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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 63–77.
Published: 01 August 2015
... between ideology and the voice in a time when the capitalist system and national sovereignty were in shambles. I argue that the recording of the Emperor's voice represents a new expression of imperial power in Japan, one that inaugurates a postwar period of political cynicism and imperial piety. © 2015...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 107–124.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Shaobo Xie; Fengzhen Wang © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are our own. Chinese Education in the Era of Capitalist Globalization Shaobo Xie and Fengzhen Wang After a long century of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 199–216.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Chua Beng Huat By the end of the twentieth century, it was conventional, among social and political theory circles in developed countries of the West, to assume that a liberal capitalist democracy would be the endpoint of political economic development. However, this hegemonic desire of liberalism...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 February 2011
... the reforms would inevitably lead to incorporation in a global capitalist economy. Especially important in the discussion was the appearance of new class divisions in Chinese society. The second part of this article reflects on this prognostication from a contemporary perspective. While Chinese...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 101–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... consumption-oriented discourse. However, the authors argue that in contrast to liberal capitalist societies, where commercial culture tends to devalue the existing democracy, in China commercial culture replaces a Leninist public sphere in which individuals were compelled to participate in a relatively...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 29–77.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Rosalind C. Morris Ursprüngliche Akkumulation , Marx's term for the logically paradoxical phenomenon of an accumulation that is both the effect and the origin of capitalist accumulation, has been the topic of nearly endless debate since the publication of Das Kapital . Many analyses of this concept...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Enlightenment. Philosophical critique can be rejuvenated by paying attention to the texture of the “university in the world,” whereas the “globalizing university” subsumes difference and multiplicity under late capitalist managerialism. Defending the Derridean vision of “the university without condition” as...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2018
... life. At the same time, feminists and sexual rights activists continue to campaign to secure reproductive rights for Irish women, while also contending with the paradoxes and contradictions of a late capitalist “liberated” and “postfeminist” sexual culture. This survey of scholarship on Irish sexual...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 31–56.
Published: 01 May 2017
... series of objections that call into question the notion of an underlying personality structure; they suggest that under the modern conditions of the late-capitalist culture industry, the individual as a psychic unity is beginning to dissolve. This dissenting perspective deserves notice, especially in an...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 63–86.
Published: 01 May 2018
... anthropological-materialist concepts of gesture, practice, and mimesis, the essay concludes that, rather than developing completely new pedagogical concepts or setting new utopian goals, Benjamin radicalizes the impoverished life conditions of capitalist modernity and reduces pedagogy to a mimetic practice, which...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 May 2019
... capitalist-oriented developments in China today depends crucially on the ways in which we understand the contradictory historical trajectories that characterized the country’s socialist past. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 post-Mao China neoliberalism Cultural Revolution Chinese...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2017
... politicotemporal imaginaries: a stagnant time of political repetition—associated here with a Weberian rationalization and disenchantment of the world—and an anarchic time of disorienting economic growth—the volatile temporality of capitalist creative destruction, here captured by Paul Valéry's notion of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 63–76.
Published: 01 August 2009
... assertions of Lin's works against his multigeneric poetry's effects, the essay tests their seeming complicity with a late-capitalist ambience that Rem Koolhaas has identified as “Junkspace”: seamless and stupefying coagulation of the disjointed landscape left over by modernization. Lin's boring or “relaxing...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2012
... “transnational capitalist class” offer new opportunities in the search for “paying” customers. Financial pressures at home make transnationalization almost irresistibly attractive. These forces have triggered the global expansion of elite universities and the rush of public institutions, in particular, to make...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
... growing transparency of the world, where life of faraway people fascinates and attracts. Such a spatial disposition, where the object of desire always slips away into a different space, at the same time accessible and out of reach for now, supplies the fuel for the capitalist machine. It seems that such a...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 71–98.
Published: 01 May 2014
... paradoxes within the unfinished project of democracy: the contradiction between free markets (capitalist inequality) and free societies (political equality), the hierarchical relationship between the people and their leaders (Jacques Ranciére’s Ignorant Schoolmaster is discussed), and the lack of democracy...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 165–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a global economic power with Deng’s “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” Specifically, it lays out how Vogel celebrates Deng’s role as “the general manager” of China’s post-1978 “opening” and in so doing defines the temporal relation between China’s modernity and global capitalist modernity...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 133–187.
Published: 01 August 2008
...) or “post-capitalist society” (hou ziben zhuyi shehui I This essay was meant to be included in “Snapshots of Intellectual Life in Contemporary PR China,” a special issue of boundary 2 (vol. 35, no. 2 [Summer 2008 edited by Arif Dirlik, but, because of space limitations, publication was...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 227–251.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Hyun Ok Park Duke University Press 2005 Repetition, Comparability, and Indeterminable Nation: Korean Migrants in the 1920s and 1990s Hyun Ok Park This essay concerns the national mediation of capitalist expansion. As...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 169–200.
Published: 01 May 2005
... semicolonialism through the lens of today’s preoccupation with transition to capitalist-style modernization. Indeed, the contemporary consensus labeling of China’s current moment as a ‘‘transitional social formation’’ (zhuanxing shehui xing- tai ) or ‘‘transitional period’’ (zhuanxing shiqi or guodu shiqi...