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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 179–194.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Philip Armstrong In the conclusion to Exiles in the City, and drawing from the writings of Hannah Arendt, Edward Said, and Giorgio Agamben, William Spanos refers to an “agonic friendship” that is not “‘friendship’ as such”—that is, friendship premised on “filiation or affiliation”—but the...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: mimesis (games of mimicry); ilinx (games of vertigo); agon (games of combat); and alea (games of chance).20 Cognitive writing (with its demand for a realistic depiction of subjective experience) might thus be a game of mimesis; automatic writing (with its demand for a delirious...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2015
... AIDS crisis and 9/11. This humanist mode—Honig calls it “mortalist humanismuniversalizes Antigone in the name of vulnerability, grief, and loss, and it comes at a cost, Honig argues, to an agonal sociality grounded in difference, affirma- tion, and striving. In the extreme, the mortalists...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the religio, Hinduism was thus fielded with relentlessly shifting configura- tions, in terms of its poles of dominance (Brahminism) and subalternity (the Dalit movements). It suffered the perpetual agon of differentially including, through callisthenic measures of tolerance, inclusion, and...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 103–122.
Published: 01 August 2006
... that even the most libertarian and populist elaboration of the people is constrained to produce that most basic sovereign differentiation of all: Us and Them. It is in this context that she develops the twin concepts of ‘‘agonism’’ and ‘‘antagonism 12. For more on violence and representation, see...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 223–237.
Published: 01 February 2005
.... Again and again in the first and second part of the book, Stengers comes back to this total renewal of the empiricist scene in agonizing details, but she follows carefully Whitehead’s own agonizing path. If Whitehead is difficult—if Stengers is sometimes difficult, too—it is because they both have to...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 47–53.
Published: 01 August 2002
... agonizing crisis. In this sense, I’m a critic, but I’m not a dissident. With regard to the idea others put forward—that I’m a propa- gandist—a kind of mask the government puts on for foreign consumption in order to make it seem like...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 February 2006
... performed, Lam- bert Zuidervaart remarks, ‘‘Many of Adorno’s writings on the arts in the 1950s share this provocative combination of polemical exaggeration and agonizing self-criticism. The com- bination seems intended to interrupt ‘business as usual’ and to recall the horrors that con- sumers of high...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
... agon of influence, as in the anti–Tom­ Joad passage. Despite this aspiration for a singular triumph, The Tunnel conceives of influence as “mutual,” “simultaneous presences in the same space” (424). This echoes the famous clinamen of Democritus, atoms, motion, and the void, turning and ever...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
...), drew from this mode of memorializa- tion and destinying. This terrain bore the gashes of a founding agon that comes from efforts to harness a range of monotheistic, polytheistic, athe- istic, monistic, pantheistic, panentheistic, and henotheistic practices into a single edifice of faith...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., a creation, even of something totally other) a nonsubjectivist metaphysics, in which the historical and the worldly, but also the living, are transcendentalized beyond recognition. To posit a difference between Being and beings, despite Heideg- ger s agonizing efforts to ground it in pre- Socratic...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 187–215.
Published: 01 May 2007
... practical process would defeat the original project of universal communality. There seems to be no way of escaping Schmitt’s paradoxical con- ception of the political, with its thesis about the simultaneous foundation of inclusion and exclusion, which becomes an agonizing aporia in the political...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 109–125.
Published: 01 February 2008
...— and ignored to its peril, according to Retort—is the broad level of “spec- tacle” on which capital and the modern state function. It was precisely this level of spectacle that, Retort contends, September 11th shattered, inflicting an “image defeat” that has left the state agonizing, flailing, and...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
...: “Politics is not the naked operation of power or an ethics-­free agonism, it is an ethical practice that is driven by a response to situated injustices and wrongs. . . . Politics requires subjective invention, imagination and endurance, not to mention tenacity and cunning” (132). It helps if...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 August 2005
... inhumanity’’ (31). See also #2, ‘‘Grassy Seat Thorne / The Antinomy of Antinomies 93 Antinomic argument in Minima Moralia is a way of announcing the pervasive and agonizing contradictions around which capital organizes everyday life. It is a way of fixing the reader’s...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 93–106.
Published: 01 May 2008
... suffered at the hand of such political movements and experienced agonizing pain and stinging humiliation. Two of these high-level officials, Hu Yaobang and Zhou Yang, later became an initiator for “democracy” within the party, and an initiator for “humanism” in the party, respectively. Their change...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 151–165.
Published: 01 August 2010
...” (CE, 139). (Faulkner shows this from a ruling class perspective in The Sound and the Fury [1929] as Jason Compson agonizes over the ticker reporting cotton prices.) A 1957 essay, “Society, Morality, and the Novel,” offers Ellison’s most astonishing revelation of a larger and more terrible...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 February 2001
... last poem of Electric Laulau by Joe agon of the collage-maker poet/ Balaz.20 ethnographer into something more The poetry of Balaz pre- loving, expressing a ‘‘woman be- sents a deft and imaginative re- coming’’ or ‘‘Pacific becoming into claiming of the local Pacific with wit the whale...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 1–29.
Published: 01 November 2019
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 103–132.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Press . Mehran Alfred Donkin Andrew . 2004 . The Terminal Man . London : Corgi Books . Moser Christian . 2012 . “ The Anatomy of Torture: W. G. Sebald and the Representation of the Agonized Body .” Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory 87 , no. 1 : 57 – 71...