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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Fadi A. Bardawil This essay revisits the history of Socialist Lebanon, a Marxist organization founded in the mid-1960s by militant intellectuals in Beirut. Examining their labors of, and thoughts on, translation, which the members of Socialist Lebanon regarded as constitutive of the Marxist...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Zhivka Valiavicharska What do we do with the monuments from the socialist past? This question continues to resurface with relentless persistence in Bulgaria’s public life. For the past twenty-five years, socialism’s monuments have suffered severe neglect, yet they have provided open terrains upon...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
... to contain and disavow racism and imperialism. I propose to integrate within the postcolonial sphere methods and approaches from anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, and media and communication studies, which have produced a significant body of work on everyday socialist and postsocialist...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
... at the present moment. Is China's substantially marketized economy sufficient evidence of its abandonment of socialism? Is it a socialist market economy or marketized socialism? Is it a socialist state with “Chinese characteristics” or one without socialism? Would the continuation of economic reform...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
... well as the confluence of left forces into the Alliance of the Socialist Forces. The dialogue explores the spirit of defiance and the regeneration of social connections in the Egyptian movement, situates the current struggles in the context of the politics of Egypt and the geopolitics in North Africa...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 159–178.
Published: 01 August 2014
... allegory). Building out from the “Dylan controversy” of spring 2011, the analysis probes Dylan’s post-Beat poetic tactics from works like “All along the Watchtower” and “Chimes of Freedom” to socialist-Judeo-Christian works of blasted prophecy from Modern Times and Tempest . “Bob Dylan in China, America in...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 19–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Arif Dirlik Now that revolution is, on the one hand, associated with the failure of the twentieth-century socialist revolutions and, on the other hand, embraced as a marketing slogan by the “dynamic” sectors of capitalism, what is the efficacy of revolution? What form of Marxism is most adequate...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 121–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
... homeland rather than the state. One result of this rethinking of the history of Chinese intellectuals is the emergence of 1957, the beginning of the Anti-Rightist Campaign, as a critical, and tragic, turning point for socialist theory and practice in China and throughout the world. Copyright © 2019 by...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 May 2019
... capitalist-oriented developments in China today depends crucially on the ways in which we understand the contradictory historical trajectories that characterized the country’s socialist past. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 post-Mao China neoliberalism Cultural Revolution Chinese...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 February 2009
... embrace socialism, the character of both his thought and political goals suggests an affinity with the socialist character assumed by the Cuban Revolution. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Translators's note: Footnotes are rendered here as they appeared in the Spanish original. Given the age...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 February 2009
... shared common sources, ideals, and objectives, drawing on Marxist tradition and striving for “socialism with a human face.” Both movements took shape in the relative prosperity of the postwar period, when frustration grew over the betrayal of democratic and socialist ideals. The mutual unintelligibility...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 107–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
... socialist and Black radical movement. This essay presents an immanent critique of Richard Poirier's categories as it applies to recent scholarship on Baraka's poetics, including Andrew Epstein's book-length study Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry . It attempts to theorize a critical...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 203–227.
Published: 01 February 2014
... “postsocialist” here marks modes of personhood and locution that are perverse with respect to the reproductive aims of the post-1989 order. Deriving from the socialist past but not reducible either to its official doctrines or to its official dissident cultures, these modes persist in the present and disable...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 165–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ruth Y. Y. Hung The notion that Deng Xiaoping had kept the PRC afloat both in Mao Zedong’s collapsing economy and away from the former Soviet Union’s suicidal “path to freedom” enjoys some popularity today. “To date, no socialist country had successfully—and without serious disruptions—made the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 February 2011
... prepared to abandon the quest for socialism? As revolutionary will surrenders to social necessity, the future loses its immanence in the present. We must ask once again if socialism can survive the extinction of the socialist vision and, if it does, what kind of society it...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 183–210.
Published: 01 February 2009
... political energies in the socialist world, from the Cultural Revolution to the Prague Spring—is the foregrounding of new time, a time toward futurity. At stake in thinking the global sixties—and the global reaction that sought, and still seeks, to contain, erase, combat, or deny the sixties—is...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 175–185.
Published: 01 August 2002
... Body Was a Festival There was a time when Cuba was a festival and the Cuban body proclaimed itself socialist. At that time I was thirteen. Fidel and his young bearded troops crossed the island in caravans from the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
... almost prefiguring the fate of the socialist moralization of consumption, Michel de Montaigne (1580) writes, “The way by which our laws attempt to regulate idle and vain expenses in meat and clothes, seems to be quite contrary to the end designed. The true way would be to beget in men a contempt...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2004) 31 (1): 147–178.
Published: 01 February 2004
.... Copyright © 2004 by Duke University Press. 148 boundary 2 / Spring 2004 the conventional wisdom, the Irish were—or had become—largely immune to the socialist currents that took root among other immigrant groups and even among segments of the native-born workforce.2 Thus, in Great Britain...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 75–91.
Published: 01 May 2008
... globality” driven by neoliberal political ideologies that intend to unmake a new class. This paradoxical process is nevertheless embodied in a historicity of “class and revolution,” a specific Maoist practice of class struggle taken from China’s socialist period. The abrupt denun- ciation...