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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 127–159.
Published: 01 December 2013
... contrast to critics who either worry that the humanities are newly threatened or hope they will be radically renewed by digital technology, the authors maintain that humanities research and teaching have long shared a mission with mass culture: namely, that of managing populations by controlling the media...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 146–171.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Elizabeth A. Povinelli This article probes a set of problems in the theory and practice of the postcolonial archive that has emerged as the author and her Indigenous and non-Indigenous colleagues have struggled to create a new media archive in rural northwest Australia. This archive does not as yet...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 62–100.
Published: 01 May 2012
...-regulated by homeostatic principle—that is, a harmonious and nonrational self-governance—and no longer by a thinking mind governed by reason in a vertical relationship with a subject-body. If the current cultural moment of global capital and media has been repeatedly characterized as “posttheory,” then this...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 104–136.
Published: 01 May 2013
... initiatives as “humane-itarian media interventions” that merge the rhetorical immediacy of humanitarian witnessing with the disciplinary logic of humane reform, the author argues that they recapture animals within anthropocentric regulatory coordinates of agency. To examine how contemporary “posthumanist...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 93–106.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Humanities computing has historically differentiated itself from media and cultural studies, defining itself as a field that uses computational methods to address humanities research questions rather than exploring the impact of computation on culture and the humanities. I call for a movement that would go...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 May 2014
... contexts, a portioning off that also plays out in the increasing specialization of academic fields and even in the formation of many modes of identity politics. We need conceptual models for the digital humanities and for digital media studies that integrate theory and practice as well as technology and...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
... consideration of sociotechnical problems, the argument is made that these resources might be productively placed in dialogue with existing digital methods and techniques through a reflection on media aesthetics. The article concludes by illustrating the relevance of this general framework with reference to a...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Geraldine Heng The Assassins of Alamut are presented in popular media and academic studies as the eleventh-century forerunners of today’s “suicide terrorists,” thus producing a genealogy of spectacular Middle Eastern suicide-homicides that stretches back some nine hundred years. “Sex, Lies, and...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 31–53.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Jonathan Sterne; Tara Rodgers Signal processing is one of the most important and understudied dimensions of contemporary sound cultures and of electronic media more broadly. In the sonic register, it inflects everything from music production, wired or wireless transmission, and radio broadcast to...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 26–45.
Published: 01 May 2014
... essay contends that a tactical media-informed approach to the field would be open to a range of methods and research questions, that such an approach could insist upon collaborative experimentation and the sharing of knowledge; exploit the ephemerality of technology-based fields; inspire a more playful...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 249–275.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the practice of noise since this moment. In the first part, the focus is on Michel Chion’s writings that deal with noise—both conceptually and linguistically—across a variety of media (including theater, film, and music). Chion’s work is exemplary of a movement away from noise as paradigm-shifting to...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... contemporary developments in the digital humanities. These challenges and problems are grouped into two sets of terms: hegemony, recapitulation, and symmetry; and ideology, deskilling, and proletarianization. What kind of intellectual work is possible after the rise of digital media? Examining some aspects of...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 150–171.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., benefitting from mass media like television and the Internet, and vice versa. While a capitalist logic is at work in Li Yugang’s rise as a national and international star and icon of Chinese popular culture, his popularity may also be read positively as a symbol of liminality for progress and liberalization...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 156–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
...David Golumbia In 2003, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak published Death of a Discipline , an exhortation to create “an inclusive comparative literature,” one that “takes the languages of the Southern Hemisphere as active cultural media rather than as objects of cultural study.” To many literary scholars...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2015
... female. The essay argues that rather than call for bubbles of privacy that seal off online subjects, as if to prevent their leaking or sluttiness, the inherent promiscuity of new media must be embraced. © 2015 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2015 leak...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 29–60.
Published: 01 September 2015
... direct as men of learning to the reading public. If left free, this address, argues Kant, enables us to become mündig (mature) or, in other words, to learn to think and act for ourselves. Kant’s vision invokes the mouth ( Mund ) along with other bodily media of address (reading, writing). Presenting the...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., Nate Parker, and Kobe Bryant, this essay considers how the marital alibi makes hypervisible the belief that black people have too much to lose if these injuries are addressed. The idea of black male guilt circulates in the media as a black cultural injury, while heteronormative scripts are mobilized to...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 2018
... division of semiotic labor between them as well as their interaction and interdependence. The theoretical project, relevant to cinema and related media more generally, argues for the need to attend to those processes and factors that enable the performativity of images to be either elaborated and...
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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 May 2019) 30 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Lynne Joyrich This piece analyzes the history and discussions of “trigger warnings” (or “content warnings”) in the college classroom in light of the originating history and discussions of such warnings in media fan cultures—particularly in women’s and queer fan productions surrounding television...