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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Elissa Marder This essay explores how Baudelaire’s insistence on perverse forms of nonreproductive sexuality (what is here called “bad sex”) exposes critical aspects of his poetics and his relation to the question of aesthetics. It takes up two of Baudelaire’s most famous poems (“To the Reader” and...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
... theories of bad sex. By taking bad sex as the model for women’s oppression, seventies feminists crafted a culturalist theory of patriarchy logically culminating in lesbian separatism. This theory, while containing the essence of all feminisms, proved unactionable: feminism could not outlaw women’s stubborn...
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differences (1 May 2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., preoccupies Almodóvar’s Bad Education . From the outset, when the credits show collages of images (mostly focused on sex, religion, and film) being ripped and peeled back to disclose something else (encapsulating thereby the logic of montage, which paradigmatically cuts to “something else” to fill what it...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., faster, stronger. Melancholy is, in other words, radiance that’s either too fast or too slow: a bad vibe. robin james is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is completing a manuscript titled “Resilience and Melancholy: Pop Music, Feminism...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... about the unfinished business of the feminist revolt? With what might we work to open up this now institutionalized, iterated, circulated metaphorization of a recent feminist past so that we can move from this bad (poor and disadvantageous) memory to a virtual future? Falling into an intellectual...
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differences (1 September 2001) 12 (2): 1–46.
Published: 01 September 2001
... al., eds. 213 –62. ———. “ Class Struggle or Postmodernism? ” Butler, et al., eds. 90 –135. ———. The Sublime Object of Ideology . London: Verso, 1989 . sianne ngai Bad Timing...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 20–41.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Iain Morland In debates about the medical management of intersex, also known as “disorders of sex development,” it is often assumed that morally good treatment can make patients, families, and doctors feel comfortable and, conversely, that morally bad treatment generates feelings of discomfort...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 55–103.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joseph Fischel This essay argues that the “consenting adult,” while politically seductive and exonerative, is ultimately a perverted figure for progressive sexual politics. Valorized, the “consenting adult” generates a moralized portraiture of good and bad sexual personae rather than propelling...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 82–90.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., #TimesUp, and broader advocacy initiatives against sexual violence. Works Cited Ackerman Alissa R. Burns Marshall . “ Bad Data: How Government Agencies Distort Statistics on Sex-Crime Recidivism ”. Justice Policy Journal 13 . 1 ( 2016 ): 1 – 23 . Bray Timothy Sample Lisa L...
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differences (1 May 2002) 13 (1): 45–76.
Published: 01 May 2002
...://scoop.bangkokpost.co.th/bkkpost/2001/september2001/bp20010901/news/01sep2001news16.html >. rosalind c. morris Failures of Domestication: Speculations on Globality, Economy, and the Sex of Excess in Thailand...
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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): 57–75.
Published: 01 December 1999
...DALE M. BAUER 1999 dale m. bauer is Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky. This essay is part of a book on sex expression and American women writers from 1860 to 1940. She is coediting the Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 71–112.
Published: 01 September 2012
... two seemingly divergent populations—art workers and sex workers—emerged at this time. What does the conjoining of these two identifications tell us about the valuation of labor, especially when affective exchanges are involved? What were the gendered consequences of the professionalization of art, and...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 126–138.
Published: 01 December 2008
... philosophical source is the nature philosophy of Schelling. Distinguishing between two accounts, a rhythmic account of natural, human sex difference and a relational account of cultivatable human, sexual difference, Stone's book unites these accounts to provide a comprehensive reading of Irigaray's philosophy...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 73–96.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Eugenie Brinkema What is the relationship between a cinematic grid of color and the most visceral of the negative affects, disgust? The history of “good taste”—from the philosophical subdiscipline of aesthetics to French haute cuisine—banishes and simultaneously cultivates all things that taste bad...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 34–54.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., Method, and the State: Toward” 656 ). It is this core contribution of MacKinnon’s, frustrating and fascinating, unshakably true yet wildly hyperbolic, that underpins so much feminist unsureness about sex, a contribution that impels us to see the mandate of #MeToo as both the naming and shaming of bad men...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 128–167.
Published: 01 May 2008
... something necessarily metaphysical. In contrast, for Cavarero ontology, must be reconsidered and treated with cattive intenzioni , bad intentions, because if it is simply questioned or deconstructed, and thus avoided, then ontology itself is not transformed. By focusing on the uniqueness of the individual...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... politics of the contemporary moment, with broad speculation on the political demands, critical inheritances, and contradictory politics of #MeToo. The middle thematic attends to the vicissitudes of sex in the conjuncture between perversion and pleasure, with considerations of the historical construction of...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... well as in ostensibly pro-gay claims that homosexuality is not acquired but biologically determined. Invoking Darwin, antigay groups claim that same-sex marriage will lead to human extinction because it does not serve the propagation of the species. However, this insistence on homosexual sterility is...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 91–99.
Published: 01 May 2019
... homosexuality—would mean for thinking sexual justice in the #MeToo moment. Intergenerational sexuality, gay and straight, is indicative of the sheer pervasiveness and normalcy of the entanglement of sex and power across Euro-North America, an entanglement that feminists invested in sexual justice must address...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 194–208.
Published: 01 May 2010
... innovations? The author turns to Gayle Rubin's two canonical essays (“The Traffic in Women” and “Thinking Sex”) to explore one route by which biology became the underbelly of feminist and queer theory: how it became both a disreputable mode of explanation and a site of political vulnerability. Of particular...