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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 59–72.
Published: 01 August 2017
... that he knew to be particular to America, he sought a practical and embodied method of writing that did not entail dominance and instead skirted intelligibility. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 dogs detritus polis References Ang Brian . 2011 . “William Carlos Williams, 1952...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 229–234.
Published: 01 August 2009
... outside the frame of the “breathless” halted present. Such actions and their confes- sional weight, their self-assured notoriety, are beyond the concerns of the poet who stops to consider the detritus of the sidewalk, who places at the center of our minds an “obsolete” trope that is so immediately...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Other. Without such a national narrative, the characters in “Westward” and Infinite Jest turn in on themselves, consum- ing their waste and detritus, enjoying themselves to death. The second is a more programmatic question: how might this apocalyptically and solipsisti- cally crippling system...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 187–202.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the cubist innovation of including everyday detritus from the urban landscape within the picture frame and the surrealist encounter with the found object, Benjamin offers thoughts in the form of fragmented observations. The aca- demic strictures that, according to his judges, Benjamin failed to adhere...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2013
... refashioning of critical languages? If the world is littered with the detritus of violent histories that render some humans, and the human as such, disposable—if “the present disorder is the order of the future”1—the language of criticism, too, is strained by vestiges of inade- A version of this essay...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 89–104.
Published: 01 February 2003
... of unrelated detritus from all walks of Parisian life figures nothing else but the division of labor, a prime cause of the frag- mentation of that human experience. The book emphasizes, then, the same overriding concerns so evident...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 February 2003
..., encoded in the constellation of forms, materials, novelties, commodities, advertisements, and literary detritus that Benjamin made his own, and the conscious utopias of Saint-Simon and Fourier. (Marx believed himself to have...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., and other ephemeral language acts, Walter Benjamin describes how children are more drawn to debris than the world adults have built around them: Children are particularly fond of haunting any site where things are being visibly worked upon. They ate irresistibly drawn by the detritus generated by building...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 213–237.
Published: 01 February 2017
... a concept’s capacity to open a future to come. Now we would have junk and detritus to deal with: now we are confronted with a history of archi- val, monumental, distributed, and inscribed objects that compose who “we” are. Derrida had argued in his early critique of Edmund Husserl that any event...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 201–229.
Published: 01 February 2018
... spotlights his greased palm, placated into passivity by the consumption of convenience food and television, a passive self, “coiled against” a backdrop of rapidly amassing detritus and environmental ruin, whose denials—“I never heard,” “I never saw”—solidify complicity with impending ecological...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 97–123.
Published: 01 February 2002
... of authenticity, the philosophy of ‘‘The Port Huron Statement’’ reflected the contradictions of life in con- sumer culture, where socially necessary dependence on the managed pro- ductivity of others can seem like so much empty acceptance of the detritus of mass production. The personal authenticity...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 157–184.
Published: 01 August 2003
... for shape, struc- ture, and unity enable the agglomeration of populations into a single con- ceptual unit. Meanwhile, imperial expansion seems as beautiful as an ‘‘ever- reforming cone assembling the detritus of cultures...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 149–182.
Published: 01 February 2009
... correctible, just as his vice president’s succes- sion to Reagan’s own eight years in office signaled a lock on the national imaginary that would not soon be sprung. Among the detritus from the fall- out of the years between 1979 and 1992 was the changing face of American politics that essentially...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 207–241.
Published: 01 February 2004
... Joyce (as Joyce’s was to press beyond Yeats’s), the city in turn is aban- doned for a null, devastated, shell-shocked, postapocalyptic, posthistorical wasteland, in which the whole project of modernity has already proleptically played itself out to a catastrophic denouement, and in which the detritus...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 131–189.
Published: 01 February 2005
.... This is the argument about cultural suturing, learning from below to supplement with the possibility of the subjectship of rights. Now I go back to my broader argument—a new pedagogy. The na- tional education systems are pretty hopeless at this level because they are the detritus of the postcolonial state...