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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 184–214.
Published: 01 November 2021
... would almost certainly miss: that is, that the image, or vision , of the cupboard on Hannah's forehead, with a bed inside laid with blue sheets, brings up an echo, or astral translation, of the practice of wrapping phylacteries, also called tefillin : the most ancient of Jewish equipage. “The reason I...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., such as 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...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 155–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... At the 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...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., and 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...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 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 compliance of US...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 159–163.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... But this 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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 201–229.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of 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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
... or 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...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of the 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...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of 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...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 139–176.
Published: 01 February 2021
... come radically to decolonize the English department, not only at the level of curriculum but also in terms of its basic organizational structures to facilitate the study of anglophone literatures now planetary in reach? If so, how might this best be achieved in the British and American core countries...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 205–232.
Published: 01 May 2021
... addressed in solidarity discourses and practices. Despite their apparent galvanizing powers, do such discourses and practices also act as sites of marginalization or occlusion? Where do we locate a Palestinian voice within them? My overarching objective in this inquiry is to reconsider solidarity from...