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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 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 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 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 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 May 2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... their crafts but is not founded in templates of belonging—national, civilizational, familial, or conjugal. My argument ends with the idea that for Narayan, this conceptualization of love generates critical practice as a function of the kind of curiosity that, armed with the force of fictional...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
... disposition would be irrelevant in the case of socialism, known for its ideology of productivism and its practice of consumer shortage. I will argue that, in fact, Soviet-style societies were based on a similar logic, even if the “elsewheres” generating desire were castigated by propaganda and considered...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 135–152.
Published: 01 February 2014
... paradoxical antielitist sort of authoritarianism. All in all, while the most spectacular manifestation of this phenomenon is no doubt in Hungary after 2010, the essay argues that it should not be considered a local anomaly but rather a more general and, to a large extent, systemic problem of the postcommunist...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 203–227.
Published: 01 February 2014
... and indices of a more general global condition is not merely the social and economic marginality of these subjects. As they resist both the liberal dream of common humanity that might be achieved through recognition and the neoliberal dream of prosperity that is indifferent to the human as such, the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 45–70.
Published: 01 May 2014
... from all three models and embraces the paradox of politics that underwrites democratic politics in general. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 I am grateful for comments on early drafts of this paper to Sam Chambers, Paul Bové, and two readers for boundary 2 , as well as to audiences in...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 139–163.
Published: 01 May 2014
....” Barely disguised as works of scholarship, these works are ideologically loaded advocacies, the one explicitly attacking “Western” culture in general and democracy more specifically in the name of hierarchical authoritarianism, the other making a plea for a Confucian religion not just for the PRC but also...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 165–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a global economic power with Deng’s “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” Specifically, it lays out how Vogel celebrates Deng’s role as “the general manager” of China’s post-1978 “opening” and in so doing defines the temporal relation between China’s modernity and global capitalist modernity...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... interpretation leads him to equate two conceptions of ourselves that are and must be kept distinct in Heidegger’s ontology: the self as “I myself” and the self as “anyone” ( das Man ). Second, Haugeland’s claim that “others” is Heidegger’s generic terms for persons obscures the methodological orientation of...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Eli Friedlander The task of the present commentary on “Critique of Violence” is to bring to light a progression in Walter Benjamin's essay that has important implications for the assessment of the essay's content. One should not take violence as a generic term and view the essay as enumerating...