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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 95–98.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., always against a particular idealization—among them the idea of interventionism as such. 2. With this, I am reacting against a certain American reception, where the humor, or satire, of Charles Bernstein's poetry gets foregrounded. Except that his “humor is so dark you can't see it,” it is also so...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 105–135.
Published: 01 February 2022
... developmental) ideas of modernity, often to be found in official statements, school and undergraduate textbooks, and of course in popular media such as the cinema. These ideas portray the present as a time of transition, in however complicated ways, connecting premodern and colonial pasts to a fully realized...
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boundary 2 (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 (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 (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 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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 (2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., 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 conventional ideas...
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boundary 2 (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 (2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of 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 (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 (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 perceptual...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 105–129.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Dermot Ryan This essay opens by outlining the ways Marx uses the idea of translation to explain his theoretical practice and its relationship to classical political economy. Recognizing the moment of science in the emergent field of political economy, Marx declares that the ideological distortions...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 159–219.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Serguei Alex. Oushakine Using children's picture books published in early Soviet Russia as its main visual and textual source, this essay explores the process of translation through which artists and writers adopted and adapted key Marxist ideas for illiterate or semiliterate audiences. © 2016...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
...” and philosophy dating from the origins of the written graphemes that make up the hanzi , or written medium. Always ill, always fleeing, the polylingual and cosmopolitan Qu, who died at age thirty-six, left behind a vast archive of unfinished work and fresh, complex ideas about the real, the social...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gloria Davies In engaging with Chinese perceptions of human rights, we must first consider how the human is understood in Chinese. The Confucian idea of the human as synonymous with benevolence is a morally exacting one. Across the centuries, it has found articulation in the enduring demand...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of the investigation as a whole , or in other words, the dialectical image is what constitutes the presentation of what Kant calls an idea with the material of experience. The image so revealed is not a representation of reality, but rather Benjamin thinks of it, after Goethe, as an archetype, a standard for judging...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 133–187.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Li Huibin; Arif Dirlik The influential marketing analyst Peter Drucker's idea of post-capitalism has attracted considerable attention in recent years in the People's Republic of China. One of its proponents is Professor Li Huibin of the Contemporary Marxism Institute of the Central Compilation...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 February 2009
... in the 1950s. Where the former aspired to subvert established power, the latter still believed that the system might continue to be changed from within. Thus the two movements looked quite different, even as they espoused similar ideas and shared many common experiences. Both groups took the “long path through...