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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
... was 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
..., such as The 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...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 251–263.
Published: 01 February 2021
... 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, MA...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 125–155.
Published: 01 May 2008
... pro- vide a 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...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 223–237.
Published: 01 February 2005
... but 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, Stengers...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 37–54.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 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 threshold doses for the development of health hazards. It is this latter...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 9–10.
Published: 01 August 2009
... no. No. The space 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...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., and declarations of love, sometimes all in the same song.” 5. As Dylan ( 2007 ) had remarked of US post-Hiroshima history in a May 3, 2007, Rolling Stone interview with Jann S. Wenner, “The atom bomb fueled the entire world that came after it. It showed that indiscriminate killing and indiscriminate...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 24–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 again, the Arab...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 49–73.
Published: 01 May 2008
... 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 marketization strategy has not changed dramatically, and for most of that time, rural...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2017
...: 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 by Orwell Sonia Angus Ian...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 231–254.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., similar to radioactive decay, where the sparkling Bernsteinian atom, along with those of Silliman, McCaffery, and Bruce Andrews, radiates gamma rays to create microscopic fluctuations in the existing system of verse culture, until there is an unusually large fluctuation of the new phase of poetry, so...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 201–229.
Published: 01 February 2018
.... 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 in the post-­Agreement north...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2022
...: the appropriately atomized victory of a diseased liberal order. For Brown, individuation symptomized a drastic break from a Dionysian principle equally psychological, political, and pedagogic. He sought to restore a principle of communion among humans, and between humans and nature. “A little more Eros would make...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
... and Transformation of Bridewealth,” 637–57. Yan / The Individualization of the Family 225 new problems are the atomization of the family, the de facto single-­parent family and the “left-­behind children,” and the care of the elderly. As indicated above, the Chinese state...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
... that war through another war in its Constitution and its Article 9, which expressly prohibits Japan’s maintenance of war-making capabilities. The seriality of war has been foreclosed to it, and the ‘‘previous war’’ must always refer to the one that concluded in the atomic ashes of Hiroshima...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 51–74.
Published: 01 May 2006
... 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 nec- essary to achieve and to secure its ends...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 141–154.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 the importance of reducing “fear and panic,” which could “render large groups almost...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 119–137.
Published: 01 August 2005
...: smashing the atom. Etyms are atoms Annihilisation of language: he would wipe alley english spooker, multa- phoniaksically spuking, of the face of the erse.FW,178 Annihilisation of language so that it can be abnihi- lated again; created out of nothing...