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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 25–69.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Weihong Bao This essay explores a critical dialogue between methods and conceptions of cultural techniques—the second wave of media archaeology—and a case in contemporary Chinese documentary. I examine filmmaker Mao Chenyu, who is also an organic farmer, a critical thinker and writer, and a film...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 151–165.
Published: 01 August 2010
... works with works from more recent postcolonial nations. Imperial eclecticism names the technique by which writers in a new national culture freely manipulate the materials of the larger “world” cultural heritage as a resource for innovation, as Melville does with Shakespeare and Ellison does with Dante...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 February 2022
...” and characterizes a prominent strand of media archaeology as “celebrating weirdness in media culture and its non-linear paths, and using that weirdness as a methodological guideline” (2012: 2, 45). 4 For Ernst, this is a “technique of remembering their past in a way that is radically alternative to historical...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 175–194.
Published: 01 May 2003
... seems clear, certain possibili- ties of culture are achievable only through the presence of industrial techniques. It is not industrial progress per se which damages peoples or cul- tures; it is the exploitation of peoples in order to keep the machines...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of cultural narratives and aesthetic techniques that today is far less one-sided than it was throughout most of the period of analog cinema. Figure 7 Final credits of Monkey King: Hero Is Back (2015). Figure 7 Final credits of Monkey King: Hero Is Back (2015). Aside from questions...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2013
... patterns of ties through which resources, ideas, and even social roles are thought to flow and acquire symbolic value. We now describe some of these strategies and techniques as they inter- sect with sociological approaches to the study of culture and with our own proposed methodology...
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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 (2002) 29 (2): 87–108.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of this unconventional review essay may suggest, it has recently centered, if that is the word, on strands of discourses—literary, scientific, psychoana- lytic—which have one thing in common that I now understand has been my critical focus from the beginning of my career: visionary language and its cultural effects...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 163–183.
Published: 01 November 2021
... but also because of their own major need to break through the difficulties of traditional and mainstream culture (Zhu Xuefeng 2017 : 36). It is undeniable that the two schools of Zen and Taoism merged and influenced each other in the history of Chinese culture. “In the twelfth to thirteenth centuries, Zen...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... at the world’s western edge? Will Sir Thomas be called to account by the gorgon spirit of Africa rising caustic from the drink? 35. For more on the globalizing narrative techniques of the verse epic, see my “The Grassy Green Sea,” in Early Modern Culture, no. 5 (October 2005), emc.eserver.org/1-­5...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 125–147.
Published: 01 February 2017
... the twentieth century by the compressive power of the culture industries and marketing techniques. A return to a mode of life more attentive to philia would require a cultivation of the “noetic organs.” “Most of the time we are only potentially noetic, and actually sensitive,” Stiegler observes...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 47–64.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., for one’s own fears of, and retreats from, reality 16 But the techniques which enabled that func- tion—the wearing of the mask, the creative (mis)use of black folk culture that derived from the necessarily antifoundational relationship to the material, the central figure of the trickster—were fundamental...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of how founda- tional—and indeed devastating—the critique of my reading technique was meant to be. “Reading” as a cultural practice, “Reading” as such, I learned, had an aura at American universities and in American society at large to which I was simply not accustomed. Similar, though slightly...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 191–212.
Published: 01 February 2017
... is to be found in the unconscious, which comes into existence through the reorganization of the plastic brain by cultural systems of tool use. Our aesthetic preferences are not simply biologically hardwired but stem from our unconscious inheritance of the culturally transmitted and artificially selected codes...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 181–217.
Published: 01 November 2019
... tribu menaient une vie pau- vre, mais qui ne connaissant pas de prolétaires. Aujourd hui il existe, en dehors d une minorité de gros propriétaires, de fellahs, qui vivent difficilement de la culture à technique primitive d un petit lopin de terre, objet pourtant de l envie de ceux qui n ont pu...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 79–113.
Published: 01 February 2007
... of Culture, ed. Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988), 272. Hereafter, this work is cited parenthetically as CSS. A revised version of the essay can be found in Spivak, A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present (Cambridge...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 133–163.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of the translator-filmmaker emphasizes the agency of the translator. Both films are neither adaptations nor translations, but they appropriate elements of Sebald to trace the effects of his techniques. © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 163–199.
Published: 01 August 2006
... torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment are abso- lute, non-discretionary and subject to no exception 8 Further, ACLU/HRF presumes that Rumsfeld’s defense in this case will hinge ‘‘on the grounds that such techniques [of torture] were deployed against carefully selected individuals who...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 99–131.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of Class (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), 19. 122  boundary 2  /  Fall 2008 sumerist techniques” (Harris, 170–71). As to other strains of cultural politics in the United States, Gramsci exists eclectically along with the writings of Benjamin and Adorno, as a mode of “borrowings...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 91–99.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Allen Dunn Both Martin Heidegger and Theodor Adorno lament the disenchantment of the world that results from the secularization process, but both are loath to call for a return to mythic culture. They seek a postsecular source of value independent of both premodern myth and enlightened reason...