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differences (1991) 3 (3): 94–138.
Published: 01 November 1991
...Neil Lazarus NEIL LAZARUS Doubting the New World Order: Marxism, Realism, and the Claims of Postmodernist Social Theory A t the start of his new book, What's Wrong With Postmodernism, Christopher Norris refers to the collapse of historical communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 64–89.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., the question of the rights of undocumented migrants in Turkey presents a major paradox. On the one hand, the undocumented migrants' lack of right to residence, work, and social security intensifies their vulnerability in the flexible, predominantly informal labor market. On the other hand, rights claims risk...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., as well as in ostensibly pro-gay claims that homosexuality is not acquired but biologically determined. Invoking Darwin, antigay groups claim that same-sex marriage will lead to human extinction because it does not serve the propagation of the species. However, this insistence on homosexual sterility...
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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 (2020) 31 (1): 163–180.
Published: 01 May 2020
... for the office of president of the United States. Challenging the practical application of theoretical claims of race as a social construction, “Can’t You See I’m White?” explores the ways in which their racial and gender “difference” from the typical roster of white males seeking the presidency has made some...
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differences (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 (2010) 21 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of belonging tied to dwelling articulated in the work of Martin Heidegger. It also strives to understand how the postcolonial emerges in ways quite distinct from any notion of identity, with its often unexamined claim to a politics of injury. The author considers the importance of theory as moving across...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 194–208.
Published: 01 May 2010
... interest is how the belly is mobilized in these two essays. Contesting Rubin's claim that the hunger of the belly is immaterial to theories of sexuality and culture, this article argues that the stomach is an important switch point in the relational traffic of biological and social and intersubjective...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 197–205.
Published: 01 December 2012
... than claim that nature in its prerepresentational form is impossible to experience, she argues that nature itself consists of representations, and not just human-made ones. This essay, and, in its own way, each essay in the special issue it responds to, shows how the binaries operating in science were...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Samia Vasa A psychoanalytic reading of Catharine MacKinnon’s Toward a Feminist Theory of the State brings into focus her overwhelmingly queer-negative investment in sexuality. This essay considers select parts of her book to argue that MacKinnon ends up repeating what she claims to end...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Rebecca Wanzo This essay makes a case for the specificity of the different claims grouped under the category of “sexual injury to women” in order to think with more precision about the kind of solidarity projects that are required. In the case of #MeToo, one of the most important outcomes of its...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... change the material conditions or the power relations between professional academics and the marginal subjects they study. The refusal of social scientific methods undermines queer scholars’ claims to interdisciplinarity. While queer studies has understood itself alternately as interdisciplinary...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the ontological claim of particularity in order to posit a noncausal relation between what we do, think, eat, wear, profess, on the one hand, and what we are, on the other. This interruption of ontology leads also to an eruption of the many layers in which we live our lives—across sexes, genders, religions...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and feminists from the free trade zone regions of Sri Lanka--with Tillie Olsen's classic field-defining literature from the proletarian moment in the U.S. Can we speak of a collective subject of feminism within economic globalization? Whose interest does staking a claim for such a heterogeneous class subject...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 96–127.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Rebecca Wilkin The fetus was able to think and was conscious of doing so, Descartes claimed in his Response to Antoine Arnauld's Objection to the Meditationes de prima philosophia (1641). This essay traces the fortunes of the cogitating fetus in Descartes's published works and correspondence...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 150–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to the tradition of the philosophy of nature and interpreting Butler as offering, in spite of her focus on the genealogy of claims about sex, also a theory of sex itself, a theory of sex as an effect entirely of gender. This approach to reading differs from Irigaray's own reading method of expanding...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2010
...; but to the extent that Stone maintains the primacy of sexual duality, her revision fails to address the claims of multiplicity on their own terms. In this paper, I interpret a passage from Marcel Proust's novel, Sodom and Gomorrah , in order to develop an alternative theory of sexual difference in which sexual...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in the integration of Lacanian psychoanalytic and queer/feminist concerns: Judith Butler's Antigone's Claim and Tim Dean's Beyond Sexuality . Dean's project to ``de-gender'' desire offers a reply to Butler's concerns about the compulsory heterosexuality of the Oedipal scene; however, both texts...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 109–141.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Zak Sitter This article builds on postcolonial critiques of colonialism's reliance on the figure of the ``native informant.'' In early-nineteenth-century Britain, the emergent discipline of orientalism required the native informant to ratify its claims to knowledge; at the same time, orientalism...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
... by Lee Edelman. The author claims that it is through a deradicalizing (or rather depsychoanalyzing) of the negative that the idea of a queer archive loses its way. The implications of the negative on queer theory and politics are brought up through analysis of an art exhibition featuring internationally...