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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 (2015) 42 (2): 153–160.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Michael Fishbein Sidney H. Griffith’s recent book, The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the “People of the Book” in the Language of Islam , discusses how the Bible was translated into Arabic, the language of Islam, but increasingly the vernacular of Jewish and Christian communities in the Middle...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 65–107.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of linguistic and social form—in the poetic writing of Paul Celan and the Arabic-language translations of Celan offered by the Iraqi poet Khālid al-Ma‘ālī; in Walter Benjamin’s essayistic writing on language and the law; in the tenth-century Arabic-language philosopher Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī; and in Aristotle’s...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 123–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Hala Halim In contradistinction to Anglophone criticism's airbrushing of all things Egyptian/Arab from the iconic image of C. P. Cavafy, this essay dwells on the poet as an Egyptiote. An Egyptiote orientation, it is argued, variously informs given poems and prose texts in his later years. Probing...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 69–86.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., or 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...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
... national anthem and have been sung by some of the most influential Arab stars, written on protest banners, and shouted by students in the face of French and English occupiers and their own governments. The couplet even entered the folklore of global protest music and poetry, and was adopted...
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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): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., the 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...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 41–57.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Takis Kayalis C. P. Cavafy's position as a British-cultured Greek who lived and wrote in colonial Alexandria has perplexed critics, who often address the poet's commitments either as Anglophile or as anti-imperialist and pro-Arab. Seeking a subtler approach to Cavafy's complex colonial...
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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 (2016) 43 (3): 287–312.
Published: 01 August 2016
... transformation in language. Moving from Kıvılcımlı's language, suffused with idioms, slang, West Thracian dialectal phonations, colloquialisms, gallicisms, Turkish neologisms, and Arabic and Persian loanwords in the preface to the equivalential chains of Western, Ottoman, and new Turkish words in the translation...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
... the 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 (2007) 34 (3): 109–119.
Published: 01 August 2007
... / Fall 2007 1991, Zionist forces expelled the largely peasant Arab population over them in 1948, and Italian airplanes attacked over them in 1940. But it is really the sea, not the skies, that connects Haifa to the world. To protect Haifa from this sea, or rather from nineteenth-century corsairs...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 141–150.
Published: 01 August 2006
... of the twenty- something-year-old Darfur situation. A noteworthy example of that work is provided by the Darfurian socio- anthropologist Sharif Harir, in his Arab Belt’ Versus ‘African Belt essay, which first appeared in the anthology he edited with Terje Tvedt, Short-Cut to Decay: The Case...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 February 2000
... Ibrahim Abu Lughod Palestine is part of the Arab world; the Palestinian people, irrespec- tive of their national and residential status, are also part of the Arab nation. On the origin...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., uprisings, and insurrections, are being born, not only in the contemporary Arab and Muslim world but also anywhere else in the world today. . . . There is clearly an “inde- structible dream of a better world,” to which historians should apply themselves in elucidating...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2004
... (European) Jews and the Mizrachi (Jews of Arab descent), in terms of inner colonialism: ‘‘a complex illness’’ death: Mi-mizrach Shemesh (From East the Sun). While Kahanoff herself wrote in French and English, her readership today is limited almost entirely to Hebrew readers. (The origi- nal writings...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 107–121.
Published: 01 August 2023
... colonial legacies, Orientalism operated differently in countries that did in fact have Arab/Muslim pasts unlike most parts of northern Europe. Nadia Altshul's work in Latin American medievalisms, which she argues descend from Spanish and Portuguese colonialisms, also makes an important contribution...