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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., character, the novel versus the short story, and contemporary politics, but it was centered on the social and political capacity of the modern novel, the form's ability to reflect on or respond to its times, the novel's relationship to society, and the nature of politics in the current period, a period...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 113–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Patrick Jagoda Throughout the developed world, in which digital media have achieved a ubiquitous status for many people, games have become an exemplary cultural form that serves as a prominent metaphor of everyday competition and success. This essay explores gamification —a term that derives from...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... If one followed the rules for transliteration, Mamardašvili would be the proper spelling. Unless otherwise noted, all translations are my own. Inverted Forms and Heterotopian Homonymy: Althusser, Mamardashvili, and the Problem of “Man” Miglena...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Benoît Dillet In this article, I present the three forms of proletarianization found in Bernard Stiegler's work: the proletarianization of the producer, the proletarianization of the consumer, and generalized proletarianization. In the lectures included in this special issue, Stiegler refers to the...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 33–55.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Samuel Weber Militarization is effective generally through its ability to mobilize not just thinking but also feelings. But any investigation of militarization, whether focused on thinking or feeling, will remain abstract if it does not also consider the forms in which violence occurs in the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 15–21.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Walter Benjamin In this address, delivered at a pedagogics conference held at the University of Breslau in 1913, Benjamin argues for an integration of individual and collective experience in the form of an “educational community,” understood not as a circle of common interests but as the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Mark Greif The category of the “big, ambitious novel,” circumscribing works by authors such as Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, David Foster Wallace, and William Vollmann, has come to constitute one of the major forms through which postwar U.S. fiction is sorted and evaluated. A history of this form...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
...R. A. Judy “Literature,” Orhan Pamuk once remarked, “is the greatest treasure we, humanity, have to discuss and to understand ourselves; and now, the most popular, most intelligent, most flexible form of literature today, in the last two hundred years in fact, is the great art of the novel.” This...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Emmanuel Alloa If literary avant-garde journals and their communities have been, in the twentieth century, a space for creating, if not sustaining, major political utopias, it should help explain why this “literary communism,” as Jean-Luc Nancy called it, is not a weakened or substitutional form of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mohamed-Salah Omri The most famous slogan chanted in Tunisia in January, then in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria, is a reincarnation of opening lines of the poem “The Will of Life,” written in 1933 by the Tunisian poet Abou el-Kasem Chebbi (1909–1934), which now form the closing part of Tunisia’s...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the paranoid relation to institutions characteristic of an earlier generation of postmodern writers and his inhabitation, instead, of various forms of institutional being. In this context, the political and other limits of Wallace’s project are revealed in the awkwardness of its engagements with the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... administration’s adoption of preemptive war and normalization of exceptional forms of security) to the site of the ecological predicament of global warming. This extension involves the annulment of the de-structive potentials of the sublime through the strategic deployment and normalization of anxiety-producing...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 173–208.
Published: 01 February 2016
... locates its origins in the peculiar economy of race and capitalism under US slavery. It argues that black music's value accrues from the anomaly of musical production within the context of slave labor, which brought to form a cultural property that was owned as it was embodied by another property, a...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
... materialist philosophy in transforming systems of knowledge to create new forms of collective Soviet identity. By examining political speeches and propaganda on the Soviet periphery, this essay argues that the translation of communism across the Muslim national platform exposes the power of this Marxist...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Murat Belge Turkey, like many Westernizing/modernizing societies, was for a long time ruled by an “enlightened” minority, composed of the urban intelligentsia and the bureaucracy. The military formed the backbone of this elite. From the end of the Second World War, a multiparty parliamentary system...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2019) 46 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 February 2019
... figures of the “entrepreneur of the self” and “human capital.” It argues that when we assume that these modes of subjectivity are dominant, universal, and new, we miss both the long history of exploitation and the particular form this exploitation takes in the present. It concludes with a reading of the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2008
... authentic historical remembrance initially in a distorted form which Benjamin compares to the form of meaning in dream experience. The recognition of the image must then be understood as the traversal of that space of semblance which brings out its truth, as the awakening from the dream. © 2008 by Duke...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 99–131.
Published: 01 August 2008
... unemployable to the bottom of the social and economic pyramid, and perpetual warfare on national and global fronts. Antonio Gramsci's analysis of “passive revolution” seems cogent for this moment, particularly for the ways media and other cultural forms play a significant role in mobilizing or disorganizing...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 187–219.
Published: 01 November 2015
... explores the Zionist and Israeli demand that the Palestinians accept their loss, mourn Palestine privately, and move on to find another love object, coding the Palestinians' refusal to mourn as a form of “anti-Semitism.” The analysis offered makes use of Freud's insights and shows the explanatory limits of...