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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
...R. Radhakrishnan This essay is a genealogical appreciation of the theoretical legacy of the work of William Spanos as it has evolved from an early and ongoing commitment to the “de-structive hermeneutics” of Martin Heidegger toward Edward Said’s exilic politics of a contrapuntal secular humanism...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 155–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as a frontal critique of political theology and partner to the secular humanism proposed by Edward Said. The political and aesthetic activation of secular criticism involves a practical poetics as well as a critique of the conceits of the postsecular, of the notion of a political theology, and the...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 35–53.
Published: 01 May 2004
... any explicit way—that human- ism provides a crucial way of dealing with the ‘‘God problem allowing him to negotiate his way around the categorical imperatives of Christian and Islamic tradition. And this, of course, has significant bearing on definitions of secular criticism indebted to Said’s work...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 189–212.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Theological Thought for That Mat- ter: Acta est Fabula Plaudite,” Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory 8, no. 1 (Winter 2006): 2. Walker  /  Theological Thinking After Humanism  193 response to the conditions that have obtained in our late secular conjunc- ture, namely: (1...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 3–20.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Karl Kroeber Duke University Press 2006 Dossier on American Democracy American Democracy, Boomer Humanism, Brotherhood Karl Kroeber My mind, because the minds that I have loved, The sort of beauty I have approved...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2012
... vectors of performance of human thinking in action that aren’t quite so readily sub- jugated to the political. Fanon’s remark about ideology, nonetheless, can be construed as a call for criticism; indeed, it is a call to reimagine the pos- sibilities of secularization through recognizing the...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 21–54.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Ronald AT. Judy Ronald AT. Judy 2007 Some Thoughts on Naguib Mahfouz in the Spirit of Secular Criticism Ronald AT. Judy Near the end of Qasr as-shawq (Palace of Desire), the second vol- ume in Naguib Mahfouz’s famous novel The...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 August 2004
...:3, 2004. Copyright © 2004 by Duke University Press. 2 boundary 2 / Fall 2004 lar interpretation derives from his commitment to secularism, his location as an oppositional metropolitan academic in the humanities, and his situ- atedness as an exiled Palestinian intellectual actively involved in...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2004
... reification.3 At no point is secular used in his work in simple opposition to the religious per se. Above all, his concern has been with domination through the classification and management of cultures, and of human col- lectivities, into mutually distinct and immutable entities, be they nations, properly...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 173–196.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Akeel Bilgrami Akeel Bilgrami 2004 Secularism and Relativism Akeel Bilgrami 1 For over three decades now, secular liberalism 1 has been confronted by a form of politics that we have taken to...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 May 2004
... for the kindhearted friar in Nathan the Wise. For Heine, the Jewish claim to Jesus signals a particular kind of secularization, one that secularizes Jesus from divinity into human being, but not in order to devalue him as a figure. On the contrary, this secularizing move signals, in the case of...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 191–222.
Published: 01 February 2013
... that is directed at coercive practices across the secularism-religion divide. Critique, when engaging with solely one dimension of domination, risks reproducing violence. Thus, anti-imperialist and antiracist critique of queer politics must be accompanied by a critique of “reproductive...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 67–86.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Rajeswari Sunder Rajan That the escalating Hindu violence against minorities has produced a crisis for secularism in present-day India—but not for Hinduism—is an intriguing fact that calls for further analysis. This essay attempts a reexamination of the split between Hinduism and Hindutva...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott From the beginning, the work of William V. Spanos has been characterized by a secular vocation, the confrontation with historical relations of power and subordination. His writings on American literature, contemporary humanities, and the Harvard Red Book, along with his...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 245–262.
Published: 01 February 2013
... secular criticism also pursued a polemic against antihumanist impulses in French poststructuralism: “appeals to the extra- human, the vague abstraction, the divine, the esoteric and secret,” a fash- ion for “unthinkability, undecidability, and paradox.”12 In such formulations, Said seemed to take...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Humanism .” In Edward Said: Continuing the Conversation , edited by Bhabha Homi Mitchell W. J. T. , 99 – 108 . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Mufti Aamir . 1998 . “ Auerbach in Istanbul: Edward Said, Secular Criticism, and the Question of Minority Culture .” Critical...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 201–208.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is professionally and economically productive but imaginatively and humanely weak and undesirable. The various papers that made up this conference at UCLA illustrated the best results of a secular humanistic scholarship produced by poetically sensitive readers. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
... José Casanova), America’s increasing rhetorical violence over the issue of faith’s place in secular society (as discussed, among others, by Casanova and James Davison Hunter), and the significant role that religions have played in heightening global consciousness of human rights abuses. Each of...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
... will and the (imperfectly defined) human capacity for open and transcendent radiance of consciousness beyond metonymic identities. His example of joyful creativity offers a propaedeutic advantage for the incommensurable secularity of emerging humanistic work intersecting with increasingly...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 107–122.
Published: 01 August 2003
... why we should be wary of any secular or religious invocations of human beings now becoming gods themselves, or even eagerly awaiting any such gods. Heidegger’s impossibly ‘‘absent god who nonetheless ironi- cally is making...