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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 245–262.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., the essay answers its title question with a resounding “no,” proposes a withdrawal from the easy identification of secularism, modernity, and the state, and ends with a counsel of disciplinary modesty. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Is the Postcolonial Also Postsecular...
boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
... television. It is also crucial to critically analyze the contexts of production and dissemination in which certain aesthetic and theoretical models are formed, lest we risk simply reaffirming the patterns in which Eastern European cultural nationalisms have reproduced themselves, which have also functioned...
boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 69–86.
Published: 01 February 2012
... independence, just like March 20, 1956 (Independence Day), or April 9, 1938. This key date will go down not only in the collective Tunisian memory, but also in the memory of the world as a turning point in modern history. Looking at what is happening in Tunisia now, one cannot help but ask how revolutions, or...
boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 113–127.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Tom Looser For some time now, Japan has been teetering on the point of fundamental, historical transformation. Neoliberalist contractions, natural catastrophes, and the nuclear disaster have contributed to an era of crisis that is local to Japan, while they are also an ongoing bellwether of global...
boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 185–199.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., erupting amid an ongoing erosion of existing sexual contract in the society. The essay examines this construction of “Tōden OL” with and against Kirino Natsuo's fiction best seller, Grotesque , loosely inspired by the case. While Grotesque draws on and contributes to debates over the case, it also avoids...
boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 209–218.
Published: 01 February 2016
.... Drawing on Karl Marx's and Sigmund Freud's theories of fetishism, but also taking into account Jacques Derrida's generalization of the very concept of fetish, Szendy then suggests that the condition of possibility for musicality in general (or cinematicity, for that matter) is a certain type of striated...
boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
... proletarianization gets muddled, and I also compare his position on new forms of capitalism to the influential work of André Gorz. Following Stiegler, I call the underlying political project of deproletarianization that he has developed “protentional politics.” I turn more specifically to the underdiscussed notion...
boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 159–163.
Published: 01 August 2017
... gap is also productive of black social life, constructed in part because of the tension inside of this slippage and certainly in relation to it. “A Black Poetics: Against Mastery” proposes that creation and innovation emerge from the impossibility of knowing one's black self and that a black poetics...
boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 33–55.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Samuel Weber Militarization is effective generally through its ability to mobilize not just thinking but also feelings. But any investigation of militarization, whether focused on thinking or feeling, will remain abstract if it does not also consider the forms in which violence occurs in the...
boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 201–229.
Published: 01 February 2018
... reasons, it is useful here because of the ways these poets struggle with and critique the neoliberal normalization and market-driven homogenization of Northern Irish culture in the aftermath of the Belfast Agreement (Good Friday Agreement). But this poetry also admits complicity with the historical...
boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2018
... life. At the same time, feminists and sexual rights activists continue to campaign to secure reproductive rights for Irish women, while also contending with the paradoxes and contradictions of a late capitalist “liberated” and “postfeminist” sexual culture. This survey of scholarship on Irish sexual...
boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 155–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
... moment that these memorials bear witness to genocide as genocide, by viewing the victims anonymously, as the perpetrators also viewed them, they also show that the difference between genocide and mass death cannot be represented by bones. In this way, they collapse the foundations of two apparently, and...
boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
... tries to radicalize (which also means to interrogate) Edward Said’s concept of Orientalism, on the heels of Michel de Certeau’s reflection on the modern distribution of knowledge, between the native and the savage, between writing and orality, between history and ethnography, between the philologist and...
boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2012
... themselves attractive to foreign students, hailing mostly from the wealthier classes of East and South Asia. The People’s Republic of China holds a particular fascination as a source of students, who also bring with them the promise of commercial links. Notable among accommodations of the PRC is the...
boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 227–239.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Andrew Koppelman Antonin Scalia’s coauthored treatise on legal interpretation is also a melodrama, with sharply drawn good guys and bad guys. The hero is the Faithful and Impartial Judge, the servant of Democracy. The argument is weak and inconsistent with Scalia’s actual practice as a judge. The...
boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
... dynamics of revolutionary events themselves. The essay responds to political-theoretical discourse positing the “invisibility” of politics and the People. Its central claim is that film, but also more broadly audiovisual media in all their current proliferation, can have a revolutionary function that is...
boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
... nationalities, religions, and even civilizations, which is also intertwined with the concept of trans-societal system. For example, the tributary system in Chinese history is not only a mode of contact in a trans-systemic society but also a form of network in the trans-societal system. It links various...
boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Jim Merod Louis Armstrong's career inaugurated the commercial viability of jazz for five decades. It also created both the structural conditions and critical reception that allowed jazz to emerge into a “classical” art form, still in the process of reshaping itself today. Armstrong's life, however...
boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 May 2011
... control by entertainment rather than oppression. Indeed, not only did Woju enjoy huge audience popularity, it also benefited from considerable tolerance of the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), which, according to the website Danwai, allowed the drama to “slip” through its...
boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 May 2011
... attendees' varied experiences of the spectacle, provide important insights not only into the nature of the party-state's ideological project and the citizenry's experience of that project, but also into some wider questions about the fate of the future in our current period. © 2011 by Duke University...