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differences (2014) 25 (2): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Ed Cohen In his last years lecturing at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault repeatedly alighted on the figure of the psychagogue as an exemplar of “living philosophy.” The psychagogue, in contradistinction to his confrere the pedagogue, addresses the truth by addressing the soul, the psyche...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 22–52.
Published: 01 May 2003
... ): 59 -65. ____. Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza . Trans. Martin Joughin. New York: Zone, 1992 . ____. Foucault . Trans. Sean Hand. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1988 . ____. Nietzsche and Philosophy . Trans. Hugh Tomlinson. New York: Columbia UP, 1983 . Deleuze, Gilles...
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differences (1996) 8 (3): 79–127.
Published: 01 November 1996
... , 1973 . Baudrillard Jean . Oublier Foucault . Paris : Galilée , 1977 . Beauvoir Simone de . Privileges . Paris : Gallimard , 1955 . Benjamin Walter . “ Franz Kafka: On the Tenth Anniversary of his Death .” Illuminations . Trans. Zohn Harry . New York...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 May 2021
... for its further application; on the other, the essay researches the origins of the notion in Michel Foucault’s formulation of regime of truth. After a brief account of the Bulgarian reception of Foucault’s work, the text turns to Foucault’s early monograph The Order of Things (1966) to explore the paths...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 40–86.
Published: 01 May 2009
... is capable of being shifted into another. This produces a model of discursive transformation that brings Lacan closer to Foucault than most commentators have acknowledged. The broader horizon of the argument concerns psychoanalysis and historical change, and the author argues that Foucault, Lacan...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in turn corresponds to a technical nonproductivity inscribing certain constructions of the aural spectacle in philosophies and theories of film sound. Blue 's model of aural spectacularization is then linked to Michel Foucault's remarks on speakability/unspeakability, voice, and listening in The History...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
...A. Kiarina Kordela This essay advances a new theory of biopolitics by first showing that the shortcomings of both Michel Foucault's and Giorgio Agamben's theories are due to the fact that they do not approach biopolitics as both a historically specific and a transhistorical phenomenon. Based...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 26–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that queer theory’s conventional commitments to antinormativity need to be reconsidered. As part of that project, this essay traces the elaboration of the norm in Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble , reading it against what is often taken as its inspiration, Michel Foucault’s understanding of normalization...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 25–52.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in three passes: history (the discourse around Michel Foucault’s treatment of the Charles Jouy case), aesthetics (the conflation of state and domestic violence in the installations of Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum), and activism (the convergence of abolitionist and antirape movements in the 1970s writings...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
...” (Foucault), the “society effect” (Althusser), the “knowledge effect” (Althusser), and the “state effect” (Mitchell). Through a reading of Georg Lukács's essay “The Moment and Form” and J. M. Coetzee's novel Diary of a Bad Year , the article introduces two further effects to be placed alongside...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 178–197.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Vivier des noms and as evidenced in Foucault’s introduction to Herculine Barbin . This observation provides a starting point for a theoretical argument about gender, not just in the language but also as a language, and the implications of its “signifying” relationships of power, including in terms...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 211–234.
Published: 01 December 2011
... as silence.” I trace the appearance of this linking of silence to the metaphysical language of presence in the work of Cage, Foucault, and Derrida. My argument is that, while the regime of silence is linked to a dialectic of being and nothingness, plenitude and finitude, the fullness of meaning or the ground...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to its inspiration in the specific methodologies and concepts in the work of Michel Foucault. It is also suggested that other important connections to the thought of Henri Bergson, Gaston Bachelard, Georges Canguilhem, and Gilles Deleuze can be made. While presenting a rich set of resources...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the politicization of death and a reckoning of the dying body, through what Achille Mbembe refers to as “necropolitics.” Drawing on the work of Mbembe, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and others, the authors contend that the limit of the human posed by the articulation of colonial frames within transnational ones...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Lee Edelman Engaging Lynne Huffer’s attempts to produce a queer feminist ethics based on Foucault’s notion of desubjectivation, this essay attends to the gap that such an ethics seeks to bridge: the gap between the unlivability that desubjectivation entails and the ethical investigation of how we...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Penelope Deutscher A response to Lynne Huffer’s Mad for Foucault and Are the Lips a Grave ?, this article considers Huffer’s critical reaction to characterizations of feminism as dominated by a more moral tenor repudiated by queer theory. Huffer argues that a stronger distinction should...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 92–118.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Emily Waller This study places Longus’s Daphnis and Chloe in dialogue with Foucault and Freud, arguing that within the liminality of adolescence, the formation of gendered subjectivity is a condition of “reversible potentiality” in which any given act of the subject represents the radical potential...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 44–50.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Kris Cohen In Leo Bersani’s essay “Sociality and Sexuality,” bracketing emerges as a critical procedure for sensing and for practicing nonsovereign forms of sociality. Following Foucault’s desire to discover modes of relation, forms of the homosexual, that do not yet have a world...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... ambivalence—the very conditions many trans people contest. Drawing on the late work of Michel Foucault and the private writings of Ernst Kantorowicz, “The King’s Two Anuses” articulates a critique of the Lacanian account of subjective sexuation (in the work of Judith Butler, Joan Copjec, and Slavoj Žižek...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 36–63.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Ashley T. Shelden Staging a queer methodological provocation, this essay brings together Julia Kristeva’s abject and Michel Foucault’s genealogy, formulating the concept of “abject genealogy.” By doing so, it argues for pursuing combinations—of ideas, individuals, language, and methodologies...