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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 75–93.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Alexander Gelley Martin Heidegger's denunciation of Gerede (idle talk) in §35 of Sein und Zeit is scathing: “Idle talk is constituted in this gossiping and passing the word along, a process by which its initial lack of grounds to stand on increases to complete groundlessness.” But how might...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 79–113.
Published: 01 February 2007
... Speak?” to contemporary critical theory is its immanent cri- tique of theory’s material embeddedness in global capitalism. The essay exposes the myriad ways in which Michel Foucault’s and Gilles Deleuze’s accounts of power were ideologically blind to the international division of labor (IDL...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 1–21.
Published: 01 August 2007
... satirizing the Crescent Moon Society or other idle troublemakers; yet I remember it serves more than this purpose. This short essay of Lu Xun’s, of less than one thousand words, is a sketch of the history of the evolution of ruffians in China. In this passage, Lu Xun concludes that the men of letters...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 177–201.
Published: 01 May 2006
... in the quartet, in which he presents as a case study the Bengali institution of the adda,a gathering place where men could engage in a form of idle talk, which never- theless drew upon literary and political discourse. Chakrabarty traces the growing respectability of the adda in the Bengali middle classes...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 271–294.
Published: 01 May 2022
... fantasy that even the stars “have tasks” and can thus support an accusation of idleness leveled at the recumbent travelers. As composed in 1807, the poem ends with this censure about living without the desire to work. Coleridge and Hazlitt both found the poem offensive and said so in print; Keats opined...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 71–89.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., literacy, and privacy, among others, it seems reasonable to suppose that the novel has been by and large a middle- class genre, talking about the lives of those who are most likely to be reading it and largely ignoring the lives of those who prob- ably won t read it. If this isn t wrong, as I m afraid...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 181–198.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to humanitarianism and to the refugee as a political imaginary has marked ways of talking about and responding to the profound crisis of a political horizon on the left. But there have also been turns within humanitarianism—and, indeed, multiple humanitarianisms. Changes within the material apparatuses...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 35–52.
Published: 01 February 2017
...-­Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge, and software for critically notating film and music.—Trans.] 5. [Otium is described in footnote 3, as contrasted with negotium.—Trans.] Stiegler / Quarrel 39 This puts me in a position to talk about...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the condition of political subjectivization. “You” is a state of possi- bility within a self that is attuned to transformation. When Obama talked about the abstract principles through which he would engage political issues, he rarely descended to the level of a specific agenda. In addressing...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 139–163.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a “moderate perfectionism” that would employ appropriate Confucian values to support the demand for “civility” (search for the common good) of a pluralistic society.17 Bai Tongdong, who views Jiang as a radical “idle dreamer,” writes that “at a time when pluralism is inevitable, such a system cannot...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 71–103.
Published: 01 February 2022
... in the painter's voice ( 1969 ). 1 In 2014, a technology called Irene (Image, Reconstruct, Erase Noise, Etc.), devised by a group of particle physicists, extracted sounds out of the damaged phonograph cylinders of two of Thomas Edison's talking dolls (Cowen 2015 ). “Now I lay me down to sleep,” one of them...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 2011
...- ness and so takes us beyond freedom in a purely de facto sense. It makes no sense to talk about freedom in a society or to compare one society with another in terms of freedom as if it is some objective phenomenon that we are talking about or measuring. It does not make sense to say, for example...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 133–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
... transmission until the later nineteenth century, with the advent of electrical storage technologies. Earlier that same cen- tury, however, students would learn to talk in the manner as one might learn an instrument. As contemporary pedagogue Heinrich Stephani noted, the mother’s mouth must become...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 35–65.
Published: 01 February 2008
...- ment follows its fugitive career as a work of vast declamatory assertive- ness. Beethoven allowed himself to be talked out of its original placement in the sequence. It was to be the nearly seventeen-minute finale to the B-flat Major Quartet (Op. 130). Instead, its reception diminished...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 203–228.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of French complicity and toward an expansion of ‘‘Auschwitz’’ into a general comment on the responsibilities and ethics of memory: ‘‘The problem of remembering Auschwitz concludes Kritzman, ‘‘is how to remember it in order not to forget what happened at Auschwitz, or how to talk about Auschwitz without...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 213–239.
Published: 01 May 2017
... a book and not an online destination? This is not an idle question. Greene also oversees Arcade, a Stanford University–­ hosted, humanities-­themed website that features blogs, peer-reviewed­ electronic journals, streaming audio, and podcasts. By choosing to super- vise a large-­scale project...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 105–129.
Published: 01 August 2016
... that is capitalism: a proletariat confronting big landed prop- erty interest and big money capital. Yet, in this instance, the antagonistic presence of these elements did not resolve itself as capitalism but rather played out as the formation of an idle “mob” and the consolidation of an expansionist...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 57–103.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Entertainment Conference, in New York, on 16 May 2000. Here are highlights that frame the issue of fair compensation to musicians. ‘‘I want to talk about piracy and music Love began. ‘‘What is piracy? Piracy is the act of stealing an artist’s work without any intention of paying for it. I’m not talking...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
... a metaphor for the boldness, vigor, and unpredictability of his thought: walking and talking with Edward were one and the same thing: a headlong, breathless, long- legged conversation, heedless of curbs, inter- rupted without warning by full stops (4). Homi Bhabha writes movingly of Said s love...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
...–1257 CE) said in his “Quatrains on Poetry” (“Lun shi jueju “Graphic depiction and voices of the heart often lose their authenticity, so one must see the person rather than the writing. The lofty sentiments so generously expressed in Pan Yue’s (247–300 CE) ‘Prose-­poem on the Idle Life’ (‘Xianju...