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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 126–147.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Shoniqua Roach This essay rereads black feminist engagements with silence and the constellation of terms that vibrate around it—invisibility, interiority, domesticity, privacy—to both demonstrate black feminism’s precarious relationship to silence and indicate the ways in which that contention with...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Erica R. Edwards This essay works at the intersection of queer critique and black feminism to elaborate the problem that the incorporation of minority difference into the institutions and imaginaries of contemporary global power poses for our habits of thought in feminist studies. Attending to...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 68–95.
Published: 01 September 2018
... , both works where black female audacity is relation. © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 black feminism difference relation Audre Lorde Sula Beyoncé coupling In the exploration of what it is to be human, coupling is ever a problem...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... additional wave, the third, marks affirmed solidarity with a history of Black feminist struggle. It asserts continuity and identification. In 1994, Walker published an edited collection under the title To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism . The book’s introduction takes a...
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differences (1 May 2005) 16 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2005
... . Princeton: Princeton up, 1995 . Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity . New York: Routledge, 1990 . ____.“Is Kinship Always Already Heterosexual?” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 13.1 ( 2002 ): 14 -44. Chodorow, Nancy. The Reproduction of...
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differences (1 September 2001) 12 (2): 1–46.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Evanston: U of Illinois P, 1999 . 132 –66. Wiegman, Robyn. “Feminism, Institutionalism, and the Idiom of Failure.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 11.3 ( 1999 ): 107 –36. ———. “What Ails Feminist Criticism? A Second Opinion.” Critical Inquiry 25.2 (Winter 1999 ): 362 –79...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 197–227.
Published: 01 May 2019
... question as a strategy for considering one of the myriad challenges facing institutional feminism. In thinking through this question, the author bridges two scholarly conversations: first, a set of persistent conversations in women’s studies about the politics and ethics of feminism’s institutional...
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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): 137–168.
Published: 01 December 1999
..., with Joan Scott. “ The Edge. Interview .” Scott, ed. 132 –55. Douglas, Ann. The Feminization of American Culture . New York: Avon Books, 1977 . Du Maurier, Daphne. Rebecca . New York:Modern Library, 1938 . ———. The Rebecca Notebook and Other Memories . London: Victor Gollancz, 1981...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 103–132.
Published: 01 September 2007
... . ____. “What's Love Got to Do with It? White Women, Black Women, and Feminism in the Movement Years.” Signs 27.4 ( 2002 ): 1095 -1134. Chang, Elaine. “Last Past the Post: Theory, Futurity, Feminism.” DeKoven, Feminist Locations 60 -74. Collins, Patricia Hill. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
... African diasporic literary, musical, and religious traditions; 20 and on and on. Heralded as antiracist political commentary and as a “revolutionary work of black feminism” (Bale), Lemonade not only garnered massive sales and industry accolades for Beyoncé, it put to bed any lingering questions...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-Puritan feminization with its sacralization of women’s bodies” and against black culture. Hill, as an educated, black professional woman, was a foil for black success. Similar accusations were hurled at actress Robin Givens, who married boxing champion Mike Tyson in 1988 and would quickly seek a divorce...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ann duCille During its formative years—its short happy life in the latter decades of the twentieth century—black feminist criticism focused almost exclusively on literature by and about black women, a body of work it claimed as its own “precious” private property. This essay uses a foreign body...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 72–102.
Published: 01 September 2007
... . Durham, nc: Duke up, 1997 . Berlin, Ira. Slaves without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South . New York: New Press, 1974 . Bethel, Elizabeth Rauh. The Roots of African American Identity: Memory and History in Free Antebellum Communities . New York: St. Martin's, 1997 . The Black...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Delphine Gardey This essay is an attempt to revisit feminism through the issue of hospitality. What if hospitality were essential to the idea of feminism? How might this potentiality be put to work and made productive? Dealing with questions of language and territory, of the intimate and the enemy...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... sex as crime, the confessional risks and rewards of “testimony,” the sadomasochism of Catharine MacKinnon’s influential work, and the political necessity of refusing visibility and speech as the ascribed priorities for black feminist sexual freedom. The final thematic foregrounds the university and...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 21–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ann duCille Marriage , like family , has been a contested term in African American historical, sociological, and cultural studies. This essay surveys and interrogates the dominant literature on black intimacy, coupling, and family life in the slave community from the publication of E. Franklin...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 6–20.
Published: 01 September 2018
... preceding question. I wonder what you make of some of the dominant representations of “black womanhood” today (if that’s what they are). I think certainly of Beyoncé, of the debates about her feminism, and, of course, of bell hooks’s famously calling her a “terrorist.” Not that I imagine you have a lot of...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 130–137.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Donna V. Jones This brief review essay focuses on the central question posed in Ewa Plonowska Ziarek’s Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism : if feminism is considered in social and biographical terms while aesthetics focuses on questions of form and abstraction, does a feminist...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 34–54.
Published: 01 May 2019
...-harassment-law-was-shaped-by-the-battles-of-black-women/ . MacKinnon Catharine A. Butterfly Politics . Cambridge, MA : Belknap , 2017 . MacKinnon Catharine A. “ Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: An Agenda for Theory ”. Signs 7 . 3 ( 1982 ): 515 – 44 . MacKinnon...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 119–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kyoo Lee “What does queer feminism bring to sexual thinking and practice today that is surprising and transformative?” Lynne Huffer asks in Are the Lips a Grave? This essay on queer fem(inist) “lipthink” seeks to elucidate how and where, in Huffer’s ethics of eros, the post-Cartesian-Foucaultian...