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differences (1989) 1 (1): 67–81.
Published: 01 February 1989
...Janice Doane; Devon Hodges JANICE DOANE AND DEVON HODGES Risky Business: Familial Ideology and the Case of Baby M L.e cover ofMs. magazine's "Special Mother's Issue" features a modern madonna and child with a message slapped over their bare bodies: ENDANGERED? Inside the magazine, Barbara...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of subjection and subjectivation in terms of interpellation and counterinterpellation offered by Judith Butler as early as 1997. In this essay, “performative” dimensions of Althusser’s critique of ideology are presented as a singular moment of crystallization within an open trajectory, leading from...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 81–106.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a politics of theater to a theatrical politics. Building on the movement Balibar traces on how the problematic of ideology is successively transformed through a series of décalages over a longitudinal view of Althusser’s oeuvre, this essay proposes another décalage in light of the posthumously published...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 107–115.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Bruce Robbins This essay argues that Étienne Balibar, in his essay on Althusser’s dramaturgy, uses the analogy between ideology and theatrical performance to defend the significance of politics as a performance that is anything but free—that is, rather, informed and invested with meaning by its...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 54–80.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Adi Ophir In “Althusser’s Dramaturgy and the Critique of Ideology,” Étienne Balibar reconstructs Althusser’s quest for “a critical concept of ideology” and offers one of his own. Both moves are based on close attention to the relation between theater and politics. Power is always theatrical because...
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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...
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differences (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...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Corey McEleney This essay critiques the rhetorical and ideological strategies by which aesthetic pleasure has been devalued in both Renaissance and contemporary humanism. Through a close reading of Shakespeare's Richard II , the essay shows how the abjection of vain (both narcissistic and futile...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 23–42.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Judith Butler Balibar’s consideration of Althusser’s notion of dramaturgy suggests that we might rethink conventional ways of understanding ideology. Althusser works out his views on dramaturgy through an engagement with Brecht, and so it makes sense to consider how Benjamin’s reading of Brecht...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 177–197.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Todd McGowan The political problem that we suffer from is not our adherence to ideological fantasies that promise us an enjoyment that is false or unattainable. The political struggle does not involve an effort to escape the pull that fantasy has over us so that we can look at the situation...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 94–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... become an argument for the regime’s “revolutionary” aspects. This article argues that “land reclamation” was a fundamental policy and ideology of Italian fascism. It claims that reclamation furnishes the literal and figurative grounds of consent to the regime: this is to say, reclamation as policy...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 September 2021
... those conventions, and the ideological values they reinforce, have been echoed, from within the academic humanities, by what has been dubbed “postcritique.” The essay makes a case for why intellectuals in the humanities must exercise caution when it comes to adopting the values that the postcritique...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... anglophone readership have suddenly and single-mindedly stopped reproducing the domestic ideology on which the novel rose to hegemony, that to live minimally productive and happy lives, individuals, men no less than women, had to form households? What does this vanishing act mean for the affective labor...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of gendernonconforming bodies in Beyoncé’s visual album to interrogate how both artists reconceptualize family. The essay employs the couple’s union to expose the persistence of entrenched race/gender ideologies that pathologize the black family. The duet also raised eyebrows in more liberal circles. Beyoncé’s...
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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 (2019) 30 (1): 34–54.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... The second part of the essay tracks the rhetorical use of “children” in MacKinnon’s scholarship, the textual travails of MacKinnon’s little girls. Children perform two rhetorical functions for MacKinnon. First, the figure of the child allows MacKinnon to draw out innocence as an ideological formation...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Anne Anlin Cheng This article meditates on the possibility of thinking about both psychoanalysis and contemporary critical analysis without the drive toward symptomatic reading. It argues that the instrumental expectation placed on the diagnosis of symptoms (of illness and of ideology alike...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... differentiation of state capitalism as the era of ideology and market capitalism as the era of commodity fetishism, this new theory argues that biopolitical mechanisms are organized around the transhistorical prohibition of self-referentiality—a prohibition that constitutes the very precondition for any society...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 235–239.
Published: 01 December 2011
... ideologically motivated. Similarly, the notion of noise that circulates in musical theory as sounds without precise pitch presents itself as scientific. Yet the notion surreptitiously puts into play the ambiguity enclosed in the term noise : both a sound from whatever source and a sound that is a nuisance...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 240–248.
Published: 01 December 2011
... ideologically motivated. Similarly, the notion of noise that circulates in musical theory as sounds without precise pitch presents itself as scientific. Yet the notion surreptitiously puts into play the ambiguity enclosed in the term noise : both a sound from whatever source and a sound that is a nuisance...