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differences (1999) 11 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 1999
... that persists as the haunting answer to this question makes legible the anxiety at the heart of academic feminism’s chief rhetorical strategy, the critical claim, which generates value by promising to carry thought beyond the failure of the present...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Stories of inhospitality from within are evoked—from within the academic sphere, (post) colonial French society, and the French Parliament—offering paradoxes to French universalism. This essay addresses the presence and possibility of feminism/s as alternative and transnational territories and questions...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 103–124.
Published: 01 September 2016
... with much of the work and thought done in academic gender studies. The question can be asked in an even more profound way: why is feminism, which pursues gender equality between women and men through promoting female solidarity and pride in womanhood, so closely affiliated with the struggle...
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differences (1999) 11 (3): i–xii.
Published: 01 December 1999
... critique of naïve American feminism as itself part of academe’s fantasy world) and Wendy Brown (who calls for the disman- tling of the “women’s studies” curriculum and its re-placement across the university’s disciplines). Wiegman extends...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... carefully about the relationship between alliance and critique, especially given the ease with which academic feminism had forged its political authority by anatomizing public feminism’s faults. 5 For second-wave warriors, #MeToo promised to revive the meat-and-potatoes feminist issue of sexual...
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differences (1990) 2 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 1990
... intellectuals was to become in Gramsci's terms "organic" intellectuals. The challenge of academic feminism has always been to displace the very categories constituting the academy and its other and it is that challenge U.S. feminists of color and Italian feminisms are, in different ways, reasserting today...
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differences (1990) 2 (3): 52–108.
Published: 01 November 1990
..." changed in significant ways since you began your academic career? Has feminism's position in the university shifted in recent years as attention focusses more insistently on other categories ofdifference - race, ethnicity, the third world, sexual orientation, and so forth? What strategies have proven most...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
... by the u . s .-based initiatives to create research and teaching programs in women’s studies, the journal difference s, for its part, was born in the late eighties out of the encounter of “American” academic feminism(s) and more generally u . s .-based humanities with French theory and, more specifically...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... . “ The Life and Times of Academic Feminism: Checking the Vital Signs of Women’s and Gender Studies .” The Handbook of Gender and Women’s Studies . Ed. Davis Kathy Evans Mary Lorber Judith . London : Sage , 2006 . 14 – 34 . Hemmings Clare . Why Stories Matter: The Political...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 64–97.
Published: 01 May 2020
... as the building of conservative (rather than transformative) consensus through the performative claim to progress. Both of these operations occur as much in academic feminism as in feminist art, both have an anti-utopian or desire-delimiting function, and both are active in the We Wanted a Revolution show...
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differences (2001) 12 (2): 1–46.
Published: 01 September 2001
... that much of late-twentieth- century academic feminism has devoted itself to contesting, though in a number of highly different ways. According to Smith, humanist paranoia surfaces in a variety of discourses, ranging from realist...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 April 1997
... in academic feminism has made of her a substitute mother to a generation of young women, that desire - to give the father what he wants before he dies-comes into conflict with the goals Miller has so strongly championed. Although she has forged a powerful professional identity for herself as a feminist critic...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 172–181.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Li Xiaojiang This essay is Li Xiaojiang’s response to Tani Barlow’s “Socialist Modernization and the Market Feminism of Li Xiaojiang” (ch. 6 of Barlow’s The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism ). Barlow, in discussing Li Xiaojiang’s work in the 1980s, wholly overlooked the key article...
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differences (1990) 2 (3): 122–135.
Published: 01 November 1990
... is extremely disturbing for a feminist, for whom "culture" means a collective project with a public aim, and whose professionalism as an intellectual is always committed to and motivated by a non-academic impulse. Notwithstanding the ambivalence of Italian feminism toward the institutions, and with all...
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differences (1997) 9 (3): 46–64.
Published: 01 November 1997
... Studies in the Nineties. Ed. Jane Aaron and Sylvia Walby. London: Palmer, 1991. 67-74. Franklin, Sarah, Celia Lury, and Jackie Stacey. "Feminism and Cultural Studies:" OjjCentre: Feminism and Cultural Studies. Ed. Sarah Franklin, Celia Lury, and Jackie Stacey. London: Harper Collins Academic, 1991. Georgi...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 93–108.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Dong Limin This essay examines the ways a gender studies perspective has been applied in Chinese academic reflections on China’s socialist culture and practice during the so-called Seventeen-Year Period, which spanned from the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 to the beginning...
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differences (1989) 1 (2): 3–37.
Published: 01 July 1989
... pink-collar work) favored the diffusion, much earlier on, of the sites and modes of feminist consciousness. From the relatively private environment of small women's groups, feminism could move into more public ones like academic Women's Studies programs, publishing and media enterprises, social service...
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differences (1997) 9 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 November 1997
... of a liberated life and that both academic and political feminism should be struggling actively to create the knowledge and context for women to enjoy sex of whatever kind and with whomever they chose (Snitow, Stansell, and Thompson). Despite the fundamental importance of this branch offeminist reflection, I...
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differences (1992) 4 (3): iii–xiv.
Published: 01 November 1992
..., and so forth, were dispersed by the construction of larger themes which traversed these academic, professional, and institutional territories, drawing us into dialogue as feminism itself began both to define a specificity and to realize its own internal contradictions and exclusions. In place...
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differences (1997) 9 (3): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 1997
... to the curriculum and governance of the program. Conversely, many women's studies programs are staffed by a disproportional number of faculty with an attenuated relationship to academic research and writing, but whose political devotion to feminism and pedagogical devotion to the students is often quite intense...