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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 262–279.
Published: 01 December 2022
... by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2022 feminist lack love solidarity subjectivity transference This essay is an attempt to work through a focal point of psychoanalysis that simultaneously has no coherent theory within in it: love. In opposition...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 104–112.
Published: 01 May 2023
... connected to the world. Through an act of betrayal, Bersani leaves behind a Freudo-Proustian conception of desire as lack and embraces a concept of desire so radically exclusionary that it lacks nothing. Betrayal affords Bersani the opportunity to conceive of an ethical response to an inherently...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 122–160.
Published: 01 September 2021
... offer evidence, or lack thereof, of criminal conduct. This legalistic style of criticism not only ignores the fictionality of incidences of rape in novels, but it replicates the prejudices inherent in historical rape law by centering the experiences of the accused character over and against the harm...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., on the other hand, theorizes not the event but the drive to theorize the event—including the event of femininity—to make it precisely some thing , a symptom. But, as Lacan emphasized, the facts miss the point, and naming things is not the same as being able to articulate “the thing” of lack, the real...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 64–89.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., the question of the rights of undocumented migrants in Turkey presents a major paradox. On the one hand, the undocumented migrants' lack of right to residence, work, and social security intensifies their vulnerability in the flexible, predominantly informal labor market. On the other hand, rights claims risk...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of melancholy and arguing that this updated concept is, if not an alternative to neoliberal resilience, then perhaps a feminist method of handling it. This melancholy isn’t the failure to get over a lack, but the failure to keep pace with accelerationism, the failure to overcome harder, better, faster, stronger...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
... with regard to the relative lack of a visual record of the period. All three films profited from troves of personal letters. Von Trotta describes her slow “falling in love” with Arendt, a process abetted by the discovery of Arendt’s vulnerability. The decision to focus on the years of the Eichmann trial...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 36–53.
Published: 01 December 2009
... without centralized control or the provision of a global model.” Such a vision constructs a benign and beneficent swarm that, although it lacks differentiation and specificity, accomplishes democracy without sovereignty. Achille Mbembe points out, nonetheless, that the swarm can have a more sinister...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 224–249.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., our capacity to act would, as it were, be confined to one single deed from which we could never recover; we would remain the victims of its consequences forever, not unlike the sorcerer's apprentice who lacks the magic formula to break the spell.” Yet, precisely the imperative nature of forgiveness...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 59–75.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., or thought; it acts, powerfully, in the real world. As in Europe today, the pressure of debts is related to a lack of credit for democracy and the future. Among the many examples of this relationship, the paper highlights Resistance Is Useless ( Resistere non serve a niente ), a novel by Walter Siti. So...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 76–83.
Published: 01 April 1992
... it; no one is it. It is a question which opens up the Imaginary, the space in which the subjective formulas include such characteristically odd registers as "having" and "being." Humans "are" not something, neither do they "have" or "lack" something, yet these are categories of experience within which humans...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 30–74.
Published: 01 April 1998
... for the setting up of reality testing." This is why Lacan says that the reality principle is an extension of the pleasure principle, but one that is organized by lack. IV. Not only identification, then, but even the "object-relation" is given by way of orality, insofar as the distinction between "being...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 84–115.
Published: 01 April 1992
... the lacking subject, and a the objet a, which plugs the hole of lack. o is to be read as "desire of or for" ("Sade avec Kant" 129). This diagram suggests that every object of desire stands in for "being," according to what is in effect a fetishistic or substitutive paradigm. However, "being" and the phallus...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... by the desire of the Other (Television 82). The analysis of children reveals that anxiety emerges when the child becomes aware of the lack in the Other, which 8 Demanding the Impossible...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... drive. It is not introduced as the original food, it is introduced from the fact that no food will ever satisfy the oral drive, except by circumventing the eternally lacking object. (Four 179–80...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of a realism designed to maintain the autonomy of nation, family, and individual. What Women Lack Until the 1980s, when feminism emerged as a major force in novel studies, scholars...
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differences (1993) 5 (2): 116–139.
Published: 01 July 1993
... knew of two of them among the forty-some matadors de torose This is no guaranty that those interested parties who are continually proving that Leonardo da Vinci, Shakespeare, etc. were fags would not be able to find more. Of the two, one is almost pathologically miserly, is lacking in valor but is very...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 160–186.
Published: 01 November 1989
..., a negative alter ego he needs to feel complete. The feminine, therefore, is associated with lack, what man must d i f f e r e nee s: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 1.3 (1989) d fferences 161 repress in order to be whole and fully masculine. Its uncanny return in impersonation is a fearful reminder...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 212–248.
Published: 01 July 1994
... already complicit with the order ofthings, prey to its oppressive hierarchies-ifit can be seen at all. For the mark of passing successfully is the lack ofa mark ofpassing, ofa signifier ofsome difference from what one seems to be. In fact, passing can only name the very failure of passing, an indication...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
... with language at once toward the constitution of (metaphorical) unity and toward the constitution of (metonymic) disunity. The order of the signifier entails, in other (Lacanian) words, a dimension of the real of jouissance—a tendency to excess and lack that is never quite accessible to linguistic mastery...