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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 189–212.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Corey D. B. Walker What are the conditions of possibility for a critique of religion in a moment when the languages of religion and politics saturate and (over)determine critical discourse? How does one critically interrogate the contemporary manifestation of the phenomenon of religion when the...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Anthony Bogues The October 16, 1968, riot, popularly known as the “Rodney Affair,” was a watershed moment in Caribbean political history. The riot was triggered by the Jamaican government's banning of the revolutionary scholar Walter Rodney. This essay discusses the 1968 riot and the political...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Juliana Spahr At a certain moment, a moment that extends from the late '80s to the turn of the twenty-first century, something interesting happens within literature in English: some of the more provocative literatures in English from various literary schools and various national traditions...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... equipped to synchronize with other monothematic mantras of modernity like scientific progress, democracy, or techno-financial development. The essay visits some nodal moments of this historical narrative–the coming into being of a Hindu “tradition” under the auspices of colonial Indology, Rammohun Roy’s...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 79–96.
Published: 01 August 2015
...William Marotti Late 1967 witnessed a conjunctural moment in Japan, in which a shift in activist tactics inaugurated a public debate ultimately addressing the legitimacy of force and state violence in support of strategic US objectives, and triggering mass politicization, inaugurating Japan's “1968...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 73–124.
Published: 01 May 2016
... tale about the aesthetic origins of modernity, which must itself transcend antiquity in order to be fully modern. On a fresh look at the problem, Longinus can be shown to be an incidental moment in the history and reception of the sublime. Far from being a principle of rhetorical criticism that emerged...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
... particular attention to his projection of US “Experialism” and the nuclear simulation Eschaton, I analyze Wallace’s construction of the Entertainment as the emergence of the nuclear, not as an “event,” a moment where the bomb explodes, a moment of destruction and indetermination, but rather as a result of...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 187–198.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Matthew Suazo By expanding the frame of Paul Gilroy's post-9/11 intervention in Postcolonial Melancholia to include post–Hurricane Katrina discourse, this essay aims to more specifically elaborate the present moment—Gilroy's “postcolonial present”—as a space and time in which to combat the...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Asian history. Two significant moments in the exhibitions of Asia are examined. The first is the Fukuoka Art Museum's First Asian Artists Exhibition (1979–1980); the second is the Japan Foundation's and the Tokyo City Opera Art Gallery's Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art (2000–2002). A...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 2010
... reality or to abandon one in favor of the other are complicated in the remaining ones. Overall, the interview suggests that Virilio himself must be considered as a vector whose concepts are always already in motion, indeed as one who may seem to be making a definitive statement at one moment, but who...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 99–131.
Published: 01 August 2008
... unemployable to the bottom of the social and economic pyramid, and perpetual warfare on national and global fronts. Antonio Gramsci's analysis of “passive revolution” seems cogent for this moment, particularly for the ways media and other cultural forms play a significant role in mobilizing or disorganizing...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht For some years now, inside observers have felt that literary studies has arrived at a moment of stagnation. Not only has a fifty-year-long sequence of changing “paradigms” come to a standstill since the final years of the twentieth century; not only are we longing for new...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 27–46.
Published: 01 February 2009
... “philosophical front” in terms of “deviations” from a militant line. These various elements will converge in Badiou's portrait of the subjectivity proper to the moment that followed les années rouges of the sixties and seventies—the period which he calls the Restoration, and whose latest incarnation he has...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 55–91.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Eric Cheyfitz This essay analyzes the current historical moment in the United States, where, it argues, ideology has been displaced in the public sphere by what the essay defines as Disinformation . The term itself is Russian in origin, coined in 1949. While the essay retains disinformation ’s...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
...David S. Randall; Robert P. Wilson This essay examines the confluence of personal memoir, scholarship, and classroom teaching in the intellectual life. The authors trace the theme of “bearing witness” as the axiom of the intellectual vocation at three different moments in the career of William V...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
... turning point Turkey faces at the moment. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Westernization/modernization authoritarian parliamentarianism majoritarianism plebiscitarian dictatorship elitism Intervention Turkey at a Turning Point...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 19–21.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and the everyday, we draw on the work of Henri Lefebvre and what he called “qualitative moments.” In recalling forms of memoration, residues, remnants, and reminders of the past, such embodied specific temporal tenses can be put to work repairing breaks in the rhythms of daily life and constituting...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 77–94.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Julian Bourg Beginning in the 1970s, terrorism became an object of contested expert knowledge. Fears over this moralized and loosely defined phenomenon emerged at the very moment that Western states achieved a certain monopoly over legitimate political violence. This politico-epistemological...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 155–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
... what happens to the notion of “experience” with the emergence of immersive virtual reality technologies. Revisiting central thinkers in philosophical aesthetics as well as a key moment in the history of war and technology, namely, the invention of the modern war game around 1800, the essay outlines the...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 91–110.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Kevin Whelan This essay considers the 1916 Rising in Ireland as the political culmination of a longer social and cultural revolution that should be set within wider international, imperial, and military contexts. The year 1916 as a political moment stalled rather than furthered the social...