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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 54–73.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and reenacted performance could be said to be the same. Taking fidelity not as an objective measure of sameness but rather as a mediation between machinery and people, the author finds in the discourse around the re-enacting piano echoes of the nineteenth-century scientific “mechanical objectivity” identified...
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differences (1992) 4 (2): 16–44.
Published: 01 July 1992
...N. Katherine Hayles N. KATHERINE HAYLES Gender Encoding in Fluid Mechanics: Masculine Channels and Feminine Flows One of the contested issues in the contemporary social study of science is whether scientific theories are culturally encoded, particularly with regard to gender. Convincing cases have...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 141–164.
Published: 01 November 1995
...: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1990 . Williams Raymond . Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society . Rev. ed. New York : Oxford UP , 1985 . KATHERINE STUBBS Mechanizing the FeIllale: Discourse and Control in the Industrial...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., enables us to see the démodé as a mechanism that makes possible the radical dispossession of time. Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2010 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 119–160.
Published: 01 December 2012
... measurements in relation to an increase of entropy and the irreversibility of measurements. Opening up ambiguities in Szilard’s account of measurement and memory and comparing it to quantum mechanical experiments (the quantum erasure effect), the author reads both through Karen Barad’s onto-epistemological...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Joan Copjec This paper is the first part of a two-part attempt to distinguish that repetition that founds a behaviorist notion of habit from another, obscure mechanism of repetition. The argument moves from the discussion of an eleventh-century thought experiment, devised by the Muslim mystic...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... differentiation of state capitalism as the era of ideology and market capitalism as the era of commodity fetishism, this new theory argues that biopolitical mechanisms are organized around the transhistorical prohibition of self-referentiality—a prohibition that constitutes the very precondition for any society...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Patrick Jagoda This essay approaches games and gamification as a major problematic of the still emerging digital humanities. Games—through their mechanics, procedurality, navigable worlds, and multimedia interactions—call for new literacies that exceed traditional reading and writing skills...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2020
... as a central postwar mechanism for intensifying the subject’s productivity and managing the growing anxiety that pervades post-Fordist social life. Highlighting the “refusal of work” that grounds 1960s Italian workerist movements, the essay proposes a corresponding refusal of communication, a form of aesthetic...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Briankle G. Chang As an extension of the eye, the camera writes the light according to its own inhuman, mechanical terms. The photographic ability to describe the world objectively not only renders indistinguishable the perceptible and the imperceptible but also makes visible the hidden commerce...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 23–42.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., rely on notions of identification and performativity that are highlighted in very specific ways by political theater, especially the Brechtian version? Balibar reminds us that for Althusser, the mechanism of subjectivation ( assujettissement : a term that includes both subjection and subject-formation...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 109–140.
Published: 01 November 1995
... . The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age . New York : The Museum of Modern Art , 1968 . Johnson Douglas and Johnson Madeleine . The Age of Illusion: Art and Politics in France 1918–1940 . New York : Rizzoli , 1987 . Kent Susan . Making Peace: The Reconstruction...
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differences (2003) 14 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2003
... laws by counterposing the former with pejorative images and analogies of mechanical objects and their technical construction such as the turnspit, the automaton, the clockwork machine, and the marionette. [A]ll...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 74–111.
Published: 01 December 2011
... .” Archives of Otolaryngology 3 ( 1926 ): 121 – 35 . Geldard Frank . “ Some Neglected Possibilities of Communication .” Science 131 ( May 1960 ): 1583 – 88 . Giedion Siegfried . Mechanization Takes Command . New York : Norton , 1969 . Hall G. Stanley . “ Laura...
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differences (1997) 9 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 July 1997
... . London : Walter Scott, Ltd. , 1895 . Giedion Siegfried . Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History . New York : W. W. Norton and Company , 1948 . Haraway Donna . Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science . New York...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 November 2015
... “interrupt” the play, deviate it, or “cut” into it. But on the other side—the “Marxist” side, we might say—it seems to introduce a redoubtable dilemma : since the mechanism of “interpellation” from which derives the imaginary circle of specularity, binding together the Big Subject and the little subjects...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 110–140.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Josef Freud Sigmund . “ On the Psychical Mechanism of Hysterical Phenomena .” 1893 . The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud . Trans. and ed. Strachey James . Vol. 2 . London : Hogarth , 1955 . 1 – 17 . 24 vols. 1953–74 . Breuer Josef Freud...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 53–84.
Published: 01 December 2021
... stimulus. Recourse to the metaphor of electronics, appliances, mechanics, and media in describing the problems of mothering and the resultant child resonates with McLuhan’s theory of hot and cool media in ways that cannot go unremarked. 6 McLuhan makes clear, via the endless gestures he makes beyond...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and was shorn up to sell products, the ambiguity of the pussy hat as a unifying symbol illustrates the longstanding challenge of forming solidarity as “women” ( Paoletti 92 ). The form of solidarity suggested by the Pussyhat Project is partially what Émile Durkheim termed a mechanical solidarity...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 68–94.
Published: 01 April 1997
... Defense Mechanisms .” Context and Meaning in Cultural Anthropology . Ed. Spiro M. . New York : Free P , 1965 . 100 – 13 . Stigler James W. , Shweder Richard A. , and Herdt Gilbert H. Cultural Psychology: Essays on Comparative Human Development . Cambridge : Cambridge...