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differences (2013) 24 (3): 101–126.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the nineteenth centuries. Even in this “best-case” scenario, however, it becomes clear that the assumed commensurability on which the trope of cultural capital is predicated, and the spontaneity and directness with which it is supposed to manifest itself, with little room for individual agency and efforts...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Ellen Rooney This article returns to the question “what is it to read?” through two texts: Louis Althusser's Reading Capital (1965) and The Way We Read Now , a special issue of Representations (2009). Rooney analyzes the issue's introduction, Sharon Marcus's and Stephen Best's “Surface Reading...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Marissa Brostoff This article argues that Caitlyn Jenner’s failed performance as transgender spokeswoman can be best understood through the queer reading practice of camp. Camp’s subversive potential to denaturalize gender through the scene of its failed performance has often been celebrated within...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 86–92.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Pamela Katz In “But She’s a Thinker,” Pamela Katz discusses the process by which she and director Margarethe von Trotta chose the Eichmann years as the frame for their dramatic film about Hannah Arendt. After years of research and a great deal of thought, they believed this was the best way...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 62–100.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of social order and the limits of knowledge. Through analyses of eighteenth- and twenty-first-century cultural texts, she posits that this new cultural discourse, germane to free-market capitalism, is best understood as epistemically governed by the affective concept of a “headless” feeling soma self...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 64–78.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to build a common ground, but rather, about declaring something to be unrecognizable within the confines of a field? The limits of recognition and misrecognition have been the site of some of the thorny debates over what constitutes the field of digital humanities, who can best relay its genealogy...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 127–159.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Mark Garrett Cooper; John Marx The authors argue that contemporary discussions of crisis in the humanities are best understood as part of a longer genealogy of crises extending through the mid-twentieth century to the late nineteenth-century beginnings of the modern American research university...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 153–177.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the signifier itself. 19 Best and Marcus’s interest in “the ways constraints structure existence” ironically parallels the psychoanalytic view. 20 See Weed and Schor. 21 The relationship between a cordoned-off gender and the question of misogyny has not, to my knowledge, received serious...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 2014 Works Cited Best Stephen Marcus Sharon . “ Surface Reading: An Introduction .” Representations 108 ( 2009 ): 1 – 21 . Boltanski Luc Chiapello Ève . The New Spirit of Capitalism . Trans. Elliott Gregory . London : Verso , 2005 . Bush Vannevar...
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differences (2004) 15 (2): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... In between these two extremes are poli- cies that require a balancing of citizenship and immigration consider- ations, to determine whether the justifi cations for deportation override the child’s best interests. The contrast between...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 204–227.
Published: 01 September 1999
... . Best of the Best . Spec. issue of House Beautiful. Nov. 1999 . Betsky, Aaron. “Lofts: The Next Generation.” Metropolitan Home . Nov.–Dec. 1999 : 134 –40. Bourdieu, Pierre. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste . Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1984 . Brooks, David. “Home...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
... sense of loss. At the height of World of Warcraft ’s popularity—when the game might best have been characterized by its most ardent players as a lifestyle and, for some, an addiction—this sense of loss inspired a very particular genre of machinima: the memorialization of the avatar through its...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of sex, race, class, imperialism, power, and violence (thus making them most likely to include readings or films with disturbing content in their classes) and those most likely to want to empower their students, whether they see that as best achieved by giving students advance warnings of things...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... New York: Schocken, 1968 . 253 -65. Bersani, Leo, and Ulysse Dutoit. Forms of Being: Cinema, Aesthetics, Subjectivity . London: British Film Institute, 2004 . Best, Stephen, and Sharon Marcus. “ Surface Reading: An Introduction .” Marcus and Best 1 -21. Bewes, Timothy. Reification...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 1–23.
Published: 01 November 1995
... alludes to Ben Jonson's "On my first Sonne," in which the male tendency to regard poems as progeny is made explicit: "Here doth lie / Ben. Jonson, his best piece of poetrie." So what fails to add up? For one thing, historical difference is fully subsumed under gender difference in the contrast Johnson...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is absent” in a text (Best and Marcus 12, 11), we might say that Toby is a consummate contemporary reader of surface. The West Wing’s story of Assassin-terrorists also invites us to be surface readers: to read without suspicion, without...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 September 2021
... which I include Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s reparative reading, Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus’s surface reading, Marcus’s “just” reading, Heather Love’s sociological descriptive turn, Rita Felski’s Latour-inspired object- and affect-oriented neophenomenology, and Toril Moi’s “revolution of the ordinary...
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differences (1990) 2 (1): 29–45.
Published: 01 April 1990
... - for evaluating the best and worst in male bodies. It falls short of being an adequate code or rule set for assessing the male body in two respects: it is not complete~ since it leaves out facial features~ hair~ and other pertinent points such as the waist-line~and it is a one-sided~ too rigorous perspective...
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differences (2001) 12 (3): 69–100.
Published: 01 December 2001
... alike should be to crown as champion the competitor exhibiting the most developed and best defined muscle mass (not the one best representing a masculine or feminine ideal), this demotion of the female bodybuilder can only...
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differences (1991) 3 (3): 26–44.
Published: 01 November 1991
... with the best will in the world. (373/310) "Look long at what gives you pleasure, longer still at what gives pain," Colette had advised Renee Hamon (254/220), and true to her own dictum she reflects long and deeply on Damien's pronouncement: Damien's words continued to hurt mefor some time. Chance decreed...