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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 89–105.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Donald E. Pease The essay “States of Fantasy: Barack Obama versus the Tea Party Movement” analyzes the recent populist conservatism in terms of the disparate fantasies convoking its disparate constituencies. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 States of Fantasy: Barack Obama versus the Tea...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 3–32.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Hortense Spillers “Destiny’s Child: Obama and Election ’08” interrogates the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States as a historically ordained event. This essay not only addresses the question of whether we might plausibly read it as the fulfillment of telos but also...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Donald E. Pease Obama constructs links among signs of history to produce what I would call a punctual presidency, a presidency that is punctual in two senses: Obama works at the level of historical puncta, and he’s just in time. He is a figure who knows how to work with an evental logic of history...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
... over prevention of human suffering. Republicans craft stories that position them as involuntary victims, even as they act as aggressors. Issues including the racial politics of Barack Obama’s presidency, income inequality, gun control, the “War on Women,” and gay marriage all share similarities...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 139–161.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Richard Purcell If President Barack Obama crystallizes the intersection of postrace and postblack idealism, nothing has exposed the fraught relationship between the two than the shooting death of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. What Trayvon Martin’s death has brought...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
... a political leadership role in the world? The effort of the United States under President Obama to do so must contend with the Bush legacy, consisting of two unwinnable wars, a deep economic crisis that began as a financial crisis, and a politically and culturally divided nation. Haug's essay does not pretend...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 55–91.
Published: 01 August 2014
... forces, for example). In fact, despite Republican rhetorical attempts to portray the president as a “sunshine soldier and summer patriot,”4 the Obama admin- istration has developed the predatory drone program past the limits of the Bush years and thereby widened the scope of the “war on terror...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 13–67.
Published: 01 February 2023
... . Helsel Phil . 2016 . “ Campaign, Not Trump, Says He Believes Obama Was Born in U.S .” NBC News , September 16 . https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-again-refuses-say-whether-obama-was-born-u-s-n649221 . Hennefield Maggie . 2017 . “ Fake News: From Satirical Truthiness...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2012
...- tract with America gave way to the Bush Era’s “War on Terror,” as well as its Schmittian-­inspired war on civil society. The hope Obama’s election brought about—the end of partisanship, Americans’ final reckoning with race, the repeal of Bush-­era legislation—has been counterbalanced by, among...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 221–242.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the partisan divisions that continue to polarize the US electorate today. Your recent articles on President Barack Obama and Tennessee Williams extend this narrative forward to the present and backward to the 1950s.9 Whether you take American Renaissance literature or contemporary political discourses...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 193–200.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of the distinguish- ing marks of the Obama administration. Every Tuesday, the commander in chief was provided with an inventory. So you cannot really say that he is not directly culpable in the massacres. These days came to be known as Terror Tuesday. Indeed, this is the same Barack Obama who is a Nobel Peace...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 2014
... matharaita ma kwĩgitĩra Rĩrĩa Obama ageithia Castro mathikoinĩ ma Mandela O arĩa maheyaga abatheindi mĩcinga makoiga mbu Kaĩ mariganĩirwo atĩ Mbaarainĩ ya Cuita Cuanavale Reagan na Thatcher maanyitĩte Abathendi mbaru? Atĩ tiga nĩ ũhootani mũnyite mbaru nĩ Kiumba kĩhaaroinĩ kĩa Cuito Cuanavale...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2017
... experience” (Bradley 2010: 18). Ralph Ellison in Progress was published only two years after the election of President Barack Obama. Bradley was not alone in feeling that Obama represented the best of our American experience and political process. His election in 2008 made it even easier to believe...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of President Obama. His historic ascendency to the White House created ripples and then waves of different political feelings in the United States and the world. As Hortense Spillers puts it in her contribution to this issue, this ascen- dency was a moment in which “the beginning marks the end...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
... terror is one defense against being duped by the current orthodoxies and the politics they pursue. Premeditated Terror and Spontaneous Violence That the terror button remains a hot one became clear in the debates between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney in the run...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 19–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
... . “ No Place to Hide: We’re All Suspects in Barack Obama’s America .” Creators . January 21 , 2014 . https://www.creators.com/read/robert-scheer/01/14/no-place-to-hide-were-all-suspects-in-barack-obamas-america . Schemm Paul Bouazza Bouazza Ben . 2014 . “ Tunisia Finally Passes...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 58–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . . . michelle obama’s striking arms raise contro- versy . . . will miley cyrus become the next lindsay lohan or the next michael jackson? . . . 30-foot­ fence around u.s. bor- ders can’t stop illegal aliens; little green man tells “how i got ovah” . . .  i see london...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 257–258.
Published: 01 May 2017
... professor of literary and cultural studies at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War Intellectual Culture (2013) and coeditor of Barack Obama’s Literary Legacy: Read- ings of “Dreams from My Father” (2016) and 21st Century Perspectives on Music...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 195–210.
Published: 01 May 2023
...) version of ideology critique. And yet cynicism has frequently been a creature of reaction or craven deference to the powers that be. For instance, in his presidential campaign book, The Audacity of Hope , Barack Obama ( 2006 : 8) laments that “high-flying words can be deployed in the service...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... gaining. Besides Greenwood’s book, note Anna Everett’s “The Afrogreek- in- Chief: Obama and Our New Media Ecology,” Journal of Visual Culture 8, no. 2 (August 2009): 193–96, in a special volume of brief position- paper responses to Obama as media phenomenon, aptly called The Obama Issue. 190...