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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 5–13.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Barry M. Katz Abstract An intellectual iconoclast, Norman O. Brown was one of the most imaginative contributors to post–World War II cultural theory. His books, grounded in deep classical erudition, include Hermes the Thief (1947), a pioneering attempt to apply Marxist historiography...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of literalism has long been exploded by various branches of philosophy and literary-cultural theory. The fundamentalists posit a primordial—and mythical—“literal” meaning of the Qur'an that has never in fact been articulated. The so-called fundamentalists wish to ignore both history and the necessity...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of such work has adopted the same disciplinary boundaries and proper objects of study. Postcolonial studies emerged from literary and cultural theory and consolidated itself within English departments in the West. Accordingly, its major intervention has been made through textual analysis applied...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 49–61.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tracie Morris “Rakim's Performativity” considers the influence and relevance of pioneering Rapper Rakim's influential track “Follow the Leader” through the lens of J. L. Austin's theory of performativity presented in his philosophical work How to Do Things with Words . The author reflects...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
... to broaden the theoretical base of political inquiry by being as culturally inclusive as possible; it seeks to transcend national boundaries and build a body of theory that is somehow “global.” However, CPT must also be sensitive to the ways that “comparison” can function to separate (rather than include...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 1–6.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of 2011 jump-started a broader cultural, intellectual, and political shift in Spain that is only beginning to be appreciated by scholarship in literary and cultural studies. This introduction then briefly introduces the contributions to this special issue, which are organized into various clusters...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 23–34.
Published: 01 May 2018
... notions of experience to account for the individual’s relation to the world in modernity that blocks any theory of self-education and leads to cultural reification. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Walter Benjamin pedagogy theory of experience educational reform self-education...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and Spanish. While he notes that today’s younger readers possess breathtaking agility in identifying the key subject matters and problems of a text, he found their way of interacting with a text “endlessly puzzling.” Against a backdrop of the various methods and theories of reading from the past decades (e.g...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 187–219.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Freudian theory in examining Palestinian responses to loss. Another explanation examined is “nostalgia” and its manifestation in Zionist and Palestinian cultural forms. The article differentiates between a past-centered nostalgia and a nostalgia for futurity in analyzing these cultural products, concluding...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 191–212.
Published: 01 February 2017
... reliably and at low risk of injury to the learner (Sterelny 2012: 26, 33). In this respect, anatomy is honed for purpose by what Stiegler, fol- lowing Leroi-Gourhan,­ terms the “co-­evolution” of tool and brain. Evolu- tionary theory more generally calls this “gene-­culture coevolution...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
... criticizing a secularism that would exclude, and thus alienate the reli- gious, for not transforming their discourses of meaningfulness into terms 2. For a helpful overview of the varied uses of the term postsecular in cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, theology, and political theory, see John D...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 97–124.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Henry Veggian “Anachronisms of Authority: Authorship and Exchange Value in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King ” considers the materiality of the printed book where postmodern theories of culture intersect with the contemporary economics of the print publishing, digital publishing, and antiquarian...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Kam Louie In the last century, scholars and politicians in China have attempted both in theory and in practice to advocate and carry out radically different social policies and political reforms, often in the name of Confucius. With China's rise and her increasing international power and status...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of the mainstream. Secondly, therefore, he elaborates and further develops certain key aspects of Antonio Gramsci's theory of hegemony (consensual leadership through multilateralism vs. mere supremacy, “hegemonic sacrifice,” etc.) in order better to grasp the lines of conflicts in national as well as international...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 127–143.
Published: 01 May 2017
... coding, compression, and format in an attempt to place them in a broader cultural and psychological context. By doing so, I hope to provide a clearer picture of who we are as musical beings and offer an alternate view of how musical formats serve us. I refine Sterne's format theory to include the idea...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 55–86.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of “ideology” and “culture” within it. Since 2008, we find two different approaches to this same Gramscian issue: one that peddles a political theory of discursive rearrangement of a semi-emptied and adjustable social landscape; and a second one that embraces a movementist, horizontal, and anti-state...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 121–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and rewriting of the history of the Anti-Rightist Campaign, an important precursor of the Cultural Revolution. The “revolutionary” intellectual of the 1940s, courted and then spurned by the party, was later refigured as the “patriotic” intellectual of the 1970s and 1980s, whose allegiance was to the ancestral...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Michael Hays This essay addresses the rather complex questions of the history and function of the word tragedy : Is there a historically and logically consistent use of the word that can serve as a constant in discussions of both drama and dramatic theory? I will try to address some of the reasons...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 257–260.
Published: 01 August 2002
... studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His most recent books are Subalternity and Representation: Arguments in Cultural Theory and Una modernidad obsoleta: Estu- dios sobre el barroco. Tania Bruguera is a performance...