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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 99–128.
Published: 01 August 2017
... materialism in Wordsworth's verse, one that alights upon and magnifies aspects of the natural world that are irrecuperable by the subject or by poetic symbol. In poems from across Wordsworth's varied career, the formal properties of poetry are used to record a simultaneous material persistence and autonomy in...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... music) offers an alternative view of the ontology of literature, without falling back into the long-frustrated attempts to “define literature.” Many (if not all) of the texts that we call “literary” provide us with exactly this impression of “being wrapped” into the material world—a material world in...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2012
...R. A. Judy When Mohamed-Salah Omri and I met in Cairo during the first week of December 2010, we discussed in some detail whether Tunisia would blow up–the suspected spark being the TuniLeaks depiction of Sakhr Materi’s opulence, another sign of the thorough corruption of the Ben Ali/Trabelsi crowd...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 179–200.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Scott Pound This article examines the mythologies and materialities informing the ludic performance of sophism and lucid practice of scholarship to show that after two and a half millennia of standing in sharp opposition to one another the two are starting to converge. The article documents the...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2018) 45 (4): 183–201.
Published: 01 November 2018
... length, along with his differences from postmodernism, liberalism, and proceduralism. Dussel argues against formalism in favor of a model that incorporates three elements: validity conditions, a feasibility threshold, and a material principle. The material principle is primary, from which Dussel...
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boundary 2 (1 August 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 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 77–95.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and Charles Bernstein, the essay further argues for the importance of material specificity to literary critical analyses, demonstrating that the material substrates of poetry and its modes of production—from typeface and ink type to binding and paper stock—are an inherent and inextricable aspect of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 May 2011
...) a vision of contemporary and future Chinese and global urbanism, as well as signifying to the world, as the Beijing Olympics had done, China's massive presence in the global arena. Ideologically, its thematics of material and architectural innovation, sustainability, harmoniousness, urban order...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 43–54.
Published: 01 February 2012
... account of what has transpired during the initial phase of the Tunisian Revolution. The basis for this account is direct observation as a participant in the events, augmented by a documentation of dates, numbers, names, and other material garnered from newspaper and television reportage, Facebook pages...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... aspirations the desire to become the institution of transnational democracy that otherwise has not materialized. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Obama’s Rifts Donald E. Pease This morning, Hortense Spillers delivered an eloquently...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
... two opposing systems of values and cultural production. One was dominant, while the other was repressed but survived in various forms and in uneven ways. The present essay is, in part, the story of that survival and eventual victory. I draw on printed material, extensive fieldwork, and personal...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
... oriented to produce a visibility that discloses the set of metaphysical and material aspects related to contemporary intellectual practices, which makes it difficult to assign his work to any standard category (professional philosophy, postmodernism, poststructuralist criticism, etc.). In this essay, I...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 143–155.
Published: 01 August 2015
.... Decades later, an urban development project unearthed the unremembered and perhaps unwanted remains of a legion of Imperial Japanese soldiers. This essay explores the collaboration between the photographer Higa Toyomitsu and the material remains of the dead as they come together in a creative effort to...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 143–172.
Published: 01 February 2016
... revisiting of Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus and of the relation there of the sign and affect to assemblages and their formation; and, third, toward the speculative materialism of Meillassoux and the opportunity it proposes for an anti-Kantian historicism. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 173–208.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Ronald Radano While historians, musicologists, and cultural critics have long acknowledged the widespread and enduring appeal of US black music, few have grappled with the problem of its enormous cultural and aesthetic value. This essay proposes a material understanding of black musical value that...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 219–248.
Published: 01 February 2016
... terms. But in the footnotes that accompany the chapter, Marx quotes the reportage of various humanitarian agencies and the testimony of workers (not The Worker) in a manner that materializes the irreducible particularity of individuals and their historically situated speaking. In this essay, I read “The...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 139–156.
Published: 01 May 2018
... models; and (3) toys, the primary material of children’s learning through play, types of tools, which Benjamin interprets in their relation to waste, debris, and destruction. Out of all these a revolutionary pedagogy of creative destruction emerges, one which proposes rebuilding the broken self and the...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2018) 45 (4): 127–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
... paradigm “somapolitics” because of its enormous emphasis on the materiality of the criminal body (the soma as opposed to the more elusive psyche ) and suggest that it needs to be distinguished from Foucauldian notions of anthropolitics and biopolitics. Somapolitics proposes the criminal body as a readable...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2019) 46 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 February 2019
... surveys material from several of Mirowski’s projects, drawing out some of the many ways in which his analyses of neoliberalism, of computational thinking in economics and the social sciences, and of the form and function of our notions of “information” have profound implications for how we understand...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
... entity. Machines preside over—and embody—the ritualistic state of transition to the age of technology. There is a spiritual cost to this material transformation. Apocalyptic imagery permeates the novels' climactic scenes, as the natural order is turned upside down, man falls from the garden, and paradise...