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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Yunxiang Yan This article reveals that in response to the dramatic social changes since the 1949 revolution, Chinese rural families have undergone a process of profound transformation, which I refer to as the “individualization of the family.” This transformation took place at two interlocking yet...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 135–163.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Ban In understanding rights across cultures, critics tend to view individual or human rights as unique to the West and alien to community-based or authoritarian Eastern cultures. This essay challenges this fetishism of individual rights by tracing social and intellectual movements in the West...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ars and of tekhnē . I then proceed with the assertion that Stiegler recognizes in our postglobal society what he calls a state of generalized proletarianization, a state in which there is a loss of knowledge on the part of individuals and collectives in terms of both savoir - faire (know-how) and...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 15–21.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Walter Benjamin In this address, delivered at a pedagogics conference held at the University of Breslau in 1913, Benjamin argues for an integration of individual and collective experience in the form of an “educational community,” understood not as a circle of common interests but as the...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... unorthodox conception of what Heidegger meant by the term Dasein . On the standard reading, although the word is not synonymous with “person” or “human being,” it nevertheless refers to what those terms refer to, namely individual people like you and me. Haugeland maintains, instead, that it designates a...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 23–34.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Élise Derroitte Modern pedagogy, as distinguished particularly from Enlightenment theories, is characterized by an effort to reconnect the content of education (what is taught) to the particular experience of individuals who learn. From Dilthey to Dewey, the notion of experience ( Erlebnis ) has...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 157–177.
Published: 01 February 2019
... relations between Nordic noir and the welfare state as well as the less-noted role of neoliberal ideology in sponsoring critiques of the welfare state. It proposes that the genre acts out a rich and troubled dialogue between the welfare state, which is based on a rejection of the individual’s moral...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 1–29.
Published: 01 November 2019
... victimization sexy. For the Randian conservative who feels abused by the social welfare schemes of the liberal state, masochism restores autonomy by making the individual the sole author of his or her pain. Masochism allows Rand’s readers to wring intense satisfaction from feelings of vulnerability that notions...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the United States and China, is that the bureaucrat and the authoritarian have a tendency to dominate their societies, and the system thus squashes the individual. Waters suggests we need a new theory of fascism to analyze how insidiously authoritarianism is creeping into power worldwide. Against the...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 199–212.
Published: 01 November 2020
... strong leaders, but not essentially anti-Semitic, sits uncomfortably with his more personal horror at the Nazi invasion of individual privacy. Defiant analysis yields to tragedy as the memoir goes on to represent individual capitulations to Nazi tactics, including Haffner’s own. Reflecting our current...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... systematically fails to translate non-English works into English, I argue that critiques of the whole literary field, based on the close reading of individual texts, overlook the systemic and institutional grounds of American unworldliness. David Foster Wallace’s 2004 novella, “The Suffering Channel,” offers...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 101–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... consumption-oriented discourse. However, the authors argue that in contrast to liberal capitalist societies, where commercial culture tends to devalue the existing democracy, in China commercial culture replaces a Leninist public sphere in which individuals were compelled to participate in a relatively...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 69–86.
Published: 01 February 2012
... revolts, uprisings, and insurrections, are being born, not only in the contemporary Arab and Muslim world but also anywhere else in the world today. The answer is not to be found in the geography of Tunisia. The roots must be sought in the history, the culture, and the deep psychology of individuals as...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 207–229.
Published: 01 February 2012
... abnormality. Its “civic-bourgeois” foundation, which is purely political (neither theological nor cosmological), accounts for a neutralization of differences in the abstract realm of liberty and equality, which justifies claims of emancipation. On the other hand, discriminations barring individuals and groups...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 195–209.
Published: 01 May 2015
... address the issue of papal privilege created the space for conflict, in this instance between a bishop seeking to expand his powers and Mendicants seeking to limit his authority. How such conflicts were resolved depended on local circumstances as well as the individuals and groups involved. In this case...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 23–35.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., which increasingly were seen as distant and abstract manifestations. The response to the historical event was to individualize experience. Survivors were driven to recall the lives they had once known and lived through at the level of the everyday. They were now forced to endure the unanticipated...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 219–248.
Published: 01 February 2016
... terms. But in the footnotes that accompany the chapter, Marx quotes the reportage of various humanitarian agencies and the testimony of workers (not The Worker) in a manner that materializes the irreducible particularity of individuals and their historically situated speaking. In this essay, I read “The...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 29–77.
Published: 01 August 2016
... ursprüngliche Akkumulation , precisely to the extent that it subjects individuals in a manner that forecloses the possibility of an alternative economic order. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 accumulation translation Marxism debt financialization Part 1: The Language of Capital...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
... trope for stability, sincerity, and competence while in full flight from the supposed poststructuralist evils of undecidability, authenticity, and performance. However, this aspiration for a guaranteed and individuated meaning comes at a price, which is that of refusing to comprehend deconstructive...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Daniel Ross Bernard Stiegler's account of aesthetics is rooted in André Leroi-Gourhan's concept of exteriorization, Gilbert Simondon's concept of individuation, and Edmund Husserl's concepts of retention and protention. Cinema takes up a singular place in this account, both in terms of its...