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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Wendy Brown Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2006 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. wendy brown teaches political theory at the University of California, Berkeley...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Racializing “whiteness,” this essay asks whether a male-authored work, which contains no black characters of consequence, is nevertheless fair game for a black feminist reading. What happens to the text of the white male “other” when it is read through the lens of black feminist theory? Brown University and...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
... concept provides an event with an incorporeal lining, a virtual force that enables the event to give way to new and unpredictable effects. Feminist theory has produced a profound concept that has not yet been adequately understood: the concept of sexual difference, which has been elaborated in most detail...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 1–8.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Theory Out of Science. Spec. issue of differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 23.3 ( Fall 2012 ). Schrader Astrid . “ Dinos and Demons: The Politics of Temporality and Responsibility in Science .” PhD diss. U of California , Santa Cruz , 2008 . ———. “ Haunted...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Ewa Plonowska Ziarek This essay develops further the main implications of a feminist theory of aesthetics and modernism first articulated in Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism . By engaging critically with Theodor Adorno and Giorgio Agamben in the context of feminist theories of...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 173–188.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Marianne Hirsch In this essay, based on a talk given at the Pembroke Center at Brown University, the author imagines a course in 2027 based on the Feminist Theory Archives. Exploring what the archive transmits about a specific moment of feminist theory, born of second-wave feminism, and what it...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 128–167.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., as well as engaging the feminist theory of Judith Butler. While addressing such topics as globalization, terrorism, violence, and vulnerability, the question of ontology is central to the interview. Cavarero refines Arendt's perspective and emphasizes an ontology of singularity characterized by the...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lingzhen Wang The study of Chinese women and gender since the late 1970s and early 1980s has profoundly enriched and complicated gender research and feminist theory. This special issue of difference s brings together six essays and one commentary that showcase, from a variety of critical...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Emily Apter Taking Julia Kristeva's “Women's Time” as its point of departure, this article considers contemporary feminist theory and its contributions to recent theoretical paradigms of temporality. From Kristeva's understanding of women's subjectivity in relation to “linear time as the time of...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Samia Vasa A psychoanalytic reading of Catharine MacKinnon’s Toward a Feminist Theory of the State brings into focus her overwhelmingly queer-negative investment in sexuality. This essay considers select parts of her book to argue that MacKinnon ends up repeating what she claims to end: the...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 May 2014
... culture. Feminist theory has much to offer in this regard. As such, the author asks what it might mean to design—from their very conception—digital tools and applications that emerge from the concerns of cultural theory and, in particular, from a feminist concern for difference. Put differently, this...
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differences (1 December 2001) 12 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Schor. 1 –30. ———. Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex”. New York: Routledge, 1993 . ———. Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative. New York: Routledge, 1997 . ———. “Gender Trouble, Feminist Theory, and Psychoanalytic Discourse.”Feminism/Postmodernism . Ed. Linda J...
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differences (1 December 2002) 13 (3): 24–63.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., 1991 . 69 –87. ———. The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Women and Causality . London: Verso, 1994 . margherita long Feminist Film Theory: Osaka, circa 1866 In 1920, Japanese...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... studies, intersectionality, and desubjectivation. The reflections are motivated by a desire to take seriously feminist theory’s antifoundationalist foundations in reapproaching the ethical rifts that have divided queer theorists from feminists. In place of a liberatory sexuality or a new materialist...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with Jesmyn Ward’s 2011 novel Salvage the Bones , as a narrative modality that exposes the limits of queer antinormativity in contemporary queer and feminist theories. Given how black women’s sexuality serves as a resource for both premature death and surplus life, attention to its complex and...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 206–223.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Karen Barad This essay explores the act of touching as it takes place in physical matter, in theorizing, and in the productive spaces where the two are indistinguishable. First, the author considers how feminist theory goes about touching science and unpacks touch as an act that reveals the self...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 feminism feminist theory gender queer studies sexual difference transnationalism In response to the “Mariage pour tous” movement for state recognition of lesbian and gay couples in France throughout 2013 and...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the economic and epistemic constraints at play in both academic and political spheres, pleading for territories to be recaptured. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 feminist theory hospitality Jacques Derrida Donna Haraway territory...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Paul . Writings on Music, 1965-2000 . Oxford : Oxford UP , 2002 . Rubin Gayle . “ The Traffic in Women .” In the Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory . Ed. Nicholson Linda . New York : Routledge , 1997 . 26 – 62 . Shaviro Steven . “ Accelerationist Aesthetics...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 130–137.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Donna V. Jones This brief review essay focuses on the central question posed in Ewa Plonowska Ziarek’s Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism : if feminism is considered in social and biographical terms while aesthetics focuses on questions of form and abstraction, does a feminist...