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differences (2014) 25 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
... technology and education by invoking Lauren Berlant’s term cruel optimism and challenges assertions that technical savvy yields more jobs for undergraduates and that moocs reduce the cost of higher education. Chun insists that if the humanities are at risk, it is because they have capitulated...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 76–90.
Published: 01 December 2020
... llcs, water and electricity shutoffs, cuts in jobs, wages, and pensions. As the French writer Tanguy Viel ironically stated in a novel published a few months before municipal bankruptcy, Detroit looked “like a sort of modern Pompei, whose lava wouldn’t come from burning rock, but rather from credits...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 147–157.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the achievement of complete equality. As equals in the economy and politics of capitalism, women must share with men the com- petitive, aggressive characteristics required to keep a job and to get ahead in the job. Thus, the Performance...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to the apparently instrumental or utilitarian value of the digital humani- ties (their ability to provide liberal arts majors with digital skills that can be turned into productive jobs) that university administrators, foundation officers...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 141–164.
Published: 01 November 1995
... : McGraw-Hill , 1935 . Lee Ralph L. Man to Man on the Job: A Series of Meetings for Foremen and Executives of General Motors Corporation . General Motors : 1943 . Milkman Ruth . Gender at Work: The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex During World War II . Urbana : U of Illinois P...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 26–45.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Geoff Krysa Joasia . Brooklyn : Autonomedia , 2005 . 95 – 105 . James William . Memories and Studies . 1911 . Rockville : Arc Manor , 2008 . Jaschik Scott . “ Disappearing Jobs .” Inside Higher Education 17 Dec. 2009 . http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/12...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 127–159.
Published: 01 December 2013
... related. Digital humanities advocate Bethany Nowviskie envisions code-savvy literary critics securing new kinds of jobs inside and outside academe, even as she worries about the fact that “digital humanities centers are especially apt...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 71–112.
Published: 01 September 2012
... as work that developed in the 1970s resulted in sex workers’ placing their labor within “a conceptual template which explicitly situates prostitution in terms of the likely array of other available working-class jobs” (48). What...
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differences (2002) 13 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 May 2002
... work is public (away from home) and done by men. The women think of their jobs as sidelines, not “real” work. In choosing jobs, they recalibrate the public/private divide, applying it now in the context of the world of paid work...
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differences (1991) 3 (1): 39–62.
Published: 01 April 1991
... Zimbabwe was following a Marxist path to turn oppressed proletarians and peasants into the indispensables of a socialist society. This augured well for rural women farmers, who did backbreaking agricultural labor with little recompense, for the handful of women with industrial jobs in the towns...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 April 1992
... own "lower body" enters speech. When I was giving birth, I had a lot oftrouble pushing out the baby. Then, suddenly I thought of everything we've said here, I called you very loud, really loud and that did it. It calmed me down. I was late today because of my kitchen. By the way, I quit my job, you...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 33–61.
Published: 01 September 2014
... at the beginning of the twenty-first century? There are a couple of striking moments in The Road, both mov- ing and pathetic, when the man refers to his “job,” his job at the end of the world. The novel sometimes seems to suggest that the world...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 20–36.
Published: 01 December 2006
... conspire to rob their possibly dead neighbor, Miss Bailey. Who is Miss Bailey? Nobody knows: she is a neighbor, so one does not need to know her; her job is to be around, to be a “character,” which is what you call someone who...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... in the wall of his cell. Some refuse it. “[I]f one were to pick up the notebooks of poets, writers, novelists,” Sacks writes, “you’re likely to find elaborated studies of small real objects,” but this is because the job of novelists is to “make distinctive observations about the world,” not to be ordinary...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 137–148.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Teach, and What Theory’s Got to Do with It The urgent need to professionalize graduate students con- fronting a miserable job market led me in the eighties to create a course given solely to feminist theory...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 46–63.
Published: 01 May 2014
... roots if not (yet) in an ipo then in the academic currency of jobs, fund- ing, and tenure. But this is poor critique and worse history, suggesting, as it does, that the differences between venture capital and public institutions...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 228–247.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Winnifred Eaton’s autobiographical novel Me: A Book of Remembrance (1915) traces the adventures of one Nora Ascough, a seven- teen-year-old girl who aspires to be a writer. She travels to Jamaica to take up a job as a journalist, leaves...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 175–182.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... —“The Jamesian Lie” 153 On the first day of my new teaching job, I told the students they could ask me anything. I only remember one of their questions, which was, “Why did you get married?” I said something about identifying with the impossible. Years before, while writing about the relation between...
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differences (1989) 1 (1): 125–145.
Published: 01 February 1989
... to map out the test site for a sinuous thinking of contamination, philosophy and its carceral breakouts. His act was cleaned up after him. This gets me down. In what follows, when I'm on the job, I shall try to make a connection on a somewhat complicated switchboard that always threatens to jam up...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2019
... sex work to their already delineated jobs. As Gayle Rubin reminds us in her classic essay, “The Traffic in Women,” understanding the economics of gender oppression helps us understand the “exact mechanisms by which particular conventions of sexuality are produced and maintained” (47). #MeToo allows us...