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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Srinivas Aravamudan This essay argues that the university ought to encourage the flourishing of multiple languages and metalanguages. Opposing recent Habermasian universalism and Victorianist virtue talk (e.g., Amanda Anderson's The Way We Argue Now ), it queries why critics turn to character...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Arif Dirlik This article discusses the impact of transnationalization on higher education, drawing primarily on material related to US universities. Transnationalization refers here both to the effort of universities to branch out globally, following corporate models, and to their search at home...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 121–133.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Ronald A. T. Judy Duke University Press 2000 5983 b2 27:1 / sheet 127 of 237 Untimely Intellectuals and the University Ronald A. T. Judy...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 85–89.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of absorption, arresting the reader's attention. Difficulty is thus inherent to poetry—a difficulty challenging the reader to rise to the challenge of what it means to read poetry. A few examples like “Standing Target” are discussed briefly. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 poetics...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 105–129.
Published: 01 August 2016
... from Capital onward (and the history of their reception) exhibit a very real tension between political economy as a universal language of concepts called forth by capital (as a universalizing set of social processes) and political economy as a practice that vigilantly attends to the (im)possibility...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 215–225.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Margaret Drabble Duke University Press 2007 Writing for Peace: Peace and Difference; Gender, Race, and the Universal Narrative Margaret Drabble When writers are asked to address the subject of “writing for peace,” they assume...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 207–229.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Etienne Balibar Modern universalism, arising from the generalization of the “right to have rights” (or the access to citizenship for all), produces a paradoxical effect on the recognition and definition of anthropological differences, such as gender and sexuality, race and culture, normality...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 15–21.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Walter Benjamin In this address, delivered at a pedagogics conference held at the University of Breslau in 1913, Benjamin argues for an integration of individual and collective experience in the form of an “educational community,” understood not as a circle of common interests...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 135–149.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Karl Kroeber Duke University Press 2000 5983 b2 27:1 / sheet 141 of 237 American Universities: A Personal View Karl Kroeber The following...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Thomas Docherty Duke University Press 2004 Newman, Ireland, and Universality Thomas Docherty . . . dazzled by phenomena, instead of perceiving things Non judicavi me scire aliquid inter vos, nisi Jesum Christum, et hunc...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 81–107.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Xudong Zhang Duke University Press 2005 Political Philosophy and Comparison: Bourgeois Identity and the Narrative of the Universal Xudong Zhang 1. The Legitimacy of Comparison: Historical, Political, and Philosophical...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 157–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
... It is astonishing to see how quickly the “survival” of thought is some- times identified with that of the academic institution. Recall the situation at Frankfurt University in 1925, when Walter Benjamin withdrew his sub- mission for a Habilitation to spare himself a rejection. Of course, Benjamin is currently...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 February 2019
... the figures of the “entrepreneur of the self” and “human capital.” It argues that when we assume that these modes of subjectivity are dominant, universal, and new, we miss both the long history of exploitation and the particular form this exploitation takes in the present. It concludes with a reading...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 139–163.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Arif Dirlik The essay critically engages two recent works on the Confucian revival in the People’s Republic of China published by Princeton University Press, the one advocating a Confucian monarchy for the PRC, the other arguing for the universal relevance of Confucianism as a “world religion...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
... then comes back to the “civilized” world but refuses to write about the secret. He shall not be part of the Western community of knowledge, the community of university professors. Instead, he becomes an archivist at Yale. The commentary asks about the founding dichotomy between knowledge and the archive...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
... is awareness of world temporality and its presumed universality. The publication of Karatani Kōjin's Reading “The Structure of World History” (2011), which is his self-commentaries on The Structure of World History (2010), signals an elevated awareness of world history in the current century. It is possible...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 27–57.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Bradley J. Fest This interview with literary critic Jonathan Arac was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh on May 19, 2015. Arac, a member of the boundary 2 editorial collective since 1979, speaks at length about his life and work. Addressing the impact of theory on his career, he discusses...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 65–88.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Reginald Jackson This essay charts Masao Miyoshi’s shifting relation to the university as he both imagined it and intervened within it. I examine an incident in which Miyoshi heeded a graduate student’s request for help in contesting unfair treatment. This incident represents a crucible...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 157–158.
Published: 01 August 2022
... beyond their intellectual interests. The letters are retrieved from the special collections libraries at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of Buffalo. mdavidson@ucsd.edu Copyright ©2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Norman O. Brown Robert Duncan correspondence...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Tani Barlow This article argues that the polymath Marxist philosopher and Communist Party apparatchik Qu Qiubai, who established sociology in the Chinese Marxist tradition by organizing the Sociology Department at Shanghai University in 1930, proposed that “society” was the sine qua non of human...