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differences (1 September 2003) 14 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2003
... currently working on a manuscript on financialization, human rights, and the inhuman for Harvard University Press. Cassirer, Ernst. An Essay on Man . New Haven: Yale UP, 1944 . ____. Kant's Life and Thought . Trans. James Haden. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981 . Derrida, Jacques. “`Eating Well...
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differences (1 May 2005) 16 (1): 24–62.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... Serial Killers: Death and Life in America's Wound Culture . New York: Routledge, 1998 . Shesgreen, Sean, ed. Engravings by Hogarth: 101 Prints . New York: Dover, 1973 . Starr, G. Gabrielle. “Ethics, Meaning, and the Work of Beauty.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 35.3 ( 2002 ): 361 -78. Taussig...
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differences (1 September 2006) 17 (2): 96–112.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Energies of the Psyche . New York: International Universities, 1950 . gayle salamon “The Place Where Life Hides Away”: Merleau-Ponty, Fanon, and the Location of Bodily Being In much...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 72–102.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Novelist . New York: Oxford up, 1987 . Cecil-Fronsman, Bill. Common Whites: Class and Culture in Antebellum North Carolina . Lexington: u of Kentucky p, 1992 . Coontz, Stephanie. The Social Origins of Private Life: A History of American Families, 1600-1900 . London: Verso, 1988 . Cott, Nancy...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ann duCille During its formative years—its short happy life in the latter decades of the twentieth century—black feminist criticism focused almost exclusively on literature by and about black women, a body of work it claimed as its own “precious” private property. This essay uses a foreign body...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 137–154.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Irving Goh This essay presents a critique of Luce Irigaray’s contribution to Through Vegetal Being , one of several contemporary theoretical works involving a “turn to plant life.” Irigaray there adopts a “reject” position drawn from her intellectual life that she sees as well in plant life, still...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Lina Dib Starting with the assumption that memory and temporality are the fabric from which both individuals and societies are cut, scientists who are part of a network called Memories for Life seek to redress the fallible nature of human memory. Through the design of wearable cameras and sensors...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
... transnational ones conjoins modes of cultural subjection to an absolute devaluation of life itself. This reading of the film foregrounds the arena of the mass commodification of material bodies, resituating the foundations of capitalism within the slave trade, in contexts ranging from the sale of human organs...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., truthfully. At the Greek inception of the politics-philosophy nexus, Foucault argues, psychagogy offered a tekhne for governing this conjoint truth practice and thereby affecting its decisions, even while remaining “nonpolitical.” By tracing some of Foucault’s ideas about the ways that truth, life, politics...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Heather Love The appearance of deviance as a fact of social life—a permanent and unavoidable feature of social life and an object of study for the social scientist—distinguishes postwar deviance studies from the antimethod, anti-institutional, and antinormative field of queer studies. While...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 May 2015
... causal origin cannot be determined, should the conscious strategies of antinormativity be understood as interventions that hail from outside these norms or as expressions of power’s internal and perverse machinations? If norms are considered the genetics of power that inform all of social life (without...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Nancy Armstrong During the 1840s, British novels suddenly abandoned the country manor house and advocated a greatly diminished, single-family household as the only way of life that was necessary, natural, desirable, and morally right. Insofar as they indicated that the unpaid labor of a wife and...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 96–127.
Published: 01 May 2008
... an extreme version of the experiences devolving from mind/body union. Far from suggesting that fetuses, like born human beings, were individuals (as they are portrayed in pro-life rhetoric), Descartes invited his readers to consider that born human beings, like fetuses, comprised embodied minds...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2008
... political and artistic subjectivities, and the creation of new forms of political life. This study focuses primarily on the militant stage of the British suffrage campaign (1903–1914) because it was the experience and justification of female militancy that propelled suffragettes to redefine the right to...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 28–58.
Published: 01 December 2008
... with others, and that is essential to one's life. The paper also argues that this belonging is corporeal, lived, and that it engenders and transforms sociopolitical meaning. On the basis of this model of community, the harm of racism and sexism lies not in the effects of categorization and...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 157–180.
Published: 01 May 2009
... postindustrial capitalism, one's life is perceived as a work of art and as a particular kind of enterprise. The overemphasis of choice, however, does not seem to bring contentment to the individual, but rather increases feelings of anxiety and insecurity. In order to appease feelings of anxiety, people often...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 42–70.
Published: 01 September 2012
... instinctive and passionate “savages” by redeploying the terrain of the instinctive onto collective forms of social organization. At the same time, European instincts were believed to achieve greater independence from the material stuff of daily life, being increasingly figured as outside of either social or...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 22–50.
Published: 01 September 2013
... women’s rights movement following the end of the Second World War turned away from society toward the family, seeking equal rights in family life. Historically, three forms also have changed the categorizing of women—as natural, domestic, and societal. Socializing the category of women, that is, the...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 130–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... questions of allegiance to the fallen Ming or the foreign Qing, the intersection between fungible currency and the gendered body emerged as a primary locus of elite male experimentation, in life and in literature, with the seemingly boundless possibilities of novelty and the purchasing power of silver...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Maggie Hennefeld In the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, hundreds of women allegedly died from laughing too hard. Any activity in modern life—going to the circus, playing bridge, or salting pork in the kitchen—could become a gateway to the convulsions of hysterical laughter for women...