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differences (2017) 28 (3): 136–165.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of orthodox economics. It is an economy where money is an obscene object, disrupting the very possibility of equivalence on which orthodox economics is based. This peculiar conceptualization of money is essential for understanding the historical specificity of capitalism. Applying it to the recurring cultural...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 62–100.
Published: 01 May 2012
... capitalism in the age of revolution (though it has only become fully hegemonic in the post-Soviet period of neoliberal globalization). This gave rise, she argues, to a new cultural discourse in which horizontal capital flow replaced vertical monarchical fiat as the principal vehicle for the definition...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 December 2014
... describes as different accounts of “primal history”—are characterized as the historical products of industrial capitalism as a particular mode of production. Drawing on Marx’s analysis of the contradiction between the relations and forces of production, Benjamin identifies factory labor and crises...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 101–126.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Alexander Des Forges This article argues that the concept of cultural capital as it is generally used in the study of the modern West constitutes a catachresis with three fundamentally problematic aspects: it shortchanges the productive capacity of capital; it assumes a commensurability between...
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differences (2007) 18 (3): 7–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... . james mcbride A Tale of Capital, Philanthropy, and the Supreme Court In the other walks are the bones of “What,” I cried, “brothers have treated the Christians slaughtered by each their brothers like this, and I have...
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differences (2007) 18 (3): 97–127.
Published: 01 December 2007
... in the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2004). Alcorn, Randy. “Capital Punishment: Right or Wrong?” Eternal Perspective Ministries . 2004 . http://www.epm.org/articles/cappun.html . Amnesty International. “ Fatal Flaws: Innocence and the Death Penalty in the United States .” 12 Nov. 1998...
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differences (1998) 10 (3): 119–158.
Published: 01 November 1998
... Ghosts .” Traces 1 . 1 (Forthcoming). Barlow Tani E. “ Woman at the Close of the Maoist Era in the Polemics of Li Xiaojiang and Her Associates .” Worlds Aligned: The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital . Ed. Lowe Lisa and Lloyd David . Durham : Duke UP , 1997...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... on a synthetic reading of Karl Marx's analysis of capital, labor-power, and commodity fetishism; Spinozian monism; Lacanian psychoanalysis; Claude Lévi-Strauss's analysis of the incest prohibition and the relation between nature and culture; Georges Bataille's theory of religion; and Étienne Balibar's...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 21–28.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of rationality, capitalism—motored by speculation and dependent on fantasy—should instead be thought of as the dream-work of industrial modernism. Indeed, this article contends, capitalism in its current form—in which ordinary citizens are connected to capital primarily as bearers of risk—depends...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 93–135.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., the essay rethinks the very definition of imaginary narcissism through historically specific contexts of psychic fragmentation under colonial and postcolonial capitalism, offering a differential and material account of the production of identity politics that is at once decolonial and psychoanalytic...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 136–164.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Joshua Kates This essay returns to part 2, chapter 4 of Louis Althusser and Étienne Balibar’s landmark text Reading Capital to interrogate some of the historiographical concepts upon which literary studies continues to rely, especially that of the period. Althusser’s profound critique of the period...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 29–47.
Published: 01 December 2020
... literature, we have thus also seen the contours of a new debt chronotope : a particular organization of narrative time and space that can gauge and expound on the working of debt-driven financial capitalism. This essay’s argument hinges partly on an analysis of the spatiotemporal logic of contemporary...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 85–113.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Andrés Fabián Henao Castro Departing from where Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction of Martin Heidegger’s gender-neutral Dasein left off, this article argues for “ontological captivity” as a critical analytic for questioning Being under conditions of racial capitalism. Based on a broad understanding...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 172–228.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of capitalism, state bureaucracy, armed conflict, or familial practice prevalent in Turkey's public sphere. Drawing on extensive archival research and fieldwork, the author argues that the recent focus on the “custom” is symptomatic of a shift from a developmentalist/assimilationist to a cultural/racial...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Avicenna, to the piety movement that has in recent decades implanted itself in global capitals of Muslim nations. This improbable trajectory finds its compass in Abbas Kiarostami’s feminist film, Ten . © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 habit...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 153–177.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Elizabeth Weed The essay asks what current thinking about gender has to do with the rather widespread claims that critique is finally dead. In posing that question, it asks what gender and a putatively exhausted critique have to do with the logic of capital as it appears to us in these times...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 157–180.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of postindustrial capitalism, one's life is perceived as a work of art and as a particular kind of enterprise. The overemphasis of choice, however, does not seem to bring contentment to the individual, but rather increases feelings of anxiety and insecurity. In order to appease feelings of anxiety, people often...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
... related to the rise of capitalism: the orifice the octopussy wields so shamelessly comes to stand for the always already penetrated subjectivity of liberal economics and politics. gerard cohen-vrignaud is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. He is completing a book titled...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 22–50.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in women’s status overall has passed through three eras: the age of matriarchy, the age of slavery, and the age of liberation. The age of women’s liberation was inaugurated with the arrival of capitalism, marked by the feminist movement for women’s struggle for liberation and for equality. The women’s rights...
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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...