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differences (1999) 11 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 1999
.... Martin, Biddy. “ Success and Its Failures .” Scott, ed. 102 –31. Moallem, Minoo. “ Women of Color in the US: Pedagogical Reflections on the Politics of the Name .” Wiegman,ed. Nussbaum, Martha. “The Professor of Parody.” The New Republic 220.16 (22 Feb. 1999 ): 37 –45. Pease, Donald E., Jr...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 95–103.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Bobby Benedicto This essay examines the role of failure in the work of Leo Bersani through the lens of self-shattering, impersonal narcissism, and castration. It revisits Bersani’s account of narcissism and masochism in “Erotic Assumptions” and critiques his subsequent shift toward impersonal...
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differences (2002) 13 (1): 45–76.
Published: 01 May 2002
...://scoop.bangkokpost.co.th/bkkpost/2001/september2001/bp20010901/news/01sep2001news16.html >. rosalind c. morris Failures of Domestication: Speculations on Globality, Economy, and the Sex of Excess in Thailand...
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differences (1997) 9 (3): 102–131.
Published: 01 November 1997
... . Wilson Elizabeth . Neural Geographies: Feminism and the Microstructure of Cognition . New York : Routledge , 1998 . Žižek Slavoj . The Abyss of Freedom: Ages of the World. F. W. J. von Schelling . Ann Arbor : U of Michigan P , 1997 . Success and Its Failures BIDDY MARTIN LWomen's...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of melancholy and arguing that this updated concept is, if not an alternative to neoliberal resilience, then perhaps a feminist method of handling it. This melancholy isn’t the failure to get over a lack, but the failure to keep pace with accelerationism, the failure to overcome harder, better, faster, stronger...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 May 2009
...) and the subsequent promise of transformative change have led to a series of critical impasses in liberal criticism. This essay contends that the failures of psychoanalysis (failures to produce stable meaning, to procure cure, to exorcize the past, to segregate health from illness, and so forth) may be precisely all...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
... queer theory but currently faces suspicion that the unseriousness with which it reads gender performance is implicitly transphobic. This article contends, however, that Jenner’s failure to convincingly appropriate the conventions of LGBT political seriousness sends up these conventions themselves...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and mother could compensate for fluctuations in her husband’s income, these novels not only authorized women as household managers but also shifted the blame for the economic failure of the unit she supervised from the new wage economy onto her. Her success in this respect reproduced the economic inequities...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the civil status of gay people as a counterpoint to the failure of matrimonial rights to do the same for heterosexual African Americans. This essay considers some of the assumptions about race, racism, and racial representation that underpin the architecture of Franke’s argument and the meaning of “black...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 179–193.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and yet strictly binds together the two individuations that he calls psychique and collective , which is necessary, he argues, to avoid the double failure of psychologism and sociologism, by which he means the doctrines that assign a fixed (ontological) identity to man and his mind, on the one hand...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
... be maintained between the moral and the ethical. The failure to maintain this distinction has led to a mistaken repudiation of both the moral and the ethical. Rather than jettisoning both, Huffer argues that queer theory needs the ethical. Proposing potential elements for a queer ethics, she returns...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 113–118.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Amber Jamilla Musser Written in 1987 in response to the aids emergency unfolding in the United States, Leo Bersani’s “Is the Rectum a Grave?” is often described as an early entry into the strain of queer theory that offers queerness as tarrying in abjection, failure, and antisociality. This essay...
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differences (1993) 5 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 1993
... is threatened and haunted by d fferences 3 the specter of flaw or failure and by an anxiety generated by a conception of modernity as an assault on the body and its perceptual powers. My intention in this essay is to trace some of the consequences of the language of failure and compensatory prosthetic power...
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differences (1998) 10 (3): 159–184.
Published: 01 November 1998
... as a loss to the self. Jacques Derrida's emphasis on the resistance of the friend to my memory and the inevitable failure of mourning allows a reconsideration of an anticannibal ethics that arises from Luce Irigaray's recent work, particularly her discussions of love and friendship in I Love To You...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 157–179.
Published: 01 September 2007
... and failure at the core of sovereignty’s self-understanding and in this sense bears witness to its fictional quality (just as, conversely, violence bears a perverse kind of witness to the vulnerability it exploits). The problem...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 235–243.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of the “ ‘significant’ topic” on which Bersani “passively reflect[s].” By cathecting those sentences for their “formal shock” as pure instances of linguistic saying, even at the cost of what he would say, he opens his language to the propositional failures and the conceptual inconsistencies that his essay discerns...
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differences (1996) 8 (3): 128–147.
Published: 01 November 1996
... grasp it entirely. Psychotic speech aside, there is no truly subversive mode of human expression, no avant-garde ultimately successful in its mission. Mindful of art's unending failure, Kristeva nevertheless esteems it highly because it resonates with a deep human longing to revisit the site of primal...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 1997
... this impasse as a failure of savoir. Our era is dominated by a civilization that styles itself as scientific, which no doubt accounts for the originality of its attempt to respond to this failure of savoir through scientific means. This scientific perspective, which believes that it can circumvent the effects...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 211–234.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., failures of or lesions in silence, even encompasses the radical impossibility of silence. The regime of near-inaudibility is another matter altogether. Suspended at the limit of what is called silence is every manner of rustle refuting the possibility of the total absence of sound: murmurs...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 276–282.
Published: 01 May 2023
... initially composed?) Alternatively, we could inflate the meaning of repetition by regarding it as an instrument of the author’s sovereign intention not to let us forget the emphasis it delivers about the value he placed in psychoanalysis as a critical pedagogy. Accidental or intentional? A failure...