David Golumbia and David Simpson begin a conversation, inviting comment below or via email to boundary 2: What are we talking about when we talk about drones? Is it that they carry weapons (true of only a small fraction of… Read More ›
by Bonnie Honig ~ This article presents three models of emergency politics—deliberative (Elaine Scarry), promiscuous (Douglas Crimp), and legalist (Louis Freeland Post)—and assesses their promise and limits for democratic theory and practice. Emergency politics names not the friend/enemy decisionism of… Read More ›
a lecture presented at the University of Pittsburgh on September 10th, 2014 by Arif Dirlik ~ I will make a case in this discussion* for closer attention to demands on criticism thrown up by current global circumstances that are yet… Read More ›
by Susan Buck-Morss ~ This essay criticizes Ahmet Davutoğlu’s proposal that Islamic civilization complete the “unfinished project of modernity” (Jürgen Habermas), by challenging the concept of civilization itself. As scholars in multiple disciplines have demonstrated, civilizations are hybrid constructions that… Read More ›
June Fourth at 25: Forget Tiananmen, You Don’t Want to Hurt the Chinese People’s Feelings – and Miss Out on the Business of the New “New China”!
by Arif Dirlik ~ Twenty-five years ago, in the early hours of June 4, the people’s government in Beijing turned its guns on the people of the city who had risen in protests that spring to express their frustration with Party despotism and… Read More ›
“I take up in what follows the general theme of the dimensions of diversity in Chinese society; more specifically, how to analyze difference in that society located in the southeastern corner of the Eurasian continent, which long has spilled over… Read More ›
Transnationalization and the University: The Perspective of Global Modernity — volume 39, no. 3.