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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... “master thinkers” who do not appear; but, epistemologically, we seem to be stuck in the extreme (and unfruitful) tension between seeing literary texts as “allegories” of the impossibility of language to refer to any outside referent (following the dogma of “deconstruction” and the linguistic turn) and a...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Yunxiang Yan This article reveals that in response to the dramatic social changes since the 1949 revolution, Chinese rural families have undergone a process of profound transformation, which I refer to as the “individualization of the family.” This transformation took place at two interlocking yet...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
... by what he referred to as the “hypocritical gentry.” In Wang's analysis, Lu Xun's notion of “superstition” emerges as the fount of popular imagination, the only real bulwark against an emerging scientism that was essentially but the latest means of social control and that threatened to make...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... been and remain a formidable rhetorical influence on Chinese critical discourse. In reading this aspiration as symptomatically expressed in diction and style, I refer to the effects of certitude in present-day Chinese critical discourse, and do so to highlight a striking feature of Chinese linguistic...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 179–194.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Philip Armstrong In the conclusion to Exiles in the City, and drawing from the writings of Hannah Arendt, Edward Said, and Giorgio Agamben, William Spanos refers to an “agonic friendship” that is not “‘friendship’ as such”—that is, friendship premised on “filiation or affiliation”—but the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... security—what this article refers to as “environmentality.” The essay examines how this suspended state has begun to seek a logical justification for its existence within the “natural” world in the new discipline of “natural security”—a field that transforms the exceptional “necessity” of the “War on...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 February 2017
... etymologically at the root of the word amateur —that is required for art-work. For Stiegler, Marcel Duchamp is an exemplar of this work precisely because of his libidinal discourse with art, most evident in the readymades, referred to by Stiegler as “not a burning scandal but something like a mute surprise...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Benoît Dillet In this article, I present the three forms of proletarianization found in Bernard Stiegler's work: the proletarianization of the producer, the proletarianization of the consumer, and generalized proletarianization. In the lectures included in this special issue, Stiegler refers to the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 99–128.
Published: 01 August 2017
... mode of poetic reference. Finally, Wordsworth's materialism is shown to induce a peculiarly impassive type of affect, one that troubles the ways in which affect has been mobilized in recent theoretical discussion. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 poetics romanticism materialism affect...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gil Anidjar When he refers to civil war as “self-laceration,” Carl Schmitt evokes a strange figure, whereby the state could be bound for self-destruction. In this essay, I am less interested in civil war than in the conception of a state as suicidal. What could that even mean? What could be gained...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Sarah Bagley This essay reviews Jacqueline Rose’s Proust among the Nations and Christopher Prendergast’s Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic in light of the political implications of their readings of In Search of Lost Time . Rose skillfully investigates explicit references to anti-Semitism...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 163–188.
Published: 01 May 2019
... others—that gave it the nickname “Red Chongqing” and made it a point of reference and admiration for many on the Chinese left. The “Chongqing Model” was for a few years a widely debated topic nationwide, but the fall and trial of Bo Xilai and his wife brought the model discourse to an abrupt end. This...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 57–73.
Published: 01 May 2017
... read these works in that historicist spirit (despite their nonrealist genre) is to identify social referents of central importance to their meanings. The city of The Unconsoled is typical of post–Cold War Europe in its emphasis on “culture,” in a world where civic mutuality coexists with economic...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 213–239.
Published: 01 May 2017
... poetry around the world from beginning to present. It argues that this particular reference work is a “postdigital” creation that makes use of the format of the print codex to suggest that its plethora of authors and entries, whatever their disagreements and failings, have been assembled into a global...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 1–68.
Published: 01 May 2010
... across the island, Deane's work constitutes an ambitious attempt to situate a peripheral society possessed of a remarkable literature within wider European and postcolonial vectors of reference. Given its conceptual subtlety and grand sweep, Deane's work merits careful attention not just from Irish...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
... contemporary poetries (Flarf, Rob Fitterman, Lisa Robertson) in which “discourses” (of Web commerce, nationalism, and urbanism, among others) function similarly as sites. But rather than merely assert such sites as stable frames of reference, contemporary poetry tends, often perversely and playfully, to...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 49–61.
Published: 01 August 2009
... constative and performative distinctions, among other philosophical references; and section 3, which emphasizes the applicability of Rakim's work to Austin's three locutionary delineations. In addition to analyzing Rakim's iconic lyrics, Morris conveys a poetic and cultural nostalgia for the cultural time...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 105–120.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Herman Rapaport This essay speaks to two New Critical taboos generally held by literary critics, whatever their training. The first concerns the poet's use of a preestablished referent that functions as a sentimental attachment that carries the poem along. This is usually considered a form of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 235–240.
Published: 01 August 2009
... author, bibliographic and textual materials, biographical details, and the scholarly apparatus of a journal, including page references and index. See boundary 2 . All poetry herein is the apparatus (ambience) of an index to its publication, i.e., all poetry is generic in its [publishable or unpublishable...