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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 3–22.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Peter Osborne Duke University Press 2005 On Comparability: Kant and the Possibility of Comparative Studies Peter Osborne This essay reflects on some philosophical aspects of comparability in the hope of providing theoretical...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 159–176.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Valentina Vitali Duke University Press 2006 On the Frontal Subjects of the Hindi Melodrama: Notes for a Comparative Approach to Film Valentina Vitali 1. The View from the Center This essay attempts to arrive at an...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
... their inclusion might really be of substantive interest rather than only of ethical merit). Hence, as a response to accusations that mainstream political theory remains staunchly Eurocentric, the emerging field of comparative political thought (CPT) is anxious about its appropriate range of activity: it...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 173–196.
Published: 01 August 2018
... matrix of Macau and Hong Kong as comparable yet not always compatible allies and reexamines the methodological need to reroot ourselves in renewed discussions of area studies, scale, and comparative literary studies, given the changing—yet ever relevant—conditions of place and language. References...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Emily Apter Deconstruction arguably marked the last time that comparative literature was truly confident as a discipline; with a clear sight of its philological inheritance and posthumanist telos. Post-2000 comp lit, by comparison, has been plagued by insecurity over what it is and what it is not...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 23–52.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Harry Harootunian Duke University Press 2005 Some Thoughts on Comparability and the Space-Time Problem Harry Harootunian The primacy of space over time in general is an infallible character- istic of reactionary language...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 109–135.
Published: 01 May 2005
...George Steinmetz Duke University Press 2005 The Genealogy of a Positivist Haunting: Comparing Prewar and Postwar U.S. Sociology George Steinmetz This essay asks two related questions about the discipline of soci- ology in the...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Marilyn Ivy Duke University Press 2005 In/Comparable Horrors: Total War and the Japanese Thing Marilyn Ivy Perhaps no other national formation has troubled the demands of international comparison as much as Japan, occupying...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 169–200.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Rebecca E. Karl Duke University Press 2005 On Comparability and Continuity: China, circa 1930s and 1990s Rebecca E. Karl Commenting on François Furet’s book on the French Revolution, Jacques Rancière notes that Furet’s...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 201–225.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Manu Goswami Duke University Press 2005 Autonomy and Comparability: Notes on the Anticolonial and the Postcolonial Manu Goswami On the eve of his departure for a tour of Southeast Asia in July 1927, Rabindranath Tagore...
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boundary 2 (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 (2019) 46 (3): 181–198.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Christine L. Marran This essay analyzes Masao Miyoshi’s “turn to the planet” in his later work. In articulating this turn, Miyoshi critiques the logics of difference that has dominated comparative literary and area studies and offers the concept of “planetarianism” as a way of articulating the need...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
...-century style literary realism, it proposes to consider Lu Xun as a modernist writer and uses a comparative perspective to underscore his commonalities with European modernism. Comparing “The True story of Ah Q” with Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan and Kafka's “Building the Great Wall of China,” the...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 105–134.
Published: 01 May 2015
...David Kurnick Roberto Bolaño’s work repeatedly asks readers to compare various entities (continents, national literatures, ethnicities, the realms of culture and politics). The essay reads this obsessive comparativism as the first step in a totalizing aesthetic project, one tied to Bolaño’s...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 179–204.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Lawrence Venuti Despite the increased attention that translation has received in conjunction with the newly revived topic of “world literature,” translation research and practice continue to be marginal in comparative literature as the field has developed in the United States. The evidence for this...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in the last decades, analyzes the complicity of the Muslim Brotherhood with the United States, and compares Egypt to other countries of social upsurge in the region. The exchanges explore the gross inadequacies of liberal democracy in addressing the infrastructural problems that Egypt is confronted...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
... establishment in modeling a national response to 9/11, and that might have worked against the reification of a unitary terror as the exclusive property of the enemy-other. English novels of the 1790s (Gothic novels) and the 1890s (Marsh, The Beetle ) offer a comparatively flexible language for registering the...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
... is possible to compare this contemporary discourse on world history to the wartime debates on world history: The Standpoint of World History and Japan (1943). However, contrary to Miki's in-depth examinations of the quotidian, neither Structure nor Standpoint shows analogous commitments to their...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
... proletarianization gets muddled, and I also compare his position on new forms of capitalism to the influential work of André Gorz. Following Stiegler, I call the underlying political project of deproletarianization that he has developed “protentional politics.” I turn more specifically to the underdiscussed notion...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 127–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., by comparing criminals with “lower races,” it established race as the governing principle for reading criminal bodies; and second, it developed a host of practices combining biology and statistics to decipher criminal/racial bodies. By the turn of the century, somapolitics gained exceptional...