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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 33–55.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Samuel . 2014 . “West of Eden.” Tamkang Review 45 , no. 1 : 1 – 18 . Militarizing Feeling: What Does It Mean to Fight a “War on Terror”? Samuel Weber 1. An Elusive but Necessary Approach: The Question of “Violence...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Introduction to Ends and Means of Student Pedagogic Groups Translated in the following pages is the text of an address deliv- ered by Walter Benjamin at the First Student Pedagogic Conference, held at the University of Breslau on October 6 7, 1913. The text was published the following year in...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 15–21.
Published: 01 May 2018
... cultural values. Out of this encounter was to issue the learning community, an individuated collectivity of study emancipated from the hierarchies and power relations characteristic of traditional academic institutions. Ends and Means of Student Pedagogic Groups in German Universities (with Particular...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 191–212.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Maryanne . 2008 . Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain . London : Icon . Žižek Slavoj . 2000 . “Lacan between Cultural Studies and Cognitivism.” Umbr(a): Science and Truth 1 : 9 – 32 . On the Origin of Aisthesis by Means of Artificial Selection; or...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 127–143.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Richard Randall The materialization of music by means of notation and recording has had a number of consequences. On the one hand, it facilitates the transmission of music across space and time. On the other hand, formats have allowed music to become an excludable and rivalrous good. Formats embody...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the significance of historical reality. The possibility of recognizing the image of the past further depends on being attuned to a peculiar temporality, a movement within the medium of memory in which the meaning of the past is realized in the present. Finally, as I argue, the past emerges in...
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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 (2021) 48 (1): 109–137.
Published: 01 February 2021
... specified backdrop of nationalist and Islamist jargon. Others are words that have accrued meaning in tandem with the zeitgeist. Still others seem to have no particular political meaning, appearing rather “neutral,” though in fact they serve as reflections of a hegemonic zeitgeist. While the pointed...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 67–97.
Published: 01 May 2009
... called the “sweatshop sublime” and to popular notions of ethical consumption and argue that Gibson's coolhunter is a modified type of ethical consumer, a person able to map economic systems onto personal meanings as meanings, translating the behavior of the market not into a more just price point at the...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
... literalism has long been exploded by various branches of philosophy and literary-cultural theory. The fundamentalists posit a primordial—and mythical—“literal” meaning of the Qur'an that has never in fact been articulated. The so-called fundamentalists wish to ignore both history and the necessity of...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 August 2012
... writing in common that does not serve to convey a meaning, but bears witness, in its very form, to the fragmentation of meaning? This essay examines three attempts of an affirmative answer to this question by reappraising three interrelated experimental cases: Jena around 1800 and the Athenaeum journal of...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
... trope for stability, sincerity, and competence while in full flight from the supposed poststructuralist evils of undecidability, authenticity, and performance. However, this aspiration for a guaranteed and individuated meaning comes at a price, which is that of refusing to comprehend deconstructive...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2010
...William V. Spanos In The Question of Palestine and elsewhere, Edward Said locates the “justificatory regime” that Zionism has developed to interpose between its Palestinian victims and itself in the discourse of nineteenth-century British imperialism, by which he means the representation of the...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Gloria Davies What do we mean by “Chinese thought,” and how should we engage with it? This essay begins with the claim that sixiang , or “Chinese thought,” is best approached as both a mode of critical inquiry and a style of rhetorical persuasion. It argues that Lu Xun's reflections on baihua , the...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the emergent revolutionary elites over the meaning of the forces of social change and the modalities through which they are to be sustained or institutionalized. That contestation is fundamentally over the legitimacy of divergent, although related, intellectual formations or structures of knowledge...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of revolution established since the eighteenth century. By attending to this revolution’s specificity, its underlying causes, sources, unfolding events, and objectives, as well as the possible means of achieving them, we can draw attention to its groundbreaking dimensions. On the premise that the...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., and how to transpose the evental logics of history into a means whereby change within the territory of the United States can be linked with transnational democratic possibilities. By impersonating a transnational institution that does not exist anywhere else on this planet, Obama has as one of his...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
... definitive meanings and exact differences. The more open conventions of theory present a better model for this task of description and analysis. A historical account of the unstable associations of terror reveals how limiting and how aggressively polemical the post-9/11 anglophone attributions of terror have...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 12–23.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Manuel DeLanda The subject of this essay is the authority structure of institutional organizations. Authority has two aspects: its legitimacy and its enforcement. Max Weber gave us the means to think about the practices involved in the legitimation of authority, while Michel Foucault provided us...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Takushi Odagiri Various elements of the everyday have been suspended, interrogated, and redefined in the estranged experience of the crisis that occurred in Japan shortly after March 2011. This complex transformation of quotidian consciousness gives renewed meaning to Miki Kiyoshi's philosophy of...