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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 185–199.
Published: 01 August 2015
... in the 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...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 145–168.
Published: 01 August 2021
... European societies during much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Two class-related transformations have shaped the social terrain for which the plebeian has emerged as meaningful category of analysis: the aforementioned impoverishment of the middle class and the reality of the working-class...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 75–91.
Published: 01 May 2008
... missing in today’s China. Social inequality and social tensions are the inevitable result, since there is still no political safety valve called the middle strata to balance the highly stratified society with the newly emerging working class. As Li Qiang, a leading sociologist...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 79–113.
Published: 01 February 2007
... to generate a cosmopolitan civilized and humane society through hyperdevelopment. But what is most troubling about the instrumentalization of FDWs is its implications for international feminist solidarity. I have already noted how the consolidation of middle-class liberal feminism...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 201–213.
Published: 01 February 2020
... (therefore?) has cultural pretensions, kidnaps the middle- class and highly cultured Miranda. Miranda, less polite than Forster s Schlegel sisters, is openly contemptuous of him and his pretensions and does not hide her sense of cultural superiority in general. She dies in cap- tivity. What is the moral...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 71–89.
Published: 01 May 2020
... by and large a middle- class genre, talking about the lives of those who are most likely to be reading it and largely ignoring the lives of those who prob- ably won t read it. If this isn t wrong, as I m afraid it isn t, what is the best case that can be made about the novel s concern for economic inequality...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of the popular classes and the middle class. However, in Europe and the United States, it is not so, because society benefits from the imperialist rent. The imperialist rent is not just 184”boundary 2 / Spring 2012 superprofit for monopolies; it has a social influence...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and the need to know these societies that are called an Ummah [Arab Nation Turning their gazes inward from nation to class, these young intellectuals saw in Marxist theory and practice the answer to their desire to know, and the appropriate tool to effect the revolutionary transformations...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and the nationalist army loyal to the “rebel” govern- ment in Ankara, as opposed to the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul. As in so many other societies outside the West, there was no full-­ fledged class, either feudal (like in Prussia) or bourgeois, to lead, or even to significantly participate, in the process...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 153–194.
Published: 01 February 2001
... not adequately distinguish between this spe- cific trajectory and the racial formation of the entire group at different histori- cal moments, across diverse class positions, and despite generational and national differences. Although her analysis seems occasionally to register a recognition of a more complex...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., as Moira Casey puts it, “the injustice of economic opportu- nities . . . promised to the middle and working classes in Ireland for years, but in reality [not] achievable by most” (2014: 101). In constructing their cultural responses to the crisis, McCann and Barry extend the Irish imagi- native...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2007
...? This is one of the most complicated and difficult issues in South Africa, and it shapes many critical areas of South African society: the economy, the debate about who is an African, and the current relationship between race and class in postapartheid society. Black Empowerment...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 131–189.
Published: 01 February 2005
... for international/domestic-elite pressure on the state will not remain primary forever. We cannot necessarily expect the old colonial sub- ject transformed into the new domestic middle-class urban radical, defined as ‘‘below’’ by Risse, Ropp, and Sikkink and by metropolitan Human Rights in general, to engage...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 133–187.
Published: 01 August 2008
... transnational migrant laboring classgenerates contradictions that also contribute to the incoherence of organizations, if not actually to their disorganization. Besides, as Jameson argues in the essay mentioned above, it is important for us to keep in mind that contemporary society may be a society...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 165–205.
Published: 01 February 2023
... minister constantly tout India's democracy when abroad, even as democratic culture is more and more hollowed out within the country. The vote bank of the BJP may be an expanding swathe of the population, but its patrons are elements of the industrial capitalist class, whose support is rewarded generously...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 91–110.
Published: 01 February 2018
... a middleclass putsch. It was not a society that came out of the maelstrom. It was a class” (Quigley 2013: 116). Political scientists have long agreed with Ó Faoláin on the broadly bourgeois and conservative nature of the successor state. The Free State government developed an economic...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 115–133.
Published: 01 February 2007
... differences films can use and amplify. I allude here to low-tech “minor” innovations, such as the drifting camera mode of Y Tu Mama Tam- bien (which digresses from the middle-class hedonistic narrative to focus on background characters working in the kitchen or to roadside accidents and NAFTA protests...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 August 2004
... traders as patrons, or receive land grants, tax-free subsidies, endowments, or reve- nue. The single device by which Meera generates a popular movement at diverse sites is coauthorship and cocomposing by men and women of sub- altern classes. We name this act of resistance and writing/reciting...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 1–17.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., Islamic Political Identity in Turkey (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003). For a recent work that targets not just the Islamic bourgeoisie but the “new” middle class, the product of neoliberalism, see Ali Simsek, Yeni Orta Sinif: “Sinik Stratejiler” [The new middle class: “Cynical strategies...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 35–59.
Published: 01 August 2006
... that the same political economy generated distinct populations in the course of the same tendency to annihilate. In other words, the tendency of capital- ism to annihilate societal configurations did not just produce the proletarian class but produced entire populations as well. The creative...