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differences (1 December 2007) 18 (3): 152–180.
Published: 01 December 2007
... . Bernstein, Mary. “Identity Politics.” Annual Review of Sociology 31 ( 2005 ): 47 -74. Besser, James D. “adl Breaks with Pack on Church-State: Foxman Signals Shift in Tactics with Attach on Evangelical Power in u.s.“ The Jewish Week 11 Nov. 2005 . www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Western fabulations, examining in particular how two popular, widely circulating European texts—Marco Polo’s Travels and Mandeville’s Travels —were key in shaping Western understanding of Islamic history in terms of a civilizational identity that “clashes” with that of the Christian West. The article...
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differences (1 September 2006) 17 (2): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., immigration, discourses of transnationalism, and visual culture have appeared in Camera Obscura, Cinema Journal , and, most recently, in the afi Film Reader, East European Cinemas (Routledge, 2005). A new essay, “New Europe: Eyes Wide Shut,” is forthcoming in Social Identities . Her work in progress...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 54–73.
Published: 01 December 2011
... by Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison. The re-enacting piano’s “mechanical fidelity” was developed in the laboratory and advertising copy as a conjunction of objectivity, materiality, and identity. Through a commingling of traits that had formerly been considered either human or mechanical, the re...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 93–135.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Ani Maitra In radical Lacanian cultural critique, affirmations of unconscious desire and the reinvention of the symbolic order are frequently founded upon dismissals of the imaginary ego and its paranoid obsessions with meaning, coherence, and identity politics. By bringing Lacan’s theorization of...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Madhavi Menon This essay argues that the politics of partition encourages an ever specialized particularism that also undergirds identity politics. In such a world of particulars, we become what our identities proclaim us to be. While accepting that differences exist, universalism interrupts the...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 142–172.
Published: 01 September 2010
... trauma respectively. For Walker, compulsive repetition becomes a way to elucidate the equivocal logic of contemporary identity politics, which consigns the socially marginalized to the contradictory practice of affirming the very identities on which their historical exclusion has been based. Concerned...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Borderlands of Culture and Identity,” the author argues that the sensation of cold is dense with the politics of race, class, and gender, demonstrating how the sensation is entangled with a shrinking sense of spatiality. This helps to explain why Frantz Fanon and Sandra Bartky describe the feeling of being...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... belonging tied to dwelling articulated in the work of Martin Heidegger. It also strives to understand how the postcolonial emerges in ways quite distinct from any notion of identity, with its often unexamined claim to a politics of injury. The author considers the importance of theory as moving across the...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 149–160.
Published: 01 May 2010
... differences marks the inescapable turning away from the absence, the difference from identity, the insistence of exclusion as such that difference tries to address. Arguing in this way against certain versions of historicism and multiculturalism, the author refers back to the moment when the journal...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 161–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Jacques Khalip A response to Lee Edelman's essay “I'm Not There: The Absence of Theory,” this article explores the conceptual life of difference in queer theory and extends Edelman's formulations in the direction of post–de Manian aesthetics and theories of (un)becoming and identity shattering...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Out in Paris and London , the author asks whether there is a paucity of theory about poverty in contemporary discourses of identity and why that might be so. Orwell and Vollmann each offer a moralist anti-aesthetic and suspicion of rhetorical complexity commonly found in literary representations of...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 206–223.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... On every level, one can never reach the other—even the other within oneself. This paradox on the micro scale that constitutes all macro-scale matter calls into question the spatial and temporal fixity of identity. Barad shows that the notion of a unified, autonomous self is problematic not just on...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... In arguments that illuminate contemporary perspectives on long-standing debates among blacks about when and how to put down the burdens of history; racial identity and authenticity; the loyalty an individual owes to the community; and gender roles and responsibilities, this new advocacy literature...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 62–78.
Published: 01 September 2016
... implications for futurity in the sense of what is to come in the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies? Does gender , in effect, confirm the mischaracterization, repeated obsessively in the u.s. academy especially, of women’s studies as an identity formation rather than as a field that questions the...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
... theoretical archive into a field-forming synthesis. In part 2, the authors offer a more studied consideration of the character of norms. By articulating the difference between a norm and the terms that often define it—domination, homogenization, exclusion, hegemony, identity, or more colloquially, the...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 May 2015
... necessarily dictating it), then the peculiar identity and ubiquity of a norm is neither restricted nor prohibited. In sum, what is normal about a norm? This essay explores power’s intransitivity, its “self-possession,” by interrogating the way that cultural analysis routinely assumes that the workings of...
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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 December 2008) 19 (3): 59–89.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the essay draws out in the novel with the help of Derrida's meditations on religion and Nancy's revision of dialectical reason. The “house” of identity, the essay argues, is for Robinson less an enclosure than “a way of going outside” that reveals the negative ground of every determined or external...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 157–180.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Renata Salecl Postindustrial society thrives on the idea of choice. The individual is not only perceived as able to choose among various consumer objects; he or she is also taken as someone who can choose his or her identity, sexual orientation, body shape, and so on. In the ideology of...