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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 May 2011) 38 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ruth Y. Y. Hung The production, consumption, and state control of Chinese TV serial drama can be seen as an instrument of power and profit maximization as well as a medium for mass education and homogenization in the form of popular culture. The serial drama Woju 蜗居 (Dwelling narrowness) (2009...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 67–97.
Published: 01 May 2009
... called 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...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
... almost prefiguring the fate of the socialist moralization of consumption, Michel de Montaigne (1580) writes, “The way by which our laws attempt to regulate idle and vain expenses in meat and clothes, seems to be quite contrary to the end designed. The true way would be to beget in men a contempt...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 199–201.
Published: 01 August 2005
...: Shakespeare and Political Theology. Chi- cago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Middleton, Peter. Distant Reading: Performance, Readership, and Consumption in Contemporary Poetry. Modern and Contemporary Poetics. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2007) 34 (3): 207–209.
Published: 01 August 2007
... 2007 Books Received Ball, Karyn, ed. Traumatizing Theory: The Cultural Politics of Affect In and Beyond Psychoanalysis. Contemporary Theory Series. New York: Other Press, 2007. Binkley, Sam. Getting Loose: Lifestyle Consumption in the 1970s. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2007...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 241–243.
Published: 01 May 2014
...: Cosmopolitical Philosofictions. Trans. Will Bishop. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. Thompson, Peter, and Slavoj Žižek, eds. The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. Tinsman, Heidi. Buying into the Regime: Grapes and Consumption in...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., which would only further the fable of the disappearance of the proletariat and ignore the thought of consumption. Without delving into the specifics of Stiegler’s reworking of Sigmund Freud or his critique of Lyotard,5 it suffices to say here that a hyperindustrial epoch involves control...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 29–77.
Published: 01 August 2016
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 201–229.
Published: 01 February 2018
... reproduc- tions. We are no more at home with our Billy bookcases and Poäng chairs, compensation for the “brouhaha’d blare of the zones” outside. But con- spicuous consumption functions as distraction from pressing questions of belonging, segregation, and injustice. Gillis’s Belfast jinks from...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 229–232.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... Weinbaum, Alys Eve et al., eds. The Modern Girl around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization. New Directions in Women’s Studies. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2008. ...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2004) 31 (3): 101–124.
Published: 01 August 2004
... national through a careful study of the recent development of Chinese cinema. Two concepts may need clarification here. In terms of globaliza- tion, I refer specifically to China’s integration into global media consumption, which is contingent upon the tensions between the call by the World Trade...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
... as a new form of capitalism based primarily on oil, the car industry, and consumption. The third is the finan- cialization of society and debt, the rise of the information economy, and what some call “cognitive capitalism.” 6. The first example Sylvain Auroux gives of this process of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 107–124.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the needs and interests of the broad masses of the people. This ideology is predicated on the assumption that a national economy consists of two parts: consumption and investment. If more is spent on investment, less will be available for consumption. Economic growth hinges upon the increase...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 187–202.
Published: 01 May 2018
... that what we are really confronting in mature capitalism is a total environment, encompassing both the workplace more narrowly and a bur- geoning space of consumption and leisure. All this constitutes a “nature,” we might say, through which and out of which the social collective exists. The...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 75–91.
Published: 01 May 2008
... new working class employment, housing, education, and medical care. The role of the party-state—omnipotent, as it were—was to intervene in production, reproduction, and consumption, and hence when the planned economy was “accomplished,” the process of “proletarianiza- tion” was also...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 55–75.
Published: 01 August 2002
... percent in the next four years. The import sec- tor was seriously affected, and personal consumption declined drastically. Free social services, the Revolution’s badge of honor, continued, but their quality was inevitably affected...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 81–87.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Michael Brown to a cypher for our unfulfilled desire to be more than that, for our serially unachieved and constitutionally unachievable citizenship, is to do a kind of counterrevolutionary violence; it is to partake in the ghoulish, vampiric consumption of his body, of the body that became his...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2003) 30 (1): 89–104.
Published: 01 February 2003
... the attribution to fashion of a deathly lustrous- ness, though, is the central aesthetic claim of Benjamin’s book: that Baude- laire’s poetry does not merely represent commodification and consumption, does not merely...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 73–97.
Published: 01 August 2017
... critique of luxury or consumption because he is not a worker, not productive, which means that once you’ve spotted hiking’s cen- trality to The Task, you might wonder whether the poem is really a georgic at all. The poet may be walking across other people’s farms—and so retain some kind of...