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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 191–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... breeding farms, unspeakable, unspoken acts of sexual violence, and suspiciously light-skinned household bodies counted as inventory rather than progeny, the essay addresses how this legacy of fear and loathing, of “in-law” and “outlaw” family lingers today, codified in and by our language as who gets to be...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 172–228.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Dicle Koğacioğlu This article begins with the observation that the honor crime (the murder of a woman by her family because of actual or deemed sexual acts that are considered an offense to the culturally defined terms of family honor) has received increasing attention in Turkey during the last...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Oneka Labennett Positioning Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade , as a genre-defying text alongside her husband Jay-Z’s response record, 4:44 , this essay argues that Lemonade is an exercise in autoethnographic kinship formation, one that utilizes representations of Beyoncé and her family—defined...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Xiao Liu This essay focuses on the cinematic form of revolutionary melodrama, or, more specifically, on alterations made to family melodrama in the construction of the big socialist family as an imagined social space. Reading Red Detachment of Women (1961) in the tradition of family melodrama, the...
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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): 21–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ann duCille Marriage , like family , has been a contested term in African American historical, sociological, and cultural studies. This essay surveys and interrogates the dominant literature on black intimacy, coupling, and family life in the slave community from the publication of E. Franklin...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 22–50.
Published: 01 September 2013
... women’s rights movement following the end of the Second World War turned away from society toward the family, seeking equal rights in family life. Historically, three forms also have changed the categorizing of women—as natural, domestic, and societal. Socializing the category of women, that is, the...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 28–58.
Published: 01 December 2008
... oneself in terms of fixed, hierarchical, and discriminatory categories of gender, race, and family. But given who asks the question and where, this article argues that the question is an offer of community, though not community understood as shared group identity based on mutual recognition and...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 20–41.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Iain Morland In debates about the medical management of intersex, also known as “disorders of sex development,” it is often assumed that morally good treatment can make patients, families, and doctors feel comfortable and, conversely, that morally bad treatment generates feelings of discomfort...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Valerie Rohy Addressing the ways in which etiology, the science of causes, has come to dominate discussions of gay and lesbian politics, this essay examines traces of evolutionary theory in recent right-wing rhetoric against gay marriage from such organizations as the Family Research Council, as...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 109–129.
Published: 01 September 2013
... there has been little attention to the once popular figure of the strong woman who takes up sword and spear to avenge a wrong done to a family member by killing the guilty party. The avenging woman is a key figure in the Eastern Han (25-220 ce ), a formative period in the development of Chinese...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 130–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... representation of nonnormative gender presentation also evidences a significant reconfiguring of conceptions of the body, the self, and the family in a world in which money was increasingly able to purchase anything. The author shows that during this tumultuous period, in which men and women grappled with...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Arendt, Anna Freud, and Bracha Ettinger to elucidate both de-Oedipalized and non-Oedipal modes of feminist transmission and the institutionalization of feminism. While displacing the familialization of feminism that acts out the daughter’s unrelieved “anxiety of influence” in a phallocentric culture...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 68–95.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as a hegemonic other. Central here is Lorde’s navigation of the notion of family —and the black heterosexual companionate unit—that haunts the imagining of black freedom. Indeed, Lorde’s thinking overcomes the troubled calculus of domesticity by asserting relationality not through the twoness of...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 6–20.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 shadow family black family African Oedipus black feminist theory U.S. slavery Hortense Spillers, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University and one of the undisputed deans of black feminist theory, has a significant presence in this...
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differences (1 May 2002) 13 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2002
... (Reality Street Editions, London, 2000). Addams Family Values 2 . Screenplay by Paul Rudnick. Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld. Paramount, 1993 . Adorno, Theodor. Hegel: Three Studies . Trans. Shierry Weber Nicholsen. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT P, l993 . Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space . Trans...
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differences (1 September 2004) 15 (2): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2001 . 89 -119. Knutson, Karl Eric. “A New Vision of Childhood.” The Child as Citizen . Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 1996 . Macedo, Stephen, and Iris Marion Young, eds. Child,Family, and State . New...
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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 December 1999
...: Women, the Family, and Violence in the Literature of the Early American Nation . New York: Oxford UP, 1996 . ———, ed. The Culture of Sentiment:Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in 19th Century America . New York: Oxford UP, 1992 . Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll. Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender...
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differences (1 September 2004) 15 (2): 118–151.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling . Ann Arbor: u of Michigan p, 1996 . Hajjar, Lisa. “Domestic Violence and Shari'a: A Comparative Study of Muslim Societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.” Islamic Family Law . Ed. Lynne Weischman. London: Zed, 2004 . Forthcoming. Hayward, Jack, and...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 88–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., 1999 . de Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex . Trans. H. M. Parshley. New York: Vintage, 1989 . Benjamin, Jessica. “Authority and the Family Revisited.” New German Critique 13 ( 1978 ): 35 -58. Benjamin, Walter. “Theses on the Philosophy of History.” Illuminations . Trans. Harry Zohn...