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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 107–141.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., producing an ecology of music and sound that reaffirms the term and, along with it, a multicultural account of diversity that takes the Western notion of culture as a viable concept for all peoples. This essay, rather, seeks to acknowledge a historical lineage of ethnomusicology and its relation...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 199–214.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Kevin Thomas Miles Duke University Press 2000 Haunting Music in The Souls of Black Folk Kevin Thomas Miles Herein the longing of black men must have respect: the rich and bitter depth of their experience, the unknown treasures...
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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 (2016) 43 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Gavin Steingo; Jairo Moreno Questions of value might seem beyond the pale in cases of sound and music. Both are objects of immense accumulation, appreciation, exploration, and investment—not just for the human species but also among other species, and indeed the world. Sound simply is, its...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 5–41.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Amy Cimini; Jairo Moreno Music, sound, and aurality appear to be valuable for their inexhaustibility. With the notion of fiduciary aurality, we assess how this inexhaustibility is both mobilized and attenuated when music and sound are presumed to work on behalf of politics. In the early 1990s...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 43–74.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Bill Dietz; Gavin Steingo In this essay, we present a reading of two dominant (often, though not always, opposed) modes of understanding music's value: first, a “negative posit” associated most closely with Theodor Adorno that valorizes negation and social uselessness and, second, an “affirmative...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 209–218.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Peter Szendy Taking a close reading of the Marx Brothers' film The Big Store (1941) as its thread, this article explores the possibility of extending the concept of fetishism to the very performance of music, that is, to the bodily gestures and keyboardistic fingerings executed by Chico and Harpo...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Roy Kay Abstract Prince was an artist who challenged many conventional notions of race, sexuality, and music. His music, characterized as the Minneapolis Sound, is a continuation and extension of America's indigenous music, the blues. This article is an explanation of the designation “Minneapolis...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of 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...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 105–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
... be achieved through the liberation of the body from revisionist histories that downplay the era's stunning political achievements. The enormous success sixties' activists had in mobilizing millions (“people power”) resulted from the coupling of theory and action through music, art, ritual, and theater...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
... national anthem and have been sung by some of the most influential Arab stars, written on protest banners, and shouted by students in the face of French and English occupiers and their own governments. The couplet even entered the folklore of global protest music and poetry, and was adopted...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
... into a professorship of music at a small midwestern college and, despite his fears, poor personal relationships, and morbid obsession with lurid exhibits (reports and pictures) for his attic “Inhumanity Museum,” ends up escaping discovery, the loss of his job, and public censure. In the biggest irony of all, perhaps...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 255–262.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery Contemporary Chinese rock musician Xu Duo discusses his evolution as an artist and the genesis of his commitment to socially engaged, worker-oriented art and music. He discusses his role in the New Worker Art Troupe, including activities in and around the Migrant Workers Home...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 129–151.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Boever ultimately ties such a theory to the unexceptional politics of democratic anarchy that Gourgouris has developed elsewhere. In conclusion, De Boever considers the music Gourgouris has released as “Count G” within this aesthetico-political frame. References Agamben Giorgio . 2015...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 61–91.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Attali's Noise: The Political Economy of Music (1977) as a text in which the spirit of aesthetic revolt formally and materially converges with the neoliberal intellectual and political project. Mydevanbailey@gmail.com Copyright ©2023 by Duke University Press 2023 neoliberal theory avant...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 75–96.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of Joris's translation project lies in its rare ability to hold and behold in English the mutilated music of Celan's umfarshtandlekh (incomprehensible) poetics, itself a form of German reimagined through a post‐Holocaust expanded Yiddish. Ariel.resnikoff@gmail.com Copyright ©2023 by Duke University...
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Published: 01 February 2022
Figure 1 Boris Yankovsky's caricatures of himself and Arseny Avraamov, to be printed in place of waveforms on the optical soundtrack. From V. Solev, “Absolute Music by Designed Sound,” American Cinematographer , April 1936. More
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 251–253.
Published: 01 February 2016
... © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Contributors Amy Cimini is currently assistant professor of music at UC San Diego. Her research engages twentieth-­century philosophy and political thought, with an emphasis on theories of the body and the ethics of experimental practice. She has...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 57–103.
Published: 01 May 2001
... to know what an artist said and thought. The difficulty appears when you squeeze such texts for meaning. Original texts, in the world of music, are recordings. The history of jazz is defined by instruments and voices once alive with improbable sor- row and cheer, lost except for the mercy...