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boundary 2 (1 February 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 (1 August 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 (1 February 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. They...
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boundary 2 (1 November 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. The...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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, the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 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 by...
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boundary 2 (1 February 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 (1 August 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 (1 May 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 of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
... 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 (1 February 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 (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 2009) 36 (1): 7–26.
Published: 01 February 2009
... 1920s were concerned. In a gesture 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...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2007) 34 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 February 2007
.... Fact/value conflation 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...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 337–339.
Published: 01 August 2016
... working on two boundary 2 43:3 (2016) DOI 10.1215/01903659-­3572514 © 2016 by Duke University Press 338 boundary 2 / August 2016 book projects: one on early twentieth-­century Turkish and Soviet literary encoun- ters, and another on the literatures of revolution in the Muslim Caucasus from 1905...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 217–219.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Institute (Amster- dam). He is the author of several books, including Empire of the Periphery: Russia and the World System (2008). In 1982–1983, he was a political prisoner in the Soviet Union and served as a deputy to the Moscow City Soviet in 1990–1993. He is a col- umnist at the Moscow Times and...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 February 2014
... influence 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...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 207–210.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Chris Turner. New York: Seagull Books, 2010. Goscilo, Helena, and Yana Hashamova, eds. Cinepaternity: Fathers and Sons in Soviet and Post-Soviet Film. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2010. Grabner, Michelle, and Mary Jane Jacob, eds. The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 1–11.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., the Middle East, China, Vietnam, Japan, the former Soviet Union, and both Western and Eastern Europe. This is, in other words, not a population that lacks the wherewithal to think for itself. Yet the dominant assumption is that...
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boundary 2 (1 February 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...