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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Eli Friedlander The present essay sketches in broad outlines the philosophical armature of Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project by analyzing the central theoretical notion in that incomplete manuscript of his: the dialectical image. So as to bring out the uniqueness of Benjamin's use of image, I...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2016) 43 (4): 127–145.
Published: 01 November 2016
... defense of aesthetic distance directed against the current “regime of visual flow” and its comfortable assumptions about the artwork's necessary ideological bearing and belonging to the world. Remaining constant in his work through the years is not only a method of intensive close reading of visual images...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2019) 46 (3): 117–118.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Keijiro Suga This essay is conceived as a supplement to Masao Miyoshi’s only book of photography. Miyoshi was an avid traveler and photographer all his life. He called his practice “anti-photography” and left a book titled This Is Not Here (2009). His photographic images are interesting in many...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 55–91.
Published: 01 August 2014
... reflexively for facts. But Disinformation is not ideology. It is, rather, ideology’s mirror image, in the sense that while Disinformation appears as ideology’s double, it is the reverse of ideology: whereas ideology is a narrative that retains certain ties to reality, Disinformation is rhetoric utterly...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Friedrich Hölderlin, Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Johst, and Dante, among others. If such an analysis shows that our problem today is less the technicization of the image than its industrialization, then the present and future of this problem lies between the conjoined threats of the televisual and the...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
... against all.” While Hobbes intended that image as a justification for the quasi-absolute power of the political sovereign, those who most vigorously pursue cryptographic politics appear bent on realizing it as a welcome sociopolitical goal. To reject that vision, we need to adopt a different picture of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 31–57.
Published: 01 February 2018
... the state’s image as the poster child for Euro-austerity. Meanwhile, the postwar settlement in Northern Ireland faces its most severe challenge yet, as drastic cuts in public spending imposed by Britain’s Conservative government put the local power-sharing administration under intense strain. This...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 157–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
... be concentrated in a single focal point, like those traditionally found in the utopian images of the philosophers. He goes on to speak of elements of an ultimate condition that are deeply embedded in every present day. I would like to take these propositions as hints to the Benjaminian concept of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... without completing a “story” as such. That is, it can do so without trying to resolve historical disputes that have dogged the career of Indian modernity (e.g., how exactly can caste be squared with scientific and democratic tempers?). The image of a “shining” Hindu normative metropolitanism is...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 133–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the human—thereby perpetuating Descartes' (other) error, the assumption that animals and/or machines can react but not respond . Finally, the article considers the Voyager Golden Record—a collection of images and audio, curated by NASA in 1977 for the edification of would-be curious extraterrestrials...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 137–153.
Published: 01 February 2013
... unrepresentable—or, perhaps, especially the unrepresentable—is an idol, an object of worship that is otherwise silenced by a language that claims to worship a nonobject. In this sense, the prohibition of images in monotheism ( Bildverbot ) is a highly sophisticated mode of idolatry. © 2013 by Duke University...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
... from notions of ideology. This emergence testifies to the transformed role of the state in a globalized capital formation and the occurrence of two paradigm shifts: from the narrative to the visual, and from the image’s dominance of aesthetic representation to its dominance by global capital. The...
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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 August 2019) 46 (3): 181–198.
Published: 01 August 2019
... for humanistic disciplines to address the global commons created by runaway consumption and environmental deterioration. In drawing on the visual images of photographer-artist Shimpei Takeda and the ecocritical work of Timothy Clark, this essay suggests how Miyoshi’s appeal for a new analytical...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Time-Image . Translated by Tomlinson Hugh Galeta Hugh . London : Athlone . Didi-Huberman Georges . 2008 . Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz . Translated by Lillis Shane B. . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . ———. 2009 . “Peuples exposés...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2003) 30 (1): 143–168.
Published: 01 February 2003
... Tiedemann employs the ‘‘image’’ of a ‘‘house’’ or ‘‘building’’ to describe the structure of Benjamin’s unprecedented construct, developing the terms ‘‘building materi- als ‘‘sketch ‘‘excavation site oors and ‘‘walls’’ to convey the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2001) 28 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 February 2001
... opened a meaningful environment in which I could move about more or less freely. llll These are scattered remarks having to do with the gaze: If the distinctive feature of the images that rise from the memoire in- volontaire is seen in their aura, then photography is...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2004) 31 (3): 125–153.
Published: 01 August 2004
... terms: ‘‘The election registration pro- gramintroduces the entire country to an apparently novel element: the inclusion of a color photographic portrait of the voter. The image, constituted like a parapet against the possibility of fraud, should also assure the trans- I thank Panivong Norindr, Rey...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2003) 30 (3): 123–140.
Published: 01 August 2003
... engendering thought through exploring the misappropriation of images of illness and health, normality and pathol- ogy, to ‘‘diagnose’’ the ‘‘crisis’’ of contemporary society. Haynes’s films locate symptoms and present clues about the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2008) 35 (1): 109–125.
Published: 01 February 2008
... assuming its global dominance, was already well on the way to remaking the world in its own neoliberal image. It and its client states forced open markets, freed up capi- tal and financial flows, privatized public assets, and imposed draconian IMF/WTO/World Bank strategies on developing...