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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
... that such a disposition would be irrelevant in the case of socialism, known for its ideology of productivism and its practice of consumer shortage. I will argue that, in fact, Soviet-style societies were based on a similar logic, even if the “elsewheres” generating desire were castigated by propaganda and considered...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of sensibility that led to a proletarianization of the amateur so that the latter, having lost his or her knowledges, became a cultural consumer . These questions confront us today in a time in which a second machinic turn of sensibility is taking place. This second turn is made possible by digital technologies...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
... does not target the welfare state as such since it has been continuously under attack from the 1970s onward. Instead, he attempts to reformulate the political question in terms of consumerism and even “hyperconsumption.” “The consumer is the new proletarian figure, and the proletariat, very far...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 67–97.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the “sweatshop sublime” and to popular notions of ethical consumption and argue that Gibson's coolhunter is a modified type of ethical consumer, a person able to map economic systems onto personal meanings as meanings, translating the behavior of the market not into a more just price point at the mall...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2012
... for foreign undergraduate student “consumers.” The two processes are transforming the university, with pressures to shift the context of higher education from the national to the global that have important institutional and educational consequences. Cultural globalization and the emergence of a “transnational...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... project for Wallace. At the same time that he critiques the postmodern parochialism of the US culture industries, he uses his proleptic style to force his readers into experiencing dread when encountering American consumer culture. Ultimately, Wallace takes himself to be an example of the sort of limited...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 55–61.
Published: 01 August 2015
... government readily ignores any demonstrations by ordinary people against its policies. At the same time, Japanese corporations are largely immune to any efforts by laborers and consumers to resist their activities. The consequences for civil society are stark. Given the absence of a vital organized labor...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 231–262.
Published: 01 February 2022
... media piracy. I show how the state's history of contravening international copyright provided justification for piracy and how cultural producers and consumers worked to reconcile revolutionary aspirations for socialist art with the influx of global entertainment and the rise of new forms of local...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 29–48.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of the psychological romance, the modern psychomachia, of narration amid the personae of character, narrator (and what kind of narrator), implicated author, and a newly activated and yet indulgently consuming reader, participates in a widespread game of aesthetic interpellation that leads to what contemporary...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 151–167.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of consumer spontaneity and the hint of trouble, 2003 had only the hallmark of a well-oiled advertising campaign within an established indus- try, the Mao industry. There is something perversely ironic in this regular reappearance of the chairman at a time when the new long march toward consumerism...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... as pure labor force). Furthermore, in recuperating proletarianization from its earlier roots in the Manifesto, Grundrisse, and Capital, Stiegler seizes the opportunity to move the figure of the proletarian from the side of producer to the side of consumer, something unthought of in Marx...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 29–77.
Published: 01 August 2016
... where the socializing function of capital is no longer deemed efficacious, but in the derivative dream image of the primordial. Moreover, like use-value,­ it appears to be consumed by capitalism in the process of liberating labor for production. It does so in situations described by David...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 295–313.
Published: 01 May 2022
... to the stream of images that we consume as part of our current everyday lives. Indeed, there appears a tension between the commodity in its concreteness and the virtuality of consumption implied in siu yi and, say, various streaming media. The meeting of siu yi with our current everyday experience comes...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
... reservoir of electrical energy. . . . A blockhead! a blockhead! and I despise him! —Charles Baudelaire, “The Painter of Modern Life” In spectacle even alienation is turned into an image for the alienated to consume. —Hal Foster, Recordings: Art, Spectacle, Cultural...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 85–108.
Published: 01 February 2008
... monsters “embody the violent contradictions of capitalism,” see Annalee Newitz, Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2006). For a discussion of images of the undead in Marx, see Robert Latham, Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 253–272.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., and the Real Ireland, at the same time. Island of Saints and Seekers Slavoj Žižek has argued that the point of advertising in late capital- ism has shifted from a focus on the product to the freedom of the consumer. What matters, advertisements tell us, is not the car but what you do...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 63–99.
Published: 01 November 2020
... that contracts the endlessly diverse creatures of the world into an antonym for the human )1 and the violent existential realignment of this same creaturely existence into consumable product: meat. This makes xenoflesh an onto- logically powerful substance. Matthew Calarco argues, If there are any properly...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 35–52.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of grammatization, such that the new mystagogy inaugurated by Duchamp is able to make its appearance. With the industrial apparatus arises the proletarian consumer as well as producer. However, the new technological apparatus that imposes itself at the start of our twenty-­first century itself induces...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 May 2001
... in Recent American Fiction. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000. Sussman, Charlotte. Consuming Anxieties: Consumer Protest, Gender, and British Slavery, 1713–1833. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2000. Sussman, Henry, and Christopher Devenney, eds. Engagement and Indifference...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 101–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
...- modity for the express purpose of making money. The advertising-­driven media offer powerful propaganda for consumerism and tend to favor private over public values. Second, while market forces give the Chinese media the appearance of being an undirected “postmodern collage,” the CCP still has...