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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 107–141.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Ana María Ochoa Gautier This essay is a critique of the notions of nature and culture, as operationalized by the recently named field ecomusicology. While fields such as anthropology and history have questioned the idea of nature, ecomusicology, on the contrary, has explored its significance...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 February 2009
...” description of common ground that was obscured by the antagonism of the cold war years. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 1960s East and West: The Nature of the Shestidesiatniki and the New Left Boris Kagarlitsky...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... spectacles that unhinge both the beautiful and the sublime from their respective categorical and noncategorical conceptualizations. This contradictory unhinged space is an asphyxiating existence that replaces the possibility of radical transcendence with increasing and supposedly natural cascading forms of...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
... absolute and as the only available alternative to absolute sovereignty being a state of nature (or more accurately what Pettit 2008 calls a “second state of nature,” one in which language plays a key role). In that state of nature, the only possible political relation is what Hobbes calls a war of “all...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 February 2017
....” This essay reconsiders the nature of Duchamp's love affair with art as désamour , or lovelessness, in which work ceases to be work and art is “trans-formed” into “anart.” Duchamp's trajectory from the Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 of 1912 and the infamous Fountain of 1917, the period Stiegler...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., cultural heritage, and the ubiquitous and all-inclusive virtue of “civilization” ( wenming ) provided a comprehensive vision of a new, urban-centered, globalized China. The particular erasures, contradictions, and inconsistencies in the Shanghai Expo's vision of futurity, as well as the nature of expo...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 99–128.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Tom Eyers If scholars of Wordsworth have differed considerably in their interpretation of the poet's invocations of nature and subjectivity, there has been broad agreement that it is these and allied themes that determine the poetry's importance. In contrast, this essay identifies a deep seam of...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... identify their cryptic nature with his traumatic break from Gustav Wyneken and the tragic failures of the youth movement. This involves, on the one hand, an inversion of his early Nietzschean influences into a political anti-Nietzscheanism, one that this essay explores through the figures of freedom...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Galileo's trial and Darwin's theory. In the last few years, however, within the higher circles of the Vatican, a less open-minded stance with regard to both the natural and the social sciences seems to have gained strength again. In this article, the roots, nature, and implications of this less-tolerant...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Ellen McLarney Mechanization of human life is the main subject of the oil novel, a genre that charts the explosion of industrial production in the remote regions of the earth. One of the products of this process is a nostalgic vision of nature, imagined as an untouched, utopian paradise. Agrarian...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 157–179.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Kenneth Gross The essay describes Angus Fletcher’s ambitious, often uncanny ways of mapping the nature of literary form and literary knowing. The essay describes how Fletcher himself describes our crucial metaphors of order and disorder, our “cosmic” (sometimes cosmetic) images, how he explores...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 147–153.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... It further seeks to assess how the conception, implicit in their book, of the relation of writing and life relates to Benjamin's own understanding of the nature of the craft of biography. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Walter Benjamin biography material content truth content...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Eric O. Clarke Widespread critical efforts to understand modernity rely upon the term lifestyle . Studying this use shows both scholars' ambiguous moral relation to the modern and, as important, their uneasy relation to morals and morality and a deep uncertainty about their nature. Historically...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 207–229.
Published: 01 February 2012
... from (full) access to citizenship need to be rooted in human nature, which is supposed to consist therefore of hierarchized “characters.” As a consequence, differences become also principles of exclusion: this is more violent symbolically (or even practically) but much less stable and “legitimate” than...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 February 2015
... resulting instrumental and mechanistic tendencies of twentieth-century life. Adorno’s fractured and aphoristic Minima Moralia is a reflection on the “damaged” nature of exilic existence; Spanos’s In the Neighborhood of Zero decries the massive destructive potential, on both global and personal levels, of...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 113–127.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Tom Looser For some time now, Japan has been teetering on the point of fundamental, historical transformation. Neoliberalist contractions, natural catastrophes, and the nuclear disaster have contributed to an era of crisis that is local to Japan, while they are also an ongoing bellwether of global...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 113–140.
Published: 01 November 2017
... moral phenomenon, a function of human actions and intentions; strictly speaking, there is no natural violence. The critique of violence itself bespeaks a kind of violence. Benjamin's critique of the reifying “mythic violence” that founds and administers the law presupposes an expiatory “divine violence...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to achieve sustained growth if the economy is to return to precrisis levels. One premise of the current optimism is that what we are witnessing is the recovery from an ordinary recession. This, however, seriously misunderstands the nature of the crisis. The dynamic development of global neoliberalism...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 63–86.
Published: 01 May 2018
... bourgeois pedagogy. Departing from the Kantian concept of pedagogy, already the younger Benjamin criticizes humanist teleologies of child education. Unraveling the aporias of bourgeois pedagogy, he takes hierarchical oppositions, such as civilization and nature, mind and body, teacher and student, mastery...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 73–124.
Published: 01 May 2016
...James I. Porter The contemporary understanding of Longinus and the sublime, which has been dominant for centuries (since Boileau), is crucially flawed. It is Longino-centric, it is riddled with assumptions about rhetoric, philosophy, and nature, and it forcibly enrolls the sublime in a well-worn...