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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 191–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Soyica Diggs Colbert “‘When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead’: The Future of the Human in Suzan-Lori Parks’s The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World ” puts thing theory in conversation with theorizations of temporality, claiming that things rupture the subject/object binary by dislocating...
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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 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
... at the rules that will govern the completion of their objectives. This overall universal rule can be called “revolutionary grammars.” Yet there are aspects of the Tunisian Revolution that are not subject to any singular specific grammar, which prompts noting that this revolution, with all its contingent...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
... as performative speech acts. At the site where language, race, and religion–the positive symptoms of decadence–are knotted together, Renan describes a political theology of the color line. The supposed “truths” about Oriental decadence became distributed among the objects of its study (“Orientals”) within...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 137–153.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Stathis Gourgouris This is a meditation on the assertion by Cornelius Castoriadis that “every religion is idolatry.” Idolatry here is configured beyond the conventional understanding of the idol as a concrete object of worship which works within the logic of representation. In monotheism, even...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 5–41.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., critical musicology's appeal to the performative as embodied knowledge and a more recent “affective turn” reveals fiduciary aurality to rely on two posits: first, a quasi realism that links aurality with a given but unexamined and nonnegotiable object, and second, a relationality wherein aurality harnesses...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 139–156.
Published: 01 May 2018
... objects of Benjamin’s thinking: (1) film and cinema, where, through the actions of technology, time and space are exploded and realigned in ways that provoke reflection and action in modernity; (2) radio, a developing form into which Benjamin intervenes with educational lectures and playful learning...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 45–59.
Published: 01 August 2018
... climaxes around affective affinities across the Strait, first in tropes of embracing an imaginary homeland, of longing to be united; then, in the figure of “Mainland sisters” ( dalumei ) or “little Mistress No. 3” ( xiaosan ) as erotic (albeit illicit and manipulative) objects for nonreproductive...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 63–93.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of rampant subjectivity, exercising total domination over materials, but equally of rampant essences that mold or mock the ego. It is associated no less with heightened subjective expression than it is with the opposite: depersonalization, objectivity, ontology. The essay attempts to theorize this seeming...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 177–184.
Published: 01 August 2020
... as the work of French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty to argue for the centrality of the human gaze in Sebald’s imagination. The human gaze forges a unique form of realism in Sebald, playing a central role in revealing the “metaphysical underside” of objects, which in turn provokes an ethical response...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 7–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... poetry and his love for the art object is rooted in the cultural world of the Anglo-Greeks from which he found himself exiled—one of many exiles he would experience. Retrieving this lost world and memorializing the pleasure-loving days of his young friends heavily informs Cavafy's poetry, which...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 205–232.
Published: 01 May 2021
... addressed in solidarity discourses and practices. Despite their apparent galvanizing powers, do such discourses and practices also act as sites of marginalization or occlusion? Where do we locate a Palestinian voice within them? My overarching objective in this inquiry is to reconsider solidarity from...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Wolfgang Fritz Haug Haug pursues two objectives in this essay. First, he wants to develop a better understanding of the global conflicts at the beginning of the twenty-first century. To reach that understanding, it is, he argues, necessary to get beyond the crude empiricist language...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 43–54.
Published: 01 February 2012
... as significant expressions in the “constructive work of bold sociological analysis.” There is a fairly high risk that what we experience will be lost forever to a forgetfulness that is hopelessly closed off from the flow of life. The objective in this essay is to offer a preliminary provisional account of what...
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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 (1): 143–172.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., brought to bear on recent affect theory, show it to be often inadequate in its use of key concepts. This biosemiotic analysis, then, indicates three directions forward: first, toward an adjustment of certain claims of object-oriented philosophers sometimes allied to the affect theorists; second, toward...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
... the objective conditions are met; and called for a thorough diagnosis of the present's particularity. In doing so, the essay seeks to complicate retrospective sketches of Arab Marxists, such as Susan Buck-Morss's, that depict them as elitist and vanguardist modernizers and oppose them to immanent Islamist...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 19–34.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of mass media that are dying in a globally and industrially organized regressive movement in which the technical, transitional object becomes monstrous and pathetic), we will encounter a new age of care in which the amateur is the exemplary figure—traversing, as such, the field of contemporary art...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 February 2009
.... They shared common sources, ideals, and objectives, drawing on Marxist tradition and striving for “socialism with a human face.” Both movements took shape in the relative prosperity of the postwar period, when frustration grew over the betrayal of democratic and socialist ideals. The mutual unintelligibility...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
... they recode disciplinary boundaries and modes of authority, I show how such new and expanded models of contextualization became central to the history of site-specific art since the 1960s, once the concept of site began to organize not only literal sculptural objects but the notion of an artistic context...