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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 199–225.
Published: 01 May 2020
... ideological divide between the Soviet aligned and nonaligned nations, I render visible the relationship between two genealogies of anti-imperial thinking born from the nonaligned Bandung and the lesser known Soviet affiliate, the Afro-Asian Writers’ Association. In this way, I argue that the Global South...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 205–232.
Published: 01 May 2021
... : 63; Viswanathan 2001 : 434). Taking my cue from Said, and further guided by the work of Ammiel Alcalay, Gil Anidjar, Ariella Azoulay, Gil Hochberg, Joseph Massad, Aamir Mufti, Jeffrey Sacks, and Ella Shohat, among other scholars, I call this imperative an “ethics of affiliation.” It seems to me...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 179–194.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Philip Armstrong In the conclusion to Exiles in the City, and drawing from the writings of Hannah Arendt, Edward Said, and Giorgio Agamben, William Spanos refers to an “agonic friendship” that is not “‘friendship’ as such”—that is, friendship premised on “filiation or affiliation...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 249–250.
Published: 01 February 2023
... Copyright ©2023 by Duke University Press 2023 April Anson is an assistant professor of public humanities at San Diego State University, core faculty for the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, and affiliate faculty in American Indian studies. Anson was a Mellon postdoctoral fellow...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (2): 195–224.
Published: 01 May 2024
.... Probably the most important of the concepts he cobbled together to organize his diffuse project was what he called “affiliation,” which cannot be thought of independently of its opposite, “filiation.” On the one side, he mounted a critique of filiation—that is to say, of connections and identities (like...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 123.
Published: 01 August 2006
... at the Crossroads for the Chron- icle of Higher Education (April 14, 2006), Alan Woolf wrote that Fukuyama ‘‘reminds us of the degree to which this [i.e., the Iraq] war was hatched in academe and its affiliated think tanks He is wrong. If one were to start narrating the story of the Iraq War ‘‘ab ovo one would...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 125–134.
Published: 01 August 2006
.... Reviewing America at the Crossroads for the Chron- icle of Higher Education (April 14, 2006), Alan Woolf wrote that Fukuyama ‘‘reminds us of the degree to which this [i.e., the Iraq] war was hatched in academe and its affiliated think tanks He is wrong. If one were to start narrating the story...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 5–28.
Published: 01 August 2010
... to modern theoretical developments like Eugene Nida's concept of dynamic equivalence. The aim is to formulate and argue for the comprehensiveness and ethical value of a hermeneutic model, the notion that translation is a variable interpretation that is culturally and historically contingent. The ethics...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
... incitements, and filiative bonds that such cultural member- ship entails,” Spanos experiences the “[severing of] the bond that ordinarily interpellates American citizens.”5 He is thereby freed to pursue more inclu- sive forms of affiliation. To appropriate a language Spanos has recently adopted from...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., in these examples, as in many others, marks not so much the actual living outside of one’s homeland as it does an ethical position and a (messianic and theological in essence) state of mind that can be practiced even within the nation state: In order to be an exile somewhere (that is to say in order...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., sociological, ethical, philosophical—about the rise of the postsecular as an emergent orthodoxy. Our concern and disquiet are as much triggered by the internal conceptual incoherence of postsecular intellectual practices 4 boundary 2 / Spring 2013 as they are about the political affiliations revealed...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 February 2001
... the editors of a special identity that, on the other (more issue of Angelaki put this drive to local) hand, had pushed poetic unsettle identity.3 language toward voicing a more This postmodern tactic of trenchantly situated, affiliated, or language play at times uprooted...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., then, have so many prominent political theorists (and more than a few queer theorists) been falling all over themselves to endorse Mah- mood’s ethics of female piousness? It is hard to know precisely what moti- vates such affiliations, apart from a sense that US imperial politics demands some urgent...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and, as I will demonstrate, prepares him for a practice of loving that does not dwell in models of civilizational, national, or conjugal affiliation.8 Instead, this kind of love inheres, as I have suggested above, in ad hoc, fleeting, transitory associations that cannot be universalized but instead...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the present” (88). These iniquities manifest themselves primarily as a condition of despair: What conception of ethics can accept “the motivational deficit in the institu- 2. I quote from the interview that concludes The Spanos Reader. Spanos’s affiliation with Heidegger’s notion of event produces...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 245–248.
Published: 01 May 2014
...; and the forthcoming Like a Dog: Animal Law, Human Cruelty, and the Ethics of Care. Arif Dirlik lives in Eugene, Oregon, in semiretirement. His most recent book-length­ publication is a collection of essays published in Chinese, Quanqiu xiandaixing zhi chuang: Shehui kexue wenji (Windows on global modernity...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2004
... the basis for social life, which is perhaps the same thing. Over- coming fear of the other is one of the great themes of Said’s work, despite the great distance that separates his writing from the conceptual language of psychoanalysis or abstract ethical theory. He was our most important analyst of all...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 157–189.
Published: 01 August 2001
... and, at home, against the Civil Rights movement. I had read and admired Edward’s early work on Joseph Conrad and some of the essays that eventually were incorporated into Beginnings and felt instinctively not simply an intellectual affiliation but also a curiously un- specifiable spiritual kinship...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 201–225.
Published: 01 May 2005
...’’ and the nation form toward this imagined, organically interlinked Pan-Asian world, one built on an ‘‘ethic of sacrifice’’ rather than the ‘‘infliction of suffering’’ (198). Tagore’s address powerfully articulated the spectral predicament of societies who bore the ideological stigmata of being historical...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 75–100.
Published: 01 August 2004
.... It is not just that languages are placed beside one another but rather that a banned and violated language is recovered and its importance asserted. Further, these gestures illustrate that paying attention to the unequal exchanges within much colonialism is a neces- sary and ethical action that points...