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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 156–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
...David Golumbia In 2003, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak published Death of a Discipline , an exhortation to create “an inclusive comparative literature,” one that “takes the languages of the Southern Hemisphere as active cultural media rather than as objects of cultural study.” To many literary scholars...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 160–174.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Adi Ophir The faculty of the humanities has recently come under attack. Responding to criticism, many of those who care for the faculty insist on the social benefits of the academic disciplines and modes of inquiry that find shelter under its aegis. This article takes the opposite view. Rejecting...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Simon Critchley This article considers the state of the humanities, particularly in disciplines like philosophy, in light of the institutional structure of the university. Arguing that the bureaucratization of the contemporary university is thwarting learning and thinking, the author suggests that...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anne Emmanuelle Berger From its founding, women’s and gender studies developed along a transatlantic epistemological and geopolitical axis. An interdisciplinary field, it fostered difficult conversations among disciplines that had each developed its own conceptual language. Women’s and gender...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Lynne Huffer This essay reflects on the arguments developed in Lynne Huffer’s recent book Are the Lips a Grave? It focuses specifically on the politics of dissensus, nondialectical thinking, the disciplining of knowledge, and institutional gatekeeping that have come to define philosophy, women’s...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 109–141.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Zak Sitter This article builds on postcolonial critiques of colonialism's reliance on the figure of the ``native informant.'' In early-nineteenth-century Britain, the emergent discipline of orientalism required the native informant to ratify its claims to knowledge; at the same time, orientalism...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 132–155.
Published: 01 May 2014
... twenty years or so, responding to world-historical transitions like those of 1989-91 and 2001, the discipline of comparative literature has reexamined some of its key concepts (world, comparison, translation) as well as what is probably the most distinctive aspect of its method, acquired professional...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 127–159.
Published: 01 December 2013
... contrast to approaches that equate the humanities with the institutional security of particular departments and disciplines (especially English), this article contends that we might better understand the humanities as an array of experimental practices that cross disciplinary and institutional borders. In...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 250–278.
Published: 01 December 2009
... appeal for liberal international law to an updated endorsement of Kant's quest for perpetual cosmopolitan peace. With the problem of history and the relationship between temporality and the “cultural” disciplines such as philosophy in mind, the author updates Habermas's updating of Kant in a context of...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): iii–v.
Published: 01 May 2014
...’ note. Birthing a discipline is an intricate task, exhila- rating and exhausting, unpredictable and contested, haunted by contradic- tion and even antagonism. While we know very well that the process is never linear, it seems that we cannot help but compose its history as a kind of chronology, a...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 144–146.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Traffic .” 25.3 : 59 – 97 . Dieter Michael . “ The Virtues of Critical Technical Practice .” 25.1 : 216 – 30 . Galloway Alexander R. “ The Cybernetic Hypothesis .” 25.1 : 107 – 31 . Golumbia David . “ Death of a Discipline .” 25.1 : 156 – 76 . Grusin Richard...
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differences (1 May 2001) 12 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2001
... level, for example, since the early 1970s, the enrollment and percentage of majors in all liberal arts disciplines have declined relative to those in professional subjects, like accounting and computer science. This trend...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
... its institutional setting, not philosophy as a discipline, but philosophy in Volume 21, Number 1  doi 10.1215/10407391-2009-019 © 2010 by Brown University and  d i f f e r e n c e s : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies d i f f e r e n c e s...
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differences (1 May 2002) 13 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 May 2002
....” White and Hauck 61 –84. Daston, Lorraine. “The Academies and the Unity of Knowledge:The Disciplining of the Disciplines.” differences. A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 10 :2( 1998 ): 67 –86. Derrida, Jacques. The Ear of the Other: Otobiography,Transference, Translation. New York...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 189–190.
Published: 01 September 2018
... into living within and without this other peculiar institution . What her research uncovered, she says, were untold tales of a population who celebrated their newly acquired freedom and entitlement to state-sanctioned matrimony only to find themselves “disciplined through the rules of marriage...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 136–164.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to which it has been subjected in some postmodern historiography and poststructuralism and in much postcolonial studies and queer theory— currently remains irreplaceable in every dominant strand of historical work: in the discipline of history itself, in contemporary literary studies, in...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 103–124.
Published: 01 September 2016
... discussion. The first issue, posed as a question, is this: “If feminism is both a movement and an increasingly institutionalized academic discipline, does the institutionalization of Gender Studies de-politicize feminism?” In what follows, I will connect this question with the contingent and pluralized...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
... mind, I aim to use this occasion to think about how my life as a professional historian has coincided with an era in which the discipline—or those who have spoken most forcefully in its defense—has changed tactics in fending off...
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differences (1 December 2005) 16 (3): 114–137.
Published: 01 December 2005
... confl ict and contradiction in our work, no longer subjecting the foundational premises of our disciplines or, for that mat- ter, our era to rigorous interrogation, no longer asking how meaning is constructed and what relations of...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 137–148.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the Sociology of Gender . Berkeley: u of California p, 1978 . Edson, Margaret. Wit: A Play . New York: Faber and Faber. Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison . Trans. Alan Sheridan. New York: Vintage, 1979 . Graff, Gerald. Clueless in Academe: How Schooling...