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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 201–213.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and Zadie Smith’s On Beauty , reading off from it middleclass anxieties about the rise of the working-class movement. What does it mean about the novel or about the working-class movement itself that so many working-class characters are killed off by their aspiration to culture or are presented as murderers...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 145–168.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of main discursive lines and elements of the party's trajectory that help explain its relevance in the context of recent Spanish political and cultural history: the crisis of middle classes; the plebeian as political subject linked to an alliance between precarized middle classes and precarious working...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 3–31.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Jason Fitzgerald; Bruce Robbins Abstract In this wide‐ranging interview, Bruce Robbins reflects on themes that have long been at the center of his work, including cosmopolitanism, the political functions of literature and of literary criticism, narratives, progress, feelings, morals, class politics...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 February 2009
... with Spain, or, if it came to that, with the United States. In Cuba, the burden of the popular war prepared by Martí was borne by the petite bourgeoi- sie, the small proprietors, the professionals, tobacco farmers, the incipi- ent working class, the poor peasants, and the recently freed slaves...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 185–199.
Published: 01 August 2015
... at one of the largest corporations in Japan, earning a “six-­figure salary.”1 Yet, by night, before heading back to the middle-­class home she lived in with her mother and her younger sister, she regularly engaged in sex work for an escort agency or as a freelancer on the street near the crime...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 35–52.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Bernard Stiegler In my third and final lecture, I consider the conflict opposing Denis Diderot to Anne-Claude-Philippe de Tubières, Count de Caylus, on the faculty of judging works. The contemporary critic Jean-Louis Jam has called this conflict “the quarrel of the amateur.” I examine how...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 99–124.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Michele L. Hardesty William T. Vollmann is one of the most ambitious U.S novelists and essayists of the past twenty-five years. At his most admirable, Vollmann is a writer who crosses boundaries of nation, class, culture, and doctrine to understand and represent those on the other side, while...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 75–91.
Published: 01 May 2008
... (November 2003): 578–96. . The word class in this article is used as a singular noun. Though we do not intend to neglect the complexities and variations of the new working class emerging in different regions of China, rural migrant workers in China nevertheless share many of the same...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 71–89.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and not the creative, is a sort of normal myopia, to be expected among those for whom transformative work itself is alien. The assumption that manual labor as such embodies aggression or violence suits what would have to be called the class position of the mental laborers, or the literate. Tolstoy, as we know, asked...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of those motivated by the October Revolution itself. “I was to be seized so young and so long by that typical twentieth-­century passion, political commit- ment” (IT, 11). In this case, it was the first—and for some only—victory of the party of the working class. For the young Hobsbawm...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 121–141.
Published: 01 August 2007
... Working Class (London: Victor Gollancz, 1963); see also Peter Burke, The French Historical Revolution: The Annales School, 1929–89 (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1991); Raphael Samuel and Gareth Stedman Jones, eds., Culture, Ideology, and Politics (London: Routledge...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... These practices formed an inte- gral part of Socialist Lebanon’s militant self-fashioning,­ through which its members inscribed themselves in a present they shared with international workingclass and revolutionary national liberation movements, whose vic- tories and defeats they assessed on the pages...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 175–176.
Published: 01 August 2022
... it out was revived by the organizers of this special issue. Two sections of the Book of Ours are reproduced here: lecture 2 and lecture 9. Lecture 9 consists of Norman O. Brown's famous response to the Georgics, “Palinode in Praise of Work; or, Homage to the Working Class,” and was eventually published...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 147–178.
Published: 01 February 2004
... a Yankee Protestant could characterize its con- stituents as ‘‘a class of human beings, whose women do our housework, and whose men dig our railroads Although still disproportionately working class, Irish American males had penetrated the skilled trades and unionized sectors of the economy...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 207–241.
Published: 01 February 2004
... of modernity Moreover, he contends, the prime mover of modernization in Ireland was ‘‘the rural middle class’’ one of the most conservative forma- tions in Western Europe and that class ‘‘lacked the challenge of an indus- trial working class to spur it into life 14 ‘‘There could be he concludes...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 93–132.
Published: 01 May 2023
... This is a failure, in my judgment, of biographical accounting that compounds the shortcomings of his less-than-persuasive fabrication of an “Alain Locke” who supposedly sees and feels in poor, working-class, migrating southern Negroes the embodiment of a new Negro mindedness fueling a novel cultural renaissance...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 219–248.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of the graphological dimension 4. Frederick Engels, “Preface to the Fourth Edition,” in Capital, 1:114–20, esp. 114–15. 5. Engels, “Preface,” 115. Morris / “The Working Day” of Marx’s Capital 223 of the entextualized speech, we might refer to this as the form of audibility of class...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 51–74.
Published: 01 May 2006
... reason/spirit that would emerge out of the dynamic freedom of the ‘‘Ger- manic Protestant world’’ 56 (that is, modern bourgeois society), was to have been the working class. The formation and development of proletarian con- sciousness would spark the revolution, which, with the destruction...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
... that Irish novels critiquing the Celtic Tiger figured America as an alternative to Irish materialism via an embrace of the notion of merito- cratic upward mobility, in which an individual’s class status is understood as negotiable, with a workingclass identity one that can and should be dis- carded...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 199–218.
Published: 01 August 2019
... 27 , 2014 . http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/snowpiercer-2014 . Standing Guy . 2014 . “ The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class .” Working-Class Perspectives (blog) . October 27 , 2014 . https://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/the-precariat-the-new-dangerous-class...