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differences (2019) 30 (1): 148-156.
Published: 01 May 2019
... reach. © 2019 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2019 freedom politics of consent consent as contract consent as transaction sexual egalitarianism When the New York Times published “45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus,” last year, the...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 30-54.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jane Anna Gordon Revisiting Carole Pateman's classic discussion of women and consent, this essay advances a qualified defense of consent through defending a second, less hegemonic model of it as articulated most forcefully by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Although difficult to realize, the author argues...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 34-54.
Published: 01 May 2019
... sexually discriminating or subordinating) and its panicked equivalences (regrouping consented-to but unwanted and uncomfortable sex as assaultive) can be understood nontrivially but incompletely as MacKinnon’s progeny. MacKinnon bequeaths both political projects to feminism, two political children. The...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 1-14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... contestations over its rules of sexual engagement, including deliberations on the Larry Nassar case, the complexity of “consentas a property-based ethics, the pedagogy of “trigger warnings,” and the difficulties facing institutional feminism as it seeks to found and promote a university culture free of sexual...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 100-118.
Published: 01 May 2019
... know this is rape, how do we separate consent from a patriarchal understanding of feminine sexuality—if at all? Even as MacKinnon answers all of her own questions, she maintains that there is no neutral place from which one can gather data and come at proper knowledge; consciousness is as ideologically...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 20-41.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Iain Morland In debates about the medical management of intersex, also known as “disorders of sex development,” it is often assumed that morally good treatment can make patients, families, and doctors feel comfortable and, conversely, that morally bad treatment generates feelings of discomfort...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 206-223.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Karen Barad This essay explores the act of touching as it takes place in physical matter, in theorizing, and in the productive spaces where the two are indistinguishable. First, the author considers how feminist theory goes about touching science and unpacks touch as an act that reveals the self...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 63-81.
Published: 01 May 2019
... intelligible as a material event—he touched me without my consent—on the basically accurate intuition that a feeling of violation, taken on its own, will bear little moral or political weight in the publics to which she belongs. What I am getting at is not material reality “itself,” but rather the affective...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 1-29.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to be raped since she has already consented to conditional exposure for financial survival. Defaming slave women as whores fetishizes the availability associated with their already commodified bodies. A syllogism follows: given that a slave is always already a whore in the psyche of the slave trader...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 1-35.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Thangam Ravindranathan This essay considers through a string of three fables—a classic wolf trap in La Fontaine, Poe’s story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and contemporary French novelist Eric Chevillard’s Sans l’orang-outan— the animal as the paradoxical, derealized figure of a passing. Drawing...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 48-93.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of pain and focused on procedures in the face of catastrophe. The authors propose that relevance and legality are doing a certain work in Arendt’s text, that they are not the only criteria in play, and that they are not, strictly speaking, criteria at all. Arendt treats relevance and legality as...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 194-223.
Published: 01 December 2009
... transaction of difference between sovereignty and disposable or recyclable life.8 Dirty Pretty Things confronts the issue of the third-world sub- ject as an object of state dissection in London. Frears’s film foregrounds...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 66-101.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... But at the same time, while consenting to Reik’s critical assessment about the way the world is, and the people in it, he could not ratify Reik’s outright rejection of a better future. Rolland is not just another idealist, and Freud cannot be discounted as a mere pessimist. He is incapable of writing...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 24-71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Fantasies and Day- dreams,” certainly signaling thereby her identification with her father and her willingness to confirm his theory of filial consent as outlined by his own “A Child Is Being Beaten,” but also signaling that her...
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differences (2001) 12 (2): 121-168.
Published: 01 September 2001
... an exaction, the condition of an exchange that might seem fair, but is not free. Indeed, even as the mechanisms of “rational” transaction are anatomized and demystifi ed by the journal, there is nevertheless a per...
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differences (2001) 12 (1): 112-140.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... Saint Foulcault: Towards a Gay Hagiography . New York: Oxford UP, 1995 . Hicks, Esther K. Infibulation: Female Mutilation in Islamic Northeast Africa . New Brunswick: Transaction P, 1994 . Hosken, Fran. The Hosken Report: Genital and Sexual Mutilation of Females . Lexington: Win News, 1993...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 1-23.
Published: 01 May 2005
... scope of their application with such qualifi ers as “in the privacy of the home” and “between consenting adults.” I am interested in the question of when and by what cultural means people came to be soft-wired with this compulsion to imagine...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 103-125.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., 1985 . 334 -51. Kenschaft, Lori J. “ Homoerotics and Human Connections:Reading Carson McCullers `As a Lesbian .'” Clark and Friedman 220 -33. Kerber, Linda K. No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies:Women and the Obligations of Citizenship . New York: Hill, 1988 . Lacan, Jacques. Écrits: A...