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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott From the beginning, the work of William V. Spanos has been characterized by a secular vocation, the confrontation with historical relations of power and subordination. His writings on American literature, contemporary humanities, and the Harvard Red Book, along with his...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 55–91.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Eric Cheyfitz This essay analyzes the current historical moment in the United States, where, it argues, ideology has been displaced in the public sphere by what the essay defines as Disinformation . The term itself is Russian in origin, coined in 1949. While the essay retains disinformation ’s...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2016
... practice and an important concept-metaphor in Marx's and Lenin's writings. If their writings may all too conveniently be construed as prophecies that lost their historical force in mistranslation (among other misfortunes), we might say that our obligation today is to translate Marx and Lenin more...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Yiching Wu What are the lessons to be drawn from post-Mao China’s transition toward capitalism, and from the historical experience of the country’s revolutionary past? In contrast to the view advocated by many critics on the left that opposes post-Mao China’s “reform and opening up” to Mao’s...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... equipped to synchronize with other monothematic mantras of modernity like scientific progress, democracy, or techno-financial development. The essay visits some nodal moments of this historical narrative–the coming into being of a Hindu “tradition” under the auspices of colonial Indology, Rammohun Roy’s...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 165–195.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Jed Rasula This essay considers the disappearance from the historical record of hundreds of American poets who published regularly in the first half of the twentieth century. Since a pedagogically oriented canon emerged in 1950, scholars have assumed that a small number of established figures were...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 May 2018
... awakening as a function of remembrance and expectation. Already in the “early” Benjamin, historical remembrance is understood dialectically as awakening from and to “that dream we name the past” (as he will put it in The Arcades Project more than a decade later). At once metaphysical and sociological, this...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the significance of historical reality. The possibility of recognizing the image of the past further depends on being attuned to a peculiar temporality, a movement within the medium of memory in which the meaning of the past is realized in the present. Finally, as I argue, the past emerges in...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... which texts can evoke a material impression (the “lightest” possible material impression, however) through effects of prosody. “Reading for the ` Stimmung '” can connect us with unusual immediacy to the Stimmung of a past historical period and a different cultural environment. “Reading for the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 223–238.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Leo Ou-fan Lee This essay aims to gauge the different receptions of Ang Lee's recent film Lust, Caution between American and Chinese publics and across a cultural landscape of the pan-Chinese regions of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It also brings a contextual and historical dimension to...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., practices, and customs into a single edifice of Hinduness. This effort, however, failed to overcome the historical differences of caste, gender, class, and region and invent a singular, constitutive discourse of Hindu being. The essay speculates that perhaps, in recent times, this project toward a Hindu...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 5–28.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Lawrence Venuti This article offers a historical examination and ideological critique of Jerome's famous Letter to Pammachius (395 CE), exploring its complex relations to the Roman translation tradition, on the one hand, and to an emerging Christian tradition, on the other hand, with examples taken...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 183–202.
Published: 01 August 2009
... work from theoretical alliances until past the point when such would fix its standing in contestations between, for example, theoretical as distinct from historical approaches. To the extent that Stevens can seem anything to anyone, the legacy is of little impact. The many imitations of Stevens's...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2017
... indicates that his critique of Grant rests upon a diagnosis of a shift in the temporality of politics following the US Civil War. Taking Grant as exemplary of this more thoroughgoing historical transformation, Adams examines the intertwining within the administration of two seemingly contrary...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Eric O. Clarke Widespread critical efforts to understand modernity rely upon the term lifestyle . Studying this use shows both scholars' ambiguous moral relation to the modern and, as important, their uneasy relation to morals and morality and a deep uncertainty about their nature. Historically...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 3–32.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Hortense Spillers “Destiny’s Child: Obama and Election ’08” interrogates the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States as a historically ordained event. This essay not only addresses the question of whether we might plausibly read it as the fulfillment of telos but also...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Donald E. Pease Obama constructs links among signs of history to produce what I would call a punctual presidency, a presidency that is punctual in two senses: Obama works at the level of historical puncta, and he’s just in time. He is a figure who knows how to work with an evental logic of history...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
...-sufficiency, political autonomy, and a long memory appropriate to these two nations with deep historical roots. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 The Movement in Egypt: A Dialogue with Samir Amin Wang Hui, Wen Tiejun, and Lau Kin Chi Setting The World...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 207–229.
Published: 01 February 2012
... was the case in previous forms of historical hegemony. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Civic Universalism and Its Internal Exclusions: The Issue of Anthropological Difference Etienne Balibar The initial...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the rapidly adapting strategies of imperial geopolitics and ideology. While many writers of the Arab nahda imagined an Arab historical subject awakening to a past defined in terms of the kind of authenticity defined by Orientalist scholarship, al-Shidyaq’s novel Al-Sāq ‘alā al-Sāq radicalizes both...