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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 75–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar What exactly was invented when the language department of Bhakka was formally instituted at Fort William College in 1801 and Lallu Jee Lal was selected as the first Braj Bhakka scholar? Hindi polemicists celebrate Pundit Lallu Jee Lal’s invention of a Hindi purified of Yavani...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Wolfgang Fritz Haug Haug pursues two objectives in this essay. First, he wants to develop a better understanding of the global conflicts at the beginning of the twenty-first century. To reach that understanding, it is, he argues, necessary to get beyond the crude empiricist language of the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mustafa Aloui The city of Kasserine, in the central-west region of Tunisia, which has long been the epicenter of protest against the policies of Ben Ali’s government, erupted into full-scale insurrection the first week of January 2011. Not far from Kasserine lies Sidi Bouzid, where protestors had...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 27–57.
Published: 01 May 2016
... interview concludes with a conversation about the 1930s and the period's continuing relevance for the twenty-first century, Arac's recent project on the “Age of the Novel,” and the transformations in the field since he first began teaching. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Jonathan Arac New...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 27–62.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Leland de la Durantaye Giorgio Agamben's work first achieved international recognition—and notoriety—through his study of the sacred in Homo Sacer . This recognition and notoriety grew with the subsequent installments in this still ongoing series, Remnants of Auschwitz ( Homo Sacer III ), State of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Asian history. Two significant moments in the exhibitions of Asia are examined. The first is the Fukuoka Art Museum's First Asian Artists Exhibition (1979–1980); the second is the Japan Foundation's and the Tokyo City Opera Art Gallery's Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art (2000–2002). A...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 35–52.
Published: 01 February 2017
... … this is interesting.” With Diderot and the Encyclopédie , the Amateur becomes a figure on which there weighs a suspicion that imposes itself first insofar as the amateur represents a privilege typical of the ancien régime. But it also weighs on the amatorat , the bourgeois class of amateurs, as we...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 155–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anders Engberg-Pedersen In the twenty-first century, warfare has increasingly become pervaded by fictions. Using carefully crafted virtual worlds to train, prepare, and process military engagements, the US military has co-opted and militarized a field that one does not usually associate with war...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the island. “Royal Poinciana Tree: 1946” and “The Translator” are read with a focus on their realistic characterization of native Taiwanese intellectuals born in the middle to around the end of the Japanese colonial rule. Thereafter is analyzed as a fully developed account of the first postwar...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Bradley J. Fest This essay historically situates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest as a transitional text between the first and second nuclear ages. Written in the immediate wake of the Cold War, Infinite Jest complexly develops the nuclear trope’s fabulously textual persistence despite the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Ruth Y. Y. Hung The theme of this essay is the immediacy of visuality, the dominant form of experience by which the species thinks itself of and in the world, as continuous with the world. Since the early years of the twenty-first century, a series of global spectacles has emerged and broken away...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Aleš Erjavec This article focuses on some of the ways in which subjectivization, representation, and self-representation have been carried out in Eastern Europe and on the role that art plays in these processes. The author first points to two related features of the region: an absence of a common...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
... thinking in Eastern Europe during the first decade of transition. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Spaces of Desire: Consumer Bound and Unbound Ivaylo Ditchev I can remember how, back in 1999, a friend, who had enjoyed the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 153–170.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Alexander Etkind The early twenty-first-century Russia still calls itself, and is called, “post-Soviet.” But this term increasingly sounds like a purposeful euphemism, which both insiders and observers from outside are using to conceal the novelty of Putinism. Though Putinism is entirely different...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 165–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
... shift from a planned economy to a sustained open, market-based economy,” writes Ezra F. Vogel. This essay reviews Vogel’s book, entitled Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China . The essay has two tasks. The first is to look at how Vogel’s narrative identifies China’s recent “transformation” into...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... historically concrete practice or “way of life” in which individuals—which he calls “cases of” Dasein—participate. I argue that the standard reading is correct—not obviously so, but for reasons of exegetical detail that have become clear only in light of this posthumously published volume. First, Haugeland’s...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Arif Dirlik The discussion offered below is in two parts. The first part reproduces parts of an article published in 1981, at the very beginning of the reforms in Chinese socialism under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping. This article argued a point that proved to be controversial at the time: that...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Lu Xun “Po e'sheng lun” (Toward a refutation of malevolent voices) is an essay from the formative period of the famous Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881-1936), penned in Tokyo in the classical Chinese language, and first published in December of 1908 (issue no. 8 of Henan , a soon-to-be-banned journal...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
.../community organization, the individualization of family life manifests itself through the disembedment of the individual from previously all-encompassing social ties, especially that of the patriarchal order. In the first section, I review the institutional changes in family structure and size. Next, I...