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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 171–197.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Abdulkarim Mustapha Duke University Press 2000 Constituting Negative Geopolitics: Memoriality and Event in The World and Africa (1946) Abdulkarim Mustapha In certain political and intellectual circles, it has now become more...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 2010
... thought derives not from “the political” itself (as it is explicitly stated) but from the aesthetic as itself political. The interview considers the extent to which Virilio in Deleuze's terms, “has placed the negative at the service of the power of affirming,” even though he has done so in a subterranean...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 65–101.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., the essay analyzes fantasy’s place in global violence and in the psychology of impunity. How does The Act of Killing signal a crisis in the global distribution of affect and accountability? How do bodily symptoms crystallize the negativity that underwrites social relations? The essay deploys psychoanalysis...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 May 2019
... mobility and equality in China. A second, on agricultural policy and self-sufficiency, outlines some of the negative consequences resultant from China’s position in the global food system. A third, on irregularities in wage payment and contracts for construction workers, addresses the failure to enforce...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
... (the derivative and negative prefix a - signifies this) to its narratives, discourses, and politics. Spanos’s legacy opens the possibility for a community of method driven by “the thought of a differential polity, ” a constitutive element of a truly democratic politeia . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and with what degree of importance. The ethics of the other seems dangerously close to existentialist versions of authenticity. The test case is Simon Critchley’s elegantly argued Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance . This book seems trapped into having to convert the negatives...
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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 (2010) 37 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 August 2010
...-destructive or “archiviolithic” impulse. In Derrida's model, this negativity is the consequence of repetition, which is the archive's raison d'être, and which is linked in turn to the Freudian death drive. This essay explores a poetics of archival destruction in a range of texts. Concentrating specifically...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 115–144.
Published: 01 August 2021
...: nationalism, populism, and feminism. In my essay, I begin by showing how Spanish public discourse tends to situate all three on a single continuum, identifying their intersections in negative terms as a potentially disruptive excess that must be controlled, if not eliminated, to avoid a crisis of democracy...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... also insists on the necessity of exploring that insular perspective in its own terms. Wallace’s novella invites its reader to simultaneously identify and disidentify with an unworldly American perspective and, in doing so, to create a negative map of the world. This is both a political and literary...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 151–167.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., such as The Donation of Constantine . Waters claims that what was at stake was a shift from medieval holism as a frame of mind to modern atomism. He goes to the heart of the positive and the negative sides to the development of what he calls “bitsiness,” the systematic emphasis on the literal and the particular...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 153–191.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Gourgouris secularization secular criticism Said poiesis religion negativity Clastres Perhaps we could acknowledge that all that one can really offer in a piece of writing, academic or otherwise, is a reading (conceived in a wider sense). Which is neither to subjectify too much the experience...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., materialist stream would seek to disabuse. Some- times, Badiou’s affirmationism, his unwillingness to foreground the negative as a central condition of literary production, results in a certain mythopoetic pathos, one not unrelated to Martin Heidegger’s encomia to the poeticity of Being. The key...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 49–63.
Published: 01 February 2021
....” In Ernst Bloch zu Ehren, Beiträge zu seinem Werk, edited by Siegfried Unseld, 9–20. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp . Adorno Theodor W. 1997 . Negative Dialektik . In Gesammelte Schriften , 6 : 9 – 408 . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp . Adorno Theodor W. 2008 . Lectures on Negative...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 43–46.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Jim Merod Duke University Press 2005 Lindsay Waters on de Man: On Nothing’s Aftermath Jim Merod Nothing, whether deed, word, thought, or text, ever happens in rela- tion, positive or negative, to anything...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 February 2006
.... Shierry Weber Nicholsen (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992), 76–94 Com- mitment and once as ‘‘Meditations on Metaphysics: After Auschwitz cited from The Adorno Reader, ed. Brian O’Connor (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000), 84–88 (origi- nally published in Adorno, Negative Dialectics, trans. E...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 185–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
... or negative response in the victim. Positive response to a certain trauma is sometimes called reverberation, traumatic fixation, or compulsive repetition. That is, subjects subconsciously relive the trauma through dissociating from the current experience and believing himself or herself still...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 85–108.
Published: 01 February 2008
... own negative dialectic, that the only way to truly get posthuman is to become antisubject. We propose that reading the zombie as an ontic/hauntic object reveals much about the crisis of human embodiment, the way power works, and the history of man’s subjugation and oppression...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
...- ference from the Derridean différance that in the ultimate analysis is an epistemic effect of language. Even as he participates in the thesis of the linguistic constitutedness of the human, Spanos resists the temptation to grant language absolute sovereignty. The negativity in de-­structive herme...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 51–66.
Published: 01 February 2003
... on Bertolt Brecht and the other in the work of art essay—are both reflected in The Arcades Project. I shall refer, pro- visionally, to the first of these attitudes as ‘‘negative and to the second as y 2 / 30:1 / sheet 56 of 224...