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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 151–167.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., such as The Donation of Constantine . Waters claims that what was at stake was a shift from medieval holism as a frame of mind to modern atomism. He goes to the heart of the positive and the negative sides to the development of what he calls “bitsiness,” the systematic emphasis on the literal and the particular...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 73–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
... the world that is at odds with the epistemology of substitutive automation. Instead of reductionism, an encompassing holism is a hallmark of professional practice—an ability to integrate facts and values, the demands of the particular case and prerogatives of society, and the delicate balance between...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 251–263.
Published: 01 February 2021
... with Mary Gaitskill’s novel Veronica . The critical judgment puts the artwork into a milieu. This essay argues the case for the holism of critical judgments versus what the author calls Bitsiness as Usual, the fragmentation of our understanding of our encounters with artworks. The author subjects both Paul...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 87–98.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Anton Ford, Jennifer Hornsby, and Frederick Stoutland, eds., Essays on Anscombe’s “Intention” (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011). On holism, I recommend the work of Vincent Des- combes, especially his Les institutions du sens (The institutions of meaning). An English translation...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 23–52.
Published: 01 May 2005
... spatial boundary 2 32:2, 2005. Copyright © 2005 by Duke University Press. 24 boundary 2 / Summer 2005 complement. In short, I would like to look into some of the afterlives of area studies and how its inaugural impulse for holism and comparison has been reconfigured in such ways as to retain...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 107–122.
Published: 01 August 2003
... families of any kind, and so] do not crave y 2 / 30:3 / sheet 122 of 252 holism nor reunification with abandoned paradises nor maternal [or patriar- chal] figures; instead, like Haraway’s other favorites, the tricksters, cyborgs are restless...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 141–155.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... A dazzling exemplification of anthropological holism founded on attention to the minutest empirical facts is Edward Sapir’s analysis of just four words to deduce that the Navajo had migrated from the far north—an analysis my father...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 35–53.
Published: 01 May 2004
... offers a moving account of Auer- bachian humanism, capturing a sense of the vulnerability of subjectivity, or ‘‘individuality in Auerbach’s magnum opus. Said is particularly appre- ciative of Auerbach’s Vico-inspired historicism, his capacity for synthesis, holism, and the cosmic view, his sense...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 133–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
... machines, or to all at once? And given the symbiosis and depen- dence and overlaps between these categories, would they even recognize an entity that could be called “a human,” or would they rather see a mobile nest for parasites, or a host for DNA, as Richard Dawkins once did? Our holism may very...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 May 2003
... At this point in his rhetoric, Erikson sounds surprisingly like Michel Foucault, but his direction is different. By conjoining disciplines, Erikson sought to restore the ‘‘total living situation This holism joins Erik- son’s project closely to what has often been felt to be the distinctive value...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 107–141.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and anthropological orders, that is, unsettling the very ontological grounds of “nature” and “culture,” it seeks to establish a musicological holism on a disciplinary foundation that take such terms for granted. What emerges is a mode of naming that sets the terms of the polemic a priori and, in doing so...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
... impulse for holism and comparison [to be] reconfigured in such ways as to retain and even privilege the spatial.”28 For Harootunian, indeed, there is an ongoing need to “reconsider the possibilities that attended area studies at its inception,” which means to re-center­ concerns for “the crucial...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the idea of logical atomism. Everything’s broken up into bits and bitsiness, and if we can get out of thinking like that to some- thing more holistic, we’ll have a vision of how to be in the next century. Pease: Yeah, I agree with everything you said. I don’t know if it’s quite holism...