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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 172–228.
Published: 01 May 2011
... : Metis Yayınları , 2003 . Zürcher Erik Jan . Turkey: A Modern History . London : I. B. Tauris , 2004 . dicle kog˘ acıog˘ lu Knowledge, Practice, and Political Community: The...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 28–58.
Published: 01 December 2008
... oneself in terms of fixed, hierarchical, and discriminatory categories of gender, race, and family. But given who asks the question and where, this article argues that the question is an offer of community, though not community understood as shared group identity based on mutual recognition and...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 74–118.
Published: 01 December 2012
... from—and challenging—Darwinian and neo-Darwinian accounts of orchid-insect contact and controversial research on plant communication, Hustak and Myers demonstrate the interdependence of seemingly unrelated life forms. The evolving entity within this framework is not an individual organism but a...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 74–111.
Published: 01 December 2011
... information, compression, and feedback in twentieth-century communication engineering. Emerging from techniques of “the material voice” in deaf oral education, hearing gloves were increasingly applied to voice standardization and efficient transmission. Contrary to scholarship that emphasizes...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 64–78.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Fiona M. Barnett The question of “what counts?” in a field is an important component of community formation and is critical for eking out resources in the academic ecosystem. But what is the effect when the conversation is not about recognizing similarity across differences or disparity in order to...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... cultural violence; the elements of popular fantasy that animate it; the forms of modern state and transnational power the category occludes; and the ahistorical and divisive civilizational thinking it encourages. Drawing both on ethnography from one Egyptian Bedouin community in which honor is a key moral...
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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): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... In arguments that illuminate contemporary perspectives on long-standing debates among blacks about when and how to put down the burdens of history; racial identity and authenticity; the loyalty an individual owes to the community; and gender roles and responsibilities, this new advocacy literature...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 109–141.
Published: 01 September 2010
... force rather than a tool of communication. These scenes of linguistic triumphalism, the essay contends, highlight the double performativity of orientalist discourse: orientalism both performs and by performing enacts the West's power of command over the East. Brown University and differences : A...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., second, argues that “invariant” laws of sexual difference, which are not merely reproduced from one generation to the next, do not persist without alteration. The trajectory of psychic contents is not unwavering, and what is relayed into the present is only communicated with translations, transpositions...
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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 May 2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... successfully than heterosexual reproduction. In response, queer communities increasingly claim that homosexuality is immutable and essential, citing scientists’ theories of biological determinism to support the more colloquial notion that they are born gay. Many such theories, however, share the evolutionary...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 168–189.
Published: 01 December 2011
...John Mowitt This essay proposes that we grasp whispering as a problem, a sound source haunted by the violent exclusion of the animal from the medium of communication. Justification for this proposition is provided by examining the intertwining of whispering, allegory, and trauma, especially as...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Poulomi Saha The years between 1930 and 1933 saw a dramatic rise in anticolonial violence in Bengal. Young women who participated in this violence, caught between competing masculinist discourses of colonial authorities and nationalist communities that deemed them either dupes or martyrs...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 May 2014
... agencies are so eager to fund DH projects, create DH undergraduate and graduate programs, and hire DH faculty. And because there is no sign that these funding streams are going to dry up any time soon, there is great potential for increased tension between the “haves” of the digital humanities community...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 93–106.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Adeline Koh This essay explores the “social contract” of the digital humanities community. I argue that the social contract of the digital humanities is composed of two rules: 1) the notion of niceness or civility ; and 2) the possession of technical knowledge , defined as knowledge of coding or...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 300–312.
Published: 01 December 2011
... heard and registered permit travel in the musical archive and there configure a critical cartography that continually exceeds and interrogates habitual understandings imposed by national boundaries and limited linguistic communities. Ultimately these sounds come to chart the limits of a modernity, and...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 94–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg Fascism’s success in building communities and structures of conviviality was for many years avoided by the critical scholarship on Italian fascism. More recently, however, fascist land reclamation has become a favored topic in Italian historiographical revisionism: it has...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 250–278.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of the liberal representative state, the author argues that war is now a fully operational part of the organizational work that terms like community, culture , and humanity are now doing (and doing differently than before). War in the sense invoked here is activated at various levels of intensity and...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 55–62.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Mairead Sullivan This keyword explores how the Pence machine, as the regulatory policy driver behind the Trump administration, is rolling back rights for women and LGBTQ communities. Of note, this work is being done in the name of a moral majority, even against the backdrop of a braggart president...