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boundary 2 (1 February 2019) 46 (1): 55–71.
Published: 01 February 2019
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boundary 2 (1 August 2000) 27 (3): 37–44.
Published: 01 August 2000
...W. E. B. Du Bois David G. Du Bois 2000 Sociology Hesitant W. E. B. Du Bois The Congress of Arts and Sciences at St. Louis last summer served to emphasize painfully the present plight of Sociology; for the devotee...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 109–135.
Published: 01 May 2005
...George Steinmetz Duke University Press 2005 The Genealogy of a Positivist Haunting: Comparing Prewar and Postwar U.S. Sociology George Steinmetz This essay asks two related questions about the discipline of soci- ology in the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Richard Jean So; Hoyt Long Literary historians have long been interested in sociological approaches to literature. The field of modernism, a major aesthetic movement that flourished between 1915-40 primarily in the United States, England, and Europe, but the rest of the world as well, has been seen...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Tani Barlow This article argues that the polymath Marxist philosopher and Communist Party apparatchik Qu Qiubai, who established sociology in the Chinese Marxist tradition by organizing the Sociology Department at Shanghai University in 1930, proposed that “society” was the sine qua non of human...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 43–54.
Published: 01 February 2012
... as significant expressions in the “constructive work of bold sociological analysis.” There is a fairly high risk that what we experience will be lost forever to a forgetfulness that is hopelessly closed off from the flow of life. The objective in this essay is to offer a preliminary provisional...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
... present Spanos’s seminal work as a polemos . Indeed, more than the production of a corpus of historical or sociological knowledge, what defines his work is his radical confrontation with facticity, that is to say, with the quotidian determinations of being as historical agency. Polemos is a term crucial...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
... postcrisis Japan. In what has become a trend toward singular living and solitary existence—sometimes called Japan's “relationless society” ( muen shakai )—those without human or economic capital are put at risk. The precarity of living/dying without a safety net of others is one sociological fact examined in...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 43–74.
Published: 01 February 2016
... posit” associated with late twentieth-century musicology and sociology that valorizes music's social utility. Recognizing serious limitations in both, we turn to Étienne Balibar's notion of “civility” as an experimental practice that regulates extremes in order to reduce violence. Drawing on...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 May 2018
... awakening as a function of remembrance and expectation. Already in the “early” Benjamin, historical remembrance is understood dialectically as awakening from and to “that dream we name the past” (as he will put it in The Arcades Project more than a decade later). At once metaphysical and sociological, this...
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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 August 2000) 27 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 August 2000
... deployed in contradiction to the then emerging anthropological habit. That inquiry had already prompted me to begin as systematic a study as possible of the writ- ings of Du Bois on this question. It was in the course of this that ‘‘Sociology Hesitant’’ came to my attention, first in Francis Broderick’s...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2000) 27 (3): 293.
Published: 01 August 2000
... on the Verge, and is author of two novels, Nietzsche: A Novel and Son of Spirit: A Novel. Charles Lemert teaches sociology and social ethics at Wesleyan University. He writes on race, culture, and social theory. Among his many books is Dark Thoughts: The Analytic of Race and Society in the New...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 233–236.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Association Jan Hus France. Mouldi Guessoumi is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Tunis. His research is on social and protest movements with a focus on how the dynamics of spontaneous social organization crystalize in institutions. An active trade unionist, Guessoumi has been...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 1.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Narrative of the Universal / 81 George Steinmetz / The Genealogy of a Positivist Haunting: Comparing Prewar and Postwar U.S. Sociology / 109 Marilyn Ivy / In/Comparable Horrors: Total War and the Japanese Thing / 137 Michael Dutton / From Culture Industry to Mao Industry: A Greek Tragedy / 151...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 257–258.
Published: 01 May 2005
...- ciety and History and the Journal of Historical Sociology. Harry Harootunian is professor of history and East Asian studies at New York Univer- sity. He has written widely on Japan’s modern cultural and intellectual history, ques- tions relating to historical theory, postcolonial discourse, and area...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2006) 33 (1): 203–228.
Published: 01 February 2006
...- nent theoretical meaning in the direction of practical existence.2 In conformity with Mannheim’s description, there emerged a standard criti- cism of the sociology of knowledge, namely, an accusation that it cannot engage with the cognitive structure of its objects. Thus, Theodor Adorno in...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2000) 27 (1): 121–133.
Published: 01 February 2000
... current overtly pronounced concern with the crisis in Black intel- lectual leadership is grounded in an old familiar theoretical conundrum of sociological thinking: the subject. This requires considerable elaboration. For...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 225–226.
Published: 01 August 2001
... the boundary 2 editorial collective. He is editor of boundary 2’s special issue Sociology Hesitant: Thinking with W. E. B. Du Bois (vol. 27, no. 3 [fall 2000 Faye Kicknosway (aka Morgan Blair) has taught creative writing and literature in the English department at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 75–91.
Published: 01 May 2008
... “class analysis” was, how- ever, prevalent everywhere in the West.15 Fewer and fewer studies on class and labor were published. Departments of history, sociology, and political science once considered class to be the crucial area of focus, but by the end of the twentieth century, hardly a course...