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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jesse Rosenthal Action is traditionally the point at which formal and ethical readings of fiction intersect. To act is to be “heroic,” at once in the formal sense of being a main character and in the ethical sense of being a hero. This essay argues, though, that this formal-ethical emphasis...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 65–96.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Donald E. Pease Duke University Press 2003 Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: The Nonsymbolizable (Trans)Action Donald E. Pease 1. Ralph Ellison Signifying on the Shadow in Kenneth Burke’s Symbolic Action Thus...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 139–156.
Published: 01 May 2018
... objects of Benjamin’s thinking: (1) film and cinema, where, through the actions of technology, time and space are exploded and realigned in ways that provoke reflection and action in modernity; (2) radio, a developing form into which Benjamin intervenes with educational lectures and playful learning...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 105–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
... be achieved through the liberation of the body from revisionist histories that downplay the era's stunning political achievements. The enormous success sixties' activists had in mobilizing millions (“people power”) resulted from the coupling of theory and action through music, art, ritual, and theater...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 229–234.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of the First and Second World Wars, this essay reconsiders the pressures within lyric poetry to respond to—or reveal—the pressures of global politics on poetry in times of war. How can the labor of a poem be measured against the demands of paid labor and of political action? Can the treatment of such issues...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 113–140.
Published: 01 November 2017
... moral phenomenon, a function of human actions and intentions; strictly speaking, there is no natural violence. The critique of violence itself bespeaks a kind of violence. Benjamin's critique of the reifying “mythic violence” that founds and administers the law presupposes an expiatory “divine violence...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 15–21.
Published: 01 May 2018
... but as the consciousness of the whole student body concretely instantiated in the life of each individual student. This dialectical idea of solitude in community entails “an inwardly grounded and, at the same time, highly social form of action among the students,” a life form that would maintain independence from all...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
...McKenzie Wark Eric Hobsbawm's historiography is rooted in his biography, which begins with the struggle against fascism in Vienna and Berlin, which he experienced in his youth. He remained loyal to a popular front view of historical action throughout his life and career. His books divide into two...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 199–218.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Rob Wilson; Rob Wilson; Paul A. Bové Crazed with extremity of affect, thriller action, and a cosmopolitical style as befits the Korean-global blockbuster mode of auteur production, Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film Snowpiercer also prods its audience to confront looming conditions of global warming...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 173–199.
Published: 01 February 2020
... an inherited but changing communal network. The essay argues that in Li’s gazetteer-style account, the geographically rooted multifariousness of human feelings and actions escalates into an ending that belies the claims of a bourgeois national revolution. Its narrative heralded a modern Chinese historical...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 49–70.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and that the so-called war on terror had eerily revived. When she disallowed Cold War ideology control over representations of Home ’s characters, actions, and events, Morrison recast the Korean War as the Cold War’s uncanny Other that exposed readers to an ongoing settler-colonial war being waged within 1950s US...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 181–198.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Chloe Howe Haralambous This essay asks what current scholarly and political treatments of the refugee illuminate about our political moment. Taking as its starting point Ilana Feldman’s historical ethnography of Palestinian refugee camps and the possibilities for political action afforded...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 13–67.
Published: 01 February 2023
.... While Trump's illiberal pronouncements and actions do indeed bear a resemblance to the political behavior of European fascists, the Americanness of Trump's conquest disposition might be better understood as his resurrection of an archaic variant of liberalism practiced by American settler colonists...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 195–210.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Nietzsche, Matthew Arnold, George Eliot, and Thomas Carlyle. This review essay identifies some problems in the concept of strategic cynicism, drawing on Hegel's understanding of intentional action. Strategic cynicism is ultimately a role‐playing (or impersonation) of cynicism by normativity on its own...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2013
... sort of utili- tarian example that presents a choice between two actions that one might take to save people from an oncoming train is not particularly likely to turn aside to ponder the life history of one potential beneficiary of one’s efforts or to wonder exactly how happy that person had been...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 37–44.
Published: 01 August 2000
... as objects of scientific study and induction, he sug- gested a study of Society. And Society? The prophet really had a vision of two things, the vast and bewildering activities of men and lines of rhythm that coordinate certain of these actions. So he said: ‘‘Now in the inorganic sciences, the elements...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 August 2000
... of the direction of Du Bois’s thinking about action, but they are presented as a promise not quite realized and now be- yond our reach. More recently, Shamoon Zamir has made some interest- ing and insightful speculations about the significance of ‘‘Sociology Hesi- tant remarking that it is an attempt on Du...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 39–57.
Published: 01 August 2013
... as “an institutional process of interaction between man and his environment . . . that involves the use of material means to satisfy ends” (EI, 248). What Polanyi calls formal economy is associated with modern economic theory and governs human action within the bounds of the institution of the market, while...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
... S. D. Chrostowska Revolution—always difficult for art, which seeks perfected forms. —Leon Trotsky, “Mayakovsky’s Suicide” 1 Is film not a language of revolution? It can record the contingency of action that, in radically reconfiguring the “scene” of politics...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 May 2002
... theory in the bluff bourgeois bookkeeping habits of the competitive egoist, for whom the form of a reason for action is an answer to the question ‘‘What’s in it for me William James and John Dewey then show up as adopting this conception of practical reason and extending it to the theoretical sphere...