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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
..., the USS 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...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 101–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... concept, they nonetheless find it useful for both normative and empirical analysis, particularly when that analysis is sensitive to China's specific historical and institutional context. The study shows that the commercialization of media in China as elsewhere has created a seemingly apolitical...
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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 with...
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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
... 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 of...
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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
... their analysis. 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...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 157–170.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 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...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the generalization of this understanding of education as a technological mediation between collective humanity and nature, it concludes by returning to the specific question of Benjamin’s anti-Nietzschean politics of education. Pedagogy as “Cryptic Politics”: Benjamin, Nietzsche, and the End of...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Zionist 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...
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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 (2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
... proletarianization gets muddled, and I also compare his position on new forms of capitalism to the influential work of André Gorz. Following Stiegler, I call the underlying political project of deproletarianization that he has developed “protentional politics.” I turn more specifically to the underdiscussed notion...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 213–237.
Published: 01 February 2017
... repeatable text (such that to repeat a text is to allow for its transformation), Stiegler locates the pharmakon in a specifically inorganic relation the human bears to itself as an organism. In order to function as a relatively stable and autonomous self, the human must be open to inscriptive systems that...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 February 2019
... touches on so many different parts of the digital world, from the metaphors and rhetoric that structure our thinking about computers to the specific functions of various technologies. In addition, Mirowski’s deep analysis of political economy is directly relevant to the study of the digital. This essay...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 127–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
... text and offers various methods of reading and citation. Through specific readings of some of the influential authors of nineteenth-century criminology, including Cesare Lombroso, Alphonse Bertillon, Francis Galton, Havelock Ellis, and others, I argue that somapolitics developed in two phases: first...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 239–250.
Published: 01 February 2020
... style of Blaise Pascal’s Pensées , or a theoretical treatise. By referring to Kafka’s notations as “thoughts before” they are tamed, North suggests that they must be distinguished from all literary forms and that their “real story” cannot be reduced to a specific genre or mode of representation, let...
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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...