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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 235–240.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tan Lin A “SOFT INDEX (OF repeating PLACES, PEOPLE, AND WORKS)” comprises, hors-texte , a generic document, where the generic is understood to be a frequency of the unpublishable. As anecdote, it forms one of the unwritten limits (i.e., poetry) to the published, on a spectrum that includes an...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2012
... compliance of US institutions with officially sponsored projections of “soft power” through the so-called Confucius Institutes. The financial gain from the “education industry” has become attractive to states such as the United States, the UK, Canada, et cetera, as well as to universities. On the other hand...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 118–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
... getting soft a ghost has seized the woman’s animal double. a lumbering capybara wedged in between limp roots overturned. as indigenized iphones disinte- grate before the viscosity of this ghost, its fume and coalescence, its waft of manure. ghosts aren’t supposed to smell, i say to pinto, the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2001) 28 (2): 53–55.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... Into these mostly wry reflections, Joyce’s Leopold Bloom makes his way, providing a comic send-up of the heroic prin- ciple itself: ‘‘when Mr. Bloom unclasped his hands in soft / acknowledgment. And clasped them. About here’’ (2). This spectral interpenetration of real and fictional figures prepares...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 19–21.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... I thought about the race clicks to make her. Translated to the long line. In the United Kingdom, I noticed the tongue-to-­ ­soft palate tuts the older white customers made, turning their bodies away, when we entered a meat shop or other kind of place: a delicatessen, a boutique. A whirr as...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 159–162.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., as if he were not in Havana; like the light of a tunnel fleeing toward the Baltic Sea, to meet soft, white Nordic snows; like a black light that would try to come...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 63–76.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Eye: Visual Truth in the Post- Photographic Era (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1992), 20; most of the texts I will treat were authored over the course of the last decade. . I take the term soft from Lisa Robertson’s faux-corporate author function, the “Office for Soft Architecture...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 105–120.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to the poem that follows it? Dear John Coltrane It’s a foregone conclusion that booksellers and librarians assume we’re all supposed to have a soft spot for poetry. Hence the perennial popu- larity of E. E. Cummings. in Just- spring when the world is mud...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
... politicians and business leaders and their “Asian values” initiative of the 1980s, has become a twenty-­first-­century diplomat to facilitate PRC “soft power.” In the first decade of the new millennium, the PRC government, through its edu- cational wing, established a series of Confucius Institutes as...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 125–132.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., you know where I’d keep her? In the bread box, that’s where. A daughter’d do fine in the bread box. A son I’d keep in the toaster. He’d have to learn to hold his temper living so close to hot coils all his growing up life. And his bread wouldn’t be soft like a daughter’s bread; it’d...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 29–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
... was ready to receive the next visitor. What stayed with me, as I left for KwaZulu Land, was his soft intro- spective tone. An incident in my first workshop at a library would make me revisit the tone. The itinerary was clear: after the library event a few miles from Durban, we were to...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 May 2008
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boundary 2 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 117–123.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., licking the tiny pockets of its grief. the cat approaches, its winter arms burning, its soft flesh burning. the cat approaches and it is windows and photographs; it is dwarves coming loose from paintings, skin coming loose from the heart. the cat...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 229–233.
Published: 01 August 2002
... desire stronger than the previous one. (I’m like a book with too many marks, underlines, some with a yellow highlighter.) the need to describe the voice of the uterus: a soft, serious voice at dawn that lulls you to sleep when...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 155–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . The Art of War: War and Military Thought . London : Cassell . Verwoert Jan . 2011 . “See What Shows—On the Practice of Harun Farocki.” In Harun Farocki: Weiche Montagen/Soft Montages , edited by Dziewior Yilmaz , 16 – 34 . Bregenz : Kunsthaus Bregenz . Winthrop-Young...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
... identified by Joseph S. Nye between “soft” and “hard” power.19 This is an instrumental distinction. It is presented in a self-­evident manner from above, from the perspective of the exercise of imperial dominance. In contrast, the concept of hegemony must also be able to be applied from below...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... Washington will not tolerate any attempt of Egypt to move out of its total submission. This is the exclusive goal of Washington in its involvement in the organization of a “soft transition.” The plan of the ruling system is to make minimal concessions in order to feguardsa the essentials of the sys...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2008) 35 (1): 109–125.
Published: 01 February 2008
... extreme liability for U.S.-Arab relations that, as Retort puts it, “‘soft’ penetration of the Middle East is doomed to fail” (111–12). Despite this obvious strategic failure, one thing is certain: Israel forms a central node in the permanent war economy of the Middle East—an economy run...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 August 2005
... position—that the dialectic is specific to capital— itself comes in a soft line and a hard: the soft line maintains, à la Lukács, that the dialectic only comes into its own under capital, only becomes think- able under capital, but is bound to persist to account for the new intrica- cies of some as yet...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2007) 34 (1): 17–23.
Published: 01 February 2007
... in soft tones on TV about someone incongruously called Jill-Bob. His col- Interventions  /  Mufti  /  Fanatics in Europa  21 leagues around the table were nodding thoughtfully. With growing panic, I realized I had no idea what they were talking about, in perfectly...