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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Boris Kagarlitsky Boris Kagarlitsky examines the rise of political dissent in the East and West during the 1960s. The shestidesiatniki (sixties' generation) in the Soviet Union, he argues, have much more in common with the New Left than was realized at the time, or has been acknowledged since...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 231–254.
Published: 01 November 2021
... between the voices/processes/thoughts of different poets, scientists, and philosophers of the East and West. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Charles Bernstein pataquericalism Barin Ghosal Expansive Consciousness theory Upanishad Pataquericalism , the magical word coined...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Michael Kimmage Abstract Michael Kimmage reviews a textbook recently published by Anthony Grafton and David Bell, The West: A New History , identifying this book as a splendidly researched and written contribution both to the history of Europe and to ongoing debates about the scope, meaning...
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Published: 01 February 2022
Figure 4 (l-r) Sun Wukong as played by Huang Bo in Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons ; metamorphosis into giant CGI monkey in same film; Hollywood's King Kong (2005). More
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 233–246.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Elizabeth J. West Abstract In its special issue, “The ‘Medieval’ Undone: Imagining a New Global Past,” boundary 2 reveals connections of medieval studies beyond the field's self-declared boundary of 500 – 1500 AD. Though focusing on medieval studies, these essays underscore the field's long...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (1): 203–222.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Stefan Tanaka Abstract This review opens a conversation with Japan's Russia on hierarchy and hegemony in modern history. The goal declared in the volume's subtitle is ambitious: to challenge the East-West paradigm. The East-West binary is an old one and has been subject to many important...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 135–163.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Ban In understanding rights across cultures, critics tend to view individual or human rights as unique to the West and alien to community-based or authoritarian Eastern cultures. This essay challenges this fetishism of individual rights by tracing social and intellectual movements in the West...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 79–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... as a response to the West's hysterical relation to the big Other. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 North Korea Marxism fetishism leader sovereignty North Korea’s “Succession” of Marxism Hoon Song...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 287–312.
Published: 01 August 2016
... transformation in language. Moving from Kıvılcımlı's language, suffused with idioms, slang, West Thracian dialectal phonations, colloquialisms, gallicisms, Turkish neologisms, and Arabic and Persian loanwords in the preface to the equivalential chains of Western, Ottoman, and new Turkish words in the translation...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jim Rosenberg This piece is an essay describing my precompositional “semantic method” and placing my poetics in the context of prior poetries, such as Projective Verse. It was originally written for the conference “BIOS: The Poetics of Life in Digital Media,” held at the University of West Virginia...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 199–216.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Chua Beng Huat By the end of the twentieth century, it was conventional, among social and political theory circles in developed countries of the West, to assume that a liberal capitalist democracy would be the endpoint of political economic development. However, this hegemonic desire of liberalism...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 155–189.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Sadia Abbas This essay argues that notions of the subject, individualism, freedom, agency, change, and history (in other words, the ideas that are used to mark the boundaries of the West, and that generate the most sensitized aporias of modernity) have come to cluster around the figure...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mustafa Aloui The city of Kasserine, in the central-west region of Tunisia, which has long been the epicenter of protest against the policies of Ben Ali’s government, erupted into full-scale insurrection the first week of January 2011. Not far from Kasserine lies Sidi Bouzid, where protestors had...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., The Age of Extremes , is different, in that it is structured in terms of the effects on the West of the simulacrum of Soviet Communism, rather than its threat or actuality. Hobsbawm remains a figure of the twentieth century to the extent that his work missed the rise of new productive forces...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Miglena Nikolchina This essay addresses the mostly long-distance friendship between French philosopher Louis Althusser and Russian Georgian philosopher Merab Mamardashvili as a vantage point for exploring the question why, by the end of the 1960s, critical and projective thinking in the West...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 103–126.
Published: 01 November 2018
... colonialism and the Enlightenment, all three writers question the value of history. This strategy is predicated upon the assumption that cultural nationalism is derivative of the Enlightenment and the West, and consequently dependent on empirical historical narratives. I argue that this strategy may...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 41–63.
Published: 01 November 2018
... by a nomos . The autos , munus , and nomos have been remade in and through these telesensing systems that simultaneously repeat, reify, and modify the politics of the self that remains a default mode for thinking geopolitics in the West in its global reach. This remaking works in ways that counterintuitively...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of “liberating” Tibet. Wang Hui’s article “The ‘Tibetan Question’ East and West: Orientalism, Regional Ethnic Autonomy, and the Politics of Dignity” analyzes the March 2008 “riots” in and around Lhasa in order to understand the impediments to a real solution to the crisis in Tibet. This piece suggests...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Aamir R. Mufti C. P. Cavafy was a writer of the British Empire whose situation resembles that of other colonial writers and should be examined in that context, as well as in the light of the contradictory logic of Orientalism-Anglicism. In the modern West's interest in the late Hellenistic era...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of resistance or nationalist anti‐eurocentrism. Though their work is little known except to scholars in Slavic Studies, in the years following the Russian Revolution of 1917 Soviet Orientologists laid the foundations for the critique of Western Orientalism that would be introduced to the West many years later...