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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... led Spanos most recently to reconsider the sublime and its symptomatic supplementation by the American political imperative and public ardor for “shock and awe.” This supplanting of the sublime with the spectacle of immense power has begun to extend beyond its initial orchestration (the George W. Bush...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Ruth Y. Y. Hung The theme of this essay is the immediacy of visuality, the dominant form of experience by which the species thinks itself of and in the world, as continuous with the world. Since the early years of the twenty-first century, a series of global spectacles has emerged and broken away...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 1. Madeline Rose Hernandez, Life of the Body (A Spectacle) (2021). Mixed media collage. Courtesy of the artist. More
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Christopher Connery The 2010 Shanghai World Expo lasted from May 1 through October 31, 2010, and represented a tremendous mobilization of capital, human resources, and urban restructuring. It was in every respect a massive spectacle, giving its 70-plus million attendees (overwhelmingly from the PRC...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... normative literary modernity has been displaced by an “informatic modernization.” A new urban Hinduness asserts itself more by its affects and spectacles than through the act of narration. This “informatic” public culture can orchestrate signs, emblems, mantras, and doctrines of disparate affiliations...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 235–246.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jonathan Arac William V. Spanos’s most recent book, Shock and Awe: American Exceptionalism and the Imperatives of the Spectacle in Mark Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” (2013), offers the occasion to reflect on the distinctive quality of his long, productive career. His work...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 113–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the production of what Guy Debord called “spectacles,” I turn to three recent digital games that problematize gamification: SPENT (2011), Third World Farmer (2006), and Thresholdland (2010). Each of these games repurposes a different digital game genre (the role-playing game, the construction and management...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... now is to return to the catastrophic racism of the South, its history and continued life in the current spectacles of hate and celebratory violence, which are part of that “old feeling” of legal stigma that always bore deep into the life of this country. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (2): 165–193.
Published: 01 May 2024
... that it constructs, around such spectacles of violence, a Viconian account of Western culture's foundational, recurrent brutality. marta.figlerowicz@yale.edu Copyright ©2024 by Duke University Press 2024 Erich Auerbach comparative literature world literature violence Alongside its literary...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 109–125.
Published: 01 February 2008
... nations. By 1997, the strat- egists of the future Bush administration already had their plans to invade Iraq ready and waiting. September 11th simply opened the door to putting Book Reviewed: Retort (Ian Boal, T. J. Clark, Joseph Matthews, Michael Watts), Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 August 2003
...; this violation assumed the form of the forcible dislocation of a settled population. The buildings that had 6943 boundar been erected to symbolize the U.S. rise to world dominance were turned into horrific spectacles of the violent...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 25–28.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Figure 1. Madeline Rose Hernandez, Life of the Body (A Spectacle) (2021). Mixed media collage. Courtesy of the artist. ...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 45–72.
Published: 01 May 2000
... a festive assembly ‘‘of the elite of Louisiana and the adjacent states It was ‘‘an array of fashion, taste, and beauty added the Daily Picayune, ‘‘as is rarely seen within the walls of a theatre 12 In addition to the lavish spectacle...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 49–70.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the withers of the other, we held our breath in wonder (Morrison 2012: 4). On their way home, the sojourners became helpless onlookers to a horrifyingly lurid spectacle of lynch- mob violence. Frank and Cee, who have crawled on their hands and knees to avoid the mob s recognition, notice that the black man...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 215–224.
Published: 01 August 2002
... of everything, can also represent nothing, be nothing. Creating the spectacle of a currency devalued to zero, organizing Tseng 2002.9.12 07:31 Ponte / The Supervised Party 219 lines...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of age in the postcolonial world, one in which apartheid repre- sented the apex of both the structural and discursive meanings of racial and colonial domination. Njabulo Ndebele wrote that apartheid was like a spectacle. He wrote, “Everything in South Africa has been mind bogglingly spectacular...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 141–154.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the estab- lished state, which he very much hopes the revolutionaries will not be able to create or maintain. Majesty and terror belong in the hands of gods and monarchs, not in those of the people. What is appropriate for us to feel is the Aristotelian “terror and pity” at the spectacle...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 123–140.
Published: 01 August 2003
... on spectacle and the body of the superstar, Velvet Goldmine extends Superstar ’s explorations of the body, focusing this time on the male body and on the transgressive aspects of the glam rock movement in the seventies...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 May 2001
... from Princeton University Press. She and Zanita Fenton, pro- fessor of law, are finishing Guerrilla Theater: Using the Spectacle of Contemptuous Courts to Reform the Justice System, an examination of Black Panther legal and public performances. In collaboration with Todd Duncan and Elizabeth Bates...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
... technical means of appearance are those that do the reflecting. As a mass spectacle, a possible historical turning point, and an upheaval on all levels of life, revolution challenges representation, compelling human and technological media to respond and participate in a reimagining of both politics...