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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... existence. To establish the contours of society and exploit the value of the social sciences, however, Qu as a translator struggled against China's written language in the name of sociology and social justice. In this regard, Qu understood that the diglossic literary language harbored ancient “ghosts...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 121–141.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Peter A. Hall Peter Hall 2007 The Dilemmas of Contemporary Social Science Peter A. Hall For two hundred years, social science has provided the lens through which people view society and the visions animating most...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Arif Dirlik © 2006 Reprinted by permission of Monumenta Serica Institute. 2006 Timespace, Social Space, and the Question of Chinese Culture Arif Dirlik I take up in what follows the general theme of the dimensions...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 187–203.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Desiderio Navarro the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development 2002 Translated by Alessandro Fornazzari and Desiderio Navarro 6736 boundary 2 29:3 / sheet 191 of 265 In Medias Res Publicas: On Intellectuals and Social Criticism...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 57–73.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Martin Ryle In making aesthetic performance and aesthetic education central to his dialectical evaluation of social democracy, Kazuo Ishiguro especially addresses teachers of culture. The Unconsoled and Never Let Me Go explore the position of art in European social-democratic society since 1945...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 159–178.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Rob Wilson This essay focuses on US/China interactions, uncanny temporalities, and Pacific Rim discrepancies resonating through popular culture and belief systems as embodied in Bob Dylan’s conversion-drenched poetics (aligned to social beatitude) and protest politics (aligned to critique...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 37–54.
Published: 01 August 2015
... capitalism exodus Constellations of the Fukushima Problematic: Socialization, Capitalism, and Struggle Sabu Kohso Two Questions about Fukushima In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, my foreign friends ask two specific...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Anne Allison The essay takes on recent news stories of “missing elderly” (elderly whose deaths go unrecorded) and “lonely death” (bodies discovered days or weeks after someone has died all alone) to consider how life, death, and the bonds/debts of social relationality are getting recalibrated...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 221–233.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery Zhao Chuan, director and one of the founding members of the Grass Stage Theater Group (Caotaiban), explains the genesis of the group and its approach to social issues, its use of nonprofessional actors and nonstandard theatrical space, and its commitment to work outside...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 147–178.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Bruce Nelson Duke University Press 2004 Irish Americans, Irish Nationalism, and the ‘‘Social’’ Question, 1916–1923 Bruce Nelson By the end of the nineteenth century, Irish America had come a long way since the days when...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 33–65.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and Arendt is worth tracing because it allows readers to understand her response to the post‐WWII age, which witnessed the emergence of manifold diverse “revolutions” in the social and political realm brought by decolonization, both in the European and non‐European (i.e., Asian, African, postcolonial...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 125–147.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Nikky Lin; Shu-jung Chen Taiwanese literature has long been closely related to social movements. In fact, Taiwan New Literature (modern Taiwanese literature) itself was born out of social protest. Taiwan’s longstanding political situation of authoritarian rule has prompted the island’s writers...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., character, the novel versus the short story, and contemporary politics, but it was centered on the social and political capacity of the modern novel, the form's ability to reflect on or respond to its times, the novel's relationship to society, and the nature of politics in the current period, a period...
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boundary 2 (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 lead...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 55–61.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Toshio Ochi In order to make sense of the organization of postwar Japanese politics, it is crucial to engage the social movements that were mobilized after the Tōhoku earthquake in 2011. Following the catastrophe, many problems within Japanese social structure became apparent. At the same time...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 1–29.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Russ Castronovo By treating conservatism as a style of thought, this essay examines how a flair for abjuring the social contract, social welfare, socialism, indeed, society itself provides pleasure from the pain of violation and lost autonomy. The innovation of Ayn Rand’s writing is to make...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... The global spectacle, together with the new social media, has contributed to the creation of “visual allure” as a place to build common sense and the ethics of hedonism. It does so not only by its ability to create a more extensive level of commodity fetishism but also by virtue of its ability to map...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Yunxiang Yan This article reveals that in response to the dramatic social changes since the 1949 revolution, Chinese rural families have undergone a process of profound transformation, which I refer to as the “individualization of the family.” This transformation took place at two interlocking yet...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., lifestyle , since its first appearances in Western social thought, served as a basis for expressed judgment of social forms and practices. Discursively, lifestyle within social thought both justified and sustained the normative conception of an ideal citizen. Taking up three motifs within this history...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Wang Hui; Wen Tiejun; Lau Kin Chi In this dialogue spanning February to May 2011, Samir Amin, one of the most important theorists of dependency theory and a long-time activist in third world social movements, discusses with Wang Hui, Wen Tiejun, and Lau Kin Chi, professors from China...