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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Sarah Bagley This essay reviews Jacqueline Rose’s Proust among the Nations and Christopher Prendergast’s Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic in light of the political implications of their readings of In Search of Lost Time . Rose skillfully investigates explicit references to anti-Semitism...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... beginnings of Hindu nationalism in the latter half of the nineteenth century there has been an effort to “monothematize” a pan-Indian Hindu identity. That is, in the absence of an axiomatic church of “Hinduism,” there was a literary-modern effort to telescope myriad devotional traditions, eclectic beliefs...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of belief. What enables the whole framework to stand together is a tragic view of the universe, which privileges the immanent sense of wonder over the transcendental sense of miracle. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Stathis Gourgouris I’m...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 159–178.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Rob Wilson This essay focuses on US/China interactions, uncanny temporalities, and Pacific Rim discrepancies resonating through popular culture and belief systems as embodied in Bob Dylan’s conversion-drenched poetics (aligned to social beatitude) and protest politics (aligned to critique...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 253–272.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to this post-Catholic crisis. If for over a century the central source of the Irish self was Catholic self-denial, new forms of “Irishness” and selfhood are now emerging, in a very different religious idiom. Two major features of the new spiritualism—the belief in an authentic core of self, and the equation...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 87–98.
Published: 01 August 2013
... human beliefs and about religions, which he claims are “invariably cruel.” At this point in history, to promote the kind of atomism Greenblatt glorifies is really to promote doxa; thinkers such as Charles Taylor are now casting doubt on such notions, and Taylor is not alone. Book Reviewed...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the kinship of Turkic languages. It is perhaps best remembered for the resolution to adopt the Latin alphabet, defended ardently by the congress’s Azerbaijani organizer and president, Samedağa Ağamalıoğlu, who followed Lenin in his belief that Latinization promised “revolution in the East.” A reading...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Brian Kim Stefans Abstract Focusing on two key themes, or vectors, of Charles Bernstein's latest book of poetry, Topsy-Turvy , that of brokenness and the various references to “God” or religious belief, this review argues that there is a new metaphysical dimension in Bernstein's recent poetry...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 165–205.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of society. This Hindu supremacist and nationalist habitus marks a far-reaching transformation not only of democratic political culture but of religious belief and practice as well. But despite their sense of inevitability, these developments are part of a scene of contestation and the staging...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of at- tention away from the justification of belief, upstream of action, to its con- sequences, downstream, as a personally liberating salvation. As he saw it, his investigations into the concepts of meaning and truth held out the prom- ise of making intelligible the nature of practical assessments of conduct...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of aesthetic judgment, as a judgment that cannot be proven, and that could therefore never be apodictic, is, at least from this point of view, something that pre- supposes a kind of belief. It’s as if each work of art were in a way its own (deictic) revelation, and could only manifest itself as work...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 August 2003
... that transmits a normative system of values and beliefs from generation to generation. After they sub- ordinate historical events to these mythological themes, the government’s policymakers are empowered to fashion imaginary resolutions...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 55–76.
Published: 01 February 2013
.... According to Jürgen Habermas, the term postsecular applies to soci- eties that were once Christian, then became secular, and now—because of the large-scale­ immigration of believers from non-­Christian nations as well as the rise of religion globally—are obliged to adapt to the religious beliefs...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 173–196.
Published: 01 May 2004
... as they are prepared to put aside those aspects of their religious beliefs that speak to issues of polity and law. Even if atheists such as Hitchens and Dawkins (and, it should be said, myself) would like to see a society that is increasingly irreligious, there is no reason to confuse this sentiment by making...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2010
... 2010 by Duke University Press   boundary 2  /  Spring 2010 1 Almost four centuries have passed since Galileo struggled for the right to offer a realistic interpretation of scientific theories, regardless of whether they contradicted orthodox religious beliefs...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 5–41.
Published: 01 February 2016
... [of it] in relation to the total economy of our existence.”3 Of particular interest is Smith’s explicit recognition of a general economy. Within that general econ- omy, we argue for the importance of belief and faith in any correlation of sound and music with the aural, understood as a general aesthesis where...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 61–86.
Published: 01 August 2007
... epistemological optimism, we see more clearly the tensions and possibilities that exist in this complex position. Metzger is quite right, for example, to distinguish between “(a) the belief in blind, unconditional compliance with the commands of persons occupying socially established positions...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 89–105.
Published: 01 May 2010
... on the fantasy of a return to America’s virtuous idealism with respect to human rights for all in all circumstances, even those of national “enemies,” so too the Tea Party goers build on their own fantasy. Whereas their belief in the “audacity of Hope” enabled participants in Obama’s movement to bombard...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 August 2005
..., in an appalling kind of way. These arguments typically kick off with a well-rehearsed attack on positiv- ism: beliefs are not caused by things in the world; objects do not carry mean- ings already attached to them such that they can determine the beliefs of those that perceive them; beliefs can be backed up...