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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Kimberly J. Lau Avatar suicide videos ritualize an avatar’s final exit from the virtual world. Focusing on such videos in the context of World of Warcraft , this essay argues first that the avatar-player relationship produces a fluid subjectivity; then, drawing on Judith Butler’s theory of...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 136–164.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Althusser’s own practice of theory (in its ambivalent relation to structuralism), it concludes, on the other, that no genuine reworking is possible of the historical horizon we all presuppose, apart from the revival of theory or one of its avatars or successors. As in Althusser’s example, theory’s task, as...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 64–78.
Published: 01 May 2014
... young field, DH is a space where many of the contours, keywords, and structures for debate are literally hashed out in real time over Twitter, blogs, and in the “fleshy avatar” space of con- ference rooms. Of course, important...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 62–100.
Published: 01 May 2012
...- enon far more culturally hegemonic. If reason has been demonized and abandoned by both the political Left and Right, it is because a new avatar of social agency has begun to emerge: affect. My proposition is simple: that we may...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... distinctly feminist political movement (Eva Cherniavsky), the political demand it exacts from feminists in the form of “solidarity” (Rebecca Wanzo), the contradictory inheritances it assumes from the political theory of #MeToo avatar Catharine MacKinnon (Joseph J. Fischel), and the civil war with evangelical...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 140–167.
Published: 01 December 2011
...? An Avatar of Sex-Insomnia Two decades ago Kaja Silverman pointed out, “It has some- how escaped theoretical attention that sexual difference is the effect of dominant cinema’s sound regime as well as its visual regime...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 146–171.
Published: 01 May 2011
... as a stranger to other strangers. (In various Web environments, such as Second Life, the avatar stylizes stranger sociability.) In contrast, kinship sociability, such as among the Warumungu, imposes a very different condition on...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 168–189.
Published: 01 December 2011
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 98–122.
Published: 01 December 2014
... is to be expected in any narrative retelling, a prehistory to the halla (attack). Four days earlier, on May 21, 1921, Paigankar and his comrades held a general Satyanarayan pooja (a religious ritual that celebrates Lord Satyanarayana, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, and is often held to commemorate an...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... person might represent a solution to the impasse of castration. These are two possible avatars of the fantasy of seduction, where the ego comes into being as an object for an Other who is either held...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 103–147.
Published: 01 December 2009
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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): 76–106.
Published: 01 December 1999
... the child that begin to circulate in the 1850s and subsequent decades include not just the pious and saintly Little Eva and all her avatars, but the mischievous Topsy, the preternatural Pearl, the madcap Capitola and Jo March. Along...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
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differences (1 May 2002) 13 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 May 2002
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 72–102.
Published: 01 September 2007
...” and its avatars (figured here as a sword- wielding queen) are necessarily opposed to slavery and working in the interests of African Americans, Jacobs presents as merely “ignorant” the notion that the “masters” are somehow...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 96–127.
Published: 01 May 2008
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differences (1 September 2008) 19 (2): 9–34.
Published: 01 September 2008
... The Historical Event But not only that: history itself, with its division into past and present that parses human nature into earlier and later avatars whose differences are often thought to be more striking than...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
... England’s representa- tions of poetic and theatrical pleasure. It also informs, in often surprising and uncanny ways, those representations’ more contemporary avatars. In 1597, exactly one hundred years after Savonarola’s...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 224–249.
Published: 01 December 2009