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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
... diachronic, neither following chronological time nor developing sequentially in the novel, TransAtlantic enacts precisely the sort of timeless time that characterizes the condition of contemporary risk society. McCann’s text directly addresses the Irish economic crisis that began in 2007–8...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 137–147.
Published: 01 August 2002
... which radical tendencies have predominated. Cuban national identity today is associated with the word risk—the risk of losing the society of social justice to which national identity has been linked for decades, the risk of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... security society in general. In recent years, Spanos has emphasized the importance of Giorgio Agamben’s meditations on the “state of exception,” particularly in relation to the suspension of the political (in Jacques Rancière’s sense of the term) after 9/11. Emphasizing Agamben’s Heideggerian lineage has...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 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 in...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 2011
... has overtaken us, to the point where we risk permanent moral crisis as a society if we do not begin to develop the value of freedom as a mode of subjection. The increasingly familiar practice of pitting freedom against order is symptomatic of this profound change. In Mao’s China...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 February 2011
... the reforms would inevitably lead to incorporation in a global capitalist economy. Especially important in the discussion was the appearance of new class divisions in Chinese society. The second part of this article reflects on this prognostication from a contemporary perspective. While Chinese...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 57–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... constitutionally unable to fully ground themselves in the world and for that reason are open both to anxiety and to openness and risk. This essay argues that these two forms of precarity are not only increasing but are approaching closer to one another, with the result that old leftist models, which posit stable...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 191–222.
Published: 01 February 2013
... can do is follow Europe’s example or risk the violence of being forcibly “civilized” and modernized against its consent. This is the infamous colonial pedagogic project of helping “backward” societies overcome their “civilizational infantilism.”28 Neocolonial agendas are still at work...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
... television. It is also crucial to critically analyze the contexts of production and dissemination in which certain aesthetic and theoretical models are formed, lest we risk simply reaffirming the patterns in which Eastern European cultural nationalisms have reproduced themselves, which have also functioned...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 185–199.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., erupting amid an ongoing erosion of existing sexual contract in the society. The essay examines this construction of “Tōden OL” with and against Kirino Natsuo's fiction best seller, Grotesque , loosely inspired by the case. While Grotesque draws on and contributes to debates over the case, it also avoids...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... approaching the relation between society and the technical system as the very question of the pharmakon (that which is both poisonous and curative), Stiegler’s work allows ethical questions to eschew sites of transcendental judgment as well as ethical absolutes in order to instead become questions of art—of...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 33–55.
Published: 01 November 2017
... societies in question. In liberal-democratic societies, violence is often present in sublimated forms, not involving direct physical damage. That such situations of invisible violence often become the source of further violence requires an analysis of the militaristic manipulation of feelings of anxiety...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Tunisia’s political and civil society to a series of seminars to explore their views, analyses, and insights about the revolution. As a historian, I was very much aware of the tremendous responsibility entrusted to the Temimi Foundation in deciding to document the revolution in this way. The twenty-two...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2019) 46 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Annie McClanahan Drawing on Philip Mirowski’s account of the origins of neoliberal doctrine in Friedrich Hayek’s “Mont Pèlerin Society,” founded in the late 1940s, this essay asks two questions. First, how do we explain the historical gap between neoliberalism’s construction as a doctrine in the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., for example, Ulrich Beck, Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity, trans. Mark Ritter (London: Sage Publications, 1992); Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-­Gernsheim, Individualization: Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., and critical commentary they produce as part of their reproduction of the disciplinary society, on the other. Addressing one without the other either risks position- ing such intellectuals in the free-­floating space of ontological critique (Hei- degger’s fatal error) or leaving them mired in...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
... ” it battles has not been irreversibly accomplished in last man culture and the disaffected society of hyperindustrial ecocide. Stiegler's foremost tool for engaging this endgame—his brilliant deployment of Gilbert Simondon (supplemented by an effaced Jacques Derrida)—might, in this case, be suspended...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 113–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
... behavioral economics and refers to the use of game mechanics in traditionally nongame activities—as a form that economic, social, and cultural life increasingly takes in the present. After exploring how the gamified world of the early twenty-first century departs dramatically from a society oriented around...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 101–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... consumption-oriented discourse. However, the authors argue that in contrast to liberal capitalist societies, where commercial culture tends to devalue the existing democracy, in China commercial culture replaces a Leninist public sphere in which individuals were compelled to participate in a relatively...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 135–169.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Joe Cleary The lack of any strongly sustained popular resistance to the policies that have issued from the wider global neoliberal crash of 2008 has been a conspicuous feature of Irish society over the last decade. Though that crisis fragmented the political field in the Republic of Ireland, Irish...