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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 3–13.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Carey D. Balaban; Kurt D. Yankaskas This essay explores the process of the acquisition and application of knowledge by the Department of Defense (DoD) of the United States of America, based upon policies and practices of the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The ONR's “Systems-of-Systems” approach...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 135–169.
Published: 01 February 2018
... forceful or socially engaged sense in the twenty-first century. “Horseman, Pass By The Neoliberal World System and the Crisis in Irish Literature Joe Cleary 1. From Boom to Bust: The Capitalist Crisis in Irish Literature Can...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Hui This essay proposes to establish a connection between the concept of “trans-systemic society” and the concept of “region” mainly for two reasons. On the one hand, the idea of region, which is distinct both from nation-state and from ethnicity, and which is based on a special human...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 41–63.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ryan Bishop Polyscaler autonomous remote sensing systems are presently constituting new regimes of teleactivity for real-time surveillance and data gathering. This essay continues several ongoing projects that examine the philosophical, technological, and political ramifications of these systems...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
... by the International Solidarity Movement. On January 14, 2011, in front of the forbidding Ministry of the Interior in Tunis, crowds shouted their version of the poem–“The people want to bring down the regime”–and fate responded. One key feature of the system during Ben Ali’s rule was a duality or parallel existence...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that in approaching the relation between society and the technical system as the very question of the pharmakon (that which is both poisonous and curative), Stiegler’s work allows ethical questions to eschew sites of transcendental judgment as well as ethical absolutes in order to instead become questions of art...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 113–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
... critically foregrounding the structural failure and mass loss perpetuated by systems of contemporary capitalism. In the conclusion, the essay explores play as a precarious, uncertain, but also transformative relation that might complicate the gamified elements (points, badges, and reputation systems) that so...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
... on the species an encompassing system of apparatuses in which every cultural diversity, every individual desire, and every version and vision of life become essentially a realization of one of the possibilities contained within the imagineering of the system. The global spectacles celebrate the intersections...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 213–237.
Published: 01 February 2017
... notion of human autonomy at the same time as it laments a certain automatism of the human in its captivation by the very systems that enable its ongoing life. Differing significantly from other forms of deconstruction that posit a possible future in a formal opening that is made possible by any...
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boundary 2 (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 (2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
... new forms of human peculiarity that managed fears of the decline of the will of “man.” This long history helps to extend our understanding of the origins and significance of interminable and system-centered fictions denounced by critics such as James Wood as mere “hysterical realism.” It reorients...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 67–97.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the “sweatshop sublime” and to popular notions of ethical consumption and argue that Gibson's coolhunter is a modified type of ethical consumer, a person able to map economic systems onto personal meanings as meanings, translating the behavior of the market not into a more just price point at the mall...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 February 2009
... in the 1950s. Where the former aspired to subvert established power, the latter still believed that the system might continue to be changed from within. Thus the two movements looked quite different, even as they espoused similar ideas and shared many common experiences. Both groups took the “long path through...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 May 2009
... in the United States and China, is that the bureaucrat and the authoritarian have a tendency to dominate their societies, and the system thus squashes the individual. Waters suggests we need a new theory of fascism to analyze how insidiously authoritarianism is creeping into power worldwide. Against the demands...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 97–103.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., allowing foreign organizations into the sphere of the human nervous system. To locate their “animalady,” poets might become reading and writing machines, to deconstruct the singular animal and listen as human animals. Duke University Press 2009 Poetry Animal...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Nergis Ertürk This article offers a critical overview of the Turkish Republican language reforms, contextualizing the reforms as part of a discourse of phonocentrism—a programmatic identification of the diglossia of Ottoman Turkish and its writing system as an “inadequacy” and a problem—which...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... defense of Vedic monotheism, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay’s efforts at using modern disciplinary knowledge (history, philosophy, science, aesthetics) to formulate a system of Hindu ethics and to establish Krishna as a singular messianic figure like Christ or Buddha, or a later moment in Savarkar’s time...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 55–91.
Published: 01 August 2014
...-party system. While misinformation is merely a mistake in reportage that is typically retracted in the next day’s news or a distortion of the truth, conscious (spin) or unconscious, for particular ends, such as the Bush administration’s fiction of “weapons of mass destruction,” Disinformation is a deep...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 159–178.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Rob Wilson This essay focuses on US/China interactions, uncanny temporalities, and Pacific Rim discrepancies resonating through popular culture and belief systems as embodied in Bob Dylan’s conversion-drenched poetics (aligned to social beatitude) and protest politics (aligned to critique...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Murat Belge Turkey, like many Westernizing/modernizing societies, was for a long time ruled by an “enlightened” minority, composed of the urban intelligentsia and the bureaucracy. The military formed the backbone of this elite. From the end of the Second World War, a multiparty parliamentary system...