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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Murat Belge Turkey, like many Westernizing/modernizing societies, was for a long time ruled by an “enlightened” minority, composed of the urban intelligentsia and the bureaucracy. The military formed the backbone of this elite. From the end of the Second World War, a multiparty parliamentary system...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
... earliest and most salient attempts to understand the nature of what has been called Western modernity, across a range of discourses and modes of thought, the term lifestyle has been embarrass- ingly central. Embarrassingly, because this term and its varied associations pinpoint some of the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
... impossible any alternatives to an agenda of “modernity” driven exclusively by Western models. Translated by Ted Huters and Yangyang Zong © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The Voices of Good and Evil: What Is Enlightenment? Rereading Lu Xun’s “Toward a Refutation of Malevolent Voices...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
... between the savage and the native. And yet, this radical distinction imposed itself on Western knowl- edge only in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, precisely with the appearance of modern philology. Until then, it was only beginning to estab- lish itself, and there was no possible...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... 2011 . The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . ———. 2012 . Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Mufti Aamir...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 157–182.
Published: 01 May 2008
... that is multidimensional. It includes conflicts over tradi- tion vs. modernity, conservatism vs. radicalism, nationality vs. globaliza- tion, and Sinification vs. Westernization. The turbulence was manifested in heated debates among Chinese intellectuals—the so-called culture fever...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
... both the context for and vexed theme in East Asian regionalization. Increasingly, “Asia” as a historical category resulting from an “ema- nation” model of World History, in which the fons et origo of the modern world is Western Europe—the entrenched binary opposition of the modern West...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2003) 30 (2): 97–114.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., tapes, and CDs. Not only did these technologies modify the ways in which cultural arti- facts were produced, but, and perhaps more importantly, by virtue of radi- cally altering how music was consumed, they enabled new modalities of existence for black subjects within and against Western modernity...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 209–212.
Published: 01 May 2012
... D. The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. Miller, Ruth A. Seven Stories of Threatening Speech: Women’s Suffrage Meets Machine Code. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011. Mirzoeff, Nicholas. The Right...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 125–155.
Published: 01 May 2008
... distinguished clearly is another question that needs further exploration. The generalization of this dichotomy is closely related to the development of modern Western thought. Wang Hui / Science, Culture, Knowledge  127 transformed. The modern nation-state system has to...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2007) 34 (2): 217–238.
Published: 01 May 2007
... John Fairbank. The other view turns away from Western- directed modernity and attempts to “discover history in China An earlier case of this indigenous modernity thesis was made by the Japanese schol- ars of the Kyoto school, who view China’s Song dynasty as the beginning of East Asia’s own...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2007) 34 (1): 67–77.
Published: 01 February 2007
... Westernized modernity and native tradition, but the catch is that the seemingly backward and inward (re)turn toward Japan’s “roots”—in what I’d call a kind of spiritual fundamentalism—is at the same time presented as a form of advancement (including a protofeminist aware- ness of women’s liberation...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 55–76.
Published: 01 February 2013
... theology.8 In a global perspective, she suggests, freedom is overrated, a sort of fetish of Western modernity. Mahmood may be a severe critic of Western modernity, but meth- odologically speaking, she is also very modern. She is much too mod- ern to invest in such creaky, embarrassingly...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 1–17.
Published: 01 August 2015
... within Western philosophical debates, and by means of Western conceptual schemata, that if modernity as a project was unfinished, it needed the non-­ West in order to be fulfilled” (74). Buck-Morss’s­ discussion is an interroga- tion of this statement, with reference to democracy, in light of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
... depicted as democratic. However, by the 1970s and 1980s, some Asian countries in the east and southeast were becoming increas- 18. Joseph B. Tamney, The Struggle over Singapore’s Soul: Western Modernization and Asian Culture (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1995), 188...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
... another wave of Western thought, including move- ments of critical thought similar to that during the May Fourth period. In the following, by revisiting the moment that modern critical consciousness was formed in the early twentieth century, we attempt to give historical, social, and intellectual...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 213–215.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Home and World: A Reader in Hong Kong Cinema (coedited with Esther Cheung) (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2004), and The “China” in Contemporary Western Critical Discourse [in Chinese] (Beijing: People’s University Press, 2006). Alexander Day is an assistant professor in the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
... “democracy and science” (the two catch- words of the May Fourth demonstrations in 1919), can be seen as a form of “modernism.” Russian futurism and avant- gardism, politically far more radical, are by contrast routinely considered part of the Western”“ canon of modernism, whereas “realism...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2005) 32 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Arif Dirlik Arif Dirlik 2005 The End of Colonialism? The Colonial Modern in the Making of Global Modernity Arif Dirlik Over the last decade, discourses of globalization and postcoloniality have...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2004) 31 (1): 207–241.
Published: 01 February 2004
...- land. Later, in the modern period, when other Western European countries such as Portugal, Spain, Holland, England, France, Belgium, and eventually Germany became, each for a time at least, successive centers of capitalist and imperial expansion, Ireland was the only country in that geographical...