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differences (2020) 31 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2020
... as a central postwar mechanism for intensifying the subject’s productivity and managing the growing anxiety that pervades post-Fordist social life. Highlighting the “refusal of work” that grounds 1960s Italian workerist movements, the essay proposes a corresponding refusal of communication, a form of aesthetic...
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differences (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...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 157–180.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of postindustrial capitalism, one's life is perceived as a work of art and as a particular kind of enterprise. The overemphasis of choice, however, does not seem to bring contentment to the individual, but rather increases feelings of anxiety and insecurity. In order to appease feelings of anxiety, people often...
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differences (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 the myths...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and exogamy, and magic and obsessional rituals. Finally, the essay touches upon the body (in relation to language and the drives) in terms of the anxiety of “touch” characteristic of taboo. For in this gap, language opens itself precisely to drive. If language goes beyond itself while remaining at one...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
...; and that of Mrs. B, a woman who suffers from amnesia and wears a camera in the hope of leading a normal life in which she can share the past with loved ones. The author discusses how new recording technologies are both a symptom of, and a cure for, anxieties about time, arguing that prototypical recording...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Constantine V. Nakassis; Amanda Weidman Anxieties around the appearance and audition of the female body and voice in Tamil cinema reveal a semiotic ideology of the image that does not fit neatly within the idea of cinema as representation. Instead, this ideology takes filmic images to be acts...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
... appropriation of the octopus following the novel’s publication. The French word for octopus came to denote a sexually assertive and economically ambitious woman who traded upon her erotic charms. The emergence of this social type derived its aesthetic power from channeling contemporary anxieties tied to gender...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in China , a work that uses minimalist procedures to depict Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to China. The author contends that the opera’s use of rhythm and treatment of time reveals the anxieties of its historical moment, the concluding years of the Cold War. I am very grateful to Rey Chow and James...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 76–90.
Published: 01 December 2020
... from being spared the anxiety of financial collapse, life without debt reveals worlds of precarious possibilities where mutual aid and autonomy go hand in hand with greater vulnerability. Works Cited Apel Dora . Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline . New Brunswick...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Arendt, Anna Freud, and Bracha Ettinger to elucidate both de-Oedipalized and non-Oedipal modes of feminist transmission and the institutionalization of feminism. While displacing the familialization of feminism that acts out the daughter’s unrelieved “anxiety of influence” in a phallocentric culture...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 September 1999
... and Environmental Dangers . Berkeley: U of California P, 1982 . Freud, Sigmund. Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety. 1926. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud . Trans. and ed. James Strachey. Vol. 20 : 77 –175. London:Hogarth and Inst. of Psycho-analysis, 1953–74...
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differences (2008) 19 (2): 99–126.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Perrin-Smith. “My Brother's Keeper? The Criminalization of Nonfeasance: A Constitutional Analysis of Duty to Report Statutes.” California Western Law Review 36 (Fall 1999 ): 135 -55. Wald, Priscilla. Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form . Durham: Duke up, 1994...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 May 2016
... . Freud Sigmund . “ Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety. ” 1926 (1925) . The Standard Edition . Vol. 20 . 1959 . 77 – 178 . Gilson Étienne . Les sources Greco-arabes de l’augustinisme avicennisant. Archives d’Histoire Doctrinale et Littéraire du Moyen Age , vol. 4 . 1929 . Paris...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 160–186.
Published: 01 November 1989
... transvestites, gay drag artists, and transsexuals, revivifying and allaying anxieties about "normal" gender identity and object choice, and underlining, in the process, the equation of the normal with the masculine. Masculinity is a problem for women only because women are a problem for men: femininity is what...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 180–195.
Published: 01 September 2007
... describes the encounter with the face as “at once the temptation to kill and the interdiction upon killing,” he references both differences 187 the anxiety...
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differences (1990) 2 (2): 76–104.
Published: 01 July 1990
... variation of the dominatrix motif common to hard-core pornography? By what exchange of value does such a power pose become fashion in this feminine discourse? When the anxiety over it can be fashionably aestheticized, photographed and reproduced for a mass female audience? The visual and cultural tension...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 73–91.
Published: 01 April 1993
... . 1905 . The Standard Edition . Vol. 7 . 125 - 245 . Garber Marjorie . Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety . New York : Routledge , 1992 . Goldman Albert . Elvis . New York : McGraw , 1981 . Heartbreak Hotel . Dir. Chris Columbus . Buena Vista , 1988...
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differences (1993) 5 (3): 31–51.
Published: 01 November 1993
... of agoraphobia in women was connected to "the repression of the intention to take the first man one meets in the street: envy of prostitution and indentification" (Letters 218). This observation followed a detailed exposition of the notion of "anxiety" as represented in the formulation "Anxiety about throwing...
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differences (1990) 2 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 1990
... in this issue, once when Ellen Rooney voices her fear that untheorized and depoliticized, cultural studies is in danger of becoming "just another major," once when Sylvia Schafer speaks graduate students' anxieties of becoming "just another pair of lips" mouthing politically correct doxa. And yet, for all...