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boundary 2 (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 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
... University Press . Mignolo Walter D. 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...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 most intractable moral...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
... then comes back to the “civilized” world but refuses to write about the secret. He shall not be part of the Western community of knowledge, the community of university professors. Instead, he becomes an archivist at Yale. The commentary asks about the founding dichotomy between knowledge and the archive...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 (2019) 46 (3): 121–152.
Published: 01 August 2019
... . 1998 . The Chan’s Great Continent: China in Western Minds . New York : W. W. Norton . Tang Xiaobing . 1996 . Global Space and the Nationalist Discourse of Modernity: The Historical Thinking of Liang Qichao . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Liang Tian . 2005...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 213–220.
Published: 01 November 2020
... “liquid modernity” concept, Calasso describes the political and ethical consequences of the loss of the sacred in our unnamed, ominous present. The result of this process is the historical creation of the Homo saecularis in the age of digital culture, whose cultural inconsistency is an expression...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (2): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2024
... to anthropogenically influenced ecological phenomena is in its infancy. 2 Scholars have productively made sense of the modern carceral state's expansion by locating it within the framework of race and neoliberalism, registering the collateral damage essential to Western European whiteness and a neoliberal...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 97–114.
Published: 01 May 2003
... 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: sonic Afro-modernity. Given the brief gloss on sonic Afro-modernity, how might we ascertain its subject? Can it even suggest...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 55–76.
Published: 01 February 2013
... participate in the “piety move- ment” by showing that there is self-­conscious agency in their submission to the divine will, their willing embrace of an extremely patriarchal theology.8 In a global perspective, she suggests, freedom is overrated, a sort of fetish of Western modernity. Mahmood...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 May 2020
... essay on Western modernism become the profoundly scholarly critic of the Rus- sian nineteenth- century novelist? That early essay had opened publica- tion opportunities to Frank, and, with the support of Tate, it won him a Fulbright to Paris, held from 1948 to 1950 (Freidin 2013: 697). He married...
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boundary 2 (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 (2012) 39 (2): 209–212.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 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 to Look: A Counterhistory...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
... jurist Carl Schmitt’s Hobbesian thesis that modern liberal democratic politics are always enacted accord- ing to the dictates of the Friend/foe binary opposition—that­ con- stitutes his major contribution towards ameliorating our precarious global, post-­Western historical...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 67–77.
Published: 01 February 2007
..., literally, toward roots and a hands-on working-through of those roots. (At one point, Yukie says, “I have found my roots in that village The politics of temporality set up in the narrative transition thus evokes the classic opposition between Westernized modernity and native tradition...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 71–98.
Published: 01 May 2014
... could not have been imagined. The present disrup- tion of collective imagination is a disarticulation of the time of modernity, which presumed that the trajectory of Western development would deter- mine the world as a whole. The term globalization first became prevalent in public discourse...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 125–155.
Published: 01 May 2008
... be 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...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 21–54.
Published: 01 May 2007
... coerced adja- cency with that of Western modernity in the current political order of colo- nialism does not altogether overshadow their precolonial genealogies—this is seen not only in Ahmad ʿAbd al-Jawād’s institutional conservatism and Amina’s popular superstition, but most importantly...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 1–17.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., and to restore to Turkey the glory and power of the Ottoman Empire. According to Buck-Morss,­ the present title was inspired by a state- ment of Davutoğlu’s in a 1994 essay, where he countered Jürgen Haber- mas’s notion of modernity as an unfinished project by arguing “from within Western...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 69–104.
Published: 01 February 2023
... Orthodox eschatological vision is resonant with the work of interwar Italian fascist Julius Evola who similarly argued for a rejection of a decadent Western modernity. Dugin ( 2001 ) also emphasizes the importance of an anticolonial neotraditional spiritual revolution, highlighting figures...