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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 87–98.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Lindsay Waters In his recent book The Swerve , Stephen Greenblatt tells the story of how the recovery of “On the Nature of Things,” by Lucretius, sparked the Renaissance and ultimately changed the direction of human thought. The focus of Greenblatt’s study is Lucretius’s atomism, an idea he claims...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 63–77.
Published: 01 August 2015
... recorded on August 14, 1945, and broadcast over the radio waves in Japan and its former colonies on August 15, 1945. In the wake of the two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, never had capitalism in Japan experienced such an acute expression of crisis. This essay explores the relationship...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 151–167.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Donation of Constantine . Waters claims that what was at stake was a shift from medieval holism as a frame of mind to modern atomism. He goes to the heart of the positive and the negative sides to the development of what he calls “bitsiness,” the systematic emphasis on the literal and the particular, by...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 251–263.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Paul de Man and the New Historicists to severe attacks. Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 criticism theory holism atomism Bitsiness as Usual References Benjamin Walter . 2011 . Early Writings (1910–1917) . Translated by Eiland Howard and others. Cambridge...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 9–10.
Published: 01 August 2009
... inside is vast. The prayer between electrons proportionately vast. The ancestry between air and everything is alive and all is alpha everywhere atoms stirring, nesting, dying out and reforged elsewhere, the genealogist said. A chromosome has 26 letters and a gene just 4. One is a nation...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 24–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
... at the same time, the atomization of the scene among numerous parties and figures of limited appeal and influence, as well as the return of harmful and fractious identity politics, left people without a moral force that could broker differences and show the way, the Mandela way. But then...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 125–155.
Published: 01 May 2008
... new principle for social construction from the perspective of nature, which renders individuals into atoms of society with equal rights, separat- ing individuals from kinship ties, geographical nexus, and other social net- works. The idea of self or subjectivity, therefore, deconstructs the...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 223–237.
Published: 01 February 2005
... to the world. But to be able to succeed in this undertaking, Whitehead has literally to move heaven and earth, that is, to completely redo cosmology: ‘‘Neither nature nor mind is in command’’ (127). When commenting upon the discovery of the nature of the atom as grasped by chemistry and physics...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 37–54.
Published: 01 August 2015
...-­called linear no-threshold (LNT) model. On the other hand, following the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), the US government orga- nization that intervened after Hiroshima/Nagasaki to examine (not cure) the bombs’ effects on the human body,3 the Japanese government holds that there are...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Blossoms, and Nationalisms: The Militarization of Aesthetics in Japanese History . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Orwell George . 1968 . “You and the Atom Bomb.” In In Front of Your Nose, 1945–1950. Vol. 4 of The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell , edited...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 201–229.
Published: 01 February 2018
... down and wishing for oblivion. Instead of the golden sky at the end of the storm invoked in the song, we are given atomized existence in “the dawn’s zit of orange” (Gillis 2007: 14). Mass surveillance has displaced political vision in Rita Duffy’s 2006 painting Watchtower 2, which appeared...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 49–73.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the economic rationale that giving land to households to manage under a market economy would increase economic incentives and, in turn, production. From decollectivization in the 1980s until the erup- tion of the debate on rural China at the end of the century, this atomization and...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 51–74.
Published: 01 May 2006
...- sumptions: all corporate bodies are artificial and conventional, and reality is essentially individual. The pre-social state comprises a mass of individuals, atomized and isolated, each pursuing self-defined ends (ultimately resting on self-preservation), such that each atom, in its pursuit of the power...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
... atomic ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. America has the Vietnam War and its recuperation in the Gulf War (not to mention, now, the current war) to interpose, even in the registers of defeat or inconclusive- ness, between the present moment and 1945. Japan, however, is doomed to a nightmare of...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 141–154.
Published: 01 November 2017
... have worked. Peterson’s office had declared a year earlier that “sixty-­four mil- lion adults believe that civil defense is necessary now and would be effec- tive against atomic warfare” (Federal Civil Defense Administration 1952: 1). Four years earlier, in 1948, the Hopley Report had stressed...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 37–44.
Published: 01 August 2000
... methodology. Ed. Du Bois / Sociology Hesitant 39 they men or cells or atoms or something subtler than any of these? Appar- ently he did not answer but wandered on quickly to a study of ‘‘Society And yet ‘‘Society’’ was but an abstraction. It was as though Newton...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 145–153.
Published: 01 May 2009
... found in her now-dead lover’s lavish accounts of atomic explosions: “colors, moisture, heat, enough blue in the air In short, whether armed with apocalyptic force or refined sensibility, protagonists in this fiction typically stand alone, abjuring mundane language as much as coordinated...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 49–71.
Published: 01 February 2004
... events and characters atomized. Fatal Revenge Some critics of the gothic have suggested that Charles Robert Ma- turin came to the genre too late, when the fashion for it had passed its peak of popularity and its capacity to comment on things as they are had been exhausted. The female...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 151–167.
Published: 01 May 2005
... European festival of fools (F, 298–99), before ceasing altogether in our time to be replaced by the vacation. ‘‘Vacation is the successor of the festival writes Caillois (F, 302). As vacations become the norm, the inspired collective gives way to atom- ized individualism, paroxysm gives way to...