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differences (2006) 17 (1): 88–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Dialectic of Enlightenment.” New German Critique 56 ( 1992 ): 143 -70. Horkheimer, Max, and Theodor Adorno. Dialectic of Enlightenment . Ed. Gunzelin Schmid Noerr. Trans. Edmund Jephcott. Stanford: Stanford up, 2002 . Horkheimer, Max. “Authority and the Family.” Critical Theory: Selected...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Hall’s recent claim that the very goals of critical theory and of quantitative or computational analysis may in fact be incommensurable. The author argues that there is something particular to the very forms of digital culture that encourage a separation of technological investigation from cultural...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 194–208.
Published: 01 May 2010
... work offers a way to think anew about our critical theories of embodiment. Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2010 elizabeth a. wilson is Professor of Women's Studies at Emory University. She is currently working on a project (“Gut Feminism...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in contemporary critical theory suggests that such an alternative motor for history is beginning to surface there as well. Puzzled by the relative speed with which certain variations achieved success in establishing themselves, early twentieth-century biologist R. A. Fisher formulated an explanation...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 197–205.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Vicki Kirby Metaphysical terms like science, matter, nature , and reality have always been in limbo in critical theory; scholars have deconstructed and problematized and critiqued them, yet they still will not go away. Debates over science’s relationship to discourse and knowledge particularly...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... technology and critical theory, this essay serves both as a meditation on the contemporary cybernetic world and as a proposal for what ought to be done about it. alexander r. galloway is Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. His books include The Interface...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robyn Wiegman Responding to the theme of the special issue, Queer Theory without Antinormativity , “Eve’s Triangles” returns to the work of one of queer theory’s most important foundational figures to consider critical sensibilities that are incompatible with the dyadic approach to power...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Ewa Plonowska Ziarek This essay develops further the main implications of a feminist theory of aesthetics and modernism first articulated in Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism . By engaging critically with Theodor Adorno and Giorgio Agamben in the context of feminist theories...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
...). Fiedler, Leslie. Love and Death in the American Novel . New York: Stein and Day, 1960 . Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. “ Canon-Formation and the Afro-American Tradition: From the Seen to the Told .” Baker and Redmond 13 -39. ———. “`What's Love Got to Do with It?': Critical Theory, Integrity...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of English and Africana Studies at Texas a&m University and the author of The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory, and Richard Wright (2009). His essays have appeared in such journals as diacritics, American Literature , glq , Modern Fiction Studies , and Cultural Critique . He...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of normativity marks the spot where queer and theory meet. This special issue of differences unearths the question that lies dormant within this critical code: what might queer theory do if its allegiance to antinormativity was rendered less secure? In the pages that follow, contributors attend...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 242–261.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Else Levinson Daniel J. Sanford R. Nevitt . The Authoritarian Personality . Ed. Horkheimer Max Flowerman Samuel . New York : Norton , 1982 . Allen Amy . Critique on the Couch: Why Critical Theory Needs Psychoanalysis . New York : Columbia UP , 2021 . Allen...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 104–136.
Published: 01 May 2013
... about critical efforts to democratize art? If we approach this artistic endeavor from the perspective of media theory, what are the conventional codes of looking, framing, interfacing, and editing that predispose the interpretation...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lingzhen Wang The study of Chinese women and gender since the late 1970s and early 1980s has profoundly enriched and complicated gender research and feminist theory. This special issue of difference s brings together six essays and one commentary that showcase, from a variety of critical...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 161–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
... . ——— “The Rhetoric of Temporality.” Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism . u of Minnesota p, 1983 . 187 -228. Derrida, Jacques. “Typewriter Ribbon: Limited Ink (2) (`within such limits').” Trans. Peggy Kamuf. Material Events: Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory . Ed. Tom...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 93–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... productive critical tools. © 2019 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2019 Teresa Brennan affect theory paranoia grandeur post-truth This article comes from my research in the Feminist Theory Archive at Brown University, where I studied the published...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Penelope Deutscher A response to Lynne Huffer’s Mad for Foucault and Are the Lips a Grave ?, this article considers Huffer’s critical reaction to characterizations of feminism as dominated by a more moral tenor repudiated by queer theory. Huffer argues that a stronger distinction should...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 209–217.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth Weed “Reading for Pleasure” suggests a way of drawing the line between what is and what is not theory today. Following Roland Barthes, the author uses her own reading pleasure as a gauge, taking pleasure to be idiosyncratic rather than subjective. Assuming that all types of criticism...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 189–190.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ann duCille This critical commentary presents short essays by three major scholars of sociology, law, critical race theory, and feminist studies—Patricia J. Williams, Mignon Moore, and Kendall Thomas—responding to and engaging with Katherine Franke’s 2015 monograph Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... institutions precipitated by that election revealed the surprising susceptibility of the dominant strains of critical and queer theory to cooptation by the far right and exposed the inadequacy of institutionalized rhetorics of trans affirmation, which generally comprise defenses of indeterminacy or gender...
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