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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and Related Dates . New York : Verso . ———. 2005 . Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle . New York : Verso . Our “Most Signal” Failure: Henry Adams, Ulysses S. Grant, and the Transformation of Political Temporality Stephen Carter...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gil Hochberg; Shir Alon Santiago Slabodsky's Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking returns to a history of Jewish persecution, but unlike other attempts to trace the tradition of the Jewish “conscious pariah,” it does not aim to identify an “essence” of Judaism (say, “exilic...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
... kinds. Firstly, histories from below, in which he narrates the heroic failure of mostly premodern forms of resistance; secondly, histories of the totality, in which he tries to narrate the rise and spread of capitalism and its internal contradictions, particularly with organized labor. His last work...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 99–124.
Published: 01 May 2009
... on a trip he made to Afghanistan and Pakistan when he was twenty-two years old: An Afghanistan Picture Show: Or, How I Saved the World . I suggest that Vollmann's narrative persona, which he develops in Picture Show , is a reflexive representation of the American abroad as a well-intentioned failure...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 149–182.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of radical change would suggest that the sixties were not only not a “failure” but in certain respects loom ahead of us. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 “Long Time”: Last Daughters and the New “New South” Hortense J. Spillers 1...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 183–210.
Published: 01 February 2009
... day. The essay's central focus is on the Sino-Soviet split, on how one of the most radical elements of sixties' ideology became the impetus for rapprochement with the U.S. and attendant deradicalization. In considering the sixties' end, the essay rejects a discourse of failure or unintended...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 113–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
... critically foregrounding the structural failure and mass loss perpetuated by systems of contemporary capitalism. In the conclusion, the essay explores play as a precarious, uncertain, but also transformative relation that might complicate the gamified elements (points, badges, and reputation systems) that so...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 63–97.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in these years of revolutionary promise and failure. After the failed revolution in Japan, he spent almost a quarter of a century in exile in Lebanon and Palestine, often working for Palestinian organizations. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 The following abbreviations are used throughout: PLO...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and to identify their cryptic nature with his traumatic break from Gustav Wyneken and the tragic failures of the youth movement. This involves, on the one hand, an inversion of his early Nietzschean influences into a political anti-Nietzscheanism, one that this essay explores through the figures of freedom...
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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 (2019) 46 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 May 2019
... mobility and equality in China. A second, on agricultural policy and self-sufficiency, outlines some of the negative consequences resultant from China’s position in the global food system. A third, on irregularities in wage payment and contracts for construction workers, addresses the failure to enforce...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 19–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Arif Dirlik Now that revolution is, on the one hand, associated with the failure of the twentieth-century socialist revolutions and, on the other hand, embraced as a marketing slogan by the “dynamic” sectors of capitalism, what is the efficacy of revolution? What form of Marxism is most adequate...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 93–120.
Published: 01 May 2019
... not in the form of answers but questions no less relevant today: the conditions of possibility of liberation, the relationship between individual and collective consciousness, and how to cope with failure. References Deng Yingtao . 1991 . Xin fazhan fangshi yu zhongguode weilai [New Development...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 153–180.
Published: 01 May 2020
... literary aesthetics and revolutionary activism, suggesting that V. I. Lenin (more than Vladimir Mayakovksy) was a key influence on his literary writings. I argue that this novel, about the failure of a group of Turkish communists to establish an effective underground press, should be read alongside...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 February 2010
... be told of the history of the state of emergency in the United States: one is a story of political and constitutional failure; another is a story of political and constitutional success. Because the manner in which one views the past will greatly inform one’s understanding of the present, these two...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 105–133.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of particular biometric technologies. Animating these racialized failures of representation is the power of whiteness. Whiteness is a racial category like no other. Its power appears to spring from a fantasmatic quality that is simultaneously grounded in the very concrete and mundane...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 199–214.
Published: 01 August 2000
... epistemological project perform their evaluations of its success or failure in terms that do not make room for 4. W. E. B. Du Bois, W. E. B. Du Bois, Writings (New York: Library of America, 1986), 639. 5. That is, when ‘‘one lets oneself be carried away by a mood 6. Martin Heidegger, Platons Lehre von der...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 19–21.
Published: 01 August 2015
... by a cadence that slows their life, strips them of value, and distances them from their dreams. Unable to keep pace, they are abandoned in a space of failure, brought to a place of death. Still others learn to be sensitive to the discordance that is always at the heart of capital’s rhythms—the teeth...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 97–117.
Published: 01 August 2005
... practices of his era, but to model a riskier, more comprehensive range of critical effort, and thus to challenge criticism-as-usual to enlarge its scope, to take on greater burdens, to aim, even at the price of failure, at ever-more daunting tasks. Adorno means to bring critique itself into the critical...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 109–125.
Published: 01 February 2008
... which it has never been able to recover. Yet the Bush administration’s absolute negation of the similarly spectacular popular demonstrations across the globe in early 2003 opposing the Iraq invasion registers an entirely different order of defeat. For although this was a failure...