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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 1–6.
Published: 01 August 2021
... that cut across literary studies, intellectual history, social theory, political theory, film studies, social movements, and feminism, among other fields. The issue serves simultaneously as a primer on and a contribution to our understanding of how the 2008 global financial crisis has impacted social...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 1.
Published: 01 May 2014
... considerable time working in South Africa, especially in Cape Town, on questions of freedom, archives, African and African Diaspora intellectual history, and political thought. At least one generation of intellectuals had stood against apartheid and reflected on Mandela as a political figure of freedom...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jeffrey J. Williams Jeffrey Williams interviews the British critic and intellectual historian Stefan Collini about his career as well as his criticism of recent policy shifts in British higher education. Collini discusses the development of his work from more academic histories of British social...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 121–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and rewriting of the history of the Anti-Rightist Campaign, an important precursor of the Cultural Revolution. The “revolutionary” intellectual of the 1940s, courted and then spurned by the party, was later refigured as the “patriotic” intellectual of the 1970s and 1980s, whose allegiance was to the ancestral...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 3–83.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the actual intellectual formations and methodologies entailed in the generation of emergent knowledge in the service of facilitating its perpetuity. In that vein, at issue in my conversation with Tony Bogues is the emergent knowledge of Caribbean intellectual history, about which he once wrote, “The writing...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 7–26.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Wlad Godzich Since the three partitions it suffered in the eighteenth century, Poland has been eccentric to the main currents of European history, sometimes lagging behind them, sometimes anticipating them. In March 1968, Polish students and intellectuals anticipated their European and American...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Fadi A. Bardawil This essay revisits the history of Socialist Lebanon, a Marxist organization founded in the mid-1960s by militant intellectuals in Beirut. Examining their labors of, and thoughts on, translation, which the members of Socialist Lebanon regarded as constitutive of the Marxist...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 5–13.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Barry M. Katz Abstract An intellectual iconoclast, Norman O. Brown was one of the most imaginative contributors to post–World War II cultural theory. His books, grounded in deep classical erudition, include Hermes the Thief (1947), a pioneering attempt to apply Marxist historiography...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 103–126.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and intellectual interventions against exclusivist cultural nationalisms may be found in the idea of secular criticism deployed by Edward W. Said, which holds history and historicist thinking as crucial in developing a critical position that can contest essentialist thinking without resorting to the postsecular...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 211–222.
Published: 01 May 2023
... (Hindutva 2.0) alongside recent books with similar ambitions. bghosh@ucsb.edu Copyright ©2023 by Duke University Press 2023 monotheism the political advertised modernization intellectual history An original and erudite book, Hindutva as Political Monotheism (2020) is a tour de force...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 7–27.
Published: 01 August 2012
...E. Khayyat Conducted at Gutenberg University in Mainz on May 13, 2011, this interview documents Friedrich A. Kittler’s last public appearance before he passed away. Kittler speaks about his life’s work, addressing issues ranging from the history of the Greek alphabet to Soviet language politics...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 89–121.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Alexander Kazamias This essay provides an alternative reading of modern Alexandria's social and cultural history as a basis for a better contextualization of Cavafy's poetry. It revisits the watershed year 1882, which marks the city's destruction after its bombardment by the British fleet, using...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 233–246.
Published: 01 August 2023
... permeates the history of human civilization, Black people themselves often take on the defensive posture of weeding out intellectualism or fact-based history that rests in a simple mission of racial inclusivity. My reaction at the Renaissance festival was dangerous, or faulty, to this extreme. Because I...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 65–95.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of the book, for the purposes of this essay, is Juliá s lengthy introduc- tory essay, in which he reflects on the category of intellectual. I examine this essay against the backdrop of Juliá s own place within the history of boundary 2 47:1 (2020) DOI 10.1215/01903659- 7999508 © 2020 by Duke University...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 29–46.
Published: 01 August 2012
... to concepts and practices of freedom that were present in the American Southern Freedom Movement (sometimes called the civil rights movement) in the mid-­twentieth century. When the project took hold of me, I was teaching a course in intellectual history on Black intellectuals from the Caribbean...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 33–46.
Published: 01 August 2007
... intellectual obligations and political purposes. In this sense, history is not the past as such, just as the canon is not literature as such; it is the ongoing argument between historians, among others, about what qualifies as an event, a document, an epoch. It is the endless argument...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 235–237.
Published: 01 May 2011
... (Urban growing pains) (Shanghai 2010). Gloria Davies is associate professor of Chinese at Monash University. She is a liter- ary scholar, historian, and translator, whose research ranges from modern Chinese intellectual history and comparative literature to social change under globalization...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 315–328.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the more ironic titles in recent publishing history. Seamus Deane, the author of the essays it collects, was the denizen of a large and cosmopolitan world, both in terms of the geographical circuits of his life and in terms of the capaciousness and range of the intellectual resources he commanded. His...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 229–231.
Published: 01 August 2006
... 2006 Contributors Anthony Bogues is professor of Africana studies at Brown University and a distin- guished fellow at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is also a visiting professor of intellectual history and political theory at the Center...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 243–245.
Published: 01 May 2007
... University. His interests include twentieth- century American literature, religious studies, and American intellectual history. He is working on a monograph, Warding Off Innocence: Original Sin and Cold War American Culture. Ban Wang is professor of Chinese and comparative literature...