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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 139–156.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and the alienated world. Playspaces of Anthropological Materialist Pedagogy: Film, Radio, Toys Esther Leslie Much of Walter Benjamin’s work is pedagogical, in the sense that he judges things—artworks, trivia, experiences—in relation...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 63–86.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Sami R. Khatib This essay elaborates on the dialectics of practice and play in Walter Benjamin’s pedagogical writings. Arguing that his earlier politics of “pure means” is still operative in his later materialist pedagogy of proletarian purposiveness, the essay follows Benjamin’s project of undoing...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 May 2020
... . Plessner Helmuth . 1980 . Gesammelte Schriften VIII: Conditio humana . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp Verlag . Plessner Helmuth . 2018 . Political Anthropology . Chicago : Northwestern University Press . Originally published as Macht und menschliche Natur (Berlin: Junker und Dünnhaupt...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 7–19.
Published: 01 February 2013
... as an attempt to close off prematurely the pos- sibility of a materialist and historical understanding of the present in the Islamic world and a critical engagement with it. The new anthropology of Islam performs a conjuring trick in which the overwhelming number of lived forms of Islamic...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 207–241.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Joe Cleary Duke University Press 2004 Toward a Materialist-Formalist History of Twentieth-Century Irish Literature Joe Cleary 1 Most accounts of contemporary Irish culture tend to be largely affir- mative, even...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 113–148.
Published: 01 May 2004
... slaughtered animal flesh. The expressed natural theology of that anthropology implied a historical criticism of revealed religion. It is not revealed religion but history that aids natural reason in realizing its precepts as civil law. Scripture is read as a document of evidence in an incipient materialist...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and the extreme. Finally, Esther Leslie’s “Playspaces of Anthropological Materialist Pedagogy” and Brian Elliott’s “Beyond Critique” both reflect on a central concern of Benjamin’s later pedagogical‑cultural thinking, one not yet crys- tallized in the earlier writings: technology. As Leslie points out...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... (his retreat from philanthropy into misan- thropy staged as a withdrawal into withered private life) with an effectively unconscious confession of the “materialist humanism” of the young Marx.8 Reading Kraus through Marx, Benjamin invokes an anthropological materi- alism, in which revolutionary...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 109–127.
Published: 01 May 2002
... the constancy of American identity, required particular attention to the notion of ‘‘culture ‘‘Culture’’ would serve to explain and define what was then called ‘‘national character This, indeed, was the birth of Ameri- can studies, which was declared ‘‘a branch of cultural anthropology 2 It was during...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 153–194.
Published: 01 February 2001
..., and infiltrated racial meanings in the contemporary con- text. No materialist analysis of racial formation can afford to ignore the im- plications of the transatlantic and transpacific integration of capital circuits Bové and the boundary 2 editorial collective for seeing and supporting the possibilities...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 79–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., in “succeeding,” it became that carrying on or bear- Fragmentary notes for this essay were shared with three different sets of audiences at, chronologically, the University of California, Berkeley (Department of Anthropology); the University of California, Davis (Department of Anthropology...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 February 2020
...- abstractionist notion of the human 5. While neither Hayles nor Hansen would consider themselves theorists of affect, their broadly technological materialist methods align them in significant ways with the cohort (Brian Massumi, Nigel Thrift, William Connolly) that is most explicitly the target of Leys s...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 121–133.
Published: 01 February 2000
... of the Ideal, the Geisteswissenschaften are histories of Thought. Then again, insofar as the objective of Dilthey’s project is a universal system of meth- odological rigor, his human sciences also aims at a materialist History...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 13–19.
Published: 01 May 2001
... on the colonized world of a concerted coercive economic and political enterprise, but also in its fantastical form, as revealing a sexual politics rooted in the anthropological construction of the colonial subject. Not only does Forster often imitate the posture of a colonial anthropologist in projecting...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 229–258.
Published: 01 May 2001
... on the colonized world of a concerted coercive economic and political enterprise, but also in its fantastical form, as revealing a sexual politics rooted in the anthropological construction of the colonial subject. Not only does Forster often imitate the posture of a colonial anthropologist in projecting...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
... argued that with the machine-tool,­ the worker was 2. See Andrea Bardin’s excellent essay “De l’homme à la matière: pour une ‘ontolo- gie difficile’” (2013), in which he argues, in his project of establishing a materialist politi- cal philosophy from Simondon’s work, that human work organized...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 5–41.
Published: 01 February 2016
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... materialism that stressed “a material reality subject to the laws of dialectics, and of practice as the ker- nel of a correct epistemology,” views later reinforced in the philosophies of Plekhanov, Lenin, Li Da, and Mao Zedong.15 Overwhelmingly this meant grasping the origins of materialist philosophy...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 179–200.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of the sophists, writes, “a general profile emerges of a group of intel- lectuals (in the active sense of the term) who rejected speculation about nature as an isolated activity but rather took their own materialist anthro- pology as the starting point for understanding and teaching effective dis- course...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 139–161.
Published: 01 August 2013
... sciences, but the twenty-first­ century has shown us that such utopian sentiment has been misplaced. Marek Kuhn and a growing number of scholars in the social sciences, anthropology, and the philosophy of science have begun to worry about what Nadia Abu El-­Haj terms the “genetic reinscription...