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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Chris Goto-Jones While there appears to be a gathering consensus about the need to be less ethnocentric and exclusive in the composition of academic fields in the contemporary university, there remains significant anxiety about how previously excluded voices might be included (and even whether...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 113–140.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Howard Eiland This article analyzes Benjamin's enigmatic essay of 1921, “Critique of Violence,” together with related fragmentary writings from the postwar period (including the “Theological-Political Fragment”) and, from 1931, “The Destructive Character.” Benjamin's deconstruction of violence...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 79–105.
Published: 01 August 2018
...P. Kerim Friedman For most of its postwar history, Taiwan’s government promoted a perception of the nation as a bastion of authentic Chinese culture. This changed in the 1990s, when Taiwan began to embrace its multicultural heritage, including the languages and cultures of the indigenous population...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
... their lived context, including their use value in the social and ideological framing of “life” in society or across societies. In times of cultural or intercultural conflict, including our own, the process of defining a theatrical genre can even become a tool, a weapon almost, in defining interpersonal...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 235–240.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tan Lin A “SOFT INDEX (OF repeating PLACES, PEOPLE, AND WORKS)” comprises, hors-texte , a generic document, where the generic is understood to be a frequency of the unpublishable. As anecdote, it forms one of the unwritten limits (i.e., poetry) to the published, on a spectrum that includes an...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 89–121.
Published: 01 May 2021
... new evidence from a little-known diary by the nineteen-year-old Cavafy. It then examines the overlooked context of Alexandria's late Ottoman cosmopolitanism and shows its decisive contribution to the city's modern culture, including Cavafy's own diasporic ethnic group, the Egyptian Greeks. Finally...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 119–145.
Published: 01 August 2011
... “mutual understanding” and wrote instead of revolution, adapting the ghazal tradition to include horrifying details of state-sponsored violence. How do we assess such efforts today in translation as the violence cycles on? Historically translations have been judged solely by their faithfulness to a prior...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 71–125.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Terry Smith Cézanne's comment, in a letter to a younger artist, “I owe you the truth in painting and I shall tell it to you,” is often cited by commentators, including other artists, exhibition curators, art historians, and philosophers. Some take it up as a pointer to the kinds of truth available...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 127–143.
Published: 01 May 2017
... perceptual coding, compression, and format in an attempt to place them in a broader cultural and psychological context. By doing so, I hope to provide a clearer picture of who we are as musical beings and offer an alternate view of how musical formats serve us. I refine Sterne's format theory to include the...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 157–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... This essay makes clear how colonial activities, including employing anthropological knowledge as a tool of control, were often legitimized by the state and the intellectual as efforts of “nation building.” The legacy of Chinese colonialism of the frontier—as well as its continuing impact—is reflected...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... play: namely, the importance that the producers of sixiang place on imparting a tone of conviction and purpose to the presentation of their arguments. To draw attention to the difference between Chinese certitude and European self-reflexivity as styles of rhetorical persuasion, I include a contrastive...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mouldi Guessoumi Humanity has always needed a grammar to trace the specific substance of its factual history, from the advent of communicative language up to and including modern revolutionary events. Moreover, all revolutions throughout history have gone through the same stages to arrive finally...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... seminars were well attended by professors and businessmen, lawyers and doctors, politicians and activists, leading economists and journalists, and many others, including judges and religious figures. All of the participants engaged in open dialogue, responding to what were at times direct challenges with...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Mark McGurl This essay examines David Foster Wallace as a “program” writer in various senses, including as a graduate of a creative writing program and participant in twelve-step recovery programs. It argues that what makes Wallace most distinctive in literary historical terms is his rejection of...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... (individuation, citizenship, memory, disorientation) alongside the work of his interlocuters including Derrida, Plato, Marx, Heidegger, and Blanchot. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 tekhnē pharmakon individuation (de)proletarianization community Collective Disindividuation and/or Barbarism...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 235–246.
Published: 01 February 2015
... stands out for its continuing capacity to engage productively with arguments by his juniors, including some so eminent as Sacvan Bercovitch and Edward Said. This new book arises from Spanos’s recognition that he and Jonathan Arac understand differently the significance of “contrapuntal criticism” as...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
... adherence to ideology over prevention of human suffering. Republicans craft stories that position them as involuntary victims, even as they act as aggressors. Issues including the racial politics of Barack Obama’s presidency, income inequality, gun control, the “War on Women,” and gay marriage all share...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 195–209.
Published: 01 May 2015
... explains it as more than a series of theological debates, contextualizing it in terms of the Protestant Reformation, international politics and rivalries (including among Catholic princes), and conciliarism and papal authority. Its decrees, centered on the twin pillars of reform and doctrine, clarified...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 3–13.
Published: 01 November 2017
... for projected needs. It is often not appreciated that the ONR prioritizes development of innovative fundamental research, which is often interdisciplinary. Nearly sixty Nobel Laureates have contributed to these endeavors, including thirty-seven laureates since 1980. ONR-supported fundamental research...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
... embody at a foundational level a theory of language that some recent philosophers, including Charles Taylor and Philip Pettit, locate partly in the writings of Thomas Hobbes. As in Hobbes's political theory, this theory of language is closely tied to the conception of political sovereignty as necessarily...