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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): iv.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 2011 Call for Papers “Poets and Poetry from boundary 2” is a new web-publishing­ venture of boundary 2 located at httpboundary2.org/poetry-and-­ ­poets-­from-­b2/. Editors will solicit original poetry in several languages, but we also invite poets to submit their work. All modes...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Mina Karavanta This essay discusses William V. Spanos’s work as the legacy of what can be called “ontopolitical criticism.” Spanos’s affiliation between texts and the world discloses the overlapping of the history of imperialistic and colonial violence with the politics of ontology, which...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 47–63.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Mary N. Layoun “‘To Relearn the Sense of the World’: A Call to Arms” rereads the work of Masao Miyoshi and the legacy of that work in attending to his imperative to “relearn the sense of the world” (or worlds) in which we reside and cohabit with others. The role in that relearning of higher...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 153–170.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Alexander Etkind The early twenty-first-century Russia still calls itself, and is called, “post-Soviet.” But this term increasingly sounds like a purposeful euphemism, which both insiders and observers from outside are using to conceal the novelty of Putinism. Though Putinism is entirely different...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 27–46.
Published: 01 February 2009
... or anti-emancipatory figures plays a crucial role in the development of Badiou's theory of political subjectivity. How are we to think subjects which oppose, betray, or neutralize egalitarian militancy, or what Badiou would call fidelity to a truth-procedure? The article combines an account of this...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 February 2012
... criminals and robbers executing a foreign agenda aimed at destabilizing the country, and augmented the existing security forces with unidentified agents whom the people of Kasserine called “snipers,” because they started shooting everywhere indiscriminately. Nineteen-year-old Slah Dachraoui, who was so...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ars and of tekhnē . I then proceed with the assertion that Stiegler recognizes in our postglobal society what he calls a state of generalized proletarianization, a state in which there is a loss of knowledge on the part of individuals and collectives in terms of both savoir - faire (know-how) and...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 185–199.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Tomiko Yoda A much-publicized crime that occurred in 1997, the so-called Tōden OL murder case, has served as a significant node in the discussions on gender, sexuality, and work in postbubble-economy Japan. Critics have pointed to the female victim of the murder as an icon of feminine malaise...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
... absolute and as the only available alternative to absolute sovereignty being a state of nature (or more accurately what Pettit 2008 calls a “second state of nature,” one in which language plays a key role). In that state of nature, the only possible political relation is what Hobbes calls a war of “all...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 111–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Eli Friedlander The present essay lays out the central themes in Walter Benjamin’s account of fantasy and its place in the world of the child. It seeks to distinguish a learning from fantasy from what is often called learning from experience. Establishing this distinction leads me to develop in...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 79–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... blocked in the exogenic representations we might call “liberal democratic.” The blockage, this article argues, results from liberal democracy's disavowed investment in its own philosopher-king, what Jacques Lacan called the “big Other.” The Lacanian big Other is one in whom “being” and “knowledge...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... historically concrete practice or “way of life” in which individuals—which he calls “cases of” Dasein—participate. I argue that the standard reading is correct—not obviously so, but for reasons of exegetical detail that have become clear only in light of this posthumously published volume. First, Haugeland’s...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
... to disperse how the “senses” themselves have been engineered in what can be called the cin -anthropocene era. Using Stiegler's opposition between a cinema of stereotypes and one of traumatypes, I trace how this might be applied to what I call a cinematic politics of extinction in today's...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Bernard Stiegler Throughout the twentieth century, the development of technologies—of what Walter Benjamin calls “mechanical reproducibility”—led to a generalized regression of the psychomotive knowledges that were characteristic of art amateurs. This regression was made possible by a machinic turn...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 117–118.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Keijiro Suga This essay is conceived as a supplement to Masao Miyoshi’s only book of photography. Miyoshi was an avid traveler and photographer all his life. He called his practice “anti-photography” and left a book titled This Is Not Here (2009). His photographic images are interesting in many...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 157–180.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Christopher Chen This essay offers a reading of what could be called a metrological imaginary at work in the writing of Korean American experimental poet Myung Mi Kim and in particular in Kim’s third book, Dura . In Dura , Kim traces a jagged itinerary through the archives of the Atlantic slave...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Shar`iah , or Islamic law; and other crucial concepts such as ijtihad or independent reasoning and ijma' or consensus. This essay will argue that the so-called fundamentalist versions of Islam are burdened by a literalism that has no grounding and no sanction in the sacred texts of Islam. The myth of...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
... objective conditions are met; and called for a thorough diagnosis of the present's particularity. In doing so, the essay seeks to complicate retrospective sketches of Arab Marxists, such as Susan Buck-Morss's, that depict them as elitist and vanguardist modernizers and oppose them to immanent Islamist...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 179–200.
Published: 01 February 2010
... return of rhetoric and poetics and argues that, far from simply reflecting changes in academic fashion, this event signals a complete reorientation of the scholarly apparatus. The argument calls attention to the material and historical alignment of scholarship with the medium of literacy and suggests...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 201–213.
Published: 01 February 2010
... poetry. When his work manages to describe the time of its own reading in the time of its own reading, we experience mediacy immediately. This review of John Ashbery's Collected Poems, 1956–1987 (Library of America, No. 187) explores what I call the “lyric mediacy” of Ashbery's work and considers how his...