boundary 2 contributor Stathis Gourgouris has written about SYRIZA and the upcoming election in Greece. You can read it here.
News and politics
an essay by Arif Dirlik ~ In 1997, the British government handed Hong Kong over to the People’s Republic of China(PRC) after 150 years of colonial rule. Some observers at the time could not but wonder if Hong Kong would… Read More ›
Masturah Alatas, a boundary 2 contributor, has written about the ‘I want to touch a dog’ event in Malaysia for CounterPunch. You can read “Malaysia’s Dog Issue” here.
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 film by Bruce Robbins, Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists, featured here in continuation of b2‘s Legacies of the Future: On the Life and Work of Edward Said.
Colin Dayan (Vanderbilt University) discusses the scope of responsibility institutionalized academia must embrace, and what “academic freedom” means to freedom itself, in light of the American Studies Association’s recent stance on the systematic silencing of Palestinian academia, and the polemics… Read More ›
Tunisia is gripped by the most serious political crisis since 2011, a crisis in trust between the government and its opponents compounded by rise in violent terrorism and a collapsing economy. Yet, one local trade union may save the day…. Read More ›
From the 2012 Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for Outstanding Contributions to American Studies, Don Pease’s new provocative essay analyzes the recent populist conservatism in terms of the disparate fantasies convoking its disparate constituencies.
The winner of the National Humanities Medal, a remarkable performer and scholar of European music, an expert in Modernism, and the author of two important essays on Walter Benjamin, Rosen died December 9, 2012. See the New York Times obituary… Read More ›