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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 August 2010
... discussions of translation and technics that lent self-assurance to literary education in the 1970s and 1980s. In the memos, letters, seminar notes, and texts written in this period, what emerges is a “right to translate” as the covenant of a deconstructive comparative literature. Drawing on the transcript of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 135–163.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Ban In understanding rights across cultures, critics tend to view individual or human rights as unique to the West and alien to community-based or authoritarian Eastern cultures. This essay challenges this fetishism of individual rights by tracing social and intellectual movements in the West...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2005) 32 (1): 131–189.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 2005 Addressing Human Rights Use and Abuse of Human Rights Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Argument: Responsibility-based cultures are long stagnating and un- prepared for the public sphere...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2005) 32 (1): 191–208.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Bruce Robbins Duke University Press 2005 Temporizing: Time and Politics in the Humanities and Human Rights Bruce Robbins In her recent book Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emo- tions, Martha Nussbaum offers the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 May 2009
... demands of the group, Waters sees the individual as a countervailing force. Duke University Press 2009 Confucianism, Humanism, and Human Rights I went to China for the first time in 1996 at the invitation of the French Department at Nanjing University, which was working with the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 207–229.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Etienne Balibar Modern universalism, arising from the generalization of the “right to have rights” (or the access to citizenship for all), produces a paradoxical effect on the recognition and definition of anthropological differences, such as gender and sexuality, race and culture, normality and...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 1–17.
Published: 01 August 2015
... modernity” renounce the most fundamental assumptions of modernity as we have known it—from universalism, democracy, human rights, secularism, equal rights for all regardless of race, class, gender, religious affinity, and so on, all the way to its temporalities and spatialities—as Eurocentric impositions on...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2018
... life. At the same time, feminists and sexual rights activists continue to campaign to secure reproductive rights for Irish women, while also contending with the paradoxes and contradictions of a late capitalist “liberated” and “postfeminist” sexual culture. This survey of scholarship on Irish sexual...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 2011
.... Pivotal for my treatment of these questions is a distinction I draw between de facto freedom and the value of freedom, the latter in turn understood in terms of a larger notion of agency, and divided into such distinct dimensions as moral resource, right, and mode of subjection. This distinction allows me...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., which are invariably emblematized by the field's apparent (and false) “non-Western” focus. It concludes that for CPT to be a meaningful field in its own right it must be concerned with metaphysical and cosmological discontinuities rather than spatial, geographic, or cultural differences per se; this...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... full goodwill and generosity of mind. They spoke to one another a little about the past, but much more about the present, pondering the necessary factors for securing and protecting the agenda of the revolution, and of a new Tunisia, predicated on defending the rights of all its citizens. The...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gloria Davies In engaging with Chinese perceptions of human rights, we must first consider how the human is understood in Chinese. The Confucian idea of the human as synonymous with benevolence is a morally exacting one. Across the centuries, it has found articulation in the enduring demand for...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
... their analysis. This essay then proposes that In Search of Lost Time contains important clues to the working of contemporary American politics, specifically the mind-set of the Republican Far Right. In both, fears of otherness and helplessness lead to conservative myths of redemption that privilege...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 31–56.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Peter E. Gordon The landmark 1950 study in social psychology The Authoritarian Personality represents a significant attempt to correlate right-wing political orientation with psychological or characterological dispositions. As a collaborator and coauthor of the study, Theodor W. Adorno brought to...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Wang Xiaoming; Lennet Daigle Among the consequences of China’s continued urbanization is a continued decline in the quantity of space and quality of life that cities provide for their less affluent residents. As both transportation rights and public gathering spaces disappear, the disadvantaged are...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 May 2019
... construction workers’ legal rights and suggests ameliorative measures. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 rural education teacher training and support agricultural self-sufficiency GMO policy construction workers’ legal rights References Wang Hui . 2004 . Zhongguo...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Anustup Basu This essay is a critical evaluation of contemporary urban Hindutva in the light of Carl Schmitt's famous assertion that all liberal political concepts are transposed theological ones. Without agreeing with Schmitt's hard-right nationalism, one can see that from the discursive...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
... was in elaboration of Pamuk's assessment of the art of the novel to be about “drawing a picture [of the world of others],” of “getting the world right through words as painters use colors.” Clearly, Pamuk's assessment belongs, albeit in a peculiar way, to the history of mimeticism that Stephen...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... '90s has to say about globalization and indigenous and immigrant rights through its insistent turn against standard English. And it concludes by looking briefly beyond the '90s at the rise of lyric and plain speech poetries after the U.S. 9/11, which in turn are contested by the turn to appropriation...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 183–202.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Al Filreis What reputation and influence has Wallace Stevens had in the years since 1975? The infamous Stevensean disaffection has tended to prohibit definitive legacy, and yet this, in the end, has been productive, forestalling closed arguments among poetics Lefts and Rights, keeping Stevens's...