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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 147–153.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Eli Friedlander This essay reflects on the questions introduced by Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings's biography Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life . In particular, it considers how the biography addresses the difficult problem of drawing together a unity of life and writings in Benjamin's existence...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Anne Allison The essay takes on recent news stories of “missing elderly” (elderly whose deaths go unrecorded) and “lonely death” (bodies discovered days or weeks after someone has died all alone) to consider how life, death, and the bonds/debts of social relationality are getting recalibrated...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 221–232.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Michelle Speidel Are We Not Genes? Stanley Shostak’s Deathof Life and The Evolution of Sameness and Difference Michelle Speidel The modern evolutionary paradigm of neo-Darwinism is increasingly relied upon in popular and technical...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 229–258.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Anindyo Roy Duke University Press 2001 Savage Pursuits: The Shaping of Colonial Civility in E. M. Forster’s ‘‘The Life to Come’’ Anindyo Roy For conquering Clive, or Wellesley’s mightier name, The wide...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 67–84.
Published: 01 February 2008
...R. Radhakrishnan © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Grievable Life, Accountable Theory R. Radhakrishnan In a world structured in dominance, is it viable, justifiable, and “con- scionable” to indulge in ontological thinking? What...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 May 2011
... All translations in this essay are my own. Intervention Better City, Better Life Better City There was a popular expression, in Shanghai anyway, that went “Miss the expo and you’ll regret it for life. Go...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 133–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
... an anonymous woman pleas into the receiver for help, the discussion seeks to both locate and complicate the so-called human element captured in recordings of the voice. Using Eric Santner's notion of creaturely life as a conceptual lens, this piece argues that the melancholy poetics that often accompanies...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 157–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Antonia Birnbaum What is studying in its difference from institutions? Benjamin took up the problem of studying with all the energy of his student dissatisfaction. In one of his early texts he investigates the “life of students” under the aspect of a historical concept in which history appears...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 7–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... into his life in Alexandria and struggles to reset his literary and cultural compass while processing the various displacements and exiles of his life to date. What we see here in this story, completed in Alexandria after two extended periods of displacement from the city, is an attempt to inaugurate a new...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 243–270.
Published: 01 May 2022
... the account below demonstrates, we are bound to reassess his contribution to the history of French painting, as it becomes evident that Bonnard's desire to “bring painting to life” prompted him to create some of the most unusual, haunting, and disturbing artworks ever made. Such a claim and judgment...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 195–230.
Published: 01 February 2022
.... E. B. Du Bois's radicalization later in life has often been attributed to Shirley Graham Du Bois's beguiling leftist influence (Horne 2000 : 31). However, as Gerald Horne writes, “The idea that a weak-minded Du Bois was seduced into joining the party does not do justice to him and, perhaps...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 5. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya ( The Rhythm of Life ) showing a funeral rite in Upper Egypt. Reproduced courtesy of Asmaa Yehia El-Taher. Figure 5. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya (The Rhythm of Life) showing a funeral More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 6. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya ( The Rhythm of Life ) showing women reciting dirges at a funeral in Upper Egypt. Reproduced courtesy of Asmaa Yehia El-Taher. Figure 6. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya (The Rhythm of Life More
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 113–127.
Published: 01 August 2015
... forces. As is happening elsewhere, Japan's construction of a new type of eco-city is being posed as a mediation of these varied conditions and forces; as a solution of sorts, it also promises to reorganize everyday life. Drawing on plans for the eco-city, this essay addresses the conditions of crisis...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
... differing domains: the family as a social institution and the family as a process of individual experiences, that is, the lived experience of family life. While the individualization of the family institution is mostly reflected in the weakening of the bonds between the family and the larger kinship...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Zhivka Valiavicharska What do we do with the monuments from the socialist past? This question continues to resurface with relentless persistence in Bulgaria’s public life. For the past twenty-five years, socialism’s monuments have suffered severe neglect, yet they have provided open terrains upon...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 13–40.
Published: 01 November 2018
... principle of his writing is one of attachment to finite life, which is all the more profound because it remains faithful to the ambivalence of any attachment. The task is to “own” that this is the only life we have—for better and for worse—rather than seeking to leave this life behind. References...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... kind of beauty, so strong that it had to be forgotten. Her doomed life led me to reflect on how old inequalities are always repackaged in new ways. What does it mean, in the words of Harry Belafonte, to write about a “black woman” who had to pay a “price for her blackness”? Perhaps the only way right...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 157–170.
Published: 01 August 2015
... tendencies (mobilism and broadcast) and to consider the intensive life that arises between them. Considering subjectivity not only in terms of “molar formations” (codes and ideologies) but also in terms of “molecular practices” (lived rhythms and daily activities) invites a tentative thesis about what...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Jim Merod Louis Armstrong's career inaugurated the commercial viability of jazz for five decades. It also created both the structural conditions and critical reception that allowed jazz to emerge into a “classical” art form, still in the process of reshaping itself today. Armstrong's life, however...