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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mouldi Guessoumi Humanity has always needed a grammar to trace the specific substance of its factual history, from the advent of communicative language up to and including modern revolutionary events. Moreover, all revolutions throughout history have gone through the same stages to arrive finally...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 41–63.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Zumwalt , and the nonprofit Planetary Skin Institute—this essay explores the geopolitical and philosophical stakes of these systems and their intended and unintended consequences. The essay argues that autonomous remote sensing systems configure a specific kind of self/ autos within a munus constituted...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2010
... justificatory regime undergoes a significant modification when, in the 1950s, the United States takes over the sponsorship of the Israeli state from the Old World empires. It will show, specifically, the imperial ideology of the Old World that was the original model of the Zionist justificatory regime vis-à...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Jason Michael Adams This interview was conducted on the assumption that for all their seeming pessimism, Virilio's technocultural writings are more productively understood as a “Dionysian yes” than as a simple assertion of the no as such. In other words, they presuppose that the specificity of his...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 201–213.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Ben Lerner It is a commonplace that John Ashbery's poetry is, in some important sense, “about time,” but we lack an account of the specific experience of temporality it enables. Part of the bizarre power of Ashbery's best poetry is that it seems to narrate what it is like to read Ashbery's best...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 199–208.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Adam Lowenstein In his two most recent films, Eastern Promises (2007) and A History of Violence (2005), the director David Cronenberg turns his attention more specifically than ever before to the conjuncture of violence and globalized geopolitics. The resulting illumination of how violence...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
... they recode disciplinary boundaries and modes of authority, I show how such new and expanded models of contextualization became central to the history of site-specific art since the 1960s, once the concept of site began to organize not only literal sculptural objects but the notion of an artistic context...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 77–95.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and Charles Bernstein, the essay further argues for the importance of material specificity to literary critical analyses, demonstrating that the material substrates of poetry and its modes of production—from typeface and ink type to binding and paper stock—are an inherent and inextricable aspect...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 August 2010
...-destructive or “archiviolithic” impulse. In Derrida's model, this negativity is the consequence of repetition, which is the archive's raison d'être, and which is linked in turn to the Freudian death drive. This essay explores a poetics of archival destruction in a range of texts. Concentrating specifically...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of transcription of authentic national speech. Rather, they enact the generalization of one specific variant of one vernacular, as a standard, through new alphabetic technologies, for the nationalization of an otherwise hybrid, multireligious, and multiethnic population. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 187–198.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Matthew Suazo By expanding the frame of Paul Gilroy's post-9/11 intervention in Postcolonial Melancholia to include post–Hurricane Katrina discourse, this essay aims to more specifically elaborate the present moment—Gilroy's “postcolonial present”—as a space and time in which to combat...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Polanyi) that capital demands the constant reassertion of fundamental value, even while it works to undermine all historically specific instances of foundation. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Melinda Cooper It is in moments of crisis...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Frances Ferguson Philosophers frequently attempt to achieve clarity about particular problems in moral philosophy both by modeling specific hypothetical cases very exactly and by turning to literature for examples. Ferguson here relies on some of the work of Bernard Williams, Donald Davidson...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 75–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
...-important question: What were pre-Orientalist conceptions of the vernacular that Lallu Jee Lal brought to his translation of the Bhagvata Purana in Premsagar ? Pre-Orientalist conceptions of the vernacular often did not denote, in the first and primary sense, a specific language. Poets were concerned...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 161–180.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Europe and Asia. Reading Russian narratives about the Caucasus alongside narratives by Muslim writers of the Caucasus, I challenge the ideologically constructed binaries of Self and Other, Europe and the Orient, as well as history and personal memory. More specifically, this article discusses the figure...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 25–56.
Published: 01 May 2015
... it within a contemporary drama, Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , in which the playwright put the primal scene to the work of countering the dramaturgy of the Cold War state. Pease specifically resituates Freud’s theorization of the primal scene in the Wolf Man case within the dramatic context...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Robert P. Marzec This essay situates the critical work of William V. Spanos in relation to the liminal event of anthropocentric planetary climate change—specifically the manner in which this event is being subordinated to military ends by the US national security state in particular and the global...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... This essay then proposes that In Search of Lost Time contains important clues to the working of contemporary American politics, specifically the mind-set of the Republican Far Right. In both, fears of otherness and helplessness lead to conservative myths of redemption that privilege adherence to ideology...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 19–21.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and the everyday, we draw on the work of Henri Lefebvre and what he called “qualitative moments.” In recalling forms of memoration, residues, remnants, and reminders of the past, such embodied specific temporal tenses can be put to work repairing breaks in the rhythms of daily life and constituting the building...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 157–170.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of polarized tendencies associated with specific infrastructures—vertical hierarchical integration with broadcast television, and horizontal heterarchical differentiation with the commuter network and mobile phones. The basic goal is twofold: to consider the lived experience of these two infrastructural...