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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Andrea Long Chu This essay argues that feminism is impossible. After examining a recent #MeToo episode—a bad sexual encounter between actor Aziz Ansari and a woman named Grace—as a case study in feminist disappointment, the essay turns to several key seventies feminist texts to reconstruct their...
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differences (1 December 2003) 14 (3): 1.
Published: 01 December 2003
... disappointed” (4 –5)— she sharply contests the objection that this approach is merely “arbitra ry.” To accept such a v iew wou ld be to dis- miss the detail all over again, to regress to the idealist aesthetic whose misogyny Schor...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 173–188.
Published: 01 May 2018
... volume? Given feminist process, it was no doubt a mistake for one, or even more than one, of us to be singled out. “How did we cowrite an introduction in seven voices, folded into one? Again, a lot of discussion, compromise, disappointment, adjustment. The work on yfs 62 was amazing, and the...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 97–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
... “self [that] can refuse to satisfy need or can seek self-cancellation in place of self-validation.” According to Kohut, narcissists tend to invest in “self-objects” (originally the parents) that inevitably disappoint them. Because...
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differences (1 December 2003) 14 (3): 136–161.
Published: 01 December 2003
... a metaphor for the disappointments and bitterness of the artist’s life—somethi ng that I certainly learned as the daughter of artists and as an artist myself— but on the other hand, we lived in a house filled with treasures...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 196–203.
Published: 01 September 2018
... drawing a line in the sand, they are risking rejection and disappointment from parents, adult siblings, or a favorite uncle. A wedding lets the pastor in the church they grew up in know affirmatively that yes, they have taken on this “lifestyle” and are going to openly live with a mate. And many who have...
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differences (1 September 2002) 13 (2): 127–158.
Published: 01 September 2002
... he would follow us. I was almost ready to guarantee his signature on my own, and I was confident and joyous when I went to meet him.” Blum’s disappointment was thus all the more cruel when the response came. “When in doubt he would choose...
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differences (1 December 2006) 17 (3): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2006
...- umph of the flower girl’s fairy tale makeover, I will argue, belies a fable of educational delusion and disappointment. Therein lies the significance of Shaw’s seemingly gratuitous title. In drawing an analogy between...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... miscellany plan and write a continuing narrative was motivated by the poor sales of the initial numbers of Master Humphrey’s Clock : “The surviving evidence from early 1840 indicates that Dickens did not think of writing a continuing story until his customers, disappointed that he wasn’t producing such a...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 63–73.
Published: 01 May 2010
... number, but also number’s possible connection to desire. Be careful, I was hinting, that you do not confuse theory with wish fulfillment. During the disappointing reign of identity politics, such confusion was rampant. Now that this...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2014
... path led me to wonder about the affect, perhaps even the erotics, of translation, and about a desire that translation calls up and disappoints, its always tantalizing impossibility. All the same, a snail as the figure for translation or even the translator, that slowest of readers? Was that figure...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 48–93.
Published: 01 May 2016
... asks him to make his story more relevant, to answer the questions that are posed by the prosecutor. At that point, the witness finally faints. Arendt writes: “In response the disappointed witness, probably deeply wounded , fainted, and answered no more questions” ( Eichmann 224, emphasis added...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as a salve to racism that many critics condemned as blaming the victim. The icon angered and disappointed many African Americans with his denigration of black youth, but others embraced his conservative message of personal responsibility. Such rhetoric, however, did not produce an ideological...
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differences (1 May 2001) 12 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2001
... units also hold out the promise of enormous profi ts, it is not yet clear how much revenue they will actually generate. Beyond ucla’s fi scal disappointment in UNext.com, we thus far have few reports about the costs or returns of such...
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differences (1 December 2006) 17 (3): 37–51.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... Ansley her bright, “dynamic” daughter Barbara and cannot understand how two such “exemplary characters” as Grace and Horace Ansley could have produced her (16–17); she, meanwhile, is disappointed in her own too perfect Jenny...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... understandings of heterosexual disappointment and political desire (Andrea Long Chu). The middle thematic of the volume is oriented toward the vicissitudes of sex in the conjuncture between perversion and pleasure. It begins with the historical constructions of the “sex offender” (Terrance Wooten) and...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
....” I rejected the offer because I wanted to end the matter with the film, and I was uncertain as to whether readers would be interested in my doubts or fears. My response disappointed the publisher. The editor who proposed it was, unlike me, convinced that people who liked the film would be curious to...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 September 2013
... disappointment with conventional marriage and in their search for love (“Love Must Not Be Forgotten” 1979). In her powerful and controversial novella The Ark 1982), Zhang Jie uses the term “sex/gender gap” to illustrate, first, society’s...
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differences (1 May 2002) 13 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2002
... promises, viewed close up, may offer me only disappointment and intensify my persistent drive to compel it to reveal yet more of its receding interiority. Whichever way the move- ment across the imagined membrane that separates the...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 88–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
... between reverence for the abstract feminine and disappoint- ment in concrete women, Horkheimer betrays his nostalgia for a feminine ideal uncorrupted by bourgeois life. While he recognizes that the feminine ideal is itself a...