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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 197–216.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Mark Bauerlein 5983 b2 27:1 / sheet 203 of 237 Political Dreams, Economic Woes, and Inquiry in the Humanities Mark Bauerlein What is the goal of...
boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2018
... is a particular national expression of the still unresolved Great Recession. Economic Causes and Consequences of the Celtic Tiger Crash Terrence McDonough 1. Preface In recent years, Ireland has assumed an unlikely prominent place in...
boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 39–57.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Dotan Leshem This essay juxtaposes two senses given to the concept of “market economy”: economizing the market, as suggested by Aristotle, and marketing the economy, as suggested by modern economists. The essay argues that Aristotle identified the market as arousing excessive desires in people, and...
boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 199–216.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Chua Beng Huat By the end of the twentieth century, it was conventional, among social and political theory circles in developed countries of the West, to assume that a liberal capitalist democracy would be the endpoint of political economic development. However, this hegemonic desire of liberalism...
boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 99–131.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Marcia Landy The last decades of the twentieth century witnessed a restructuring of capital and redistribution of wealth to the top of an economic pyramid on an international scale. This neoliberal “reform” involves the gradual dismantling of the welfare state, relegation of the employed and...
boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
... world ecological and social politics, to, in short, an “empire” of transnational capitalism. The big question underlying Haug's project is this: Will the United States succeed, after the political, military, and economic debacle of the phase of the unilateral “imperialist” politics of George W. Bush, in...
boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Q. S. Tong By any measure, China's economic reform is of world-historical significance. While acknowledging the remarkable achievements China has made over the past thirty years, this introductory essay foregrounds some of the major challenges and problems China faces. Since the open-door policy...
boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
... with, probe the ways to go beyond street politics and parliamentary politics, and relate the current political crisis to the economic crises of high inflation and high unemployment. The dialogue ends with a comparison between Egypt and China, pointing to the need for food sovereignty, economic self...
boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 171–184.
Published: 01 August 2015
... communities that have unraveled in the wake of the long recession. Female photographers, however, rejected this interpretation. Building on this tension, I make two arguments in the essay. First, I claim that critics projected onto women's photography their own nostalgia for the economic high-growth era...
boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Mary McGlynn TransAtlantic and On Canaan’s Side revisit the American Dream that people like their characters helped to create. Colum McCann and Sebastian Barry advance sophisticated reassessments of economic agency and the potential for social mobility in the wake of the Irish economic crash and...
boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 29–77.
Published: 01 August 2016
... phenomenon necessarily repeated within the life-history of not only every economic system but also every subject. Moreover, the article suggests that the concept needs to be understood in terms of both what is surpassed and what is foreclosed. Personal indebting in the era of global finance is a mode of...
boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
...C. J. W.-L. Wee Rapid economic development in East Asia in the 1980s–1990s saw a revivification of the idea of “Asia,” a region no longer regarded as backward. This article examines the East Asian visual arts scene, one of the most visible sites of cultural interaction in which the idea of...
boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 67–97.
Published: 01 May 2009
...,” Gibson's proposed coolhunting ethos treats the brand name as a cognitive map of the multinational economic supply chains that underlie the glossy surface of the brand. The need for such a mapping exists because, across many industries, the brand has been transformed from a way of insuring product quality...
boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 113–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
... behavioral economics and refers to the use of game mechanics in traditionally nongame activities—as a form that economic, social, and cultural life increasingly takes in the present. After exploring how the gamified world of the early twenty-first century departs dramatically from a society oriented around...
boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 165–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a global economic power with Deng’s “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” Specifically, it lays out how Vogel celebrates Deng’s role as “the general manager” of China’s post-1978 “opening” and in so doing defines the temporal relation between China’s modernity and global capitalist modernity...
boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2014
... them with the “self-evidently natural laws” of the economic. One consequence of this substitution of the economic for the political is the emergence of “second-handedness,” a condition that may seem to be a contingent property of the region but may be the harbinger of things to come for the rest of the...
boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 233–247.
Published: 01 May 2021
... movements, this essay aims to identify the effects of a lacuna that underwrites approaches to fascism that, following Roger Griffin's The Nature of Fascism (1991), prioritize the ideological and metapolitical over materialist engagements with political, economic, and ecological processes. Situating...
boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 155–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Michael P. Steinberg Written at the height of the Greek/German economic standoff of July 2015, this review article finds in Stathis Gourgouris's Lessons in Secular Criticism a powerful critique of some of the legacies of Europe's attachment to Greece as well as a reactivation of some of its...
boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 57–73.
Published: 01 May 2017
... read these works in that historicist spirit (despite their nonrealist genre) is to identify social referents of central importance to their meanings. The city of The Unconsoled is typical of post–Cold War Europe in its emphasis on “culture,” in a world where civic mutuality coexists with economic...
boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2017
... politicotemporal imaginaries: a stagnant time of political repetition—associated here with a Weberian rationalization and disenchantment of the world—and an anarchic time of disorienting economic growth—the volatile temporality of capitalist creative destruction, here captured by Paul Valéry's notion of...