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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 81–106.
Published: 01 November 2015
... writings. Offering a reading of Althusser’s theory of ideology from the perspective of aleatory materialism, the essay calls attention to the radical instability of structures and the role of struggle in social reproduction that is otherwise hidden from view. The author also extrapolates a new conception...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 May 2018
... between form and materiality operates in a manner that complicates these gendered alignments between passivity and agency. Materiality, within the Aristotelian cosmology, for instance, possesses an aleatory quality, associated with the feminine, that often subverts the determinism inherent in conceptions...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 9–35.
Published: 01 December 2009
... measure to resist efforts to comprehend it. To begin to acknowledge the historical and material forms of the existence of violence is to confront the “tragic” dimension of the practice of politics. Just as this practice can never abandon itself to violence, so it can never altogether abandon violence...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
... transnational ones conjoins modes of cultural subjection to an absolute devaluation of life itself. This reading of the film foregrounds the arena of the mass commodification of material bodies, resituating the foundations of capitalism within the slave trade, in contexts ranging from the sale of human organs...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
... rhythm to conceptualize alternatives to the reified visual world, but his work reveals the tension between metaphorical treatments of rhythm and its sonic materiality. Turning to music as an aesthetic form defined by this relationship, the author draws on the work of Jacques Attali, Rose Rosengard...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 November 2015
... respects more exciting, picture of the author of Reading Capital than simply a contributor to the historical debates on dialectical materialism that are indeed very far from us today. 1 These new readings were to a large extent made possible by the fact that posthumous publication of Althusser’s...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
... does it vary when it is refracted through the prism of different artistic media and historical/material situations? This question about potentiality’s spectrum is important, I think, because some segments of this...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 34–52.
Published: 01 December 2010
... demolition. Perhaps, beyond the aleatory nature of histori- cal contingency, there is something hidden deep within the etymology of retten, its Wortgeschichte or word history, that knows of the unruly dialectic with which the writings of...
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differences (1 May 2003) 14 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 May 2003
... slogan, that he claimed to have found in the work of L éon Brunschvicg: “Philosophy is the discipline for which every foreign material is good, and for which only foreign material is good ” (33, translation modified). Which means...
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differences (1 December 2006) 17 (3): 20–36.
Published: 01 December 2006
... about the cruelty of optimism for people without control over the material condi- tions of their lives and whose relation to fantasy is all that protects them from being destroyed by other people and the nation. I cannot do...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Materialism 18 ( 2010 ): 3 – 29 . Virno Paolo . A Grammar of the Multitude: For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life . Trans. Bertoletti Isabella Cascaito James Casson Andrea . New York : Semiotext(e) , 2004 . Zizek Slavoj . Everything You Always Wanted to Know...
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differences (1 September 2001) 12 (2): 98–120.
Published: 01 September 2001
... defy categorical defi nition because they are constantly presented as aleatory. Intimacy is not personal but part of a larger network of reactions and borders that blur, as it is no longer clear where a single person begins and...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 94–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... War II. The Museum was constructed by following thematic walks where—thanks to a familiar/familial [ famigliare ] language easily understood by everyone and supported by the use of dioramas—history becomes materialized in all its many aspects. The visitor may immerse himself in the past in order to...