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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 15–24.
Published: 01 August 2022
...-particularization and a symbolism of collective unity. Even in the twenty-first century, the figure of Khizr continues to serve as a potential for reawakening a linkage between Marxism, Islamic mysticism, the poetics of prophecy, the politics of nonidentity, and the philology of cultural contact zones. sahota...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2022
... with modernism, as a push toward the mysterious. G. S. Sahota draws connections between Marxism, philology, and Islamic mysticism in Brown's work, wherein world literature becomes a methodology for political possibility. Jed Rasula examines the impact of the 1960s counterculture on Brown's intellectual...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of one language into another accelerates, and Darwish becomes able to precisely name his path. Addressing Death, he says, You and I are two Sufis bound by vision but blind on the way to God (61). This reference to a form of Islamic mysticism namely, Sufism, with its litany of imagery and vocabulary...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
... ( 1959 : 141) invoking Marcuse on the “surplus-repression” of any such libidinal aspirations and theopoetic figurations of the political that would oppose Brown's claims for the “metapolitical” imagination. 17. See this reconfiguration in Norman O. Brown ( 2009 : 99) via “Mystic Islam...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 7–19.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Aamir R. Mufti This essay argues that the “postsecular” tendency in contemporary humanities and social sciences relies disproportionately on contemporary political Islam to make its case for a “return of religion.” Furthermore, postsecularism generates a highly misleading view of political Islam...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 137–153.
Published: 01 February 2013
... as a societal (indeed, we can easily say political) issue, rather than a theological problem. In this sense, the mysticism that might produce an abyssal language in which no idols remain standing can never be, by definition, socially effective, a social binding force. Mystical practice configures...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 149–170.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and as a geopolitical force is still analyzed reductively or simplistically. Let’s take events such as the rise of contemporary Islamic revivalist movements. Why is it that they are still viewed as expressions of traditions hampering the progress of “modernity” and “democracy”? Why is it that in spite...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 5–13.
Published: 01 August 2022
... repudiation of the reality principle had become the repudiation of reality itself. His retreat from politics to metapolitics and from history to mystery drove Brown further toward the margins of the orthodox canon: He courted Tibetan mysticism and flirted audaciously with the venture of Islam, in which he...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 29–38.
Published: 01 August 2022
... on his study of Islam in the early eighties, embracing “the Prophetic Tradition, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam; and heresies in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” (Brown 1991 : 46). It's characteristic that he'd insist on the heresies as a component of the prophetic tradition. For he...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 23–45.
Published: 01 August 2019
... themselves. This circularity, I argue, reiterates what Alfred North Whitehead calls a “fallacy of misplaced concreteness.” References Aydin Cemil . 2007 . The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought . New York : Columbia University Press...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 May 2004
...-Persian, or Islamic? Where exactly, in other words, is the poet’s home? 5. See, for instance, Syed Sibte Hassan, ‘‘Faiz ka adarsh in Faiz Ahmed Faiz: tanqidi jaiza, ed. Khaleeq Anjum (New Delhi: Anjuman-e Taraqqi-e Urdu, 1985), 119, 121. 6. Faiz, Poems by Faiz, 166–67. In matters of translations, I...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 65–76.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Library, University of California , Santa Cruz . Brown Norman O. 2009 . The Challenge of Islam: The Prophetic Tradition , edited by Niu Jerome . Santa Cruz, CA : New Pacific . Carroll Lewis . 2000 . The Annotated Alice , edited by Gardner Martin . New York : W. W...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... —Congress of the Peoples of the East, Manifesto to the Peoples of the East (1920) The translation of Marxism-Leninism­ on the Soviet periphery gen- erated a paradox—Muslim communism. This notion was paradoxical not because it proposed an encounter between communism and Islam...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 21–54.
Published: 01 May 2007
... an august maj- esty, but its shape and size look ludicrous on a narrow one like mine, where it stands out like an English soldier at a gathering of Sufi mystics. Even stranger than that’s my head, because it’s of a differ- ent type than either yours or my mother’s...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
...-­what-­it-­is-­missing/. Stevens / The Cul-­de-­Sac of Schmittian Political Theology 87 movements, Latin American Catholic and Pentecostal liberation theologies, Islamic activism in the Egyptian Revolution, to name only a few. Postsecu- larism, in the work of Saba Mahmood...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 61–76.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of the contributions dealing with Islam was edited by JamesPiscatori andwas published in 1991 by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as Islamic Fundamentalisms and the Gulf Crisis. The entire project was underwritten by a substantial MacArthur Foundation grant. I am indebted to these volumes for whatever...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., is also a mystical term denoting the obliteration of the self and extinction of individual consciousness in the whole. The author sus- tains the Sufi terminology with the travelers’ “insistence on the repetition [dhikr] of Wadi al-ʿUyun . . . [as] salvation” (CS, 20). These are reposito- ries...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 71–89.
Published: 01 May 2020
... . . . And I woke up (Tolstoy 2000: 361 62). As you know, Anna does not die in childbirth. It is not that kind of novel. So what kind of novel is it? In spite of its devastating satire of the mysticism to which some of its idle aristocrats are attracted, the novel is not totally allergic to a sort of magical...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 February 2000
... serves as a starting-point is not seen as such but as a mystical result. The real becomes a mere phenomenon, but the Idea has no content over and above this phenomenon’’ (Early Writings, trans. Rodney Livingstone and Gregor Benton [Harmonds...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
... on the agendas of political thinkers, commen- tators, and even policy makers. The most high-profile­ example, especially after September 11, 2001, was the case of Islamic fundamentalism, and a series of important works about Islam have moved perceptions of CPT toward comparative religion,17...