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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 209–218.
Published: 01 February 2016
.... Drawing on Karl Marx's and Sigmund Freud's theories of fetishism, but also taking into account Jacques Derrida's generalization of the very concept of fetish, Szendy then suggests that the condition of possibility for musicality in general (or cinematicity, for that matter) is a certain type of striated...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Yin Wang By way of four literary works by Taiwanese writer Lai Xiangyin, this essay examines the contrasting conditions for native Taiwanese of the interwar and postwar generations to view and imagine “China” after 1945 and across four decades of dictatorial rule by the Chinese Nationalist Party on...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 235–240.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tan Lin A “SOFT INDEX (OF repeating PLACES, PEOPLE, AND WORKS)” comprises, hors-texte , a generic document, where the generic is understood to be a frequency of the unpublishable. As anecdote, it forms one of the unwritten limits (i.e., poetry) to the published, on a spectrum that includes an...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... importance of this documentation is as a reflection of committed undertaking; it is a message addressed to the various leaders and institutions of civil society in this generation, but especially to those of future generations. Its readers will discern aspects of the new picture being drawn by the Tunisian...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
...-Leninist linguistic turn during the early twentieth century in generating fluid linkages among language, art, and Soviet political and cultural life. Analyzing the forms and practice of the translation of Muslim communism, this essay illustrates the ways that translation both reflected and refracted the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 125–147.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Alexander R. Galloway; Jason R. LaRivière This essay superimposes technical definitions of data compression onto philosophical discussions of aesthetics. Two basic approaches are addressed: abstract compression and generic compression. The first, outlined well in the work of Bernard Stiegler...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Boris Kagarlitsky Boris Kagarlitsky examines the rise of political dissent in the East and West during the 1960s. The shestidesiatniki (sixties' generation) in the Soviet Union, he argues, have much more in common with the New Left than was realized at the time, or has been acknowledged since. They...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 105–120.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Herman Rapaport This essay speaks to two New Critical taboos generally held by literary critics, whatever their training. The first concerns the poet's use of a preestablished referent that functions as a sentimental attachment that carries the poem along. This is usually considered a form of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
... first matured in the mid-nineteenth century with the unprecedented intensification of print and translational practices. While mid-nineteenth century proposals to simplify Ottoman Turkish and to reform its orthography were generally propelled by a desire for more efficient communication and translation...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 1.
Published: 01 May 2014
... considerable time working in South Africa, especially in Cape Town, on questions of freedom, archives, African and African Diaspora intellectual history, and political thought. At least one generation of intellectuals had stood against apartheid and reflected on Mandela as a political figure of freedom and...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s “The Future of Reading? Memories and Thoughts Toward a Genealogical Approach” asks a fundamental question: How does the younger generation of students and readers approach a text, and in which ways does their constant reading via one online device or...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Jiwei Ci In three decades of reform China has become a society that is radically different both from what it used to be in Mao's time and from a liberal society. This new China poses especially interesting questions about freedom—interesting not only in the Chinese context but also more generally...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
... for most writing as well as the vernacular—by the end of the nineteenth century. While the turn to the vernacular has generally been seen as the sine qua non of the expansion of popular knowledge in modern China, Wang Hui finds Lu Xun arguing that any abandonment of deeply rooted indigenous linguistic...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 147–164.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Daniel T. O'Hara A review of Michael Wood's Yeats and Violence (2010) and Alain Badiou's Five Lessons on Wagner (2010), this article argues that Wood, by not taking the occult seriously in Yeats, mistakes his general imaginative project, which, as Badiou argues concerning Wagner, is to discover a...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
... us that normative notions of the “human” cannot and do not capture the creative and generative elements of intelligence and experience that a critical reading of the association between “queer” and “lifestyle” affords. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 I have profited from the comments...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 207–229.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Etienne Balibar Modern universalism, arising from the generalization of the “right to have rights” (or the access to citizenship for all), produces a paradoxical effect on the recognition and definition of anthropological differences, such as gender and sexuality, race and culture, normality and...
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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): 3–17.
Published: 01 February 2015
... , Spanos has advocated for a pedagogy that productively maintains a sense of dialogic crisis as generating change. The End of Education is particularly aimed at those who teach literature and criticism, because they have been trained in the liberal humanist tradition themselves and are encouraged to...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... security society in general. In recent years, Spanos has emphasized the importance of Giorgio Agamben’s meditations on the “state of exception,” particularly in relation to the suspension of the political (in Jacques Rancière’s sense of the term) after 9/11. Emphasizing Agamben’s Heideggerian lineage has...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 185–199.
Published: 01 August 2015
... postbubble 90s but in earlier decades, during the heyday of the so-called general middle-class society ( ichioku sōchūryū shakai ). © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 feminism postbubble Japan general middle-class society neoliberal competition Feminine Aspiration, Feminine Malaise: Kirino...