can be revolutionary in ways that are as far from the practices of Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov as they are from those of Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Arab Spring documentary...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
...David Fieni Examining the work of Ernest Renan in relation to thinkers confessing Arab and Islamic affiliations in the Ottoman fin de siècle allows us to understand how Orientalist scholarship has used decadence as the figure through which its positivist scientific claims were redistributed as...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
... existence becomes infused with authenticity, valorized as a site of cultural origins, and envisioned as an antidote to the globalizing force of the military-industrial complex. This essay examines two seminal works in the canon of Arabic literature, Ghassan Kanafani's Rijal fi al-Shams ( Men in the Sun...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Mohamed- Salah Omri The late playwright Saadallah Wannous (1941–1997) once said, “I used to dream of a poem which ends in a street demonstration.” This is indeed what happened in the course of the so- called Arab Spring, although Wannous was no longer there to witness it, despite his heroic...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 69–86.
Published: 01 February 2012
... revolts, uprisings, and insurrections, are being born, not only in the contemporary Arab and Muslim world but also anywhere else in the world today. The answer is not to be found in the geography of Tunisia. The roots must be sought in the history, the culture, and the deep psychology of individuals as...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 February 2012
... transcribed and will first be published in Arabic, to be followed by French and English translations, with the aim of recording in detail the Revolution of Dignity and Democracy as it was occurring. Pending the publication of this book, which documents the impulses, aspirations, and hopes of the youth of the...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
... objective conditions are met; and called for a thorough diagnosis of the present's particularity. In doing so, the essay seeks to complicate retrospective sketches of Arab Marxists, such as Susan Buck-Morss's, that depict them as elitist and vanguardist modernizers and oppose them to immanent Islamist...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 75–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Bhāsa, or Perso-Arabic words, in Premsagar . Contrarily, Urdu-centric scholars stress Lal’s use of the phrase “ibtada-e dāstān” (the beginning of the Dastan ) to open Baital Pachisi . The claim is that preoccupation with Lallu Jee Lal’s place in the Hindi and Urdu literary canon occludes the all...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2012
... before pro- ceeding, a word or two should be said about why this dossier is dedicated exclusively to Tunisia in light of the general so- called Arab Spring. By February 26, 2011, when the American analyst and Middle East expert Fouad Ajami published an op-ed in the New York Times...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 241–243.
Published: 01 May 2014
... © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Books Received Althusser, Louis. On the Reproduction of Capitalism: Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses. Trans. G. M. Goshgarian. Brooklyn, NY: Verso Books, 2014. Amar, Paul, and Vijay Prashad. Dispatches from the Arab Spring: Understanding...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 233–236.
Published: 01 February 2012
... / Spring 2012 tion to scholarly research on the Ottoman period, the University of Istanbul in 1997 awarded him an honorary doctorate, which was the first time in that university’s history an Arab scholar was so honored. That same year he was also the first Arab recipient of the Dutch...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 229–230.
Published: 01 February 2000
..., Palestine. He is the author of Palestinian Education: Reality and Future Prospects (Birzeit, Palestine, 1997) (in Arabic), and coeditor of The Landscape of Palestine: Equivocal Poetry (Birzeit, Palestein: Birzeit University...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 141–150.
Published: 01 August 2006
... among third- and fourth-generation immigrants in suburban Paris in the fall of 2005 remains unattached to or even addressed by the student/labor protests against Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin’s labor law in the following spring. What is much more clear in the French case, which is indicative...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 February 2000
... forces incorporated the Arab world into the world system of the time. The ‘‘modernizers’’ of the system thought that this transformation would en- Tseng 2000.2.10 10:23 78 boundary 2 / Spring 2000 able them to mount...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 249–251.
Published: 01 May 2015
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Contributors Charles Altieri teaches modern poetry, Shakespeare, and topics in intellectual his- tory at the University of California, Berkeley. His first extended essay was published in boundary 2, vol. 1, no. 3 (Spring 1973). He is the author of...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Tunisian Revolution. The interactive dynamics of the Arab Spring, which has overturned all the convictions and certain- ties about the quiescence of the Arab, bespeaks a deep rift, the impor- tance of which exceeds the repercussions in Eastern Europe from the fall of the Berlin Wall. The...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 111–112.
Published: 01 February 2001
... tables moored on raised terraces birds float in from the flame trees. Like our mimosas, with thin leaves, fernlike branches lift and fall, fan hot color, stretch open the core of the trunk. The singing voice speeds up, entreats in Arabic. Now a waiter...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 7–27.
Published: 01 August 2012
... you have to say about the talk of our day, in Germany as in the United States, on the Arab Spring, for instance. While evaluating the events, some even refer to your work, describing a technological movement thanks to which people are finally connected to each other and are mobilized...