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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Gloria Davies What do we mean by “Chinese thought,” and how should we engage with it? This essay begins with the claim that sixiang , or “Chinese thought,” is best approached as both a mode of critical inquiry and a style of rhetorical persuasion. It argues that Lu Xun's reflections on baihua , the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Robert P. Marzec This essay situates the critical work of William V. Spanos in relation to the liminal event of anthropocentric planetary climate change—specifically the manner in which this event is being subordinated to military ends by the US national security state in particular and the global...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 75–85.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery In this interview, Wang Xiaoming, an important participant in crucial critical debates since the 1990s, discusses his views on humanism, contemporary critical practice, social activism, the Chinese revolutionary tradition, the role of intellectuals in advocacy for social change...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2016) 43 (4): 147–153.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Eli Friedlander This essay reflects on the questions introduced by Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings's biography Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life . In particular, it considers how the biography addresses the difficult problem of drawing together a unity of life and writings in Benjamin's existence...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2001) 28 (1): 153–194.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Susan Koshy Duke University Press 2001 Morphing Race into Ethnicity: Asian Americans and Critical Transformations of Whiteness Susan Koshy The meaning of Caucasian as at one time prevalent has been now...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Q. S. Tong; Xiaoyi Zhou Duke University Press 2002 Criticism and Society: The Birth of the Modern Critical Subject in China Q. S. Tong and Xiaoyi Zhou Over the past ten years or so, there have been repeated calls in China...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2003) 30 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Jonathan Arac Duke University Press 2003 Toward a Critical Genealogy of the U.S. Discourse of Identity: Invisible Man after Fifty Years Jonathan Arac 1 I start with a key moment late in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2004) 31 (2): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Aamir R. Mufti Duke University Press 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Critical Secularism: A Reintroduction for Perilous Times Aamir R. Mufti...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2004) 31 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Willi Goetschel Duke University Press 2004 Heine’s Critical Secularism Willi Goetschel Heinrich Heine’s secularism is of a particular kind. Occupying a prominent, if not dominant, place in his writing, the secularist impulse...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 37–41.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Daniel T. O'Hara; Gina Masucci MacKenzie Duke University Press 2005 On the Culture of the Real: A Response to Lindsay Waters’s Critical Reflections on the Case of Paul de Man Daniel T. O’Hara and Gina Masucci MacKenzie Slavoj Žižek remarks in his recent book...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2007) 34 (3): 61–86.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Jiwei Ci Duke University Press 2007 What Is in the Cloud? A Critical Engagement with Thomas Metzger on “The Clash between Chinese and Western Political Theories” Jiwei Ci 1 A menacing cloud hangs across the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2008) 35 (1): 169–175.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Daniel T. O'Hara © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Badiou’s Truth and the Office of the Critic: Naming the Militant Multiples of the Void Daniel T. O’Hara When the poet uses the word flower, Stéphane Mallarmé famously...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 187–203.
Published: 01 August 2002
... Role of the Intellectual in the Public Sphere: Beirut, Lebanon, 24, 25 February 2000:Reader . The Hague: Prince Claus Fund. 6736 boundary 2 29:3 / sheet 191 of 265 In Medias Res Publicas: On Intellectuals and Social Criticism in the Cuban...
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boundary 2 (1 February 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 (1 May 2007) 34 (2): 21–54.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Ronald AT. Judy Ronald AT. Judy 2007 Some Thoughts on Naguib Mahfouz in the Spirit of Secular Criticism Ronald AT. Judy Near the end of Qasr as-shawq (Palace of Desire), the second vol- ume in Naguib Mahfouz’s famous novel The...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Colin MacCabe Duke University Press 2001 A Defense of Criticism Colin MacCabe In memory of Gareth Roberts and Tony Tanner An inaugural lecture provides an occasion to summarize the state of one’s...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2004) 31 (2): 11–34.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Edward W. Said Edward W. Said 2003 Erich Auerbach, Critic of the Earthly World Edward W. Said . . . human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them to give...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2005) 32 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Anthony Bogues Duke University Press 2005 Working Outside Criticism: Thinking Beyond Limits Anthony Bogues Thinking involves not only the flow of thoughts, but their arrest as well. Where thinking suddenly stops in a...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 February 2013
... engagement with Byzantine iconoclasm and argues that by appropriating elements of Byzantine Aristotelian theology in order to undergird a postsecularist argument, the modern critic dehistoricizes ideas that were firmly rooted in East Roman social, political, and cultural contexts in a manner that ultimately...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Manisha Basu This essay reads exemplary instances of the fictional work of Indian novelist R. K. Narayan (1906-2001) as expressions of critical anachronism in a world literary marketplace that, despite claiming diversity as a global, even transcendental, value, remains committed to both the...