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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ruth Y. Y. Hung The production, consumption, and state control of Chinese TV serial drama can be seen as an instrument of power and profit maximization as well as a medium for mass education and homogenization in the form of popular culture. The serial drama Woju 蜗居 (Dwelling narrowness) (2009...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 February 2015
... resulting instrumental and mechanistic tendencies of twentieth-century life. Adorno’s fractured and aphoristic Minima Moralia is a reflection on the “damaged” nature of exilic existence; Spanos’s In the Neighborhood of Zero decries the massive destructive potential, on both global and personal levels, of...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 179–204.
Published: 01 May 2016
... situation is an instrumental model of translation that preempts a more productive understanding of translation as an interpretive act while maintaining a critical orthodoxy in literary studies. This article examines several influential publications in an effort to consider the cultural and political costs...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 5–28.
Published: 01 August 2010
... from the New Testament and Jerome's own translating. Jerome's letter is the most influential statement of what can be called the instrumental model of translation, the notion that translation is the reproduction or imitation of an invariant contained in or caused by the source text. Attention is given...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 97–103.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Ponge's “Notes Toward a Shell” as recombinant textual animals? Attention to intimate form locates structures of feeling in procedures that distribute agency. Jonathan Skinner's warbler poems (“Magnolia,” “Northern Parula,” “Myrtle”) compose with field-based constraints to make poetry an instrument of...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 91–99.
Published: 01 August 2010
... is illustrated by their respective aesthetic theories, however, they pursue this goal in dramatically different ways. Heidegger claims that art can offer a glimpse of a world that is undistorted by the objectifying power of instrumental reason, while Adorno claims that art is itself a form of reason...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 August 2012
... politics. No myth without narration, no implementation without an instrumentation, no organic unity without a political organ voicing its claim, in short: no organicity without an organon . But can there be a (literary) community that does not aim at the achievement of its own assumed truth, a form of...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 81–112.
Published: 01 May 2013
... consolidate and reinforce the oppressive dynamic of power in contemporary globalization? How are progressive policies for global human development focusing on women and their supporting human rights instruments necessarily woven into the processes and technologies of power that capitalize humanity? © 2013...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 237–250.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Howard Eiland Drawing on writings of the German Romantic tradition, Werner Hamacher’s aphoristic Minima Philologica develops a philosophy of philology, one operating without the control mechanisms of instrumentalized thought but not without internal rigor. Hamacher conceives philology as an art of...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 79–113.
Published: 01 February 2007
... other hand, its constitution as labour power is possible only if it is caught up in a system of subjection (in which need is also a political instrument meticulously prepared, calculated and used); the body becomes a useful force only if it is both a productive body...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 217–218.
Published: 01 August 2011
... © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Books Received Arnar, Anna Sigrídur. The Book as Instrument: Stéphane Mallarmé, the Artist’s Book, and the Transformation of Print Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Auerbach, Jonathan. Dark Borders: Film Noir and American...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 2020
...- year- long relation with Duke University Press, its identity as a collective intellectual project, and its transformation into an instrument, a resource for contemporary critical work. Four members of the 1990 collective have new work here, while other colleagues, who joined the masthead in intervening...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 121–122.
Published: 01 November 2015
... epistemology, as art is, the action of knowing, its visible record, and an instrument of knowing, modeling the journey, the object, the subjective state—all combined in the work. Poetry is a kind of critical thinking within or without constraint, to test bounds or dissolve the borders under the...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 53–55.
Published: 01 May 2001
... shop, so, too, he needs the black draft of medicinal inspi- ration to enter his system ‘‘direct’’ with its taste of death, ‘‘foreign and clay sharp for only in this way may he be jolted into imaginative life and become the grand instrument of his muse’s spectral writing: ‘‘The long body sliding in...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 243–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., and Fruit Chan. Also in progress is a book of essays on whether poststructuralist phi- losophy constituted a linguistic turn or a new materialism that focuses on the topoi of hospitality, human rights, and instrumentality. Nergis Ertürk is assistant professor of comparative literature at the...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 24–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... But for me, the peak of this instrumentalization saw a figure of Islamism in Tunisia, someone who did so much to divide the country and erode its modernity and freedoms before and after the revolution, dubbed “the closest thing to an Islamic Nelson Mandela.” Aside from the absurdity of the...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 97–123.
Published: 01 February 2002
.... The Port Huron Statement June 1962 I always hear other instruments, how they should sound. The closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind was on individual bands in I would like to thank Charlie McGovern, Joane Nagel, Jonathan Arac, Graeme Boone, and the audiences at the Mid...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 35–52.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., formed by the ear’s own hands, guided by those hands’ eyes. The initiation to listening through reading and instrumental interpretation is essentially corporeal, that is to say, moved and moving, and it must be thought of as a play passing through an ocular reading. Here, to love means to...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 February 2017
... / Proletarianization 9 • • • • All this raises a question about the instrumental and technical con- ditions of the noetic act that is called, very generally, a belief. This ques- tion needs to be asked anew in a time when contemporary art, like religion, has some followers who are superstitious...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 August 2005
... cutting edge in instrumental rea- son, a scientistic and bureaucratic rationality that can master information but has abandoned any attempt to think ends. This is a familiar notion, to be sure, but we need to think again about its consequences. If we make instrumental reason the hallmark of...