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differences (1 May 2001) 12 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2001
... . mary poovey The Twenty-First-Century University and the Market: What Price Economic Viability? In the fall of 1999, I co-taught a graduate course on the future of U.S. universities. We addressed a number of volatile topics in this...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and the United States in the realm of academic and more broadly intellectual relations. Between the late sixties and the first years of the twenty-first century, food for thought was massively imported from France by the u . s . academy. As many among the most important representatives of “French...
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differences (1 May 1999) 11 (1): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 1999
... Horse in Nineteenth-Century France.” Agulhon, Maurice. “Le Sang des bêtes: le problème de la protection des animaux en France aux XIXème siècle.” Romantisme 31 ( 1981 ): 81 –109. Les Amazones de Paris . Paris: E. Dentu, 1866 . Balzac, Honoré de. Le Père Goriot . Paris: Garnier...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Mikko Tuhkanen “Homomonadology” outlines the emergence and elaboration of Leo Bersani’s onto-ethics/aesthetics over the past half a century, focusing particularly on his interest in the shared references to Leibnizian metaphysics in twentieth-century philosophical and literary texts. The essay...
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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 December 2012) 23 (3): 9–41.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., the author traces the manifold biological theories that inform Reef makers’ descriptions of their project, showing how they gather and weave together the diverse theories and narratives that have marked nineteenth- and twentieth-century biology, drawing on contemporary, historic, and folk...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 21–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Frazier’s influential study The Negro Family in the United States in 1939 to the recent appearance of Tera Hunter’s monumental monograph Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century . Critiquing the masculinist bend of much of this scholarship, “Blacks of the Marrying Kind...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 42–70.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kathleen Frederickson While the nineteenth-century consolidation of the anthropological culture concept shifted ethnological interests away from the figure of the solitary “savage” to wider structures of communal governance, it nonetheless accommodated the eighteenth-century caricatures of...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 54–73.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Nick Seaver The American Piano Company, in the early twentieth century, built a reenacting piano that could automatically play back performances recorded by virtuoso pianists. This article examines the production, in the company lab, of that piano’s fidelity—the terms by which an original and...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sylvia Schafer This article reflects on the relief with which mainstream historical scholarship has distanced itself in the last decade or so from serious engagements with the so-called linguistic turn of the later twentieth century. This twenty-first-century repudiation of theory continually...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 51–92.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Tani E. Barlow This essay solders together a historical case study of advertising on the China mainland in the early twentieth century with a series of generalizable appraisals and determinations to establish how the catachresis woman is evental. The event of women emerged historically in part...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 101–126.
Published: 01 December 2013
... different types of aesthetic production and consumption that cannot obtain; and it overlooks the crucial contribution of individual labor to the accumulation and exchange of cultural capital. If we turn our attention from nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe to early modern (Ming and Qing) China, the...
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differences (1 December 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. In...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Digital games demand new ways of perceiving and working. They seem to matter to the unfolding of the twenty-first-century everyday, even if we do not always recognize precisely how they matter. Following an introduction to the cultural significance of digital games in the present moment, this essay turns...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 2018
... marriage” in American conjugal politics. Moving beyond the has been of the nineteenth century and even the is of the present, this essay reflects speculatively on what black marriage might become in the future, including the queer, Afro-futuristic possibilities proposed by cultural modalities such as the...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 58–85.
Published: 01 December 2018
... on an eleventh-century epistolary exchange between the poet and clergyman Baudri of Bourgueil and Constance, a young nun at Le Ronceray Abbey in Angers. This amatory correspondence develops through a dialogue with a multiplicity of voices that are part of the classical erotic tradition. Examining the...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Maggie Hennefeld In the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, hundreds of women allegedly died from laughing too hard. Any activity in modern life—going to the circus, playing bridge, or salting pork in the kitchen—could become a gateway to the convulsions of hysterical laughter for women...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Vicki Kirby Attempting to explain the how, what, and why of normativity has exercised the attentions of social analysts for centuries, remaining an enduring puzzle in sociology since its disciplinary inception. A nest of related riddles attend the subjectivation of the individual, or how the social...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Abigail Zitin Critics have identified William Hogarth’s correlation of beauty with desire as the most original idea that his 1753 treatise contributes to aesthetic discourse in the eighteenth century, an idea emblematized in the formulation that visual intricacy “leads the eye a wanton kind of...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
...). The three films share the challenge of blending public and personal lives, intellectual and emotional personae. The making of Rosa Luxemburg involved problematic research in the archives of the German Democratic Republic. The twelfth-century context of Hildegard’s life proposed other challenges...