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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 109–125.
Published: 01 February 2008
... nations. By 1997, the strat- egists of the future Bush administration already had their plans to invade Iraq ready and waiting. September 11th simply opened the door to putting Book Reviewed: Retort (Ian Boal, T. J. Clark, Joseph Matthews, Michael Watts), Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2017
... . Retort . 2005 . Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War . New York : Verso . Rowe John Carlos . 1976 . Henry Adams and Henry James: The Emergence of a Modern Consciousness . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Samuels Ernest . 1989 . Henry Adams...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 41–51.
Published: 01 May 2013
... retort that we relinquish, in such a case, the idea that there is a “best thing” available to be done. Or, as Bernard Williams once responded succinctly: the moral choice question becomes, in such cases, “one thought too many.”11 The perceived value of literary examples, when compared...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 2010
... as overly pessimistic. Indeed, many of the most nuanced accounts of technoculture emphasize the latter, often as an implicit retort to him, or to comparatively forceful figures such as Giorgio Agamben. For instance, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri suggest, as the Italian autono- mists did more...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 215–248.
Published: 01 August 2000
... that during the war, White was a young, recent graduate of Atlanta University where Du Bois had taught before joining the NAACP. (In later retorts, Du Bois gave other examples.) The January letter challenged White and the board to prove him wrong. But the defiance was mostly part of the game. Du Bois...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 123–138.
Published: 01 November 2015
... that Irving Howe put forth in “Black Boys and Native Sons,” Dissent (Autumn 1963): 353–68, provoking Ralph Ellison’s famous retort, “The World and the Jug,” New Leader 46 (1963): 22–26. The “mockingbird” metaphor also underwrites the raison d’être of the Black Arts Movement. Moreover, it solidifies...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 75–90.
Published: 01 May 2006
... again and again to retort on the phone to Lily [her sister], and as she said these words Brawith looked over at her, and something almost like a smile passed over his blurred lips, for there was never any real expression on his face—all there was of expres- sion must have been kept now in the depths...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 141–155.
Published: 01 August 2003
... this inhumane pillage of ‘‘friends as well as enemies the retort was ‘‘the com- moncantit’scustomaryyouhavetogetused to it 1 Léry’s great gift was not getting used to things, and so continuing to find the world exciting and surprising...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to us, Seferis / dead on arrival.” Walcott’s encounter with Seferis is to stage an argument in favor of the animate—that which lives and dies—against the deathlessness, but also, in that respect, lifelessness, of sculpted nature. Of course, one might retort that Seferis’s manic...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 139–156.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and many other art lovers who like to touch copper engravings and reliefs, the idea came to him that anything that can be touched cannot be a work of art, and anything that is a work of art should be placed out of reach” (Benjamin 1999b: 554). Benjamin retorts, “Does this mean...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of practice for a culturalism of essence, a deft move that preempts the critique of essentialism while retaining the normative—indeed legislative—force of tradition. Against the charge of cul- tural essentialism, Asad and his followers offer the retort that orthodoxy must be performed (a mobilization...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 2011
... in comparison with Western societies—societies that are all too often taken for granted as lands of freedom—as by the superficial retorts to the effect that either China has no shortage of freedom or too much freedom would lead to social chaos. I do not wish to join the chorus of such criticisms. Nor am...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 107–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
... immersion in the massive theoreti- cal demands and resources of Afro-diasporic​​ art and life.”11 In what follows, I am not simply trying to reassert Eric Lott’s eloquently worded polemic retort to Rortyian pragmatist political philosophy: “When does your left uni- versalism simply become...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., “it is easier to imag- ine the end of the world than it is the end of capitalism.” 39. See Slavoj Žižek, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce (New York: Verso, 2009), where he says that “if this sounds apocalyptic, one can only retort that we live in apocalyptic times” (92). In First as Tragedy, Then as Farce...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 99–124.
Published: 01 May 2009
... is “a masterpiece in its own way,” Vollmann retorted that it is a “masterpiece of failure.”25 Such commentary by Vollmann is not limited to discussions of Picture Show, however; this dialectic of failure—of politi- cal action and of political writing—is a recurring trope for Vollmann, which he has continued...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 111–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., and ever the same. The adult has always already experienced [erlebt] everything: youth, ideals, hopes, woman. It was all illusion.—Often we feel intimidated or embittered. Perhaps he is right. What can our retort be? We have not yet experienced [erfuhren] anything” (1996: 3).1 Even more than youth...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 125–153.
Published: 01 August 2004
...? —Then you are going to celebrate with tesgüino? —Well, no. Why do you think that? [They laugh.] —But if today is a holiday, I thought that maybe you were going to have dances and tesgüino [he retorts]. —The thing is that this is not a festival of our community, it is more...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 105–135.
Published: 01 February 2023
... to Camus ( 2015 : 72, 127), “the race of ex-colonizers” is now “a people in the process of being colonized.”) To his empiricist critics, who counter that Europeans are not by any stretch a numerical minority in Europe, Camus retorts that his concern is not with numbers. To the dictatorship of statistics...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 149–182.
Published: 01 February 2009
... in generating an answer- ing contempt in many black Americans. In any case, this agonizing repulsion and retortion (or back-at-you), and the controversy that to this day fires it, supplied the impulse for the writing of this book, as Merida and Fletcher describe such an “occasion...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
... no political theory worthy of the name. The retort, of course, increas- ingly popular in any number of fields, is that interdisciplinarity (at least in the sense of probing the frontiers of conventional disciplines, as institution- alized in nineteenth-century­ Europe, and sometimes also in the sense...