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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 157–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hsiao-pei Yen This essay explores the connections between colonialism, nationalism, and anthropology in China's southwestern frontier. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the pressing problem of national survival encouraged the Nationalist state and anthropologists to collaborate in an effort...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Arif Dirlik Arif Dirlik 2005 The End of Colonialism? The Colonial Modern in the Making of Global Modernity Arif Dirlik Over the last decade, discourses of globalization and postcoloniality have...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Aamir R. Mufti C. P. Cavafy was a writer of the British Empire whose situation resembles that of other colonial writers and should be examined in that context, as well as in the light of the contradictory logic of Orientalism-Anglicism. In the modern West's interest in the late Hellenistic era...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 89–121.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., the argument reassesses some prevalent misconceptions about the impact of British rule in Egypt, including the problematic view that it purportedly enhanced the city's cosmopolitan life. Instead, the article shows that British colonialism sought to constrain Alexandrian cosmopolitanism, whereas Cavafy...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yiannis Papatheodorou Cavafy's barbarians constitute a peculiar metaphor for the (self-)censoring process of revealing and hiding the voices of Others in the colonial order of the archive. The theme recurs in three of his works—an “unwritten” poem, a “hidden” poem, and a poem included in the canon...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Arif Dirlik This essay takes up two issues: the part successive colonialisms played in forging a Taiwan identity, and the theoretical implications of the Taiwan (and Hong Kong) experience for colonialism in the making of modern identities. It argues that the cumulative experience of colonialism...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 49–70.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and that the so-called war on terror had eerily revived. When she disallowed Cold War ideology control over representations of Home ’s characters, actions, and events, Morrison recast the Korean War as the Cold War’s uncanny Other that exposed readers to an ongoing settler-colonial war being waged within 1950s US...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 133–157.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Rudolf Mrázek Boven Digoel was a camp in colonial Dutch East Indies where Indonesian communists were exiled for their participation in a failed revolution in 1927. Terezín was a Nazi-built camp in Bohemia for the European Jews. Lenin was read and quoted in both camps—in Dutch, German, Czech...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 229–258.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Anindyo Roy Savage Pursuits: The Shaping of Colonial Civility in E. M. Forster’s ‘‘The Life to Come’’ Anindyo Roy For conquering Clive, or Wellesley’s mightier name, The wide world echoes to the trump...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Michelle Chilcoat Duke University Press 2004 In/Civility, in Death: On Becoming French in Colonial Martinique Michelle Chilcoat Civilization, civilization, pride of the Europeans, and their burying ground...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 41–57.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Takis Kayalis C. P. Cavafy's position as a British-cultured Greek who lived and wrote in colonial Alexandria has perplexed critics, who often address the poet's commitments either as Anglophile or as anti-imperialist and pro-Arab. Seeking a subtler approach to Cavafy's complex colonial...
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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 (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 (2019) 46 (4): 157–180.
Published: 01 November 2019
... trade, imperial networks of exchange, and the settler colonial seizure and parcelization of indigenous lands in order to form the United States. The book continually deploys a quantitative language of number and measure, I argue, in order to highlight how emergent capitalist social relations bind...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 123–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Cavafy's knowledge of Arabic, the essay demonstrates his affinities and solidarities with Egyptians under colonial duress as witnessed in the choice of subject matter and in the intertextual Greek-Egyptian folkloric resonances in his poem “27 June 1906, 2 P.M.” Analyzing how the poem's tropes...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... that resulted from English-language colonialism. The '90s are a unique moment when writers of disparate aesthetic, political, and philosophical concerns, writers from disparate nations that are united and separated by shared histories of imperialism, and writers with disparate relations to the English language...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 7–19.
Published: 01 February 2013
... as an unmediated and unproblematic return to the tradition of (Sunni) Islam, making it difficult to see that political Islam is in fact a result of the great transformation of Muslim societies under colonial rule. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Part 1: Why I Am Not a Postsecularist...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 29–46.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Anthony Bogues Arguing that the processes of racial slavery and colonialism were “historically catastrophic,” thereby creating the grounds for different sets of questions about the human and the meanings of freedom, this essay maps some of the ways in which these questions have been posed from...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 187–219.
Published: 01 November 2015
... that unlike the Zionist movement, which harked back to an imagined fantastical past in establishing a colonial-settler state, the Palestinians deploy a future-oriented nostalgia for the recovery of their stolen lands and country. melancholy nostalgia Palestine Zionism memory © 2015 by Duke...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... be equipped to synchronize with other monothematic mantras of modernity like scientific progress, democracy, or techno-financial development. The essay visits some nodal moments of this historical narrative–the coming into being of a Hindu “tradition” under the auspices of colonial Indology, Rammohun Roy’s...