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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Dirlik for his invaluable advice on how to revise the essay. I would also like to thank Nicole Kwoh for her kind assistance. Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are my own. The Importance of Being Chinese: Orientalism Reconfigured in the Age of Global Modernity...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 161–180.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Leah Feldman This article seeks to dislocate Orientalism from its Anglo-French origin by investigating the problem of its theorization in the context of the Russian Empire. I frame Russian Orientalism through the representation of the Caucasus in the Russian imagination as a border space between...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
... as performative speech acts. At the site where language, race, and religion–the positive symptoms of decadence–are knotted together, Renan describes a political theology of the color line. The supposed “truths” about Oriental decadence became distributed among the objects of its study (“Orientals”) within...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 113–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
... behavioral economics and refers to the use of game mechanics in traditionally nongame activities—as a form that economic, social, and cultural life increasingly takes in the present. After exploring how the gamified world of the early twenty-first century departs dramatically from a society oriented around...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 101–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Qing Liu; Barrett McCormick This paper examines how market-oriented reforms to media are changing the public sphere in contemporary China with particular concern for how the commercialization of media may impact the prospects for democracy. While the authors find “public sphere” a problematic...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 177–206.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Marc Nichanian; Narine Jallatyan This essay examines Orientalism within the context of Edward Said’s works and the contemporary critical debates around them. Inspired by Erich Auerbach, Said strove to conceive of humanism as overcoming the European imperialist legacy. Yet not only does Said fail...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 7–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Peter Jeffreys The bombing of Alexandria by the British in 1882 forced C. P. Cavafy and his family into temporary exile. Traumatic for the young poet, this displacement produced a set of epistolary exchanges between friends and family that sheds much light on his Western orientation, connecting him...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Aamir R. Mufti C. P. Cavafy was a writer of the British Empire whose situation resembles that of other colonial writers and should be examined in that context, as well as in the light of the contradictory logic of Orientalism-Anglicism. In the modern West's interest in the late Hellenistic era...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of “liberating” Tibet. Wang Hui’s article “The ‘Tibetan Question’ East and West: Orientalism, Regional Ethnic Autonomy, and the Politics of Dignity” analyzes the March 2008 “riots” in and around Lhasa in order to understand the impediments to a real solution to the crisis in Tibet. This piece suggests...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 87–109.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of advancement, the importance of demonstrative failure in study, and the orientation of study by exceptions and extremes. Kafkan Study Brendan Moran In his discussions of Franz Kafka’s writings, Benjamin develops a conception of study...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
...—in the classical sense—market-oriented social formations may have achieved a ubiquity of certain structures, but not a uniformity of types. In such circumstances, the conceit of the bourgeoisie's organicistic integrity is never even partially attainable, and the practitioners of the novel are held to an acute...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., and 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...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... interpretation leads him to equate two conceptions of ourselves that are and must be kept distinct in Heidegger’s ontology: the self as “I myself” and the self as “anyone” ( das Man ). Second, Haugeland’s claim that “others” is Heidegger’s generic terms for persons obscures the methodological orientation...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 31–56.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Peter E. Gordon The landmark 1950 study in social psychology The Authoritarian Personality represents a significant attempt to correlate right-wing political orientation with psychological or characterological dispositions. As a collaborator and coauthor of the study, Theodor W. Adorno brought...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 187–219.
Published: 01 November 2015
... that unlike the Zionist movement, which harked back to an imagined fantastical past in establishing a colonial-settler state, the Palestinians deploy a future-oriented nostalgia for the recovery of their stolen lands and country. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 melancholy nostalgia Palestine...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 45–70.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of Carl Schmitt but rather the idea that emergency may be taken to promote a focus not just on survival but also on sur-vivance—a future-oriented practice of countersovereignty. One model of this alternative form of emergency politics can be found in the Slow Food movement, which incorporates elements...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 101–138.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in orientation, housed in fields with strong anti-imperialist credentials. They are nominally pro-indigenous, Americanizing, generically comic, and silently theory-laden. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 borders colonial America empire Richard White I would like to thank the essay’s...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 35–47.
Published: 01 February 2021
... while promulgating an art of reading. Such historically oriented and textually focused work of opening remains a political-educational imperative. Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 language theory Friedrich Nietzsche Walter Benjamin Martin Heidegger References Adorno...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Stathis Gourgouris The preface is a description of the project as a collective pedagogical experience. Cavafy's orientations are reconsidered as responses to the contradictions of colonial life in the Southeastern Mediterranean world and his poetics as a rubric for disrupting interpretive...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 59–87.
Published: 01 May 2021
...- and disorientations might that positioning require? Which nineteenth-century filiations does Cavafy carry over into his modernism? Is courage rather than contemporaneity a better guide in these orienteering exercises? This essay fleshes out these questions, asks a few more in the process, and attempts a set...