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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 115–144.
Published: 01 August 2021
...: nationalism, populism, and feminism. In my essay, I begin by showing how Spanish public discourse tends to situate all three on a single continuum, identifying their intersections in negative terms as a potentially disruptive excess that must be controlled, if not eliminated, to avoid a crisis of democracy...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 287–312.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., the essay uncovers Kıvılcımlı's ambivalence toward the excess of language over concepts. Kıvılcımlı seeks to dispel the effects of linguistic anarchy and perform an impossible leap over conceptual language by creating a short circuit between Marxian thought and Turkish idioms. If the Marxian text is to have...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 47–59.
Published: 01 February 2009
...John Beverley Representation of the period of armed struggle in Latin America, which extends from the early 1960s to the mid-1980s, has been dominated by a paradigm of disillusion that equates the armed struggle as a political strategy with an excess of youthful idealism or voluntarism. Waning...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 199–216.
Published: 01 May 2010
... war. Under cold war conditions, as long as the countries were anticommunist, authoritarian excesses of the governments of the new nations were condoned. This provided opportunities for political and economic developments in East Asia that were alternatives to the historically determined liberal...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Sentiments , to illustrate the generic excess of examples, which are interesting in part because they are never reducible to the arguments they supposedly exemplify. It then proceeds to use the example to trouble the apparent opposition between utilitarianism—the implicit target of many philosophical...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 169–197.
Published: 01 August 2005
... even presidents) who asked the right questions and tried to mitigate the worst excesses. As a historian, he takes pains to demonstrate that in each case the govern- ment’s claims of national peril turned out to be exaggerated and that cooler heads knew this at the time. In each period of political...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 217–225.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Inherent Vice continues Thomas Pynchon’s interrogation into Cali- fornia as American edgesite perpetually situated on the brink of catas- trophe, metamorphosis, or redemption. This “cop-happy state of excess, dread, corruption, and ecstasy functions as a crazed contact zone where...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 151–167.
Published: 01 May 2005
... head of secu- rity, Wang Dongxin, all personalized the chairman and suggested that his was a simple life, free of the desires of the consumer society yet rich with the same emotions and dreams that the common people had. Greatness (hagiography) and great excess (scar literature) were now...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 55–69.
Published: 01 May 2007
... palliative. Although Freud officially lays to rest in this book his earliest psycho- analytic conception of neurotic anxiety as the transformation of excess libido (due to repression) into anxiety, I want to retain it if only for the idea of the transformation of an excess of one thing...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 63–77.
Published: 01 August 2015
... a “vocal tie” with the beleaguered masses, emerges in light of an extreme historical case of what Karl Marx called, in his formal and logical analysis of the cyclical nature of capitalist accumulation and the phase of recession specifically, “excess capital co-­existing alongside surplus populations...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 151–169.
Published: 01 February 2006
... capacities one ‘‘tends to expand infinitely, while the other strives to apprehend or find itself in this infinity’’ (chap. 13, 297).12 But what happens when it goes too far? What happens when its remove from the empirical world and its inward scope become excessive? One recalls that Coleridge uses...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 65–76.
Published: 01 August 2022
... term and thought in his work. In Life Against Death , “economic rationality” was revealed as Freudian “anality,” and “Dionysian consciousness” was offered as a “way out” (Brown 1959 : 3). In that way lay “excess” as a key, but now in 1992 the economy itself had become the excessive “New World...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 197–218.
Published: 01 May 2004
... the other side of mortality is inadmissible; it assumes proportion only as occult, as excess. These alternative medical and philosophical practices, therefore, rely on secrecy—the very opposite of communication and/or discovery—for their continued transmission: ‘‘Silence is their religion Murugan...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2015
... fate still lies ahead (and she in fact gives a rich read- ing of Creon’s grief at the end of chapter 4). Nevertheless, Antigone’s last speech, with its subversive literary excesses and its defiant bid to lay claim to the frame of meaning, feels like what the book is questing after as a model...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 65–107.
Published: 01 February 2021
... about language, it is that the sphere of language is absolutely excessive, because whatever communicates, in the sense in which Ben- jamin understands this term which is also to say, whatever is is lan- guage. If this sense of language points to what Benjamin calls in the Trau- erspiel book a quite...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of the discus- sion quickly changed. Ireland’s troubles were seen as the result of excess built on crony capitalism. The ordinary Irish person spent too much and I wrote this essay in September 2015. I would like to acknowledge the support of “Fram- ing Finance Crisis and Protest: North-W­ est and South...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 133–155.
Published: 01 August 2001
... with. With the completion of metaphysical thinking, which is to say, with its arrival at the limits of its logical economy, the Silence that meta- physical thinking cannot think shows itself as the shadowy contradiction— the irreducible excess—that delegitimizes its authority. Silence, as it were, e-merges from...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 133–145.
Published: 01 August 2022
... excess. Reverence here is but means to a productive, rational end: the “inculcat[ion]” of “duty.” Given the sheer number of books, articles, and blogs about contemporary higher education, one might expect at least a bit more ranting about the inherent, nonproductive pleasures of scholarship—a few...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 23–31.
Published: 01 August 2007
... greater variety of names—in natural history books” (29). The critical question for history remains, should we imagine this encounter with excess to be a practical issue, or is it chiefly a matter of purely intellectual satisfaction? One supposes that the question cuts both ways...