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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 57–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Simon During Precarity is a double condition. On the one hand, it denotes a socioeconomic position of insecurity and poverty, often particularly associated with statelessness. On the other, as is here argued, it denotes an anthropological or existential condition, one for which human beings...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 145–168.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of main discursive lines and elements of the party's trajectory that help explain its relevance in the context of recent Spanish political and cultural history: the crisis of middle classes; the plebeian as political subject linked to an alliance between precarized middle classes and precarious working...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
... in postcrisis Japan. In what has become a trend toward singular living and solitary existence—sometimes called Japan's “relationless society” ( muen shakai )—those without human or economic capital are put at risk. The precarity of living/dying without a safety net of others is one sociological fact examined...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 253–254.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., and the historical memory of the Spanish Civil War. He is the author of three books and has edited several collective volumes on the concept of precarity, the cultural communist imaginary in Spain, and, more recently, the dialogue between hermeneutics and Marxism. Currently, he is working on the first comprehensive...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 113–127.
Published: 01 August 2015
... project, but it is also about security;19 the eco-­city idea really now means security as much as it means environmental concern, and these do not work out as the same thing. Security Precarity—whether this is a matter of finance or of natural, environ- mental concerns...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 251–253.
Published: 01 February 2016
... communities of listeners are created through the formal and stylistic characteristics of late eighteenth-century­ and early nineteenth-­century music. She is also embarking upon a project on urban street sound, which investigates how the sonic participates in the logics and econo- mies of precarity...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 215–251.
Published: 01 August 2021
... as beyond the possibility of articulation in language, as social bonds break down and are replaced by financial and emotional debts, isolation, and alienation. 9 In addition to allegorizing or metonymizing the collective experience of precarity and uncertainty triggered by economic collapse, these films...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 243–246.
Published: 01 February 2007
... book titled Imperceptible Politics: Experience, Migration, Precarity, on contemporary forms of political sovereignty and new radical social movements. Bruce Robbins is professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia Uni- versity. He has also taught at the universities of Geneva...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 169–190.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and articulation of an amorphous iteration of a once cohesively imagined people. These movements were well aware that precarization had changed the rules of the game with respect to mobilization. Domestic space and quotidian time became central targets for mobilization since precariarized working conditions did...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and a stagnant structure of martial command institute a temporality of repetitive precarity, foreclos- ing in its very structure any possibility of transcendence through a genu- inely futural—that is, political—orientation. In his postwar writings on Grant, Adams wants to know whether the United States...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
... occur throughout the novel, creating a mode of nonlinear language that dovetails with the nonlinear collage of stories and the ideas about the indi- vidual they imply in an era of intersectional precarities. Despite the “death of class” rhetoric and global focus of risk theory, social...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 February 2017
... presentation of handmade readymades” (n.p.) constructed from beeswax, quoting and compounding the precarity by citing Beuys’s play with the material of the senses. In contemporary art, “history modification” takes the ubiquitous form of archival “heaping.” The lesson of the ready- mades, co-­opted from...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 185–199.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that more than any objective standard of income, resources, and status, middle class is defined by an ethos that naturalizes the built-in­ precarity and strains of living in a capitalist society, and that one can be protected from its negative effects through individual effort, abilities...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of settlement and the ensuing precarity of this position. At least so it appears in Brenner’s prose. Such an affiliation is of limited appeal, of course, beyond the literary imagination. Yet it signals the need for a model of cohabitation in Palestine that does not rest so much on a shared ideal...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 55–86.
Published: 01 August 2021
.... In this new phase, three things will be almost certain to continue: the precarization of labor, the further erosion of the welfare state, and the fragmentation of a party system that will require unprecedented and semi-dysfunctional coalition governments for the foreseeable future (Pérez Escolar 2016 : 101...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 135–172.
Published: 01 February 2007
... sovereignty mobilizes people as a nation; the referendum is, par excellence, the materi- alization of the idea of national sovereignty. Other left social projects and movements across Europe, such as the Euro-wide network against precarity (EuroMayDay), various border activist campaigns...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 195–230.
Published: 01 February 2022
... to the twentieth century with an acknowledgment that the precarity of that intellectual tradition is the result of “the stamp” not only of temporal but also geographic specificity. The early efforts by Marconi to woo Ghanaian officials had G. W. Marshall, the UK trade commissioner in Accra, convinced...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
...), begins, “What is knowledge 7 It continues: “The meaning of the two syllables zhi and shi is not without a cer- tain precarity since, from advanced scholarship to everyday com- mon sense, all are currently “covered under the word ‘knowledge The problem was social, not linguistic. Under the world...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 29–77.
Published: 01 August 2016
... space of abandonment referenced by Sanyal and the theorists of precarity, monetized debt works comparably in the creation of subjects for capitalism. At least this holds in South Africa, where it has been widely presumed that subsistence conditions in labor-­sending rural com- munities (in areas...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 3–83.
Published: 01 May 2022
... was part of this movement, and who has a history of her own radicalism from South Africa and London coming up—was also in job precarity. She didn't have tenure at UWI. She was supporting the family. I was what? Twenty-one? Twenty-two? I got married early. Anyway, her contract was not renewed...