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differences (2001) 12 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2001
...SUSAN HOLBROOK susan holbrook Delirium and Desire in Nicole Brossard’s Le Désert Mauve/Mauve Desert “le ravissement” dit L. pour saisir “the rapture” said L. to grasp the sense...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... identification or libidinal cathexes but by foregrounding the experience of the desiring subject. It takes as its point of departure Jacques Lacan's definition of anxiety as “the affect that responds to the desire of the Other.” If love is about the strategies of seduction that sustain the imaginary coherence...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
... but the manifestation of an unconscious quest by which we recognize desire. But we do not need to turn to such extreme examples. The entirety of the education that inducts the child into the social order uses the energy of the drive. The human subject who enters into the language that structures the social link...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 197–227.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jennifer C. Nash “Pedagogies of Desire” explores how women’s studies—a field that has long engaged sex as a space steeped in power, hierarchy, and inequality—has come to invest in affirmative consent as the sexual ethic that can produce sex as a territory free of violence. This essay explores...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
... women to embrace their power and desirability in American society. At the same time, the literature reveals a nostalgic desire for a world where men were providers, women could afford to be the weaker sex, and traditional marriage could be a path to both personal and group advancement. Advocates offer...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 115–151.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Jake Silver This article explores the shape of queer sexual habits and gendered forms of desire along the Jerusalem light rail, a route whose role in normalizing Israeli occupation and colonialism has been hotly contested during its construction and since its opening in 2011. Analyzing how...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 59–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... between language, interpretation, and desire, as well as their disconnects. The piece also questions the uninterpretable and asks, particularly with respect to psychosis: what does it mean to be situated somewhere outside of the bounds of interpretation? © 2014 by Brown University and differences...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... studies, intersectionality, and desubjectivation. The reflections are motivated by a desire to take seriously feminist theory’s antifoundationalist foundations in reapproaching the ethical rifts that have divided queer theorists from feminists. In place of a liberatory sexuality or a new materialist...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Abigail Zitin Critics have identified William Hogarth’s correlation of beauty with desire as the most original idea that his 1753 treatise contributes to aesthetic discourse in the eighteenth century, an idea emblematized in the formulation that visual intricacy “leads the eye a wanton kind...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as a political strategy of refusal and illegibility. Waddedar’s iteration of sati relies on its peculiar status in nineteenth-century colonial law, where it was classified as “voluntary culpable homicide by consent.” This legislation inaugurated a new juridical index of female desire that shaped the political...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lyndsey Stonebridge Why is it that we respond to the deaths of others in wartime with an apparent indifference? What is it about our desire that so readily accommodates the representation of the death of others? This article addresses these questions through a reading of Freud's 1915 essay on war...
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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 (2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... binds sexual difference to the semantic opposition between masculine and feminine, this essay offers an understanding of kinship that, first, recognizes the inadequacy of mimetic accounts of sexuality that treat parents as “models” for the formation of sexual desire and, second, argues that “invariant...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is in fact driven by a fear of queer increase . This essay proposes that antigay rhetoric tacitly construes same-sex desire as a meme , a unit of cultural meaning believed to recur and mutate like a gene. In this phobic view of gay etiology, then, homosexuality is a dangerous idea that proliferates more...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of melancholy gender, the author contends that this subjectivity enables a recognition of the same-sex love and desire prohibited by heterosexist culture through an enactment of its loss. As such, avatar suicide videos dramatize death in order to create an important space of public grieving in which...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 93–135.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Ani Maitra In radical Lacanian cultural critique, affirmations of unconscious desire and the reinvention of the symbolic order are frequently founded upon dismissals of the imaginary ego and its paranoid obsessions with meaning, coherence, and identity politics. By bringing Lacan’s theorization...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 196–203.
Published: 01 September 2018
... populations when marriage is used as the platform for reducing the stigma associated with same-sex desire. From his remarks, I suggest that the focus on marriage equality may not be as useful to those who are unpartnered or socioeconomically disadvantaged. So in this sense, Wedlocked ’s argument is right...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
... desires for men. Hence, by the eighties, some feminists had reframed bad sex as rape, calling upon the state to police sex in lieu of changing women’s minds. In conclusion, the essay returns to the Ansari affair, taking Grace’s continued attachment to heterosexuality despite its disappointments...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the performance work of lesbian icon Peggy Shaw (Split Britches), the article focuses on her reflective monologues in Must: The Inside Story , a collaborative show (with Clod Ensemble) combining a noir aesthetic with the iconographies and desires of the anatomy theatre. Through a series of close readings...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 63–91.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of the vessels to illuminate multiple possibilities of thinking with race and aesthetics to remake feminist theory. This turn toward form, assemblage, and sensation, in turn, critiques notions of subjectivity that revolve around desire. Studying these vessels refracts feminist theorizing through multiple lenses...
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