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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Jonathan Arac With reference to the author’s experience with English and other languages, this essay reflects on the problem of American monolingualism and explores modes of learned critical attention to the work language does in society, examining writing by Kenneth Burke, Raymond Williams, Erich...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Stathis Gourgouris “Cavafy's Debt” is an examination of poetic indebtedness in a context that defies calculation. What do societies owe to their poets? What does it mean for societies to lay claim to poets? What do poets owe to their language? What does it mean for poetry to exist beyond its...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... existence. To establish the contours of society and exploit the value of the social sciences, however, Qu as a translator struggled against China's written language in the name of sociology and social justice. In this regard, Qu understood that the diglossic literary language harbored ancient “ghosts...
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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 (2021) 48 (1): 109–137.
Published: 01 February 2021
... political use of these words may be identified as “manipulative” and elicit reactions accordingly, the majority of the words are nonetheless perceived as entirely “neutral.” In any event, they are words that seize upon and configure public language, imposing a broad set of prejudices upon popular...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
... and categorizations for describing China's political and social formations, and to develop a more nuanced critical language for the complexities of contemporary Chinese society. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 99–131.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Sassoon) orchestrate a Gramscian con- cern with language, the character and relationship of coercion to consent, the position of intellectuals, and the imperative to rethink reductive con- ceptions of civil society in relation to the State. In any study of the power of media culture...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 August 2004
... in Persian, in Sanskrit, in Kafi, in Lahndi; even Namdev, Kabir, Raidas and Dadu wrote in Punjabi and Hindui’’ Indian Sociolinguistic Background in Language and Society in India [Simla: Institute of Advanced Study, 1969 The multidialect feature of Meera’s poetics is far more pronounced, as is evident from...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 75–91.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the “class” language when the society itself was undergoing a rapid process of capitalization, and when “class,” no longer an empty signifier, 10. See Andrew Walder, “Factory and Manager in an Era of Reform,” China Quarterly, no. 118 (1989): 242–64; and Sally Sargeson, Reworking China’s Proletariat...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Michael Meeker, A Nation of Empire (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), 44. 41. İlker Aytürk, “The First Episode of Language Reform in Republican Turkey: The Lan- guage Council from 1926 to 1931,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series 18, no. 3 (2008): 275–93. The full...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 63–65.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and function that language plays in the essay. Lu Xun’s constant inveighing against the autocracy of mass society and his determination to stand against the “hypocritical gentry” and its efforts to extirpate superstition, for instance, are cases in point. His claims...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 125–155.
Published: 01 May 2008
... punctuation (in 1916), and vernacu- lar Chinese. These experiments were recognized by the state and society, then developed into the state-approved institutional practice (for education and mass media). Norms of modern Chinese humanistic discourse and daily language (such as punctuation...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 105–129.
Published: 01 August 2016
... in the discourse arise because political economists are speaking “the language of commodities.” In this sense, Marx's “science” is the practice of translation. Building on the grounding insight that scientific knowledge descends into ideology by misrecognizing the correct terrain of its concepts, Marx's writings...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
... context, Wang begins by addressing the convoluted archaic language that Lu Xun chose for his writing, demonstrating that this choice represented the writer's protest against the calcification that he saw as having come to characterize all registers of Chinese written expression—the ordinary classical used...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 99–105.
Published: 01 November 2021
... itself as a solution to society's antagonisms and delusions, (3) making use of a kind of a network economy that enables the group (I know it is not correct even to speak about group in connection to Language) to grow organically, (4) a certain peer-to-peer (poet-to-poet) structure that radically changes...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of language.”11 The centrality of the domain of linguistics to the formation of communism, including the role of language, philosophy, and critical thought, lends power to translation and aesthetics as forces contributing to the transformation of society. According to this schema, Groys argues...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
... and disintegration as morally uplifting, authenticity is increasingly valued even as the avant-garde rejects society as insincere and hypocritical. Anderson’s dream of a universal language is informed by late Vic- torian English liberalism, a grand language that accommodates, tolerates, and includes...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 137–153.
Published: 01 February 2013
... / Spring 2013 that the unintelligibility of mystical language is not socially readable—as, after all, Michel de Certeau has inimitably shown. It is to say that, how- ever society might be able to read this unintelligibility, it nonetheless cannot but turn it into an idol, thereby turn against...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 February 2002
... The work of Gunnar Björling is printed with permission of Finlands Svenska Författare- förening — Society of Swedish Authors in Finland. The Society of Swedish Authors in Finland (FSF), founded in 1919, is the central organization of Swedish-language writers in Finland. It is a professional union...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 203–234.
Published: 01 May 2006
... in killing as many as they can, as is done in the parts about Malaca by those whom they call amoucos in the language of the countryDiogo de Couto, Dialogo do Soldado Pratico, 1790, 2nd part p. 9. —Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Anglo-Indian Phrases of Kindred Terms...