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boundary 2 (1 February 2006) 33 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Angus J. S. Fletcher Duke University Press 2006 Allegory without Ideas Angus J. S. Fletcher 1 As Renaissance authors used to say, allegory is the captain of all rhetorical figures of speech, and we might ask, ‘‘Is it a ship...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 203–204.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Nada Gordon Duke University Press 2009 Not Ideas about the Bling but the Bling Itself Nada Gordon At the earliest antinomian disaster, On Mars, a prawny guy from outside Seemed like he had blown his mind...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Hui This essay proposes to establish a connection between the concept of “trans-systemic society” and the concept of “region” mainly for two reasons. On the one hand, the idea of region, which is distinct both from nation-state and from ethnicity, and which is based on a special human...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2019) 46 (3): 121–152.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Arif Dirlik Around the turn of the twentieth century, late Qing (1644–1911) thinkers settled on an ancient term, Zhongguo , as an appropriate name for the nation-form to supplant the empire that had run its course. The renaming was directly inspired by the “Western” idea of “China,” which had no...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 87–98.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Lindsay Waters In his recent book The Swerve , Stephen Greenblatt tells the story of how the recovery of “On the Nature of Things,” by Lucretius, sparked the Renaissance and ultimately changed the direction of human thought. The focus of Greenblatt’s study is Lucretius’s atomism, an idea he claims...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 127–143.
Published: 01 May 2017
... a tension between music as an emergent social practice and music as means for controlling social practice. Jonathan Sterne's recent book, MP3: The Meaning of a Format , explores the subject of digital audio formats in general and the MP3 in particular. This essay problematizes Sterne's ideas of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
... history, especially his interrogations of human temporality in the 1930s. Miki's idea of the binary of genzai (the present) and gendai (the modern) that he developed during wartime resembles the duality of everyday experience in the postearthquake nuclear crisis of the current century. Simultaneously...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 27–62.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... Agamben's naming the profane rather than the sacred in the title of this work does not, however, represent a turn to a new topic. Beginning with his first books in the 1970s, he has shown himself deeply interested in the idea of the profane, in significant part through terms and concepts employed by Walter...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... McCann and Szalay, this article argues, is in their readiness to grapple with the profound crisis of ideas and strategies that overtook the Left in the second half of the twentieth century, as the tenets of traditional progressive thought and struggle came to seem ever less efficacious. The break with...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 February 2013
... engagement with Byzantine iconoclasm and argues that by appropriating elements of Byzantine Aristotelian theology in order to undergird a postsecularist argument, the modern critic dehistoricizes ideas that were firmly rooted in East Roman social, political, and cultural contexts in a manner that ultimately...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
...C. J. W.-L. Wee Rapid economic development in East Asia in the 1980s–1990s saw a revivification of the idea of “Asia,” a region no longer regarded as backward. This article examines the East Asian visual arts scene, one of the most visible sites of cultural interaction in which the idea of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as a particularly compelling site to explore the sociological underpinnings of art. It is in this movement that many of our ideas of the “autonomy of art” and the “genius” of the artist emerged, and scholars such as Lawrence Rainey have produced excellent, archive-driven accounts of the institutions...
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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): 135–152.
Published: 01 February 2014
... “transition societies,” which had a very clear image of the short-term trajectory to follow in order to reach the European framework but had far fewer ideas, let alone social consensus, of the type of democratic culture they wanted to create as a result of the transition. © 2014 by Duke University Press...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 45–70.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Carl Schmitt but rather the idea that emergency may be taken to promote a focus not just on survival but also on sur-vivance—a future-oriented practice of countersovereignty. One model of this alternative form of emergency politics can be found in the Slow Food movement, which incorporates elements...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 139–158.
Published: 01 November 2015
... between academics and critics that Wolcott engaged in at the outset of his career was not necessary but was a way for him to pursue his own idea of how critics should do their job and what is most important about this job. We have suffered for some three decades or more the waning of criticism in the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 75–93.
Published: 01 May 2017
... concept be understood in relation, for example, to Mikhail Bakhtin's idea of the dialogic and heteroglossia or to the notion of discours as it has been developed by Émile Benveniste, Roland Barthes, and Gérard Genette? This essay undertakes a reading of the “lapse” or entanglement of Dasein that situates...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
...S. D. Chrostowska This essay deals with the problem of filmically representing political revolutions. In working out what film can do with and for revolution, it argues that the representation of revolution is not as powerful or mobilizing as the reflection of revolutionary practices and ideas...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Sebastian Veg This article attempts to bring a new perspective to the debate on Chinese modernism and, in so doing, to reflect on the idea of modernism itself. Rather than opposing European “high modernists” and an early twentieth-century Chinese literature defined by Enlightenment and nineteenth...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 107–141.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Ana María Ochoa Gautier This essay is a critique of the notions of nature and culture, as operationalized by the recently named field ecomusicology. While fields such as anthropology and history have questioned the idea of nature, ecomusicology, on the contrary, has explored its significance...