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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 179–194.
Published: 01 February 2015
... affirmation of an “agonic” friendship characterized by “a-filiation.” The essay addresses the conditions or presuppositions—at once ontological, philosophical, and political—in which this affirmation of agonic friendships and a-filiative relationships begins to emerge. At the same time, it seeks to trace out...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
... his analyses of American exceptionalism in the age of globalization. His ontopolitical a-filiation establishes the possibility of articulating a kind of criticism that, while recognizing the history of this axiomatics of ontopology, also imagines and articulates the potentiality that is ex-centric...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 337–339.
Published: 01 August 2016
... © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Contributors Fadi A. Bardawil, an anthropologist by training, is assistant professor of contem- porary Arab cultures in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is interested in the traditions of...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
...- fyingly developed in future oil novels.25 Although the organic filiation of an agrarian society and kinship bonds are contrasted against the affiliative ties of the capitalist economy, Kanafani uses analogous images to depict these new relationships. He describes a rite of passage into the...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., striving for a more worldly and politi- cally engaged register in the past decade, has assimilated a conception of biopower and the biopolitical derived from a combination of late Michel Fou- cault and Giorgio Agamben. In “Queer in Ireland: Deviant Filiations and the (Un)holy Family,” Mulhall...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... have speculated about is perhaps a more insidious kind of majoritarian normalcy that comes with a streamlining of imaginative functions, remembrances, and filiations. As a result, a chic, English-speaking, managerial Hinduness—shorn of regional community- based quirky predicates of attire...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Joyelle McSweeney This paper considers Hannah Weiner's collage practice as a species of bricolage in keeping with early twentieth-century practitioners such as Tzara and Schwitters. In operating in this disparaged modality and refusing the closure of conventional able-bodied texts, Weiner's work...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2017
... a particular form is clear in the novels. For him, the social solidarities of the past formed on the basis of blood and filiation—solidarities such as those of clan and blood lineage and the fixed identities and identifications that accompany them—have fueled this post- colonial collapse, and...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 79–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... nation’s official political philosophy: the “Juch’e philosophy” hereafter Juch’e), which, as we shall see, is also a historical representation of sorts.3 Dubbed the “philosophy of self-­ reliance,” the work self-­professedly filiated itself to Marxist-­Leninism, in a “creative succession” 4...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2008
... modes of evasion and escape, even, with luck, now and then, counter- attack. He is not my ‘other self,’ yet I feel in some way that he is my brother” (AD, 750). Were it simply to refuse fatalism, Yashmeen’s letter would suc- cumb to the logic of filiation and suggest a mere parody of Pragmatic indi...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 213–225.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ben Conisbee Baer Elaborating Barbara Cassin’s category of the Untranslatable, Emily Apter’s Against World Literature demonstrates the Untranslatable’s performative capability to question and displace the voracity of the World Literature industry. Neither a primer nor a how-to, Apter’s new book...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 165–195.
Published: 01 August 2017
... context of filiation and repudiation within which all artists operate dissolves, leaving the misleading spectacle of major figures silhouetted against a vacancy. The practice of aligning conspicuous writers in a consecutive time- line in order to simulate “history” misleadingly implies that...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 67–86.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Rajeswari Sunder Rajan That the escalating Hindu violence against minorities has produced a crisis for secularism in present-day India—but not for Hinduism—is an intriguing fact that calls for further analysis. This essay attempts a reexamination of the split between Hinduism and Hindutva...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Savoy According to Derrida, there is something perverse about the archive. Usually understood in a positive sense as the site of cultural transmission, and as the temporal pivot between historical traces and the intellectual work to come in an ideal futurity, the archive contains an auto...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... certain verbal and textual styles of expression—they also celebrate subjects and societies who are ­unfettered by the need to approximate territorial-conjugal­ templates of filiation. Within a few minutes of first meeting the eponymous protagonist Raman of The Painter of Signs, readers hear...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Tom Eyers The Anglophone reception of the French philosopher Alain Badiou has focused largely on his ontological and political commitments. Where Jacques Rancière is increasingly received as a philosopher of art above all else, Badiou's own critical commitments have received less attention. In this...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 35–47.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Howard Eiland There is no getting around our residence in language—language understood not primarily as a system of signification but as the necessarily ambiguous existential condition of intelligibility in which we always already find ourselves situated, the historically evolving collective...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Helen Deutsch This essay examines the living affinity between two complex and charismatic writers, Jonathan Swift and Edward Said, in order to revitalize our understandings of both. Said’s career-long engagement with Swift took the form of a passionate amateurism that has a claim upon us at a...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 7–26.
Published: 01 February 2009
... both. Unlike most of their compatriots, including a large number of nationalist intellectuals, who were 12  boundary 2  /  Spring 2009 interested in the vertical filiations of history, these intellectuals, artists, and activists were interested in their immediate environment. Almost all were...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 187–215.
Published: 01 May 2007
... different basis. This reconstruction looks almost like a pro- cess of depoliticization, for deconstructive engagement with the political involves unceasing questioning as to the “confidence, credit, credence, doxa or eudoxia, opinion or right opinion, the approbation given to filiation...