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differences (2012) 23 (3): 9–41.
Published: 01 December 2012
... marine organisms have evolved to embody hyperbolic geometry; it affords them a maximum surface area with which to filter feed in a minimal volume. This essay asks, What is the place of biology—and specifically of biological theory—in the HCCR? After describing the Reef’s origins in geometrical modeling...
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differences (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...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Anne Fausto-Sterling This dialogue between Anne Fausto-Sterling and Priscille Touraille revisits some of the essential issues in the confrontation between the different disciplinary epistemologies of gender studies and biology. Basing their conversation on the work developed by Fausto-Sterling...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 163–180.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of the candidates—most notably Senators Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts—the subjects of unprecedented debates about identity, biology, and culture. These debates, which raise questions not only about who gets to be black or brown or red but also who gets to be American, duCille...
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differences (2004) 15 (3): 66–94.
Published: 01 December 2004
...-Controlled,Double-Blind Study.” American Journal of Psychiatry 140.5 ( 1983 ): 554 -58. Robinson, Paul, and Letizia Grossi. “Gag Reflex in Bulimia Nervosa.” The Lancet 328 ( 1986 ): 221 . Rudin, Norah. Dictionary of Modern Biology . Hauppauge: Baron's, 1997 . Russell, Gerald. “Bulimia...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 209–242.
Published: 01 April 1998
... .” Unpublished manuscript. 1997 . De Cecco John P. and Parker David Allen , eds. Sex, Cells, and Same-Sex Desire: The Biology of Sexual Preference . Binghamton : Harrington Park P , 1995 . Fletcher John . “ Poetry, Gender and Primal Fantasy .” Burgin , Donald...
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differences (2004) 15 (3): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2004
...ANNE FAUSTO-STERLING Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. anne fausto-sterling is Professor of Biology and Gender Studies...
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differences (2004) 15 (3): 38–65.
Published: 01 December 2004
... History 83.1 ( 1996 ): 44 -69. Proctor, Robert. Racial Hygiene: Medicine under the Nazis . Cambridge: Harvard up, 1988 . Provine, William, and Ernst Mayr, eds. The Evolutionary Synthesis: Perspectives on the Unification of Biology . Cambridge:Harvard up, 1982 . Reardon, Jenny. Race...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 150–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Are these claims of Butler’s claims about sex itself? They do amount to a claim that sex is how biology appears to us, or is the signifi- cance that biology takes on for us, in light of gender. But does this entail that really...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician . Trans. Taylor Simon Watson . Boston : Exact Change , 1996 . Keller Evelyn Fox . Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth-Century Biology . New York : Columbia UP , 1995 . Keller Evelyn Fox Segel Lee A. “ Initiation of Slime Mold...
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differences (1997) 9 (3): 102–131.
Published: 01 November 1997
... between theories of culture and its construction of gender on the one hand, and developments in the biological sciences on the other. Some cultural studies work on gender defines its critical agenda precisely by way of the exclusion of science, and of biology, in particular. As a result, gender studies...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., tropes of homosexual sterility mask a fear of what I will call homosexual reproduction—that is, a propensity to multiply not biologi- cally but semiotically in an unsentimental, insistent process of replication, repetition...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 74–118.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of Canada provided generous funding for the research and writing of this essay. © 2012 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2012 Works Cited A Abbott . “ Plant Biology: Growth Industry .” Nature 468 ( 2010 ): 886 – 88 . Agosta...
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differences (1989) 1 (1): 3–43.
Published: 01 February 1989
... of the diagrams are about cooperation and control, the major themes of organismic biology since the late eighteenth century. From his commanding position in the root of a lymph node, G.O.D. 6 GERSHON'S IMMUNOLOGICAL ORCHESTRA The immunological orchestra in 1968. The focus was on cell cooperation. The players...
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differences (1999) 11 (1): 179–202.
Published: 01 May 1999
... suppressed—by colonialism, critics have taken for granted the femininity of the central character Ahmed. Relying upon a notion of biology as naturally determinative of gender, such readings designate the colonial period as the unnatural...
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differences (1989) 1 (2): 105–123.
Published: 01 July 1989
... . “ Orgasm, Generation and the Politics of Reproductive Biology .” The Making of the Modern Body: Sexuality and Society in the Nineteenth Century . Ed. Gallagher Catherine and Laqueur Thomas . Berkeley : California UP , 1987 . 1 - 41 . Makward Christine...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and determinations are, as Butler feared, truly prohibitive? For example, would biology inevitably prove to be destiny? If we approach the question of the human as a refracted expression of a larger field—a field or system that does not simply surround and sever us from the rest of life—how might the riddle...
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differences (1989) 1 (1): 67–81.
Published: 01 February 1989
... concepts of motherhood from biology and nature, certainly feminist political goals (25- d fferences 75 28). On the other hand, she also implicitly endorses the judge's decision and his reliance upon confused experts who testified about what a fit mother should be. But those in strong sympathy with Mary...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
...-bottom” of the psychic field, but he does so on the grounds of “the biological factor”: it is in the domain of biology that, as I quoted at the start of this essay, “the repudiation of femininity must surely be a biological fact, part of the great riddle of sex” (252). It has been objected in response...
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differences (1996) 8 (3): 21–52.
Published: 01 November 1996
... present reading habits and procedures. In particular, it is Freud's scientific formulations of the relation between biology and psychology that have been most strongly and consistently repudiated.1 These maneuvers with Freudian theory are indicative of a more widespread imperative to force a disjunction...