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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 29–60.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Monique Roelofs Kant’s famous Enlightenment article is a crucial but overlooked source for his aesthetics. This essay unlocks its aesthetic significance by scrutinizing the mode of address in which Kant grounds his enlightenment project. Enlightenment, for Kant, revolves around the address we...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth Grosz This paper addresses the question of what a concept is and how concepts are relevant to the work of feminist politics. It argues, using the work of Deleuze and Guattari, that the creation of concepts is the production of an event that addresses the unpredictability of events. A...
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differences (1 September 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 (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., “hospitality” appears as a way to question universalizing feminist proposals and their capacity to disrupt domestic and national orders. These “promises” are first addressed in a general way before being more precisely considered through the lens of the French “republican” model of politics and science...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 128–167.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., as well as engaging the feminist theory of Judith Butler. While addressing such topics as globalization, terrorism, violence, and vulnerability, the question of ontology is central to the interview. Cavarero refines Arendt's perspective and emphasizes an ontology of singularity characterized by the...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 40–86.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., and Derrida all address the problem of history and that the relations among these thinkers deserve more attention than their polemical reception has allowed, particularly with regard to attacks on psychoanalysis as ahistorical. © 2009 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lyndsey Stonebridge Why is it that we respond to the deaths of others in wartime with an apparent indifference? What is it about our desire that so readily accommodates the representation of the death of others? This article addresses these questions through a reading of Freud's 1915 essay on war...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 139–149.
Published: 01 December 2008
... argues that the concept has the potential to serve as a useful intervention into the work of Butler and, among others, Schelling. Although this potential is not directly addressed by Stone, the reading serves as an occasion to reflect on a number of interpretative questions concerning not only the tacit...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to an Academy'' (1919) addressed and fell victim to the aporias in our knowledge about what it means to be an animal and, consequently, a human. Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2010 kari weil is Visiting Professor in the College of Letters at...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to the extent that Stone maintains the primacy of sexual duality, her revision fails to address the claims of multiplicity on their own terms. In this paper, I interpret a passage from Marcel Proust's novel, Sodom and Gomorrah , in order to develop an alternative theory of sexual difference in which...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... operation. As such, it is difficult to locate within a precise topography and may require us to rethink the conditions of address and reception at work in the notions of “acquisition” or “transmission.” This essay analyzes two of the examples that Mitchell offers for understanding the historical acquisition...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... prohibition of archaic societies, that is, the interdiction of same-blood marriage—the essay follows the subsequent historical “transubstantiations” of blood through theocracy and sovereignty to state and market capitalism. It concludes by addressing the contemporary biopolitical need for a racism—defined...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Valerie Rohy Addressing the ways in which etiology, the science of causes, has come to dominate discussions of gay and lesbian politics, this essay examines traces of evolutionary theory in recent right-wing rhetoric against gay marriage from such organizations as the Family Research Council, as...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
... mla Convention, pointing to how “bright” imagery refers to digital humanities not as a “solution,” but as a rallying point for hybrid scholars to address shared interests. Chun and Rhody demonstrate how the “dark side” of “the digital” is the “bright hope” that sustains the academy in the short term...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 93–106.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Humanities computing has historically differentiated itself from media and cultural studies, defining itself as a field that uses computational methods to address humanities research questions rather than exploring the impact of computation on culture and the humanities. I call for a movement that would go...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 81–106.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of subjectivity, a theory of “bad subjects,” that attempts to address the aporias of interpellation by making room for disobedience and resistance. The essay develops the idea of a layered subjectivity based on the overdetermined effect of contingently sequenced subjectivations and...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the singular modality of the death drive. Attempting to reconstruct the experience of the first men, the author proposes that the death drive responded to the anxiety provoked by their encounter with the absence at the heart of the address, or with the Other as such, before they were in possession of...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 250–278.
Published: 01 December 2009
... visibility (think Katrina, the Patriot Act, Wall Street) as a civil or civilian war within the United States that is everywhere present but is hardly recognizable as such. In addressing one essential area of governmentality—demographics—the author makes the case for a change in liberal governmental reason...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., ctp is considered through the work of sociotechnical problematization, especially by the various techniques that differentiate existing infrastructural solutions on the basis of the purported material problems and difficulties they claim to address. The origin of Agre’s notion of ctp is linked back to...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 May 2010
... up” with Lacan, who, furthermore, inscribes this silent reversal in his theory of sexuation. It is the curious twist from apocalypse to sexual difference that the article addresses, moving from Alain Badiou's early views on dialectics to the groundbreaking debate on sexual difference between Judith...