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differences (2017) 28 (3): 67–92.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Cesare Casarino This essay argues that the time of domestic labor played a pivotal role in Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of the cinema and, in particular, in his theorization of the cinema as medium of expression (rather than as medium of representation only) and as expression of time. This argument...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... anglophone readership have suddenly and single-mindedly stopped reproducing the domestic ideology on which the novel rose to hegemony, that to live minimally productive and happy lives, individuals, men no less than women, had to form households? What does this vanishing act mean for the affective labor...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 274–295.
Published: 01 July 1994
... the impressive capacity of some feminists to extend one model ofpower, particularly a masculinist text, so that it covers domains and objects hitherto left out or unthought, which thus constitute a point of blindness or vulnerability for that model (domestic labor for marxism, lesbian desire for psychoanalysis...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 25–52.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., Henri Alleg recalls feeling “as if a savage beast had torn the flesh from my body” when a guard “attached the clamp to my penis” [“m’avait branché la pince au sexe”] (55). As with the Grater Divide , this echo between the state sexual torture of detainees such as Alleg and the domestic labor cited...
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differences (2023) 34 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2023
... not necessarily matched by benevolent feelings, preceding and producing these feelings, or stalled by too much feeling. It allows us to link the British and American ideal of dyadic, family-centered, unremunerated domestic care work with labor that is more obviously transactional, such as paid healthcare...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 22–50.
Published: 01 September 2013
... labor, it transformed patriarchal family relationships into purely money relationships. At the same time, it transformed the domestic servi- tude of women to husbands into the class servitude of women in society, making...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to essentialist, universalist formulas of embodied cycle, reproductive measure, maternal history, “timeless” ideals of femininity and feminine beauty, domestic labor, or the evental rupture with patriarchal social and political orders...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 64–89.
Published: 01 May 2011
... by entering and exiting the country every three months; however, she was “illegal” for working in the predominantly informal domestic labor without a work permit. Even today, the 2009 regulation mentioned above, which exempts those...
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differences (1989) 1 (2): 93–104.
Published: 01 July 1989
..., an English word for a garment with a span broad enough to cover manual labor, male pride of rank, tenure that depends upon the feminine, female domestic labor, and feminine power over men. Derrida himself has taught us how to take such fortuitous gifts of language and weave them into a text of many colors...
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differences (1998) 10 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 November 1998
...). After the return to the Homestead, the bedroom became for Dickinson a space of relative freedom and release-release from domestic labor, family obligation, and social expectation. 19 Dickinson's retreat to her bedroom can also be attributed to major changes in the domestic interior itself. Greater...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that the image is, in fact, very material. It is composed of rectangles of lint, compressed cotton fibers that have been culled from the fiber filter of a domestic tumble dryer. This detritus of domestic labor is not a standard artistic material. It has been appropriated by Kelly to serve as the material means...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of cleaners eating in the awkward angles of a stairwell. Although it lacks Fassbinder’s overtly leftist politics, The Reckless Moment makes the labor of cleaning awkwardly present in similarly spatial terms. In an early scene that establishes the spatiality of the film’s domestic interior, Sybil’s vacuuming...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
... importantly, as sensations that moved according to their own beat.3 This trope is different from the second-wave feminist argument that domestic labor was actually a precapitalist production process. (In fact, household manuals from...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2008
... . ———. “Tell Me a Riddle.” Tell 63 -116. ———. Yonnondio: From the Thirties . New York: Delta, 1974 . Perera, A. C. “Padada Pathum” [Vagabond Wishes]. Dabindu 10.15 (June 1994 ): 5 . Rabinowitz, Paula. Labor and Desire . Chapel Hill: u of North Carolina p, 1991 . Rosa, Kumudhini...
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differences (2002) 13 (2): 90–126.
Published: 01 September 2002
... productivity standard, and because of the heavy burden of labor, including social and domestic labor, Chinese women had not really achieved real liberation. You said we were liberated, and we said we were...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 141–164.
Published: 01 November 1995
... of mechanization, but they did diminish, to be replaced by the realities of manual labor. Cowan writes: "The middle-class, fairly well-educated housewife ceased to be a personnel manager and became, instead, a chauffeur, charwoman, and short-order cook" (236). As Cowan's invocation of servants suggests, domestic...
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differences (1995) 7 (2): 127–149.
Published: 01 July 1995
... spheres, thus transgressing the conventions of bourgeois domesticity and the gendered spheres of influence these prescribed. And insofar as more Filipino men than women worked as live-in servants for American homes, the matter of labor itself seemed to elude gender classification. 12 In what appeared...
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differences (2002) 13 (1): 45–76.
Published: 01 May 2002
... and feminist solidarities. We can and should speak of a multiplicity of “prostitutions,” ranging from slavery to indentured labor to relatively free transactions of pleasure and money. Similarly, we can speak of a range of “corruptions...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
... toward an alternative imagination of socialist collectivity? The imagination of communal life and collective labor, while functioning as a critique of the capitalist separation of the domestic and the public, of production and reproduction, leaves unanswered the question of what kind of new gender...
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differences (1992) 4 (2): 100–133.
Published: 01 July 1992
...: in particular, conservative papers like the Times and the Pall Mall Gazette hallucinated the shadows of continental anarchy and domestic labor strikes ever hovering behind the specter of militancy. Thus the press effectively created and foregrounded a bifurcated semiotic of militancy. Avant-garde militancy...