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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... (individuation, citizenship, memory, disorientation) alongside the work of his interlocuters including Derrida, Plato, Marx, Heidegger, and Blanchot. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 tekhnē pharmakon individuation (de)proletarianization community Collective Disindividuation and/or Barbarism...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gil Hochberg; Shir Alon Santiago Slabodsky's Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking returns to a history of Jewish persecution, but unlike other attempts to trace the tradition of the Jewish “conscious pariah,” it does not aim to identify an “essence” of Judaism (say, “exilic...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 27–44.
Published: 01 August 2018
... negotiation in post–Cold War postcolonial East Asia. The Japanese novel Exceedingly Barbaric (2008), by Tsushima Yuko, and the Taiwanese film Finding Sayun (2010), by Aboriginal filmmaker Laha Mebow (Chen Jie-Yao), are analyzed as rehabilitations of colonial wounds outside of the normative politics...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of the dialectic of culture and barbarism. To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric. And this corrodes even the knowl- edge of why it has become impossible to write poetry today. —Theodor Adorno, ‘‘Cultural Criticism and Society in The Adorno Reader boundary 2 33:1, 2006...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 119–137.
Published: 01 August 2005
... of gods, through to an age of heroes, where individuals take on the char- acteristics of the gods, that is, an aristocracy, and to the age of men, or democracy. This last age, Vico argues, records the loss of the gods. From this loss, men relapse into the earliest period of barbarism—they become...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 125–151.
Published: 01 February 2002
..., and described only in terms of his or her relation to civilization. There is no notion of barbarism or cruelty (barbarie) without a civilization for it to be outside of. The barbarian is always trampling at the frontiers of states, colliding with the walls of the city. Unlike the savage, who rests...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 77–94.
Published: 01 November 2017
... was not new, but counterinsurgency theory helped code its postwar configuration: the noble partisan (e.g., French Resistance) became the dubious guerrilla and then the barbaric ter- rorist. In the postwar era, racialization in the form of civilizationism seems to have been one of the mechanisms...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 203–228.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of Him Who Was Spared’’ But we do call the Holocaust ‘‘Auschwitz and we do posit ourselves ‘‘after Auschwitz whether or not we agree with Adorno that ‘‘to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric Adorno’s dictum, almost inevitable in discus- sions of Holocaust literature and aesthetics...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 63–86.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., savagery, and even barbarism are not precultural remainders derived from an abstract concept of humanity or human nature but the very opposite— the result of modern capitalist society and culture. A materialist concept of pedagogy has thus to come to terms with the “savage” conditions of modernity...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 203–204.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... It was part of the giant lox, Surrounded by its collar rings, Still barbarous. It was like A new knowledge of reality shows. ...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 151–165.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of superordination—some people over other people, some works over other works—Benjamin concludes, “[N]o document of culture . . . is not at the same time a document of barbarism.” This scandal at the heart of what as readers and teachers we cherish and foster provokes the efforts of critical thought...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and, at the same time, a testimony of the barbarism that proceeds with the erasure of all culture. All this is without surprise. 2 Testimony 2 This is where the greatest surprise awaits us, however. For this structure of testimony is also, word for word, that which presides over...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 99–105.
Published: 01 November 2021
... place on a transnational level helps to activate certain fundamental tenets of Language writing: not being directly tied to any native language as such, the new international poetries will come to chart even more unprecedented territories. I have proposed a concept of literature of “Barbaric English...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 123–150.
Published: 01 February 2006
... China. Even though he claimed to be an ‘‘ardent lover of peace Bowring’s defense of the barbarity of British imperialism is resonant with the progressive language of utilitarianism: ‘‘with barbarousnations, the words of peace are uttered in vain 3 The heyday of the British Empire...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 235–246.
Published: 01 February 2015
... thought it better to work with both sides, not only to denounce barbarism but also to praise civilization. I find this different from what Spanos does with Twain. One prototype for Said’s work in Culture and Imperialism was the connection Walter Benjamin made between “civilization” and “barba...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 29–38.
Published: 01 August 2022
... clinámen , which became a crucial element in my anthology Imagining Language ). In Closing Time he proclaims the return of the barbarians, and finds in Joyce's Wake “polyglot turning into glossolalia,” such that barbarism means speaking in tongues (Brown 1973 : 63). As a corollary, then, God does...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Hobsbawm Marxism history twentieth century communism Undeletable Text: Eric Hobsbawm McKenzie Wark The world may yet regret that, faced with Rosa Luxemburg’s alterna- tive of socialism or barbarism, it decided against socialism...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 189–205.
Published: 01 August 2007
... that the United States has become, or is in the process of becoming, an ancien régime. Torture is one of the things that marks the ancien régime as such, that is, as a premodern or barbaric state. The American state begins with the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment and the removal of punishment...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 February 2015
... in the larger opposition of civilization and barbarism. The social was already the personal, and his private sense of inadequacy manifested itself as subjec- tive deficiency. Adorno describes a similar feeling in Minima Moralia when he suggests that privacy—or­ individual autonomy—has­ become a trap...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 11–34.
Published: 01 May 2004
... have made (just as only God knows nature because he alone made it). Knowledge of the past that comes to us in textual form, Vico says, can only be properly understood from the point of view of the maker of that past, which, in the case of ancient writers such as Homer, is primitive, barbaric...