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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gil Hochberg; Shir Alon Santiago Slabodsky's Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking returns to a history of Jewish persecution, but unlike other attempts to trace the tradition of the Jewish “conscious pariah,” it does not aim to identify an “essence” of Judaism (say, “exilic...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 February 2020
... performatively pass through this exoticization of his or her particular history. The artists dedication to absence as a trope is conspicuous in the context of what has been termed Poland s Jewish revival (Smith 2007). Throughout Eastern Europe, but particularly in Poland, one frequently encounters a...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 103–126.
Published: 01 November 2018
... .” Critical Inquiry 25 , no. 1 : 95 – 125 . Mufti Aamir . 2000 . “ The Aura of Authenticity .” Social Text 64 (vol. 18 , no. 3 ): 87 – 103 . Mufti Aamir . 2007 . Enlightenment in the Colony: The Jewish Question and the Crisis of Postcolonial Culture . Princeton, NJ : Princeton...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 33–46.
Published: 01 August 2007
... trying to tell us where those changes might lead. He still stands between us and the archive, and his interference remains instructive. Hofstadter was born in 1916, in Buffalo, New York, then a prosperous port city and a vibrant manufacturing town. He was the son of a Jewish . On...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
... question whether there was any such thing as an unmarked, universal “man” or humanity that could be approached, attained, or recog- nized when one started from the outside positions of the black migration north or the Chicago Jewish ghetto. Stylistically, Invisible Man is the more controlled...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 19–60.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Arif Dirlik Postmodernism and Chinese History Arif Dirlik This essay considers questions raised by postmodernism with spe- cific reference to issues in the historiography of China. If I spend more time working through...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2015
... speaking.15 The anachronistic nature of the Jewish diaspora today in mainstream America is in part the result of a conscious disavowal of attachments to an ethnic or religious homeland as well as an unconscious decision to assimilate to a host mainstream. The advent of an Asian diaspora in America...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Arendt’s problematization of the “Jewish question,” as a timely supplement to his destructive style. It is this ability to incorporate new critical approaches that makes Spanos relevant today and that will make his thought important in the future. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 mundialización...
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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 (2020) 47 (4): 101–138.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christian Thorne Through a detailed consideration of Richard White’s Middle Ground , the essay identifies a few important features of imperial history writing over the last thirty years: academic apologies for empire have become commonplace. A conspicuously large number of them are left-liberal in...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., 2007). 29. Said, Culture and Imperialism. 30. Hannah Arendt, “We Refugees,” in The Jew as Pariah: Jewish Identity and Politics in the Modern Age, ed. Ron H. Feldman (New York: Grove, 1978). Karavanta / Spanos’s Ontopolitical Criticism 125 of American studies against a...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Donald E. Pease Obama constructs links among signs of history to produce what I would call a punctual presidency, a presidency that is punctual in two senses: Obama works at the level of historical puncta, and he’s just in time. He is a figure who knows how to work with an evental logic of history...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 85–101.
Published: 01 August 2020
... iconic and indexical signs and true documents par excellence [wahre Dokumente par excellence] (Sebald 2011: 168), seem to authenticate both themselves and the fact that the referents of this illustrated text actually existed (Barthes 1981: 77). In lieu of sublimating German Jewish history in the...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 7–26.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Jewish workers, par- ticularly in the textile and machine tool industries. Jewish workers, and their unions, were acknowledged only in the thirties when they were depicted as agents of the Soviet Union and alien to the Polish nation. The appeal to pre-partition Poland as a model for Poland...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 February 2020
... literary historiography of the Jewish catastrophe, as Adler called the Holocaust (2017: 375 76). 3. This is one distillation of Kaufman s multifaceted inquiry into modernism s persistence (2002: 50). Adhering to Theodor Adorno s effort to make lyric itself critical, he neverthe- less beseeches the...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
... tries to radicalize (which also means to interrogate) Edward Said’s concept of Orientalism, on the heels of Michel de Certeau’s reflection on the modern distribution of knowledge, between the native and the savage, between writing and orality, between history and ethnography, between the philologist and...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Egypt in 1917 to Jewish parents, his father a British sub- ject, his mother from Vienna. His father was spectacularly bad at business, and so Eric grew up in a petit bourgeois family fallen on hard times in “Red Vienna.” It was once the great capital of an empire and still the cen- ter of a...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 21–59.
Published: 01 August 2020
... context, deliberately misinterprets and misrepresents passages, and intentionally excludes material that would undermine his claims. Sebald s highly con- tentious (and, it goes without saying, unjustified) aim was to show that the German Jewish playwright was an unwitting precursor to fascism. The...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 7–27.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., how is it that these Jewish philosophers dis- covered Heidegger for themselves and also learned to love and to hate him (with the great exception of Hannah Arendt, who never stopped loving him)? But Marcuse and Löwith, for instance—I ask myself, what was their motivation? My first...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 27–57.
Published: 01 May 2016
... how he came to be associated with the New Americanists, his project of a new literary history, the changes in his own writing, and his involvement with the journal boundary 2 . Arac also reflects on his teaching and his directorship of the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The...