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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 109–129.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Translated by Alexander Des Forges Yin and Yang in and out of Equilibrium: Women’s Revenge and the Construction of Han (202 bce–220 ce) and Wei (220–265 ce) Culture Accounts of women from the Ming (1368–1644 ce) and Qing (1644–1911 ce...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
... he observes in the clinic but as a first-rate foray into “speculative philosophy”: an attempt to locate a “real” that is not given empirically and that therefore demands to be constructed (30). Like Jacques Lacan, who has developed the thesis of the death drive more fully than any other reader of...
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differences (1 September 2005) 16 (2): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of Political Ontology . London: Verso, 1999 . ewa plonowska ziarek The Abstract Soul of the Commodity and the Monstrous Body of the Sphinx: Commodifi cation, Aesthetics, and the Impasses of Social Construction...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 46–63.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Matthew Kirschenbaum Taking as self-evident that the “dark side” under discussion is a discursive construct of the digital humanities rather than “actually existing projects” (a clarifying phrase taken from Rita Raley’s post- mla comments), this essay suggests that the construct is too often...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... construction of the supersensual reality of the death drive in masochistic fantasy and in fetishistic disavowal, exploring their affinity not only with art and aesthetics but with mathematical and formal constructions. Both help to elucidate Freud’s early insight that the death drive is more mathematical than...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg This article investigates the problematic relationship between psychoanalysis and politics. Specifically, it wonders if an inherent conflict exists between these two domains. If psychoanalysis has as its central object the unconscious, and politics the construction of a...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in turn corresponds to a technical nonproductivity inscribing certain constructions of the aural spectacle in philosophies and theories of film sound. Blue 's model of aural spectacularization is then linked to Michel Foucault's remarks on speakability/unspeakability, voice, and listening in The...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Judith Butler Returning to Juliet Mitchell’s own rereading of her account of sexual difference, this article takes up the question of how structures of kinship—along with the laws of sexual difference that constitute them—are transmitted. According to Mitchell, the construction of sexual difference...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Xiao Liu This essay focuses on the cinematic form of revolutionary melodrama, or, more specifically, on alterations made to family melodrama in the construction of the big socialist family as an imagined social space. Reading Red Detachment of Women (1961) in the tradition of family melodrama, the...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Fliess’s theory of bisexuality through the intermediary of Otto Weininger, however, Lacan formalizes the impasse between the feminine as what mobilizes the drive and the ego as it is constructed in language. Lacan’s reading of logical form in Wittgenstein opens to a writing of the drive in its relationship...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 36–53.
Published: 01 December 2009
... without centralized control or the provision of a global model.” Such a vision constructs a benign and beneficent swarm that, although it lacks differentiation and specificity, accomplishes democracy without sovereignty. Achille Mbembe points out, nonetheless, that the swarm can have a more sinister and...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 111–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Arguing that Tanpınar's story, and the modernization parody it constructs, offers significant insights that help bring to light otherwise invisible dimensions of neoliberal state reforms, the author discusses how neoliberalism and its technologies are translated into a language of modernization and...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 161–196.
Published: 01 December 2012
... rely on similarity. This essay does for the reader what the aquarium has done for the author: paints a multisensory picture of the world experienced through the tentacles of a creature historically reduced to the object of human spectatorship. Though she demonstrates how humans have constructed the...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
... biologically in the conventional sense of the nuclear family and constructed more broadly to include a sisterhood of fictive kin—to reimagine how black marriage, sexuality, and kinship are popularly understood. The reliance on queer voices in both Lemonade and 4:44 is parsed in light of the erasure of...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 68–95.
Published: 01 September 2018
... coupling, but through the audacious capacious black female one. And it is this construct of black female rightness, this relationality, that provides a framework for thinking about the many unconventional couplings in Toni Morrison’s Sula , as well as for situating outrageousness in Beyoncé’s Lemonade...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... politics of the contemporary moment, with broad speculation on the political demands, critical inheritances, and contradictory politics of #MeToo. The middle thematic attends to the vicissitudes of sex in the conjuncture between perversion and pleasure, with considerations of the historical construction of...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 82–90.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and discourse, sex offenders are often constructed as sexual predators, oscillating between the rapist and the child molester. The second sense is a cultural category that relies upon highly racialized discourses and representations of sexual deviance and masculinity to define individuals as...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 175–177.
Published: 01 December 2013
... 177 . “Other Genders, Other Sexualities: Chinese Differences.” 24.2: 1–7. Yu Shiling. “Yin and Yang in and out of Equilibrium: Women’s Revenge and the Construction of Han (202 bce–220 ce...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 94–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... War II. The Museum was constructed by following thematic walks where—thanks to a familiar/familial [ famigliare ] language easily understood by everyone and supported by the use of dioramas—history becomes materialized in all its many aspects. The visitor may immerse himself in the past in order to...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2019
... biological beings, but as a gender group characterized by maleness as socially constructed, of which this pursuit is definitive” ( MacKinnon 532 ). #MeToo is, by turns, an expression of affinity, a witnessing, and a call to arms. As with the Pussyhat Project, #MeToo gains influence and promotes...