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differences (1 May 2002) 13 (1): 14–44.
Published: 01 May 2002
... and gay nonmarital kinship relations that emerge outside of heterosexu- ally based family ties and that only partially approximate the family form in some instances. And most recently, anthropologist Cai Hua has offered a dramatic...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 15–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... commentary on the psychic life of gender today. © 2019 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2019 #MeToo Aziz Ansari sexual agency heterosexual relations The past year saw the advent of a social media–based phenomenon, #MeToo, that has galvanized...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2010
... sexual duality is affirmed in relation to a third, unsexed but sexual force which multiplies the possibilities for sexual pleasure beyond heterosexual coupling. Proust's emphasis on sexed ``parts'' rather than sexed morphologies is generative of maximally diverse combinations, all of which are equally...
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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 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of unconscious ideas related to sexual difference, namely, the case of transgenerational guilt and that of the child who emerges into heterosexuality despite being raised by two parents of the same sex. Acknowledging Mitchell’s suggestion that sexual difference is marked by recalcitrance, but...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... (bisexuality as related to psychical hermaphroditism and/or physical hermaphroditism, as well as bisexuality as homo- plus heterosexuality).5 If the condition of human subjectivity as such is bisexuality, and if, as Lacan writes, Freud...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
... women—will not be politically sufficient, thanks to the persistence of “male identification” among many dykes (154). The formal relation m/f, initially abstracted from the scene of bad heterosexual sex in order to characterize other, nonsexual spheres of activity (economy, religion, etc.), now sticks...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... fact been consistently attentive to the character of French nationalism (particularly in relation to Algeria), challenging rather than reproducing the image of womanhood that underwrites the body politic as white and heterosexual. It is only in a transnational encounter with sexual difference that...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 2018
... bisexual, heterosexual, gay, and lesbian black people around the world experiment with conjugality by crafting spaces within marriage that engage and include intimate relational possibilities outside it. The transnational turn urged here recognizes that what we call “race” operates as a mobile modality...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... successfully than heterosexual reproduction. In response, queer communities increasingly claim that homosexuality is immutable and essential, citing scientists’ theories of biological determinism to support the more colloquial notion that they are born gay. Many such theories, however, share the evolutionary...
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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 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
... sadomasochistic blur of sexuality and violence. In effect, she sets up an s/m scene of and for feminism. The self-flagellating reading pleasures of MacKinnon unsettle the relation between her dismissal of lesbian sadomasochism and her own s/m textuality. This is not to say that her argument is flawed; on the...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 150–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Alison Stone In response to Mader's and Deutscher's questions, the author defends her approach to reading Irigaray and Butler, which entails extending the ideas of these thinkers into areas of thought with which they do not engage directly themselves. This involves relating Irigaray's ideas to the...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 196–203.
Published: 01 September 2018
... advanced in Wedlocked : African American lgbtq people interested in the right to marry. Drawing from the experiences of African American lgbtq people and their intraracial relationships as they relate to the marriage equality campaign, the author explores what might be gained for socially oppressed...
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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 2008) 19 (1): 96–127.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., connected to and in varying degrees dependent on other people. This investigation of the “fetal subject” in Cartesian metaphysics reveals a relational side to the Cartesian “cogito,” a surprising revelation insofar as Descartes often takes the blame (or credit--depending on one's adherence to liberal ideals...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... change the material conditions or the power relations between professional academics and the marginal subjects they study. The refusal of social scientific methods undermines queer scholars’ claims to interdisciplinarity. While queer studies has understood itself alternately as interdisciplinary and as...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
... contradictory figurations in the contemporary era emphasizes how normativity functions as a complicated set of relations and movements, a systematicity in which even that which we have understood as nonnormative , other, deviant , or pathological is constitutive of the norm. © 2015 by Brown University and...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
... that catalyzes fears related to the rise of capitalism: the orifice the octopussy wields so shamelessly comes to stand for the always already penetrated subjectivity of liberal economics and politics. gerard cohen-vrignaud is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. He is...
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differences (1 December 2003) 14 (3): 4–33.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., 1500-1800 . New York: Zone, 1996 . Katz, Jonathan Ned. The Invention of Heterosexuality . New York: Dutton, 1995 . Kincaid, James. Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Literature . New York: Routledge, 1994 . Lehmann, Ulrich. Tigersprung: Fashion and Modernity . Cambridge: mit p...