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differences (2018) 29 (2): 68-95.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Kevin Quashie In the exploration of what it is to be human, coupling is ever a problem; coupling disturbs or at least complicates the conceptualization of being, the philosophical deliberation of the one. This troubling is amplified for the black female subject, whose access to ideological oneness...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 45-92.
Published: 01 December 2016
... regular women, female hysterics could endure multiday laughing, barking fits without so much as a trace on their bodies. Finally, I think about the striking oppositions between the female laughing hysteric and the hysterically laughing woman through the archives of early cinema. Film spectatorship not...
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differences (2001) 12 (1): 112-140.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Female Infibulation: Responses from Sudanese Feminists.” Female “Circumcision” in Africa: Culture, Controversy,and Change . Ed. Ylva Hernlund and Bettina Shell-Duncan. Boulder:Lynn Reinner, 2000 . 151 –67. Ammar, Hamid. Growing Up in an Egyptian Village . New York: Octagon Books, 1961 . An-Na'im...
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differences (2001) 12 (3): 69-100.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the Butterflies.” Acorn the Nature Nut . Number 6. Edmonton, Can: Great North Productions. Animal Planet. Aoki, Doug. “Sex and Muscle: The Female Bodybuilder Meets Lacan.” Body & Society 2.4 ( 1996 ): 59 –74. Balsamo, Anne. Technologies of the Gendered Body:Reading Cyborg Women . Durham...
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differences (2002) 13 (2): 57-89.
Published: 01 September 2002
... . jean walton Female Peristalsis Feminists have written extensively about women’s eating practices as they pertain to capitalist consumption and compulsory femi- ninity; analyses abound of the cultural implications of anorexia...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 32-61.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., the essay argues that Hugo’s highly gendered language helped transform the episode from a man/animal encounter into the ravishing of the male protagonist by an assertive female. This reading is supported by an examination of the terrified reactions of contemporary readers and by looking at the...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 1-28.
Published: 01 September 2015
...” young, white, female subjects through the circulation of naked or sexual images of them. This habit not only exemplifies the linking of subjectivity, privacy, and whiteness but also the way in which the online subject is figured as open, vulnerable, and perhaps asking for it—that is, traditionally...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 1-27.
Published: 01 December 2008
... suffragettes' contribution to political modernity is not limited to the enfranchisement of women, although this was an enormous victory. Equally significant is the suffragettes' discourse of revolution, which, as Hannah Arendt argues, reveals the inextricable connection between freedom, the emergence of female...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 71-112.
Published: 01 September 2012
... attitudes toward prostitution in the 1970s, as well as to the economic shifts that saw the growth of service-oriented and intimate labor. In the 1970s, female performance artists and female critics who wrote for money were both likened to hookers. This article takes this analogy seriously to consider how...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 107-136.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Constantine V. Nakassis; Amanda Weidman Anxieties around the appearance and audition of the female body and voice in Tamil cinema reveal a semiotic ideology of the image that does not fit neatly within the idea of cinema as representation. Instead, this ideology takes filmic images to be acts that...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 126-147.
Published: 01 May 2019
... silence has spurred a fraught move toward confession and publicity. This form of black feminist storytelling—characterized as a bind of black sexual freedom—generates a culture of confession and exposure that reinforces black female fungibility under the guise of sexual liberation and limits alternative...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 176-188.
Published: 01 May 2016
... cinematic and theatrical? The tension between the somatic side of singing and the beautification of the singing, instrumental, working body through dancing brings a gendered vision to the fore that links the female body strictly with codes of beauty. A reading of Madonna’s video “Take a Bow” allows for such...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 24-45.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Lisa Guenther Irigaray's early work seeks to multiply possibilities for women's self-expression by recovering a sexual difference in which male and female are neither the same nor opposites, but irreducibly different modes of embodiment. In her more recent work, however, Irigaray has emphasized the...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 63-100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... sati as a political strategy of refusal and illegibility. Waddedar’s iteration of sati relies on its peculiar status in nineteenth-century colonial law, where it was classified as “voluntary culpable homicide by consent.” This legislation inaugurated a new juridical index of female desire that shaped...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 172-181.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Li agrees with her critics’ views that she is an essentialist feminist, for she holds that one is born a female and that the second-sex status is a necessary period in the historical evolution of humanity. li xiaojiang is Professor and Director of the Gender Studies Center at Dalian...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 141-167.
Published: 01 May 2015
... differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2015 Jesmyn Ward Changing America exhibit antinormativity black female sexuality queer studies Analyses of black women’s sex and sexuality in critical studies of gender and sexuality expose how the vocabularies of queer critique and black...
Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 2 “Are You Afraid to Laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute advertisement, displaying the glamorous effects of proper dentistry as a corrective to the prohibition on female laughter (1912). The Wellcome Library, London. Figure 2. “Are You Afraid to Laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute More
Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 1 “A Correct View of the New Machine for Winding Up the Ladies, 1829.” A cartoon that parodies the absurd and gruesome lengths of female corseting. Art and Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Figure 1. “A Correct View of the New Machine for Winding Up the Ladies, 1829.” A More
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differences (2003) 14 (3): 4-33.
Published: 01 December 2003
... (University of California Press, 1999) and of articles on feminist theory, the history of sexuality, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. She is currently completing a book on female homoeroticism and the Victorian family. Auerbach, Jeffrey. “What They Read: Mid-Nineteenth Century English...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 130-149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Deficient Females: Biology and Gender Boundaries in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century China .” Late Imperial China 9.2 ( 1988 ): 1 – 31 . Henderson John B. The Development and Decline of Chinese Cosmology . New York : Columbia UP , 1984 . Hu Siao-chen . “ In the Name of...