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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 31–56.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Peter E. Gordon The landmark 1950 study in social psychology The Authoritarian Personality represents a significant attempt to correlate right-wing political orientation with psychological or characterological dispositions. As a collaborator and coauthor of the study, Theodor W. Adorno brought to...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 135–149.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Karl Kroeber Duke University Press 2000 5983 b2 27:1 / sheet 141 of 237 American Universities: A Personal View Karl Kroeber The following...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
...David S. Randall; Robert P. Wilson This essay examines the confluence of personal memoir, scholarship, and classroom teaching in the intellectual life. The authors trace the theme of “bearing witness” as the axiom of the intellectual vocation at three different moments in the career of William V...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2020
... safeguards. Unlike criminal forfeiture ( in personam ), civil forfeiture generally proceeds against the offending property ( in rem ), not against the person. A piece of property does not have the rights of a person; so, instead of proving crime beyond “a reasonable doubt,” suspicion equal to “probable cause...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
... two opposing systems of values and cultural production. One was dominant, while the other was repressed but survived in various forms and in uneven ways. The present essay is, in part, the story of that survival and eventual victory. I draw on printed material, extensive fieldwork, and personal...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 161–180.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Europe and Asia. Reading Russian narratives about the Caucasus alongside narratives by Muslim writers of the Caucasus, I challenge the ideologically constructed binaries of Self and Other, Europe and the Orient, as well as history and personal memory. More specifically, this article discusses the figure...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 67–97.
Published: 01 May 2009
... called the “sweatshop sublime” and to popular notions of ethical consumption and argue that Gibson's coolhunter is a modified type of ethical consumer, a person able to map economic systems onto personal meanings as meanings, translating the behavior of the market not into a more just price point at the...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... unorthodox conception of what Heidegger meant by the term Dasein . On the standard reading, although the word is not synonymous with “person” or “human being,” it nevertheless refers to what those terms refer to, namely individual people like you and me. Haugeland maintains, instead, that it designates a...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 199–212.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Rosemarie Bodenheimer Sebastian Haffner’s Defying Hitler: A Memoir appears in the twenty-first century as a kind of time capsule, offering a personal and political analysis forged during the 1930s, when the endgame of the Nazi regime was not yet visible. Haffner attempts to account for the...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
...-century style literary realism, it proposes to consider Lu Xun as a modernist writer and uses a comparative perspective to underscore his commonalities with European modernism. Comparing “The True story of Ah Q” with Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan and Kafka's “Building the Great Wall of China,” the...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
... qualifies this by stressing the limited number of persons with unmitigatedly sincere intention. He ultimately takes China's scholar-gentry to task for having a far greater degree of moral culpability in the present situation than they are willing to admit, rather than blaming it all on the corruption of the...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
... links between morality and reason; the commonplace that associates lifestyle with queer acts and persons; and the conflation of character with identity—discloses both the problems of this discourse and the truths it exposes. Starting with a discussion of an important episode become trope in Kant's...
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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 (2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
... into a professorship of music at a small midwestern college and, despite his fears, poor personal relationships, and morbid obsession with lurid exhibits (reports and pictures) for his attic “Inhumanity Museum,” ends up escaping discovery, the loss of his job, and public censure. In the biggest irony...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
... centrality of China, and the problems of the Anthropocene, such as climate change. And yet he at least remained loyal to a vision of enlightenment and liberation, even as his own personal communism was reduced to loyalty to the memory of fallen comrades. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Eric...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 29–77.
Published: 01 August 2016
... phenomenon necessarily repeated within the life-history of not only every economic system but also every subject. Moreover, the article suggests that the concept needs to be understood in terms of both what is surpassed and what is foreclosed. Personal indebting in the era of global finance is a mode of...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... educated persons to conduct themselves as moral exemplars. In this essay, the divergent ramifications of this Confucian dictum are explored via several Chinese thinkers including Huang Zongxi, Liang Qichao, Lu Xun, and Mao Zedong. Their intellectual legacies are considered in relation to present-day uses...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 93–120.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Wang Xiaoming; Lennet Daigle In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the earliest of the modern Chinese revolutionaries were looking beyond the creation of a new polity to the creation of a new kind of person and new ways of living together. At a moment when the political legacy of the...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Khaled Furani A question drives my reading of Mahmoud Darwish’s Mural , chronicling a poet’s quest for his own becoming while facing death: What rhythms of freedom—or what forms of enlightenment—may a person inhabit when facing life’s end? I argue that to this question Mural responds with an...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 May 2020
... both of New Criticism at its start and of the theory movement in the 1970s and 1980s, and noting the crucial role played by Allen Tate and the Sewanee Review . Unfashionable independence, fidelity to personal fascination, and unremitting effort all play a role in scholarly accomplishment. Copyright...