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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 153–170.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Alexander Etkind The early twenty-first-century Russia still calls itself, and is called, “post-Soviet.” But this term increasingly sounds like a purposeful euphemism, which both insiders and observers from outside are using to conceal the novelty of Putinism. Though Putinism is entirely different...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
... materialist philosophy in transforming systems of knowledge to create new forms of collective Soviet identity. By examining political speeches and propaganda on the Soviet periphery, this essay argues that the translation of communism across the Muslim national platform exposes the power of this Marxist...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 199–225.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Leah Feldman This essay explores alternative forms of political solidarity through a poiesis of longing that connects the Soviet aligned “South” in Kyrgyzstan and nonaligned “South” in decolonizing Algeria through a reading of two love stories by the Kyrgyz author and diplomat Chingiz Aitmatov...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 203–221.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Olga V. Solovieva This essay discusses Svetlana Alexievich’s book Voices from Chernobyl as a complicated figuration of the Russian and Soviet literary traditions. A comparison is drawn with the Japanese documentary Little Voices from Fukushima (2015) by the antinuclear activist Hitomi Kamanaka...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Boris Kagarlitsky Boris Kagarlitsky examines the rise of political dissent in the East and West during the 1960s. The shestidesiatniki (sixties' generation) in the Soviet Union, he argues, have much more in common with the New Left than was realized at the time, or has been acknowledged since...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., The Age of Extremes , is different, in that it is structured in terms of the effects on the West of the simulacrum of Soviet Communism, rather than its threat or actuality. Hobsbawm remains a figure of the twentieth century to the extent that his work missed the rise of new productive forces...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 159–219.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Serguei Alex. Oushakine Using children's picture books published in early Soviet Russia as its main visual and textual source, this essay explores the process of translation through which artists and writers adopted and adapted key Marxist ideas for illiterate or semiliterate audiences. © 2016...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Akerman, as well as by scholars of the Holocaust and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 documentary archives architecture cinema Holocaust memory References Abish Walter . 1979 . How German Is It/Wie Deutsch Ist Es . New York : New...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 183–210.
Published: 01 February 2009
... day. The essay's central focus is on the Sino-Soviet split, on how one of the most radical elements of sixties' ideology became the impetus for rapprochement with the U.S. and attendant deradicalization. In considering the sixties' end, the essay rejects a discourse of failure or unintended...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 7–27.
Published: 01 August 2012
...E. Khayyat Conducted at Gutenberg University in Mainz on May 13, 2011, this interview documents Friedrich A. Kittler’s last public appearance before he passed away. Kittler speaks about his life’s work, addressing issues ranging from the history of the Greek alphabet to Soviet language politics...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., and reformer Ahmed Baytursun, the German Turcologist Theodor Menzel, and Vasilii Bartol’d, a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the congress was convened in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the discussion of writing systems and orthographic and lexical questions, as well as the classificatory question...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
... that such a disposition would be irrelevant in the case of socialism, known for its ideology of productivism and its practice of consumer shortage. I will argue that, in fact, Soviet-style societies were based on a similar logic, even if the “elsewheres” generating desire were castigated by propaganda and considered...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
... political and everyday life is hard to imagine. This essay focuses on two particularly contested monuments from two distinct periods of Bulgaria’s socialist era, Plovdiv’s Monument to the Soviet Army, or “Aliosha,” from 1957, and Sofia’s Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria, from 1981. It offers a historical...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 7–26.
Published: 01 February 2009
... that would be blithely repeated after the implosive collapse of the Soviet Union, the immediate past was ignored and a link to romanticized pre-partition Poland was sought. The virtues ascribed to that Poland were asserted as flourishing in its resurrected self, as in, for example...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 February 2014
... in Europe. Subsequently the territory between Germany and Russia fell under the influence of the Soviet Union and soon became isolated from the rest of the world, and, in the eyes of the world, politically homogenized.”2 It is only around 1989 that a common internal sense of regional identity came...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 February 2007
... was a confirmed habit of thought; wrong knowledge and bad knowledge in this many-sided, but routinely syn- thesizing, intellectual milieu were often properly indistinguishable from each other. While we are habituated to attribute this conflation to Soviet Marxism, Chamberlain’s argument underscores...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 153–180.
Published: 01 May 2020
... : Yalçın Yayınları . Dobrenko Evgeny Kalinin Ilya . 2011 . “ Literary Criticism during the Thaw .” In A History of Russian Literary Theory and Criticism: The Soviet Age and Beyond , edited by Dobrenko Evgeny Tihanov Galin , 184 – 206 . Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2014
... by the United States and a Second World directed by the Soviet Union. The rest of the world, the Third World, was a place of indeterminacy given to seismic upheavals caused by friction between the two dominant tectonic plates. In a play on Aristotle, in this world tertium datur, but only provision- ally...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
... toward the former Soviet empire. Even this indifferent tolerance, however, has enabled some schol- ars of postsocialism to shift the discussion from having to make a case for Eastern Europe’s postcolonial qualifications to elaborating on the potential 116 boundary 2 / Spring 2014 usefulness...