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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
...William Lee Hughes While grief is often described as an interpersonal and productive affect, this article reads Charles Dickens’s serialized narrative The Old Curiosity Shop (1840–41) to argue that grief is an impersonal affect. The seriality of the novel figures grief with unique power, especially...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 62–100.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Dierdra Reber This essay seeks to explain the persistent representation of affect and the senses in the cultural narrative of globalization. The author proposes that we are currently witnessing an epistemic shift from reason to affect, a shift that may be traced to the birth of free-market...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 20–46.
Published: 01 May 2006
....” International Herald Tribune 10 Apr. 2004. < http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0617FE395C0C7A8CDDAD0894DC404482 >. elisabeth bronfen Reality Check: Image Affects and Cultural Memory...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 74–118.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Carla Hustak; Natasha Myers This essay puts forth a theory of “affective ecologies” encompassing plant, animal, and human interactions. The authors’ formulation of “involution” favors a coevolution of organisms that act not on competitive pressures but on affective relations. Drawing in particular...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 161–196.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Nature . New York : Prentice Hall , 1993 . eva hayward Sensational Jellyfish: Aquarium Affects and the Matter of Immersion Ctenophora, Greek kteis, “comb,” and p h e r o¯ , “carry.” Com- monly known as “comb...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 54–72.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the self-destruction and self-negation that societies of servitude require. The author calls these tendencies the inhumanization of politics, the forms in which the human is systematically subjected through affective imitation to what is incompatible with human existence. Brown University and...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 71–95.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Alanna Thain This essay explores the affective intensity of movement in a recent choreography by noted French Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard. In bODY rEMIX/ gOLDBERG vARIATIONS , dancers perform with all manners of prosthetics and bodily extensions--crutches, ski poles, coat racks, pointe...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 191–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... prestige and protection after the Civil War. Particularly concerned with the degree to which the right to marry among African Americans affected—in truly affective ways—the institution of marriage among whites, especially for the plantation mistress whose own (un)holy wedlock occurred within the context of...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 172–228.
Published: 01 May 2011
... decade. Although Turkish feminists have long worked to raise awareness of the gendered inequality and violence involved, their efforts until recently were met with stark silence. The increased attention given to honor crimes involves little interest in the patriarchal excesses that affect women across...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... affective labor liberalism once arrogated to women? In abandoning the Victorian household, do contemporary novels gesture toward some other way of organizing daily life? © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 household novel social reproduction...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Rebecca Wanzo This essay is an attempt to work through the nature of the cultural injury produced by the African American male celebrity—an injury that is frequently enacted as intimate violence—and to hypothesize why public accusations of such injuries so often affectively challenge black subjects...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 34–54.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., prostitution, and kink, certainly, and all but categorically opposed to sex. The ways the “child” and its cognates affectively and schematically operate in MacKinnon’s texts serve to mirror and magnify a split within feminist politics, at once radical and transformative, paternalistic and panicked. © 2019 by...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Juana María Rodríguez This essay uses the keyword testimony to explore how that term has been understood through law, literature, and social media. It explores the rhetorical demands of the hashtag #MeToo in relation to the demands of representation and interpretation to probe our affective...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
... cultural operations with and against academic ones, the varying epistemological, pedagogical, textual, affective, and political implications of this entertainment/educational trend emerge most sharply. © 2019 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2019 trigger...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
... author examines the ways the film transforms the genre and conjures up an alternative socialist space, which also provides room for more fluid gender formations that radically redefine such notions as women and femininity . This essay also uncovers in the film an affective space contiguous with both the...
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differences (1 May 2017) 28 (1): 94–123.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Ramsey McGlazer This essay locates a poetics of fatigue in Lavorare stanca , the first collection of verse published by Cesare Pavese. This poetics entails several related shifts: from emotion to affect, from effusiveness to reserve, and from expansiveness to a limitation that is at once literary...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 36–53.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the insect swarm of wasps to embody his crowd, his chorus of furious, cantankerous, militant, and class-conscious jurors. Such a swarm is depicted with affection even as Aristophanes seems to deplore their manipulation by demagogues. Their “becoming-animal” offers a riotous, exhilarating line of...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
... historical or to engage viscerally with the past. He thereby opens up new registers for taking in and taking account of the historical, registers that refuse to concede pleasure in the name of trauma, which has been treated as the more properly political affect by most criticism. © 2008 by Brown University...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... identification or libidinal cathexes but by foregrounding the experience of the desiring subject. It takes as its point of departure Jacques Lacan's definition of anxiety as “the affect that responds to the desire of the Other.” If love is about the strategies of seduction that sustain the imaginary coherence of...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 157–180.
Published: 01 May 2009
... resort to following random advice on how to fashion their lives. Psychoanalysis questions how the malaise of civilization affects the malaise of the individual and vice versa. A pessimistic conclusion about the changes in today's society holds that the increase of psychosis and of anxiety are related in...