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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Lytle Shaw This essay proposes a revision of the dominant critical vocabulary for site-based practices in contemporary art and poetry through a critical engagement with the work of art historian Miwon Kwon. Focusing on recent art and poetry that sites itself not in relation to physical places...
boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
... existence becomes infused with authenticity, valorized as a site of cultural origins, and envisioned as an antidote to the globalizing force of the military-industrial complex. This essay examines two seminal works in the canon of Arabic literature, Ghassan Kanafani's Rijal fi al-Shams ( Men in the Sun...
boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Savoy According to Derrida, there is something perverse about the archive. Usually understood in a positive sense as the site of cultural transmission, and as the temporal pivot between historical traces and the intellectual work to come in an ideal futurity, the archive contains an auto...
boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 217–225.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rob Wilson Inherent Vice continues Thomas Pynchon's interrogation into California as American edge-site perpetually situated on the brink of catastrophe, metamorphosis, or redemption. In his latest novel, Pynchon labors in the time-honored generic trenches of American “hardboiled fiction...
boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 155–189.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of the Muslim woman (for whom the metonym is increasingly the veil): object of imperial rescue, justification for imperial warfare, Orientalist cipher, target of jihadist violence, and increasingly the discursive site upon which is worked out the central preoccupation of our time: How do you free yourself from...
boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as a particularly compelling site to explore the sociological underpinnings of art. It is in this movement that many of our ideas of the “autonomy of art” and the “genius” of the artist emerged, and scholars such as Lawrence Rainey have produced excellent, archive-driven accounts of the institutions, patronage...
boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
... which different political forces have taken on grassroots forms to articulate their perspectives against each other and vis-à-vis the country’s socialist history. Thus, while discarded as remnants of a failed political experiment, they have become those peculiar sites without which postsocialist...
boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
... to democratization? Thirty years after the reform, China has emerged as a site of paradoxes and contradictions. Contemporary China cannot be fully understood unless some of its most significant new features are identified, analyzed, and comprehended; but our attempt to understand what is unfolding in China requires...
boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., always at a distance from the realm of representation. Documentary practices, I contend, can serve active reflection on the side and site of struggle. The concept of reflection leads to a deeper phenomenological and historical understanding of such documentary footage, as well as an understanding...
boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
... observation in Tunisia and Egypt, personal recordings, interviews, the media, and Internet sites in an attempt to provide a more complex story of culture during and before the wave of revolts, particularly in Tunisia. © 2012 by Mohamed-Salah Omri 2012 A Revolution of Dignity and Poetry...
boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 75–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... with bodying forth a structure of feeling and a spatiotemporal imaginary first, and cathecting language name to the signified of language much afterward. Thus we can more usefully read Premsagar ’s Hindi as a site of language invention where radically different concepts of the vernacular remain in uneasy...
boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
... as performative speech acts. At the site where language, race, and religion–the positive symptoms of decadence–are knotted together, Renan describes a political theology of the color line. The supposed “truths” about Oriental decadence became distributed among the objects of its study (“Orientals”) within...
boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that in 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...
boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... administration’s adoption of preemptive war and normalization of exceptional forms of security) to the site of the ecological predicament of global warming. This extension involves the annulment of the de-structive potentials of the sublime through the strategic deployment and normalization of anxiety-producing...
boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Michael G. Cronin Sexuality was one of the most intensively, and bitterly, fought-over sites in the struggle for social change in late twentieth-century Ireland. As the 2015 marriage referendum demonstrates, there has been a dramatic transition in the dominant values and mores regulating sexual...
boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 79–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Hoon Song Authorship is the key site where the power of North Korea's leader gathers itself. The founding father, Kim Il Sung, “authored” the nation by scripting the philosophico-political text Juch'e . But this element of leader-as-author—the “king” who is also “philosopher”—is constitutively...
boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 205–232.
Published: 01 May 2021
... addressed in solidarity discourses and practices. Despite their apparent galvanizing powers, do such discourses and practices also act as sites of marginalization or occlusion? Where do we locate a Palestinian voice within them? My overarching objective in this inquiry is to reconsider solidarity from...
boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 27–44.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of recognition. They are, instead, fictive articulations of intergenerational intimacy that displace historical colonialism as the primary site where an alternate and nonstatist reconciliation can take place. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 References Callahan William A. 2012...
boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 235–239.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Zhao Chuan; Lennet Daigle World Factory is a Grass Stage production that has been performed all over China, elsewhere in Asia, and in North America. It focuses on China’s role as site of the “world factory,” whose first incarnation was in Manchester at the dawn of industrial capitalism. A recurring...
boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 163–188.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery Chongqing, a conurbation with province status about the size of Austria, was, between 2007 and 2012, under the leadership of Party Secretary Bo Xilai, the site of a number of political practices—in housing, law enforcement, industrial development, public “red culture...