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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... difference into gender identity, the paper considers what it would look like to conceptualize transgender subjectivity as an expression of the logic of sexual difference, ultimately suggesting there may be a way of reading transgenderism as a ``feminine'' phenomenon. The paper responds to two texts also...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., the essay argues that Hugo’s highly gendered language helped transform the episode from a man/animal encounter into the ravishing of the male protagonist by an assertive female. This reading is supported by an examination of the terrified reactions of contemporary readers and by looking at the...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... In this article, I look at death from laughter as a limit case that blows open the long-standing separation between laughter and hysteria in scholarship on these topics. I argue that women’s hysterical laughter failed to register as either laughter or hysteria. Whereas laughter allegedly killed...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2015
... privacy and sealed subjectivity that enables the possibility of being a “victim” of slut-shaming, revenge porn, and similar dangers of Web 2.0. They argue that blaming the user for leaks only detracts from the systematic vulnerabilities of Web 2.0. The essay looks at the pernicious practice of “ruining...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 48–93.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to as “Nazi extermination plans.” This essay shows how we can see this if we look not only at what Arendt says in Eichmann but also at what she does in that book, at what she recovers from the trial as she casts about for resources that may help renew judgment, responsibility, spontaneity, creativity...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and looks to a different future. In so doing, the essay considers how archival reference emerges through altered vision and different technologies. Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2010 ranjana khanna is Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 209–217.
Published: 01 May 2010
... driven by a certain kind of pleasure, the essay looks at two genres—that of “exuberant critique” and that of “expansive system-building”—but finds theoretical pleasure only in a third genre: the form of criticism that embraces contradiction and incorporates it into its very practice. Brown University...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 172–228.
Published: 01 May 2011
... imaginary. By looking at the intricate web of practices, meanings, institutions, and policies that make up the Turkish public sphere, this article sheds light on how the custom came to be recognized in Turkey and how familial modes of conduct influence current modes of governing minorities. dicle...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 2018
... proposes to use the black past as a case study and a cautionary tale from which the gay present might learn lessons about the ways and means of marriage rights in America, Wedlocked , in a second pedagogical reversal, looks to the success of the contemporary marriage equality campaign in elevating the...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 157–188.
Published: 01 May 2019
... essay takes a close look at the report describing that investigation’s finding. Drawing from Miranda Fricker’s work on epistemic injustice, this essay considers the sexual politics of knowing and unknowing within the context of a Title IX investigation set against the backdrop of a university’s attempt...
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differences (1 December 2003) 14 (3): 4–33.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture . Ed. Corey K. Creekmur and Alexander Doty. London: Cassell, 1995 . 328 -42. Foster, Vanda. A Visual History of Costume: The Nineteenth Century . London: B. T. Batsford, 1984 . Fuss, Diana. “ Fashion and the Homospectatorial Look .” 1992 . Benstock and...
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differences (1 December 2005) 16 (3): v–vii.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., especially as we look to the future. We know that feminism’s foundational questions are still impossible ones and that they still look to the future for answers. Derrida posed one of those questions in his 1982 interview with Christie...
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differences (1 May 2003) 14 (1): 163–167.
Published: 01 May 2003
... your mother would have died in the “hospital” in Plashov had not a kind infirmary worker from their home town propped her up in bed to make her look stronger; the time your mother would have died upon her arrival to Birkenau had...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 2018
... small rural village in southern Tamil Nadu, India, the film crew with whom Costas (Nakassis) was working on the Tamil film Goa (2010, dir. Venkat Prabhu) was milling about, waiting for the next shot to begin. The assistant directors were looking for a couple of extras for the shot. The scene needed...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): iii–v.
Published: 01 May 2011
... © 2011 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies iv Editors’ Introduction critical perspective, one gets a fresh look at the very particular ways the...
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differences (1 September 2001) 12 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... “Reading Nicole Brossard.” ellipse 53 ( 1995 ): 9 –21. Kristeva, Julia. “Psychoanalysis and the Polis.” Trans. Margaret Waller. The Kristeva Reader . Ed. Toril Moi. New York: Columbia UP, 1986 . 301 –20. Lecercle, Jean-Jacques. Philosophy through the Looking Glass: Language, Nonsense, Desire...
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differences (1 December 2006) 17 (3): 195–204.
Published: 01 December 2006
... in The Journal of Aesthetic Education.1 Looking back with considerable nostalgia at her period as a graduate student at Yale, she recalls in that essay the heady experience of analyzing “with amazement and excite- ment what a...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 173–188.
Published: 01 May 2018
... archives in other parts of the world, linking documents and collections online. One of the requirements for Susan’s course is that it take advantage of these transnational efforts, and thus she looks forward to working with colleagues at feminist centers in Turkey, Hungary, Palestine, China, South Africa...
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differences (1 May 2017) 28 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2017
... overly literal and thus rather clunky.) 4 I see a man: blooming, gay, vigorous, in good health; his presence inspires joy, his gaze announces contentment, well-being; he carries with him the image of happiness. Comes a letter in the mail; the happy man looks at it; it is to his address; he opens it...
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differences (1 December 2002) 13 (3): 24–63.
Published: 01 December 2002
... Shunkin]. 1933 . Collected Works . Vol. 13 . 495 –555. ———. “Shunkinshô kôgo”[An Afterword to Shunkinshô]. 1934 . Collected Works . Vol. 21 . 103 –06. Žižek, Slavoj. “How the Non-Duped Err.” Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture . Cambridge, Mass.: MIT P...