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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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
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boundary 2 (1 August 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 (1 August 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 by...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... 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, the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 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 for...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2018
... history identifies recurring patterns, salient concerns, and discursive frameworks. It highlights the persistence of ideas about Irish exceptionalism, the dominance of a modernization narrative, and a continuing problem with conceptualizing the dynamics of transforming sexual subjectivities. This survey...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2018
... relevance of Benjamin’s ideas on education to contemporary debates concerning pedagogy. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Walter Benjamin pedagogy school reform educational theory German Youth Movement References Benjamin Walter . 1989 . The Correspondence of Walter...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 15–21.
Published: 01 May 2018
... consciousness of the whole student body concretely instantiated in the life of each individual student. This dialectical idea of solitude in community entails “an inwardly grounded and, at the same time, highly social form of action among the students,” a life form that would maintain independence from all...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Howard Eiland Walter Benjamin’s theory of education was first produced in conjunction with the theory of experience he developed in the years immediately preceding World War I, the period of his student activism. Integral to the discourse of both learning and experiencing in Benjamin is the idea of...