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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 (2016) 43 (3): 287–312.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Özge Serin Through a consideration of Turkish Marxist intellectual Hikmet Kıvılcımlı's (1902–71) translation of Wage Labor and Capital , this essay examines the relation between conceptual translation and language in the historical conjuncture of the Kemalist revolution that brought about a radical...
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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 (2002) 29 (3): 137–147.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Fernando Martínez Heredia Duke University Press 2002 6736 boundary 2 29:3 / sheet 141 of 265 In the Furnace of the Nineties: Identity and Society in Cuba Today Fernando Martínez Heredia...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 35–47.
Published: 01 February 2021
...? We are asking in particular about the possibility and viability of sustained critical attention to language matters in our present situation, that is, the situation of the humanities, the situation of art and thought, in society today an increasingly perilous situation, it appears, given the often...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Golumbia The question of the militarization of language emerges from the politics surrounding cryptography, or the use of encryption in contemporary networked digital technology, and the intersection of encryption with the politics of language. Ultimately, cryptographic politics aims to...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Q. S. Tong; Xiaoyi Zhou Criticism and Society: The Birth of the Modern Critical Subject in China Q. S. Tong and Xiaoyi Zhou Over the past ten years or so, there have been repeated calls in China for the creation and establishment...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 51–74.
Published: 01 May 2006
... passion, appe- tite, and interest are excluded.6 Habermasian civil society has ostracized 5. For an incisive analysis of the relation between politics, language, and conceptual for- mulation in Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks, see the discussion in Joseph A. Buttigieg, ‘‘Phi- lology and Politics...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
... / Spring 2011 systemic society refers to a human community comprising different cul- tures, religions, and ethnicities. In other words, it is a social network that binds together various cultures, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and other systems. It can be a family, a village, a...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2005
... tar- get of polemics that accused him of using magic and being in league with the devil and seeking ‘‘to undermine Christian society 9 We, too, whether 8. See Ian Watt, Myths of Modern Individualism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 3–47. De Man wrote on the Faust myth: ‘‘Thematic...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Jonathan Arac Duke University Press 2007 Babel and Vernacular in an Empire of Immigrants: Howells and the Languages of American Fiction Jonathan Arac Philological criticism is not just the same as close...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 33–52.
Published: 01 February 2005
... as in other existing editions in various languages. A concordance (by Marcus Green) of the Italian critical edition and Anglophone anthologies of Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks is available on the International Gramsci Society Web site: httpwww.italnet.nd.edu/ gramsci/. 40 boundary 2 / Spring 2005...
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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” and...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 75–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar What exactly was invented when the language department of Bhakka was formally instituted at Fort William College in 1801 and Lallu Jee Lal was selected as the first Braj Bhakka scholar? Hindi polemicists celebrate Pundit Lallu Jee Lal’s invention of a Hindi purified of Yavani...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... blatantly turn away from standard English in order to say something about English. This article argues that literature in English in the '90s is distinctive for the number of works that turn away from standard English by including other languages and/or are written mainly in the pidgins or creoles that...
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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 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
... conventional political explanations of revolution have become obsolete in the face of the Tunisian Revolution, this essay is an attempt at comprehending its grammars of revolution, beginning with the fact that it has not affected Tunisia’s mode of production, or the overall structure of its society, or even...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 99–131.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the State and civil society, and the position of intellectuals in the creation of hegemony. Visconti's films on the Risorgimento, The Leopard and Senso ; Pasolini's films and writings on the cultural and political transformations wrought by the “Economic Miracle”; the critical work that emerged from...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2008
... consider his account of its relation to language. Rather than setting an opposition between language and image, I argue that language is the medium in which the dialectical image can emerge at all. I further think of the emerging image as characterizing the mode of presentation of the material of the...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
... insights about language. While the jargon of authenticity bedevils identity politics and multiculturalism today, deconstruction dismantles both authenticity and sincerity through a deployment of metasincerity. The essay investigates the character of critique as it arose in the early debates around the...