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boundary 2 (1 February 2000) 27 (1): 175–179.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Daniel T. O'Hara Duke University Press 2000 5983 b2 27:1 / sheet 181 of 237 Not ‘‘Too Good to Be True A Late Freudian Phantasy of Self-Education Daniel T...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 253–272.
Published: 01 February 2018
... this post-Catholic crisis. If for over a century the central source of the Irish self was Catholic self-denial, new forms of “Irishness” and selfhood are now emerging, in a very different religious idiom. Two major features of the new spiritualism—the belief in an authentic core of self, and the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2009
... mandate of self-conscious self-assertion in order to explore the readymade potential of the “uncreative.” They resort to a diverse variety of antiexpressive, antidiscursive strategies (including the use of forced rules, random words, copied texts, boring ideas, and even cyborg tools), doing so in order to...
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boundary 2 (1 February 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 (1 November 2018) 45 (4): 41–63.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., the USS Zumwalt , and the nonprofit Planetary Skin Institute—this essay explores the geopolitical and philosophical stakes of these systems and their intended and unintended consequences. The essay argues that autonomous remote sensing systems configure a specific kind of self/ autos within a munus...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., has often been inadequately comprehended and derogated despite evidence to the contrary. From the distance of four decades since his death, Armstrong can be seen as a uniquely self-directed man whose artistic authority and self-confidence were continuously under siege from multiple sources without...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 161–180.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Europe and Asia. Reading Russian narratives about the Caucasus alongside narratives by Muslim writers of the Caucasus, I challenge the ideologically constructed binaries of Self and Other, Europe and the Orient, as well as history and personal memory. More specifically, this article discusses the figure...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
... circumstances is awareness of world temporality and its presumed universality. The publication of Karatani Kōjin's Reading “The Structure of World History” (2011), which is his self-commentaries on The Structure of World History (2010), signals an elevated awareness of world history in the current century. It...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 159–163.
Published: 01 August 2017
... gap is also productive of black social life, constructed in part because of the tension inside of this slippage and certainly in relation to it. “A Black Poetics: Against Mastery” proposes that creation and innovation emerge from the impossibility of knowing one's black self and that a black poetics...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gil Anidjar When he refers to civil war as “self-laceration,” Carl Schmitt evokes a strange figure, whereby the state could be bound for self-destruction. In this essay, I am less interested in civil war than in the conception of a state as suicidal. What could that even mean? What could be gained...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Charles Altieri This essay argues that an ethics based on the demand of the other simply flees from the typical issues of traditional ethical thinking, which have to concern the self as the primary locus of response and responsibility but also have to justify what can be a demand on that self and...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 23–34.
Published: 01 May 2018
... become the core of pedagogy, which tends increasingly to become a theory of self-education. However, pedagogues rarely question the notion of experience itself. Walter Benjamin has engaged with this question in various ways throughout his career. In his view, it is precisely the inadequacy of traditional...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Republican linguistic nationalism is characterized by the extremity of measures taken for the control of communicability, in the establishment of an impossibly self-same or self-identical identity. Contrary to the claims of ideologues of nationalism, phoneticization and vernacularization are never merely...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... interpretation leads him to equate two conceptions of ourselves that are and must be kept distinct in Heidegger’s ontology: the self as “I myself” and the self as “anyone” ( das Man ). Second, Haugeland’s claim that “others” is Heidegger’s generic terms for persons obscures the methodological orientation of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 67–86.
Published: 01 August 2011
... understanding how it became so central to defining Hinduism itself. Although tolerance is offered as a constitutive or perennial aspect of Hinduism's religious tradition, its prominence in Hinduism's self-description is actually of recent vintage. In the independent Indian nation-state, the dominance of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... play: namely, the importance that the producers of sixiang place on imparting a tone of conviction and purpose to the presentation of their arguments. To draw attention to the difference between Chinese certitude and European self-reflexivity as styles of rhetorical persuasion, I include a contrastive...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 43–54.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mounir Saidani We cannot yet know what the outcome will be of the Tunisian Revolution. Its beginning, on December 17, 2010, with Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation, gave birth to a genuine process of jumps, jerks, pauses, stops, starts, restarts, and waves of highs and lows. The resulting dialectic...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
... with, probe the ways to go beyond street politics and parliamentary politics, and relate the current political crisis to the economic crises of high inflation and high unemployment. The dialogue ends with a comparison between Egypt and China, pointing to the need for food sovereignty, economic self...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Daniel T. O’Hara A critical appreciation of Middle C , by William H. Gass, this review essay focuses on the self-reflective ironies of what is likely to be the celebrated author’s last novel, capping a long metafictional career. A story about an immigrant family of fakes, whose scion cons his way...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
... this essay. But I also consider another: the emergence of new practices for postmortem care/memorial that relieve social intimates (notably family) of the responsibilities of tending to the dead. In an era where privatization and “self-responsibility” now extend to death, how does sociality get played...