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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 191–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... breeding farms, unspeakable, unspoken acts of sexual violence, and suspiciously light-skinned household bodies counted as inventory rather than progeny, the essay addresses how this legacy of fear and loathing, of “in-law” and “outlaw” family lingers today, codified in and by our language as who gets to be...
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differences (1 December 2007) 18 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 December 2007
...: u of Minnesota p, 2002 . Eskridge, William N., and Nan D. Hunter. Sexuality, Gender, and the Law. 2nd ed. New York: Foundation, 2004 . Finnis, John. “The Good of Marriage and the Morality of Sexual Relations: Some Philosophical and Historical Observations.” American Journal of...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 72–102.
Published: 01 September 2007
... F. Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation . Cambridge, ma: Harvard up, 2000 . Crenshaw, Kimberlé. “Color Blindness, History, and the Law.” The House That Race Built . Ed. Wahneema Lubiano. New York: Vintage, 1998 . 280 -88. ____. “Race, Reform, and Retrenchment: Transformation...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 111–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
... article approaches these questions from an unusual angle, focusing on the passing of competition and antitrust laws and the establishment of a Competition Authority in Turkey alongside the story of a fictional institute called The Clock Setting Institute in Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar's novel of the same name...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 119–160.
Published: 01 December 2012
... second law of thermodynamics. The second law of thermodynamics not only postulates a universal increase of entropy and an “arrow of time” but also has been based on human ignorance, the assumption that there is an objective world independent of us that we can know only incompletely. Maxwell’s demon...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 189–190.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ann duCille This critical commentary presents short essays by three major scholars of sociology, law, critical race theory, and feminist studies—Patricia J. Williams, Mignon Moore, and Kendall Thomas—responding to and engaging with Katherine Franke’s 2015 monograph Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... boundary or limit (going beyond pleasure into something painful or traumatic), but rather as a foray into speculative philosophy, an attempt to identify the transcendent principle or higher law of the pleasure principle, the supersensual law of its sensual manifestations. This paper explores the...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Judith Butler Returning to Juliet Mitchell’s own rereading of her account of sexual difference, this article takes up the question of how structures of kinship—along with the laws of sexual difference that constitute them—are transmitted. According to Mitchell, the construction of sexual difference...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Juana María Rodríguez This essay uses the keyword testimony to explore how that term has been understood through law, literature, and social media. It explores the rhetorical demands of the hashtag #MeToo in relation to the demands of representation and interpretation to probe our affective...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 42–70.
Published: 01 September 2012
... material influence. The split appears in Freud’s analogy of “savage” sociality and the European psyche in Totem and Taboo as a hesitation about whether law and custom are external to the “savage” psyche or constituent parts of it. Freud’s chief ethnological sources for Totem and Taboo —Lorimer Fison and A...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... sati as a political strategy of refusal and illegibility. Waddedar’s iteration of sati relies on its peculiar status in nineteenth-century colonial law, where it was classified as “voluntary culpable homicide by consent.” This legislation inaugurated a new juridical index of female desire that shaped...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 15–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Eva Cherniavsky This keyword essay explores the political value and the limitations of the #MeToo movement. While the debates around #MeToo have largely centered on the politics of law and language, this essay suggests that buried in these debates lies a more fundamental set of questions about the...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 148–178.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Nancy Armstrong; Leonard Tennenhouse This essay argues that sovereignty, both the form of government and the law it constitutes, can be understood in terms of what it keeps out and at bay—namely, historically specific forms of formlessness. Assuming that formlessness does indeed have a form, the...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 250–278.
Published: 01 December 2009
... appeal for liberal international law to an updated endorsement of Kant's quest for perpetual cosmopolitan peace. With the problem of history and the relationship between temporality and the “cultural” disciplines such as philosophy in mind, the author updates Habermas's updating of Kant in a context of...
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differences (1 December 2007) 18 (3): 43–80.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Dailey. Stanford, ca: Stanford up, 2005. ———. State of Exception . 2003 . Trans. Kevin Attell. Chicago: u of Chicago p, 2005. Anidjar, Gil. “A Note on `Force of Law.' ” Jacques Derrida: Acts of Religion . New York: Routledge, 2002 . 228 -29. Balakrishnan, Gopal. The Enemy: An Intellectual...
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differences (1 December 2005) 16 (3): 139–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... text,1 one can say that if the Law is the condition of the institution, if the institution is the Law, then the guardians of the institution are also the guardians of the Law. And as the research on women’s studies gains...
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differences (1 December 2005) 16 (3): 68–75.
Published: 01 December 2005
... freedom. But in his essay For Nelson Mandela, we see Derrida admiring Mandela for admiring the law and, indeed, for exemplifying it. Perhaps this work is one of the most powerful examples of Derrida attempting to call forth from the...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 82–90.
Published: 01 May 2019
... sexual psychopath laws that would dominate the twentieth century. It was in the context of the proliferation of these laws that the Los Angeles Police Department established the first Bureau of Sex Offenses in 1937, which was tasked with keeping detailed records, fingerprints, and photographs of people...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 34–54.
Published: 01 May 2019
... MacKinnon. First, the “child” (and case law pertaining to the sexual harassment and pornography of children) allows MacKinnon to draw out innocence as an ideological formation that mystifies the sexual subordination of women. Second, MacKinnon remodels women as children. By rendering the former always...
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differences (1 September 2004) 15 (2): 32–53.
Published: 01 September 2004
... numbers of women in elected offi ce. The point was not to press for anti- discrimination or affi rmative action measures, but to guarantee an equal number of seats for women and men. The partial realization of that goal came with the law...