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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
... redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. queer antinormativity academic field formation queer politics normalization The tyrannies of sexual and gender normativity have been widely examined in queer theory. Heteronormativity, homonormativity, whiteness, family values, marriage, monogamy...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 26–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
... apparent singularity, antinormativity is not a homogenous thing except in its field-founding force for queer theory. © 2015 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2015 queer studies antinormativity Judith Butler Michel Foucault academic field formation...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 64–78.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Fiona M. Barnett The question of “what counts?” in a field is an important component of community formation and is critical for eking out resources in the academic ecosystem. But what is the effect when the conversation is not about recognizing similarity across differences or disparity in order to...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 May 2014
... contexts, a portioning off that also plays out in the increasing specialization of academic fields and even in the formation of many modes of identity politics. We need conceptual models for the digital humanities and for digital media studies that integrate theory and practice as well as technology and...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
... programs. While linked, these deployments of trigger warnings occur in different contexts with different ramifications (for understandings of “content” and of “trauma”; for conventions or transformations of texts and publics; for compliance or resistance to neoliberal, corporate formations). By reading fan...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... knowledge formation has to contribute to the contemporary study of sexuality and gender. Yet the field of queer studies—with its emphasis on marginality, nonconformity, and miscellaneous forms of difference (what Edward Sagarin referred to in his 1971 collection as the “other minorities”)—is unthinkable...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 132–155.
Published: 01 May 2014
... essay suggests that we reconsider some of the most important debates in u.s. -based literary and cultural studies during the last two decades and imagine them as genealogically sprung from this bifurcation in responses to linguistic diversity during the formation of the idea of Europe. Over the last...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
... unprecedented academic prosperity for the field of gender studies, a battle was raging in the larger public sphere. The center-left government was trying to follow through with its electoral promise to legalize same-sex marriage and to expand homosexual parenting rights. These measures were met with unexpected...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
... articulate an onto-ethics of singularity and correspondences, of nonrelatedness and unity, in a way that comes to inform his post-1980s work on queer theory and queer ethics. It is Bersani’s commitment to ontology that renders his work, despite its influence on a number of fields, something of an anomaly in...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 46–63.
Published: 01 May 2014
... indulged at the expense of dedicated critiques of digital humanities’ projects, as well as its papers, publications, syllabi, and so forth. We inhabit the construct when we forego these normative products of academic labor in favor of the terrible things in the title of this article, things that are said...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... What may the virtues of the feminist field be in a context of strong cultural standardization and institutional transformations of the scientific and academic field? How can we conceive of our undertakings in the age of the h-index, of the ranking of individuals and institutions, of all-out competition...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 26–45.
Published: 01 May 2014
... essay contends that a tactical media-informed approach to the field would be open to a range of methods and research questions, that such an approach could insist upon collaborative experimentation and the sharing of knowledge; exploit the ephemerality of technology-based fields; inspire a more playful...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 May 2014
... essay a growing tension, between the outlooks and prospects of DH faculty and graduate students and those of faculty and graduate students in the mainstream humanities. This divide is not only economic but theoretical as well. Put most starkly, academics on the left blame the crisis in the humanities on...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Geraldine Heng The Assassins of Alamut are presented in popular media and academic studies as the eleventh-century forerunners of today’s “suicide terrorists,” thus producing a genealogy of spectacular Middle Eastern suicide-homicides that stretches back some nine hundred years. “Sex, Lies, and...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of Chinese sexuality and gender formations. I would like to thank Chengzhou He, codirector of the Nanjing-Brown Joint Program in Gender Studies and the Humanities, as well as other colleagues at Nanjing University who were essential to the success of the conference and to the early planning of...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... refusing the way in which she binds sexual difference to the semantic opposition between masculine and feminine, this essay offers an understanding of kinship that, first, recognizes the inadequacy of mimetic accounts of sexuality that treat parents as “models” for the formation of sexual desire and...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Oneka Labennett Positioning Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade , as a genre-defying text alongside her husband Jay-Z’s response record, 4:44 , this essay argues that Lemonade is an exercise in autoethnographic kinship formation, one that utilizes representations of Beyoncé and her family—defined...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 173–188.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Center’s Feminist Theory Archives, founded in 2003. Women, gender, and sexuality studies is a thriving multidisciplinary academic field, undergraduate and graduate, housed in the university’s central humanities building. It shares a floor with cognate disciplines such as African American, Indigenous...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
... mediating power, while conceding that it moves in a field not of its own making. Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2010 ellen rooney is Chair and Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and coeditor of differences . She is the editor of...
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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 1999
... “academic feminism” as a term describes this historical project of challenging the university by institutionalizing new knowledge formations, it indicates something quite profound about the indivisibility of politics and academic...