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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 87–109.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of advancement, the importance of demonstrative failure in study, and the orientation of study by exceptions and extremes. Walter Benjamin Franz Kafka study failure exception References Agamben Giorgio . 1995 . Idea of Prose . Translated by Sullivan Michael Whitsitt Sam . Albany...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... the Exceptionalism of American Exceptionalism,” Spanos traces the Bush administration’s inauguration of the state of exception through one of its intellectual advocates, Samuel Huntington, who invokes the Puritan ori- gins of America’s founding of the “new world” in his attempts to explain the basis...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 161–181.
Published: 01 November 2018
... thinking about the emergency and map it out in relation to those other thinkers. Second, it is important from an external perspective, when one is thinking about the politics of art and its association with exceptionalism. References Agamben Giorgio . 2005 . State of Exception . Translated...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 27–62.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of Exception ( Homo Sacer II.1 ), and The Kingdom and the Glory ( Homo Sacer II.2 ). Agamben's recent work, Profanations , is, however, not a part of that series. As its title indicates, it turns from the sacred to the profane, and in so doing reveals the most profound intentions of Agamben's philosophy...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 41–51.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., exploring the attractions of literary exemplarity for moral philosophy of several kinds since the 1960s but also the constrained terms under which the invitation to deep reflectiveness is permitted to operate. The essay then considers why many recent moral philosophers (with the partial exception of Bernard...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 127–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., by comparing criminals with “lower races,” it established race as the governing principle for reading criminal bodies; and second, it developed a host of practices combining biology and statistics to decipher criminal/racial bodies. By the turn of the century, somapolitics gained exceptional popularity across...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 25–61.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Ruth Y.Y. Hung More than ten years on from the 2008 financial crisis, two trends of global statism remain dominant: Beijing-led “exceptional neoliberalism” and the emerging “illiberal democracy” topped by Trumponomics, with racist populism looming at the back of both. Even though these persistent...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 181–198.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of humanitarianism and their routinization beyond the “exceptional” conditions of disaster and displacement have exemplified the broader social transformations producing that crisis of emancipatory politics. At once ideationally and materially, the story of humanitarianisms in recent decades is a tale...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 191–213.
Published: 01 August 2021
... as the creation of a state of exception based on the intensification of “the political” and on a shift in the “friend/enemy” paradigm, from a relationship between nation-states to an intranational relationship between the Spanish State and the Catalan pro-independence movement. Copyright © 2021 by Duke...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 August 2003
..., except for one Sunday in 1941. Americans have known the casualties of war, but not at the cen- ter of a great city on a peaceful morningAmericans have known surprise attacks, but never before...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 95–98.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Except that what I just said will also say a lot about the poet Bernstein: it would be impossible to enumerate all the actors at the present world scene of poetry, who share this same line of reference (though each one from his/her own direction) to the same poet. Here, we are of course talking about his...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
... calls for a persis- tent antiamnesiac critical practice politically grounded in his analysis of the state of exception in the global era. By explaining the connections between the state of exception and American exceptionalism through Western meta- physics, Spanos demonstrates how a metaphysics...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 1–42.
Published: 01 February 2020
... another exception and there are some instances in his work (for example, in his book on the nude) where this risk becomes real, and where Jullien writes about China as an exception (see Jullien 2007b: 55). However, this goes against the grain of his overall project, which under- mines the exceptionalism...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 163–199.
Published: 01 August 2006
...? 165 tive emphasis on one or the other of the two functions of executive power as traditionally understood: the sovereign decision and the execution of the law. A strict totalitarian regime loses sight of law altogether, in the name of ever-fresh sovereign exceptions to duly constituted legal...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 February 2008
... then draws on Carl Schmitt’s work on the state of exception, argu- ing that this is the “hidden foundation” on which the entire political system rests. And he draws too on Schmitt’s idea of a “nomos of the Earth.” For Schmitt, writing in April 1939, such a division of the Earth was desirable...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 169–197.
Published: 01 August 2005
..., ‘‘Notes on the Theory of Dictatorship in The Democractic and Authori- Meister / Anticipatory Regret 171 American exceptionalism but the fact that, even in America, democratic poli- tics has two modes—one resembling economic competition in the market...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2017
... counterintuitive, literally impossible.7 Surely, some states have inflicted some harm on their own population. One might even argue that militarism, if not militarization, has been an important agent of such harm. Alternatively, the “state of exception” (that is, the suspen- sion of the law under conditions...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 17–23.
Published: 01 February 2007
... these particular populations on European shores. Actually, we should make an exception for the French: not wanting to be accused of being silent on these important matters, they took the extra little step of enshrining the necessity to teach and otherwise uphold the “positive” accomplishments of France’s...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 81–107.
Published: 01 May 2005
... into the uncharted waters of ‘‘exception In this context, exception does not mean exception- alism as it is used in ‘‘Chinese exceptionalism’’ or ‘‘American exceptional- ism’’ but the cracks, gaps, ruptures, and crisis of legal-constitutional rule that reveals the historical, political, and existential...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
... from the latter, if necessary by disposing in self-defense­ of citizens’ lives. The decision to sacrifice life for self-preservation­ is one example of “the exception”: a choice that is not grounded by law, since law cannot anticipate the situation requiring the exception. The decisionist...