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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gil Anidjar When he refers to civil war as “self-laceration,” Carl Schmitt evokes a strange figure, whereby the state could be bound for self-destruction. In this essay, I am less interested in civil war than in the conception of a state as suicidal. What could that even mean? What could be gained...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 71–89.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Bruce Robbins The night before her suicide, Anna Karenina has a strange nightmare about a muzhik, or former serf, who speaks French and is doing something with a piece of iron. Given the place of class in the novel, if mainly on the Levin side rather than the Anna side, critics of Tolstoy have said...
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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 (2004) 31 (2): 81–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
... transfer the register to affect and say, ‘‘We are not terrorized, we have won And the old topos of intervening for the sake of women con- tinues to be deployed. It is to save Afghan women from terror that we must keep the peace by force of arms. I want to distinguish the suicide bomber, the kamikaze...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 35–59.
Published: 01 August 2006
... of the Islamist terrorist, suicide bombers, was the expression of a way of life that is consummately alien to Western civilization. A presumption long generally held—in fact, asserted by a wide range of public figures from the Dalai Lama to President Bush—is that suicide bombers are the product...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 213–220.
Published: 01 November 2020
... but of the present. With their sacrifice, the young suicide bombers of Paris, London, Berlin, Nice, and Barcelona enact a fundamental ritual in the contemporary world, one that seemed to have disappeared with the advent of modernity. Through Isis and al- Qaeda, sacrifice celebrates its glory again: Islamic...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
... suicide by throwing himself into the Kunming Lake. He was fifty years old at the time and left behind a wealth of critical and scholarly work, as well as the enigma of his suicide.2 Why did he decide to conclude his life in such a violent manner? Why did he, a scholar celebrated at the time...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 113–148.
Published: 01 May 2000
... / sheet 130 of 227 World ‘‘The thought of suicide flashed in my brain says an Indian prin- cess in ‘‘The Daughter of the Riccarees a short story included in the anti- slavery annual...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of mind I do not know. But as a Christian and a socialist believing in international peace, I find myself terribly oppressed by the present tensions 3 Some two decades on, a wistfully New Leftish Robert Lowell will envision the suicide as Matthiessen jumping from the North Station hotel...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 199–208.
Published: 01 May 2009
...). In Dead Ringers, Irons plays iden- tical twin gynecologists whose intimately melded lives implode when one falls in love with an actress—the twins’ relationship cannot withstand this intrusion, so they spin into an ultimately suicidal decline of psychological disintegration. In M. Butterfly (based...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 7–19.
Published: 01 February 2013
... instead on its own, internal terms and for harboring toward it the imperial intention of annihilation. Asad’s lectures on the question of suicide bombing may be considered an exemplary instance, as their main orientation appears to be to get the Western reader to view such behavior as rational...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 41–63.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Derrida Jacques . 2002 . “ Faith and Knowledge .” In Acts of Religion , edited by Anidjar Gil , 40 – 101 . New York : Routledge . Derrida Jacques . 2003 . “ Autoimmunity: Real and Symbolic Suicides .” In Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 157–170.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of indeterminacy for quick responses to disturbances, including suicides, euphemistically glossed as “human accidents.” Fisch thus calls attention to “a shift from thinking the commuter train network as an active or deter- minate apparatus to perceiving it as a responsive, interactive technology.”10...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 55–69.
Published: 01 May 2007
... or nonexistence: “Boom! Boom!” Terrorist and artist, in pursuit of realizing their transgressive desires, are like the suicide bombers of truth. It is, then, no wonder that the psychology of anxiety cannot help but define the daily lives of people. I want to propose that, given the rule...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Independent Students Association in July, for another six months, but with the onset of war in August, and the concomitant double suicide of his friends Fritz Heinle and Rika Seligson in Berlin, he turned away from stu- dent activism as such to seek out, as he put it in a letter of October 25, 1914, a harder...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 259–288.
Published: 01 February 2002
... on suicide missions. The Queensborough Bridge was overflowing boundary 2 29:1, 2002. Copyright © 2002 by Duke University Press. 260 boundary 2 / Spring 2002 with people streaming out of Manhattan, a line as wide as the bridge and as long as Manhattan itself. If you looked out to the left...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 209–212.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... Holland, Eugene W. Nomad Citizenship: Free- Market Communism and the Slow- Motion General Strike. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. Hurley, Adrienne Carey. Revolutionary Suicide and Other Desperate Measures: Narratives of Youth and Violence from Japan and the United States...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 85–89.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and subsequent despair and suicide. In order to write this libretto for an opera by Brian Ferneyhough that was produced many times in 2005–2006, Charles immersed himself in Benjamin's own writings; his “play” is by no means straightforward or realistic but takes Benjamin's basic theories and casts them...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... perspective he seeks to rescue from The Arcades boundary 2 45:2 (2018) DOI 10.1215/01903659-­4381008 © 2018 by Duke University Press 36 boundary 2 / May 2018 Project—whose success lies in sketching “the truly dark history of the working class . . . class poverty, exploitation, nihilism, and suicide...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... The singularity of 9/11 was not allowed to stand for long, and the drive to compare the event to something else evoked one precedent: Pearl Harbor, the only other time, it was said, the United States had been attacked on its own soil (and attacked, indeed, by an enemy who would use suicide bomb- ers...