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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 55–71.
Published: 01 February 2019
... conviction that human beings can know very little about the economy and its hostility, therefore, to any economics that presents itself as scientific. Such skepticism and antiscientism are shared by most versions of critical theory and science and technology studies (STS), including the version of STS...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 81–112.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Pheng Cheah This essay evaluates the rise of recognition as an important analytical category in critical theory for understanding the normative grounds of social and political struggles for global justice in the contemporary world. It begins with a discussion of different variants...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 251–263.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Lindsay Waters In the twentieth century, criticism flourished in the academy in the English language from the 1930s to the 1960s, but gradually a hyperprofessionalized discourse purporting to be criticism took its place. The problem was exacerbated because people misunderstand literary theory...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 45–53.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of Love's Body possible.” Duncan responded in kind by featuring Brown in “Santa Cruz Propositions,” written while the poet was in residence at the University of California, Santa Cruz. That poem draws on Brown's theories of Eros as a daemonic power to criticize his (Duncan's) old friend, Denise Levertov...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
... theory, and especially the notion of tragedy, by developing alterna- tive approaches to the problem. Emil Staiger, a now almost forgotten figure in German critical theory, is a major representative of this effort and, as I will suggest later, became a foundational figure for this kind of reinscription...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 1–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... history, the last gasps of a Copernican self, typological thinking, and permanent crisis. Unlike Agamben’s “theory,” which is almost purely a matter of col- lecting historical examples, Sloterdijk’s is actually critical; his technique is a form of critique. And yet, insofar as the crisis...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 107–112.
Published: 01 November 2021
... critical theory The bilingual collection Angriff der Schwierigen Gedichte (luxbooks, 2014) by the prolific US American poet and literary theorist Charles Bernstein, which takes its name from the 2011 Attack of the Difficult Poems (University of Chicago Press), throws an important transatlantic...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 February 2020
... second” to propose theories of technology’s impact. These critics neglect to provide explanations of a social or political kind, a trend that appears to be related to the lesser importance accorded to intention. I show the value of giving social explanations and of differentiating between humans...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 189–212.
Published: 01 August 2008
... contemporary politics and theory with a weapon of criticism that does not cede any terrain to these forms of thought that attempt to determine the form and content of critical thinking. To this end, Georges Bataille offers the following instruction, “Every time we give up the will to know, we have...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 65–88.
Published: 01 August 2019
... that prefigured developments within Miyoshi’s critical consciousness, particularly regarding pursuits of justice within and beyond the university. I argue that Miyoshi’s pedagogical commitment to justice for students nourished his skepticism toward academic discipline—in theory and practice. This enduring...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 May 2020
... both of New Criticism at its start and of the theory movement in the 1970s and 1980s, and noting the crucial role played by Allen Tate and the Sewanee Review . Unfashionable independence, fidelity to personal fascination, and unremitting effort all play a role in scholarly accomplishment. Copyright ©...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Miglena Nikolchina This essay addresses the mostly long-distance friendship between French philosopher Louis Althusser and Russian Georgian philosopher Merab Mamardashvili as a vantage point for exploring the question why, by the end of the 1960s, critical and projective thinking in the West...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
... expansion of postcolonial discourse to Europe’s own backyard needs to be matched by an expansion of research methods and objects. Postcolonial studies’ traditional commitment to theory and to textual analysis of literature and art cinema is beneficially complemented by engaging with popular media...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
... to definitive meanings and exact differences. The more open conventions of theory present a better model for this task of description and analysis. A historical account of the unstable associations of terror reveals how limiting and how aggressively polemical the post-9/11 anglophone attributions of terror have...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 27–57.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Bradley J. Fest This interview with literary critic Jonathan Arac was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh on May 19, 2015. Arac, a member of the boundary 2 editorial collective since 1979, speaks at length about his life and work. Addressing the impact of theory on his career, he discusses...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 183–201.
Published: 01 November 2018
... formulates his concepts of exclusion and victimization. Dussel’s naturalism is explored, along with his account of the role of theory in social change movements. In the main, this essay is an interpretive elaboration and defense against some of his critics. References Alcoff Linda Martín . 2009...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 121–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
... homeland rather than the state. One result of this rethinking of the history of Chinese intellectuals is the emergence of 1957, the beginning of the Anti-Rightist Campaign, as a critical, and tragic, turning point for socialist theory and practice in China and throughout the world. References Cheng...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 243–244.
Published: 01 May 2018
... is a senior lecturer in cultural and critical theory at the University of Westminster, London. He is the author of a forthcoming book, Modernism between Benjamin and Goethe, is coauthor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Walter Benjamin, and has contributed the chapter on “Erziehung...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 329–330.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Copyright ©2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Anthony Bogues is the Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Professor of Africana Studies, and affiliated professor in the department of History of Art and Architecture at Brown University. He has published nine books...