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differences (1 September 2003) 14 (2): 27–48.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the University of Virginia. Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World . New York: Harper, 1998 . Adam, Alison. Artificial Knowing: Gender and the Thinking Machine . New York: Routledge, 1998 . Berlinski, David. The Advent of the...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 24–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Psychoanalysis . New Brunswick, nj: Transaction, 2001 . Burke, Nancy, ed. Gender and Envy . New York: Routledge, 1998 . Butler, Judith. The Psychic Life of Power: Theories of Subjection . Stanford, ca: Stanford up, 1997 . Coles, Robert. Anna Freud: The Dream of Psychoanalysis . New York: Addison...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 28–58.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Rosalyn Diprose This article explores the impossibility and necessity of belonging to gender, race, and place. It does so against the background of Ivan Sen's Australian film Beneath Clouds (2001), with the specificities of Australian landscape and the rural/urban divide that it captures, and of...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 September 2013
... discourses and cultural movements of the 1980s. Second, it articulates the historical specificity and contingent meanings of Li’s major concept of sexual and gender differences. And lastly, it explores the theoretical and political innovation and limitation of Li’s postsocialist feminist discourse...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 93–108.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Dong Limin This essay examines the ways a gender studies perspective has been applied in Chinese academic reflections on China’s socialist culture and practice during the so-called Seventeen-Year Period, which spanned from the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 to the beginning of...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anne Emmanuelle Berger From its founding, women’s and gender studies developed along a transatlantic epistemological and geopolitical axis. An interdisciplinary field, it fostered difficult conversations among disciplines that had each developed its own conceptual language. Women’s and gender...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Clare Hemmings As a way of trying to ensure that feminism remains accountable and inclusive, there is an institutional tendency to multiply the subjects and objects of inquiry within women’s and gender studies. While sympathetic to this impulse, this essay also recognizes that such pluralization...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 103–124.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Tuija Pulkkinen This essay concerns the contingent and pluralized history of feminist institutions in academia, arguing against two commonly misconstrued oppositions: first, that between the feminist movement and feminist academic institutions; and second, that between the feminist focus on gender...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 153–177.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Elizabeth Weed The essay asks what current thinking about gender has to do with the rather widespread claims that critique is finally dead. In posing that question, it asks what gender and a putatively exhausted critique have to do with the logic of capital as it appears to us in these times. If...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 178–197.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Éric Fassin In transatlantic sex wars, gender is supposedly alien to French culture, as if it were essentially American. This nationalist cliché can be turned upside down if one takes language seriously. Gender is not only, but it is also, a grammatical term, especially in French. It is omnipresent...
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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 December 2018) 29 (3): 58–85.
Published: 01 December 2018
... intertextual web created by these letters, the essay shows why intertextuality is a key for deciphering a text’s articulation of the feminine. © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 intertextuality gender femininity voice medieval love letters...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Shanna T. Carlson In response to concerns voiced by Judith Butler and Joan Copjec regarding the possible incompatibility of the discourses of Lacanian psychoanalysis and gender studies, this paper argues that gender studies and Lacanian psychoanalysis can hope for a meeting ground precisely around...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 130–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Sarah E. Kile This essay explores some of the ways people conceived of the relationship between sexed bodies and gendered roles during the slow transition from the Ming (1368-1644) to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). This was a period of increasing commercialization and significant challenges to...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
... gender and race, the author examines complex relations between political and aesthetic transformations, stressing their relation to gender and race differences as well as the role of materiality in political contestation and aesthetic invention. The theory of feminist aesthetics discussed here traces...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 62–78.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ranjana Khanna The term gender has, for many years, been invoked as if it solved all the problems inherent in the category of sex . But has gender —as term and as concept—created another set of problems and problematic analogies? Is it the red herring of current work in our field? And does it have...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 90–125.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the feminine—through the appropriation of feminine capacities and qualities for themselves. This appropriation ultimately expresses these men's fear of the erosion of male power and the coherence of distinct gender categories that I call a “queer fear of the feminine.” However, this is neither a sign...
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differences (1 May 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 (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 140–167.
Published: 01 December 2011
... exchanges. As such, it asks what role the voice plays in the ongoing game of fort-da that underlies everyday human experience, and whether the ontological stakes change in different technological situations and environments. Paying particular attention to the gendered voice, this piece attempts to steer a...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 150–171.
Published: 01 September 2013
... has played an important role in promoting cross-cultural exchanges and understandings. From the perspective of gender theory, Li Yugang and Chinese cross-dressing performance both support and challenge the concept of gender performativity, both decontextualize and localize Western theories of...