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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165-201.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Hui This essay proposes to establish a connection between the concept of “trans-systemic society” and the concept of “region” mainly for two reasons. On the one hand, the idea of region, which is distinct both from nation-state and from ethnicity, and which is based on a special human...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 51-77.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Aleš Erjavec This article focuses on some of the ways in which subjectivization, representation, and self-representation have been carried out in Eastern Europe and on the role that art plays in these processes. The author first points to two related features of the region: an absence of a common...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 91-126.
Published: 01 February 2010
...C. J. W.-L. Wee Rapid economic development in East Asia in the 1980s–1990s saw a revivification of the idea of “Asia,” a region no longer regarded as backward. This article examines the East Asian visual arts scene, one of the most visible sites of cultural interaction in which the idea of...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 173-196.
Published: 01 August 2018
... challenged. Taiwan literature, and how its critics and writers are redefining its relationship to its complicated linguistic past and contemporary allies, marks one such important regional interface where this particular process of literary governance is unfolding. This essay places Taiwan in the regional...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 1-15.
Published: 01 February 2014
... them with the “self-evidently natural laws” of the economic. One consequence of this substitution of the economic for the political is the emergence of “second-handedness,” a condition that may seem to be a contingent property of the region but may be the harbinger of things to come for the rest of the...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 7-52.
Published: 01 February 2011
... in society (due to class but also urban-rural and regional inequalities, among others) have assumed even greater sharpness. Despite important advances, in other words, serious problems remain—especially given continued claims to socialism. Uncertainty about the future remains as development has added...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 55-67.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mustafa Aloui The city of Kasserine, in the central-west region of Tunisia, which has long been the epicenter of protest against the policies of Ben Ali’s government, erupted into full-scale insurrection the first week of January 2011. Not far from Kasserine lies Sidi Bouzid, where protestors had...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 167-206.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in the last decades, analyzes the complicity of the Muslim Brotherhood with the United States, and compares Egypt to other countries of social upsurge in the region. The exchanges explore the gross inadequacies of liberal democracy in addressing the infrastructural problems that Egypt is confronted...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111-141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... formidable and awry range of local devotional traditions and deities, entailed a form of modernist transcoding that was tendentially monotheistic. It would seem that a singular Hindu national imagination could be secured only when such myriad energies–differing vastly in terms of caste, class, region, local...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 53-79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... order to ask which features of the realist novel we could imagine repurposing to planetary ends. Is it really all that hard to conceive, say, of a multiplot Mansfield Park —an Austen novel reunited with its twelve mislaid Caribbean chapters? What are the various ways in which regional and national...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 223-238.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Leo Ou-fan Lee This essay aims to gauge the different receptions of Ang Lee's recent film Lust, Caution between American and Chinese publics and across a cultural landscape of the pan-Chinese regions of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It also brings a contextual and historical dimension to...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239-250.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., practices, and customs into a single edifice of Hinduness. This effort, however, failed to overcome the historical differences of caste, gender, class, and region and invent a singular, constitutive discourse of Hindu being. The essay speculates that perhaps, in recent times, this project toward a Hindu...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 31-54.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Christopher Connery; Jonathan Franzen Christopher Connery and Jonathan Franzen recorded this interview at a moment when Franzen's new work in progress was morphing into something quite different from the original plan. The discussion was fairly wide ranging—it touched on topics of regionalism...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 61-94.
Published: 01 February 2009
.... Martí developed the key concept of a multiracial and multicultural “our America” as a counterweight to the menace of U.S. hegemony in the region, on the one hand, and Latin American development schemes based on the imposition of European or North American models, on the other. While he did not himself...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 177-198.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Ellen McLarney Mechanization of human life is the main subject of the oil novel, a genre that charts the explosion of industrial production in the remote regions of the earth. One of the products of this process is a nostalgic vision of nature, imagined as an untouched, utopian paradise. Agrarian...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 165-195.
Published: 01 August 2017
... sufficient to assess the state of American poetry, but historical research reveals an unsuspected and uncharted world. It would behoove those who take historicism seriously to reinvestigate the lost terrain of book-length poems, regional authors, so-called light verse, as well as mainstream figures whose...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 153-179.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of “liberating” Tibet. Wang Hui’s article “The ‘Tibetan Question’ East and West: Orientalism, Regional Ethnic Autonomy, and the Politics of Dignity” analyzes the March 2008 “riots” in and around Lhasa in order to understand the impediments to a real solution to the crisis in Tibet. This piece...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 5-22.
Published: 01 August 2019
... prompted a reaching out to know areas and regions that exceeded his chosen academic specialty. He saw this move to the margins and thresholds as the basis of a proper vocation of criticism, which, he believed, had disappeared from the centers of geographic and intellectual power. Copyright © 2019 by Duke...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 69-86.
Published: 01 February 2012
... square kilometers, is evidence of that. The answer is not to be found in the geography of Tunisia. The roots must be sought in the history, the culture, and the deep psychology of individuals as well as groups, in the collective national memory as well as in that of Tunisia’s regions. In order to...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 1-22.
Published: 01 February 2008
..., nations, or, simply, cultures, which appear in history and historical geography in their location in or relationship to some physical entity, ranging from trans- to subcontinental regions to national and sub- national territories. The nation, or the nation-state, has been the privileged...