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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yiannis Papatheodorou Cavafy's barbarians constitute a peculiar metaphor for the (self-)censoring process of revealing and hiding the voices of Others in the colonial order of the archive. The theme recurs in three of his works—an “unwritten” poem, a “hidden” poem, and a poem included in the canon...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 157–180.
Published: 01 November 2019
... trade, imperial networks of exchange, and the settler colonial seizure and parcelization of indigenous lands in order to form the United States. The book continually deploys a quantitative language of number and measure, I argue, in order to highlight how emergent capitalist social relations bind...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2009
... mandate of self-conscious self-assertion in order to explore the readymade potential of the “uncreative.” They resort to a diverse variety of antiexpressive, antidiscursive strategies (including the use of forced rules, random words, copied texts, boring ideas, and even cyborg tools), doing so in order to...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 2011
... of social order caused by the pitting of order against freedom. Such consequences suggest a strong need for China to develop the value of freedom. But it is possible and important to do so in a critical spirit, as I argue through a critical analysis of the place of freedom in a liberal society...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... approaching the relation between society and the technical system as the very question of the pharmakon (that which is both poisonous and curative), Stiegler’s work allows ethical questions to eschew sites of transcendental judgment as well as ethical absolutes in order to instead become questions of art—of...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 15–32.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Bruce Robbins War photography, a pervasive aspect of the militarization of everyday life, seems to work on the commonsensical premise that the world needs to know in order to be able to make proper decisions, in order to act. But what happens when war photographs age, when the events they recorded...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 203–227.
Published: 01 February 2014
... “postsocialist” here marks modes of personhood and locution that are perverse with respect to the reproductive aims of the post-1989 order. Deriving from the socialist past but not reducible either to its official doctrines or to its official dissident cultures, these modes persist in the present and disable...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
... mainstream. Secondly, therefore, he elaborates and further develops certain key aspects of Antonio Gramsci's theory of hegemony (consensual leadership through multilateralism vs. mere supremacy, “hegemonic sacrifice,” etc.) in order better to grasp the lines of conflicts in national as well as international...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
.../community organization, the individualization of family life manifests itself through the disembedment of the individual from previously all-encompassing social ties, especially that of the patriarchal order. In the first section, I review the institutional changes in family structure and size. Next, I...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 May 2011
...) a vision of contemporary and future Chinese and global urbanism, as well as signifying to the world, as the Beijing Olympics had done, China's massive presence in the global arena. Ideologically, its thematics of material and architectural innovation, sustainability, harmoniousness, urban order...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 69–86.
Published: 01 February 2012
... well as groups, and in the collective national memory as well. In order to have a clear view of the significance of this extraordinary early twenty-first-century Tunisian event, the historian must dig deep, before January 14, 2011. © 2012 by Ahmed Jdey 2012 A History of Tunisia, January 14, 2011...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 161–180.
Published: 01 May 2012
... embodied in Lermontov’s work. Kazy-Girei’s narrator represents his North Caucasian homeland in order to reveal his struggle to reconcile personal memory with his own self-conscious performance of this Orientalist trope. In so doing, I emphasize the geospatial and ideological location of these narratives on...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 55–91.
Published: 01 August 2014
... original sense of misleading information, it redefines Disinformation as a reflexive phenomenon rather than a conscious plan of propaganda, in order to analyze what I understand as a deep historical eruption in the political topography of the United States, represented by the effective collapse of the two...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 February 2015
... reproduce it by the profession at large, especially in designing their pedagogy. Practitioners of the literary and cultural humanities must continually be aware of their complicity in reproducing a “thinking of colonized and docile bodies in the service of the dominant sociopolitical order whether conceived...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
... commenting on the potential advantages and disadvantages of Spanos’s Heideggerian approach for future scholarship, the authors conclude by examining disjunctions between Spanos’s pedagogical theory and practice in order to provisionally suggest an ideal balance in the intellectual’s personal, scholarly, and...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 55–61.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Toshio Ochi In order to make sense of the organization of postwar Japanese politics, it is crucial to engage the social movements that were mobilized after the Tōhoku earthquake in 2011. Following the catastrophe, many problems within Japanese social structure became apparent. At the same time, the...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 43–74.
Published: 01 February 2016
... posit” associated with late twentieth-century musicology and sociology that valorizes music's social utility. Recognizing serious limitations in both, we turn to Étienne Balibar's notion of “civility” as an experimental practice that regulates extremes in order to reduce violence. Drawing on...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
... consciousness”). The book's underlying goal is to think through the failures of previous Jewish projects to turn to the history of Jewish persecution, in order to form successful and meaningful political alliances with other, equally persecuted victims of Western hegemony. In this review, we position Decolonial...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 73–124.
Published: 01 May 2016
... tale about the aesthetic origins of modernity, which must itself transcend antiquity in order to be fully modern. On a fresh look at the problem, Longinus can be shown to be an incidental moment in the history and reception of the sublime. Far from being a principle of rhetorical criticism that emerged...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
... review essay of Badiou's recent collection, The Age of the Poets , I will scrutinize Badiou's readings of literature, and in particular his readings of Wallace Stevens, in order to pose a series of more general, interlinked questions. First, what are the strengths and limitations of recent Continental...