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differences (2022) 33 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2022
... the otherwise world-making possibilities of being and becoming, living and creating “with.” dbh2fb@virginia.edu © 2022 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2022 becoming Black and queer world-making Black study play queer Black boyhoods queer study...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of cultural activity that frustrate easy distinctions between normativity and nonnormativity, provoking us toward a more precise vocabulary of contemporary power. If state narratives of black freedom-making fueled the stories of American democracy and empire in the decades after World War II...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 2018
...? No question.” The fictional lifeworld of Black Panther is, of course, an imaginary domain. Okoye, W’Kabi, and the other citizens of Wakanda inhabit a fairy-tale realm that is far removed from the real, historical world of black marriage on which Wedlocked focuses. The imagined queer place from which...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 2022
... in black queer intimacy and service work respite, sustenance, and quiet rehabilitation amid the toxic world the drug wars made and continue to make. By contrast, Delicious Foods experiments with a version of what Chen calls an “intoxicated method”—“temporally ingesting and thinking with [crack cocaine’s...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., the refusal of visibility, the pain of a contingent inclusion in black feminist world making is actively being produced [in ‘Formation].” Messy Mya and Big Freedia’s samples, the visuals in “All Night,” and the album as a whole position Beyoncé’s auto-ethnographic kinship formation as dependent on queer...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): iii–xviii.
Published: 01 July 1991
... Coalition for Black Lesbians and Gays, Epicene is subtitled Canada's Lesbian and Gay News Magazine, and so forth. In a sense, the term "Queer Theory" was arrived at in the effort to avoid all of these fine distinctions in our discursive protocols, not to adhere to anyone of the given terms, not to assume...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 126–145.
Published: 01 July 1994
..., that determines what can and cannot be seen. The goal should be to develop a "politics of articulation." This politics would build on the interrogation of what makes it possible for black women to speak and act. Finally, my search for black women's sexuality through queer theory has taught me that I need...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in jurisprudential practice. Although not framed in literary terms, we might say that Crenshaw exposed a figure, a black woman, as a catachresis in the law, as a figural term for which there is no literal referent in the law : You can be black or you can be a woman, but when you stand before the law you can’t...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., then, the whip is important not just as an elongation of the body, or merely as a prosthesis, even as sadist’s mnemonic device, but as itself the switchily “passive” recipient of a black queer touch that makes it shine with new meanings...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 98–134.
Published: 01 May 2020
... (for example, the hardcore porn series Black Street Hookers numbers 1 through 108) as profoundly mimetic, this latest segment mimes not only popular culture but also itself, containing exact scenes, making narrative and thematic references, using the same set, and deploying a similar cast as the previous two...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
... – 39 . Ross Marlon B. “ Beyond the Closet as Raceless Paradigm .” Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology . Ed. Johnson E. Patrick Henderson Mae . Durham : Duke UP , 2005 . 161 – 89 . Rubin Gayle . “ The Traffic in Women: Notes on the ‘Political Economy’ of Sex...
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differences (1997) 9 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 November 1997
... ‘Tradition’ in a Sudanese Village .” Comparative Studies in Society and History ( 1994 ): 36 – 67 . Brown Wendy . “ Finding the Man in the State .” Feminist Studies 18 . 1 ( 1992 ): 7 – 34 . Busia Abena P. A. , and James Stanlie M. , eds. Theorizing Black Feminisms...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 1991
... the blood ofothers but preserves his own blood unadulterated. . . . The black-haired Jewish youth lies in wait for hours on end, satanically glaring and spying on the inconspicuous girl whom he plans to seduce, adulterating her blood and removing her from the bosom of her own people. The Jews were...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and of an institutionally domesticated queer studies, the issue offered a “renewed queer studies” by emphasizing scholarship that foregrounds the antinormative inheritances of queer inquiry through genealogies of women of color feminism, black Marxism, and transnational studies (1). In this way they answer the question...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 126–147.
Published: 01 May 2019
...), however, inadvertently (re)produce a bind of black sexual freedom—a pattern in black feminist storytelling—that potentially reinforces black women’s fungibility and limits black feminist imaginings of erotic freedom. 3 Contemporary black feminist and queer critics maintain an investment...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
... in images, then by fracturing those images or by blacking them out he makes them “nothing” as well, suggesting that the world as given attains its Imaginary positivization by occluding the negativity that ruptures its ontological consistency. He does so specifically with reference to the specter of child...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 44–50.
Published: 01 May 2023
... . Robinson Cedric J. Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition . Chapel Hill : U of North Carolina P , 2000 . Scheible Jeff . Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2015 . Taylor Keeanga-Yamahtta . From...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 63–91.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the culturally elite (and predominantly white) art world, Leigh’s intention to make art for black women has been met with both confusion and applause, signaling the onto-epistemological disruptions that this orientation produces. D’Souza reads Leigh’s pledge as “a commitment to holding space for people who have...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
...: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition . Minneapolis: u of Minnesota p, 2003 . Muñoz, José Esteban. Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics . Minneapolis: Minnesota up, 1999 . Nancy, Jean-Luc. Listening . Trans. Catherine Mandell. New York: Fordham up, 2007...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
...? ” Journal of Popular Music Studies 24 ( 2012 ): 176 – 95 . Cook Susan . “ ‘r-e-s-p-e-c-t (Find Out What It Means to Me)’: Feminist Musicology and the Abject Popular .” Women and Music 5 ( 2001 ): 140 – 45 . Davis Angela Y. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey...