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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... The global spectacle, together with the new social media, has contributed to the creation of “visual allure” as a place to build common sense and the ethics of hedonism. It does so not only by its ability to create a more extensive level of commodity fetishism but also by virtue of its ability to map...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 105–129.
Published: 01 August 2016
... in the discourse arise because political economists are speaking “the language of commodities.” In this sense, Marx's “science” is the practice of translation. Building on the grounding insight that scientific knowledge descends into ideology by misrecognizing the correct terrain of its concepts, Marx's writings...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 103–132.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Sina Rahmani This essay explores the various ways in which W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz upends traditional understandings of the novel as a form. Specifically, it situates this “prose book of an undetermined kind” against the rise of the steel container as the dominant mode of commodity transportation...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 295–313.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and technologies, which gather so much information about us that we end up in a state of informational debt, pose a challenge to his thesis that delegation is an unconscious strategy for seeking relief from the onslaught of images, commodities, and information. 1. For the classic statement on “extended...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 97–124.
Published: 01 August 2012
... for renewed analyses of the contemporary writer and the printed book. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Anachronisms of Authority: Authorship, Exchange Value, and David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King Henry Veggian 1. Commodities...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 89–104.
Published: 01 February 2003
... in Baudelaire and indeed in French society in the mid-nineteenth cen- tury.9 The third section bears the title ‘‘The Commodity as Poetic Object’’ and 7. Walter Benjamin, Gesammelte Briefe (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1995–2002...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Menschen,” in Gesammelte Schriften, vol. 2.1, ed. Rolf Tiedemann and Hermann Schweppenhäuser (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1977), 144. 4 boundary 2 / August 2016 abstraction. As such, it recapitulates the governing logic of the commodity form, which establishes the relation between the universal...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 79–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of thought 24. Needless to say, rarely is this expression used by itself in Marx’s writings. The most frequent example is “relation to all commodities.” Depending on context, this expres- sion could be replaced by “general” or “totality.” I have in mind the contexts where Marx emphasizes that what...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 203–234.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., our hero takes the form of a commodity produced and dis- tributed by the English East India Company. Grown in the newly conquered Indian territories of Bengal and Bihar under the auspices of the company, the enormously profitable commodity was used to create markets in South- east and East Asia...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 August 2005
... the Frankfurt School and its affiliates, who teach us that classical epistemology—the subject-object epistemology of German idealism—is the commodity in cognitive form. Now what does this mean? The most orthodox Marxism will tell us that there are two ways of looking at the commodity-object: you can view...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 151–167.
Published: 01 May 2005
... into the world of the mundane and the everyday.1 In this world, political intensities are either repressed through instrumental reason or transported into the realm of the commodity fad. Desire is therefore either repressed or commodified. Theodor Adorno once noted that it is just this form of politics...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 107–124.
Published: 01 May 2008
... calls “the structure of commodity-relations which removes all possibility of self-identity and stability. According to Lukács, a full-fledged capitalist society is where the structure of commodity-relations is no longer the “central problem in economics” but the central, structural problem...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2003
... turning point toward the category of the commodity and commodification, although the new materials and theory are less finished than those of the first half. Benjamin comes to the idea that Baudelaire’s poetry and its allegorical char...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 29–77.
Published: 01 August 2016
... has been analyzed but nonetheless left obscure in the preceding pages, but also that they be read first, before the discussions of the commodity or the concept of relative surplus value, the analysis of the working day, or the explanation of the differences between mercantile and industrial...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 February 2003
... a space belonging to everyone and no one. We linger, we drift, we finger the goods. ‘‘Something sacral, a vestige of the nave, still attaches to this row of commodities’’ (AP, F4,5). ‘‘Existence in these spaces flowswith- out accent...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 209–218.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in this way: at the crossroads of commercial exchanges, in this temple of commodity fetishism that is a department store, the piano and the person who plays it both become the site for an economy of trans- actions. Or rather, and more precisely, the piano and its pianist appear henceforth...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 51–66.
Published: 01 February 2003
... pace of life, the rapid transitions of modern media, the press of commodities and their programmed obsoles- y 2 / 30:1 / sheet 61 of 224 cence, and so on. At the same time, it is a covert measure of the ability to perform new...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 43–74.
Published: 01 February 2016
... commodity”8 at the point at which both are fetishes, but the former short-­circuits exchange-­value through its complete uselessness. Only the inhuman, abstract artwork can reveal the way in which capital as “dead labor” thrives vampire-­like by “sucking living labor,” to use Marx’s formu- lation.9...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 157–180.
Published: 01 November 2019
... almost completely vanishes into a matrix of legal codes, commodities, geometric spatial forms, and ancient and contempo- rary metrological systems, which the text uses to map European colonial expansion and capitalist globalization. Chen / Myung Mi Kim s Dura 161 the mathematics of the unliving (2014...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 131–142.
Published: 01 February 2003
..., although he was sometimes quite inconsistent in his atti- tudes toward it, as he veered between viewing fashion, on the one hand, as a manifestation of commodity culture—or, more specifically, of commodity fetishism—and, on the other...