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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
...John A. McClure In “`Do You Believe in Magic?' Literary Thinking After the New Left,” Sean McCann and Michael Szalay argue that postmodern American novelists, by celebrating “the spontaneous, the symbolic, and ultimately the magical” undermine the good sense of progressive thought and contribute to...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 19–60.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Arif Dirlik Postmodernism and Chinese History Arif Dirlik This essay considers questions raised by postmodernism with spe- cific reference to issues in the historiography of China. If I spend more time working through...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
... poststructuralism, just as Spanosian postmodernism is at odds with canonical versions of the postmodern. During times of theoretical apathy and indifference, what sets apart Spanos’s legacy is its underlying ethics of care, and its indefatigable passion for resistance and oppositional thinking. This essay is...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the paranoid relation to institutions characteristic of an earlier generation of postmodern writers and his inhabitation, instead, of various forms of institutional being. In this context, the political and other limits of Wallace’s project are revealed in the awkwardness of its engagements with the...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
... oriented to produce a visibility that discloses the set of metaphysical and material aspects related to contemporary intellectual practices, which makes it difficult to assign his work to any standard category (professional philosophy, postmodernism, poststructuralist criticism, etc.). In this essay, I...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 May 2016
... distinct forms of competition with journalism, on the one hand, and television, on the other. He comments on his relation as a writer to Western postmodernism and the concept of national allegory, on the meaning of innocence, the phenomenology of love, and the novelist's responsibility to both national and...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... project for Wallace. At the same time that he critiques the postmodern parochialism of the US culture industries, he uses his proleptic style to force his readers into experiencing dread when encountering American consumer culture. Ultimately, Wallace takes himself to be an example of the sort of limited...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 97–124.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Henry Veggian “Anachronisms of Authority: Authorship and Exchange Value in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King ” considers the materiality of the printed book where postmodern theories of culture intersect with the contemporary economics of the print publishing, digital publishing, and antiquarian...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
... relative disappearance of the discourse of Mutually Assured Destruction. Through recursively inverting what he called postmodern metafiction’s “Armageddon-explosion,” I argue that Wallace attempts to articulate an anti-eschatological imagination capable of attending to the second nuclear age. Paying...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 183–201.
Published: 01 November 2018
... length, along with his differences from postmodernism, liberalism, and proceduralism. Dussel argues against formalism in favor of a model that incorporates three elements: validity conditions, a feasibility threshold, and a material principle. The material principle is primary, from which Dussel...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 63–76.
Published: 01 August 2009
...,” absorptive reading environments aim to dampen the shocks associated with both modernist fractures and postmodern counter-absorptive verse, canceling themselves out as they release the reader/spectator into a state of distraction. However, their reception by a reader trained to forge connections and to follow...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 225–226.
Published: 01 August 2001
... Contributors Arif Dirlik is Knight Professor of Social Science and professor of history and cultural anthropology at the University of Oregon, as well as professor of history and cultural anthropology at Duke University. He is author of Postmodernity’s Histories (2000), and has edited...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 219–221.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Eric Cazdyn . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Miyoshi Masao Harootunian H. D. , eds. 1989 . Postmodernism and Japan . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Miyoshi Masao Harootunian H. D. , eds. 1993 . Japan in the World . Durham, NC : Duke University Press...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 289–293.
Published: 01 February 2002
..., and American Cultural Politics. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001. Bennett, Oliver. Cultural Pessimism: Narratives of Decline in the Postmodern World. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2001. Blackburn, Anne M. Buddhist Learning and Textual Practice in Eighteenth-Century Lankan...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 229–230.
Published: 01 February 2000
.... William V. Spanos is professor of English and comparative literature at SUNY–Bing- hamton. He is the founding editor of boundary 2 and the author of a number of books on postmodern literature and theory, including Repetitions: The...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 287–291.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Animalizing Imagination: Totemism, Textuality, and Ecocriticism. New York: St. Martin’s, 2000. Bourdieu, Pierre. Pascalian Meditations. Trans. Richard Nice. Stanford, Calif.: Stan- ford University Press, 2000. 288 boundary 2 / Fall 2000 Doy, Gen. Black Visual Culture: Modernity and Postmodernity...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 May 2001
...: SAGE Publications, 2000. Dirlik, Arif, and Xudong Zhang, eds. Postmodernism and China. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2000. Driscoll, Lawrence. Reconsidering Drugs: Mapping Victorian and Modern Drug Dis- courses. New York: PALGRAVE, 2000. Glynn, Kevin. Tabloid Culture: Trash Taste, Popular...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Rob Wilson Duke University Press 2001 From the Sublime to the Devious: Writing the Experimental/Local Pacific Rob Wilson 1. ‘‘Two Postmodernisms’’ At times in the Pacific, it seemed...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 229–232.
Published: 01 May 2009
...  /  Summer 2009 Chérif, Mustapha. Islam and the West: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida. Trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan. Religion and Postmodernism. Chicago: University of Chi- cago Press, 2008. Christensen, Laird, Mark C. Long, and Fred Waage, eds. Teaching North Ameri- can Environmental Literature...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 247–248.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., 2014. Ramos, Gabriela, and Yanna Yannakakis, eds. Indigenous Intellectuals: Knowledge, Power, and Colonial Culture in Mexico and the Andes. Durham, NC: Duke Univer- sity Press, 2014. Rayment, Andrew. Fantasy, Politics, Postmodernity: Pratchett, Pullman, Miéville and Stories of the Eye. New York...