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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 the...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 81–106.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (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...
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differences (1 May 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 (1 November 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 (1 May 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 and...
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differences (1 December 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 that...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 73–96.
Published: 01 December 2010
... reducible to its visual representative of a rotting thing nor is it immediate or visceral or marked by obviousness; and decay is not a metaphor for moral declivity or ideological distaste. Instead, this article claims that putrescence is a structure-in-process, a textually constituting gesture that must be...
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differences (1 May 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) and...
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differences (1 May 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 (1 December 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 or...
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differences (1 December 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 or...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 93–108.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to treat woman as an invisible category whose individual agency and distinct, complex subjectivities are sacrificed to the patriarchal state’s priorities and socialist ideology. As a case study for alternative ways to reflect on women’s struggles during the Mao era, the essay analyzes several stories...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 109–129.
Published: 01 September 2013
... political and ethical practice; during the Han and Wei (220-65 ce ) dynasties, she plays an important role in the integration of yin and yang metaphysics, social morality, expressions of individual feeling, and legal order into a harmonious and cohesive aesthetic and ideological structure. This article...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... contemporary developments in the digital humanities. These challenges and problems are grouped into two sets of terms: hegemony, recapitulation, and symmetry; and ideology, deskilling, and proletarianization. What kind of intellectual work is possible after the rise of digital media? Examining some aspects of...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 101–126.
Published: 01 December 2013
... trope of cultural capital turns out to serve best not as a tool for the critical analysis of past cultural production but rather as the ideological foundation for a new sense of the aesthetic in the Internet era. I would like to thank Ellen Rooney for her thoughtful comments on this work at...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 172–181.
Published: 01 September 2013
... ideological roots as Marxist humanism but says that her other root is not “psychodynamics” but Western feminism—though in her own work she has tried to keep some distance from it and refrains from using the word feminism (in Chinese or English) to describe the 1980s women’s movement in China, preferring the...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... a global 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...