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differences (1 May 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 of...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
... but the manifestation of an unconscious quest by which we recognize desire. © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies act acting out drive Sigmund Freud Jacques Lacan repression transference Evoking the adage homo homini lupus , along...
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differences (1 September 2001) 12 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... “Reading Nicole Brossard.” ellipse 53 ( 1995 ): 9 –21. Kristeva, Julia. “Psychoanalysis and the Polis.” Trans. Margaret Waller. The Kristeva Reader . Ed. Toril Moi. New York: Columbia UP, 1986 . 301 –20. Lecercle, Jean-Jacques. Philosophy through the Looking Glass: Language, Nonsense, Desire...
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differences (1 May 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 that...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
... urges black 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...
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differences (1 May 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 (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... invested 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 (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... refusing the way in which she 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...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 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 (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... sati 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...
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differences (1 December 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 : A...
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differences (1 December 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 (1 May 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 of...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
... 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 the...
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differences (1 December 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 of...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Nancy Armstrong During the 1840s, British novels suddenly abandoned the country manor house and advocated a greatly diminished, single-family household as the only way of life that was necessary, natural, desirable, and morally right. Insofar as they indicated that the unpaid labor of a wife and...
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differences (1 September 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. © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 marriage equality African Americans sexual minorities intersectionality black marriage lgbtq...
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differences (1 May 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 as an...
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differences (1 December 2007) 18 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 December 2007
... . Scruton, Roger. Sexual Desire: A Moral Philosophy of the Erotic . New York: Free Press, 1986 . Singer, Jana. “The Privatization of Family Law.” Wisconsin Law Review (Sept. 1992 ): 1443 -1566. Turner v. Safley . 482 u.s. 78. u.s. Sup. Ct. 1987 . Watkins v. United States Army . 847 F.2d...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 90–125.
Published: 01 December 2008
... reading of gay history. I also want to resist the easy conclusion that textual expression of homoerotic desire necessarily makes its author homosexual. Of course, if one looks long enough, one can certainly find homoerotic passages in...