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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 177–222.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Sundeep Bisla Duke University Press 2002 The Return of the Author: Privacy, Publication, the Mystery Novel, and The Moonstone Sundeep Bisla 1 What might it mean to me for you to be reading these words? This mystery...
boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
... . A Divine Pedagogy? Benjamin’s “Educative Power” and the Subversion of Myth and Authority James Martel Introduction In “Critique of Violence” (1921), Walter Benjamin speaks of a form of power or violence (the word Gewalt...
boundary 2 (1 May 2003) 30 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Kenneth W. Warren Duke University Press 2003 Ralph Ellison and the Problem of Cultural Authority Kenneth W. Warren In her controversial essay ‘‘Reﬂections on Little Rock originally writ- ten for Commentary magazine but published in...
boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 97–124.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Henry Veggian “Anachronisms of Authority: Authorship and Exchange Value in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King ” considers the materiality of the printed book where postmodern theories of culture intersect with the contemporary economics of the print publishing, digital publishing, and antiquarian...
boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 12–23.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Manuel DeLanda The subject of this essay is the authority structure of institutional organizations. Authority has two aspects: its legitimacy and its enforcement. Max Weber gave us the means to think about the practices involved in the legitimation of authority, while Michel Foucault provided us...
boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 101–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Qing Liu; Barrett McCormick This paper examines how market-oriented reforms to media are changing the public sphere in contemporary China with particular concern for how the commercialization of media may impact the prospects for democracy. While the authors find “public sphere” a problematic...
boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 79–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Hoon Song Authorship is the key site where the power of North Korea's leader gathers itself. The founding father, Kim Il Sung, “authored” the nation by scripting the philosophico-political text Juch'e . But this element of leader-as-author—the “king” who is also “philosopher”—is constitutively...
boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 195–209.
Published: 01 May 2015
... explains it as more than a series of theological debates, contextualizing it in terms of the Protestant Reformation, international politics and rivalries (including among Catholic princes), and conciliarism and papal authority. Its decrees, centered on the twin pillars of reform and doctrine, clarified...
boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 227–239.
Published: 01 May 2014
... book nonetheless nicely accomplishes what it is trying to do. Scalia is one of the authors, to be sure, but he is also the protagonist of a narrative. The author’s preeminent concern is seeing to it that you perceive the protagonist as the author intends: as the champion of judicial restraint, against...
boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
...David S. Randall; Robert P. Wilson This essay examines the confluence of personal memoir, scholarship, and classroom teaching in the intellectual life. The authors trace the theme of “bearing witness” as the axiom of the intellectual vocation at three different moments in the career of William V...
boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 189–212.
Published: 01 August 2008
... imbrications of religion, power, and authority are such that religion is always already reduced to a function of either power or authority? How are we to formulate the question of a critique of religion when the very languages, concepts, and theories of critique are in question? In wrestling with these...
boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., through the life of the Republic, condemned that propensity to submit to government authority and the opinion of the majority. The Chinese praise the rebel against authority in a way that would shock foreigners who think only in stereotypes. The problem at the present time in the world, and especially in...
boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 49–61.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tracie Morris “Rakim's Performativity” considers the influence and relevance of pioneering Rapper Rakim's influential track “Follow the Leader” through the lens of J. L. Austin's theory of performativity presented in his philosophical work How to Do Things with Words . The author reflects on...
boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Aleš Erjavec This article focuses on some of the ways in which subjectivization, representation, and self-representation have been carried out in Eastern Europe and on the role that art plays in these processes. The author first points to two related features of the region: an absence of a common...
boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
... article argues that what brings these authors together is a unique understanding of democracy as the defining trait of modernity. This translates into a democratic pragmatics, in which moral norms and historical laws are fractured and questioned, leaving an “empty place” (Claude Lefort) at the center of...
boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
... China as “corroded at the core and wavering spiritually” with all channels for discussion blocked (by the control of the Qing dynasty at home) and the people's minds deluded by the rash doctrines of demagogues and opportunists (active abroad). The author then states his belief that the nation's hope...
boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., has often been inadequately comprehended and derogated despite evidence to the contrary. From the distance of four decades since his death, Armstrong can be seen as a uniquely self-directed man whose artistic authority and self-confidence were continuously under siege from multiple sources without...
boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 February 2012
... already taken to the streets after a poor street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire on December 17 in reaction to humiliation he suffered at the hands of the local authorities for simply trying to earn a living for his family. People in Kasserine were enraged by the news of the Sidi Bouzid...
boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
... terrain over which it sought textual (and ultimately, political) authority (“the Orient”). It was the dissemination of the truth of what Edward Said called the “Semitic object” outside of Europe that allowed Orientalism to facilitate the fragmentation and degeneration it only claimed, at one level, to...
boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Daniel T. O’Hara A critical appreciation of Middle C , by William H. Gass, this review essay focuses on the self-reflective ironies of what is likely to be the celebrated author’s last novel, capping a long metafictional career. A story about an immigrant family of fakes, whose scion cons his way...