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boundary 2 (1 August 2004) 31 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Rashmi Bhatnagar; Renu Dube; Reena Dube Duke University Press 2004 Meera’s Medieval Lyric Poetry in Postcolonial India: The Rhetorics of Women’s Writing in Dialect as a Secular Practice of Subaltern Coauthorship and Dissent Rashmi Bhatnagar, Renu Dube, and Reena Dube...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... Spanos: his experiences as an American POW during the Dresden firebombing, his introduction of Martin Heidegger’s destructive/projective hermeneutics into the American academy in the 1970s, and his translation of these personal and scholarly commitments into pedagogical theory and practice. After...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 105–129.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Dermot Ryan This essay opens by outlining the ways Marx uses the idea of translation to explain his theoretical practice and its relationship to classical political economy. Recognizing the moment of science in the emergent field of political economy, Marx declares that the ideological distortions...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 63–86.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Sami R. Khatib This essay elaborates on the dialectics of practice and play in Walter Benjamin’s pedagogical writings. Arguing that his earlier politics of “pure means” is still operative in his later materialist pedagogy of proletarian purposiveness, the essay follows Benjamin’s project of undoing...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 75–85.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery In this interview, Wang Xiaoming, an important participant in crucial critical debates since the 1990s, discusses his views on humanism, contemporary critical practice, social activism, the Chinese revolutionary tradition, the role of intellectuals in advocacy for social change...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... uniformity of literature as a conceptual form and the ubiquity of national models of cultural production. Narayan’s fictional world very deftly brings to light a plethora of verbal and textual practices—whether they be the calligraphy of the signboard painter ( The Painter of Signs ) or the discourse of a...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
...S. D. Chrostowska This essay deals with the problem of filmically representing political revolutions. In working out what film can do with and for revolution, it argues that the representation of revolution is not as powerful or mobilizing as the reflection of revolutionary practices and ideas...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 189–212.
Published: 01 August 2008
... questions, this essay develops the notion of theological thinking as a form of critique and a critical theoretical practice for a moment bisected by the (re)turn to theology and the seeming permanence of the theologico-political. Following the examples of James Baldwin and W. E. B. Du Bois, theological...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
... a bourgeoisie form that wherever it is practiced and read the hegemonic dynamics of bourgeoisie formation are necessarily prevalent. Pamuk's answer to this is famously “no,” so that when he characterizes his work as westernizing but not Western he is suggesting that the historical planet-wide...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery In an era of generalized depoliticization in China, what is the nature of critical practice, and what constraints does it face? Many on the Chinese left have seen in the history and practice of the Chinese Revolution, and in the stated values of the Chinese Communist Party, a...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 241–254.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery Ceramicist, author, and professor Yao Bo discusses her ceramic practice and the theoretical, social, and aesthetic concerns that shape it. She discusses her commitment to feminist practice, and her recognition of the role of unnamed women and craftpersons in the long history of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 45–70.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Bonnie Honig This article presents three models of emergency politics—deliberative (Elaine Scarry), promiscuous (Douglas Crimp), and legalist (Louis Freeland Post)—and assesses their promise and limits for democratic theory and practice. Emergency politics names not the friend/enemy decisionism of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 213–225.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ranges across a wide assortment of texts to disclose the Untranslatable as a political and textual event indigestible by and unprofitable to the prevailing practices of World Literature. The unpredictable tracks of Untranslatables necessitate a rethought Comparative Literature newly attentive to the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 127–143.
Published: 01 May 2017
... a tension between music as an emergent social practice and music as means for controlling social practice. Jonathan Sterne's recent book, MP3: The Meaning of a Format , explores the subject of digital audio formats in general and the MP3 in particular. This essay problematizes Sterne's ideas of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2011
... around the state and the corporate interests that it supports, this late eighteenth-century forgery opens a window onto a moment when propaganda appears less villainous, less the tool of public relations practiced by governments and corporations spreading misinformation or outright lies, and more a set...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 February 2015
... opportunity to engage in a contestatory dialogic encounter where something is at stake for them and for him, Spanos practices a pedagogy geared toward the activation and renewal of critical consciousness through an ethical practice of care. Throughout his work but particularly in his book The End of Education...
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boundary 2 (1 February 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 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Lytle Shaw This essay proposes a revision of the dominant critical vocabulary for site-based practices in contemporary art and poetry through a critical engagement with the work of art historian Miwon Kwon. Focusing on recent art and poetry that sites itself not in relation to physical places but...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 29–46.
Published: 01 August 2012
... within the framework of the “traditions of the oppressed.” Working through the question of the human as a distinctive figure that emerges from the radical anticolonial and the radical black intellectual tradition, the essay makes the point that freedom is a set of creative human practices which are...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 12–23.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Manuel DeLanda The subject of this essay is the authority structure of institutional organizations. Authority has two aspects: its legitimacy and its enforcement. Max Weber gave us the means to think about the practices involved in the legitimation of authority, while Michel Foucault provided us...