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differences (2023) 34 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Lisa Downing In Baudelaire and Freud (1977), Leo Bersani posits that psychoanalysis offers a way of understanding sexuality as characterized by the mobility of fantasy, rather than by the content of fetishes or sexual identities, and that this mobility offers the “potential for explosive...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 183–190.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Whitney Davis Mobility is one of Leo Bersani’s hardest-working terms, ubiquitous in his many studies of sexuality, art, and culture. This essay examines the valences of the term with specific reference to Bersani’s application of it in visual analyses, notably in his 1985 book on ancient Assyrian...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 85–113.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... From the slave ship, the plantation, the reservation, the prison, the detention center, the penal colony, and the concentration camp to the ways in which injurious signifiers fix the body and arrest its mobility, ontological difference should be unthinkable outside a confrontation with its material...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
... theory of bisexuality through the intermediary of Otto Weininger, however, Lacan formalizes the impasse between the feminine as what mobilizes the drive and the ego as it is constructed in language. Lacan’s reading of logical form in Wittgenstein opens to a writing of the drive in its relationship...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
... mobile phone video, Dark Glass (2006), the author asks if film, as a time-based art that makes every recorded “then” a “now” in the experience of viewing, can also engage us in the contingent as the traumatic real to be made knowable. Would such a documentary event be what Badiou calls a poeticization...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 194–208.
Published: 01 May 2010
... interest is how the belly is mobilized in these two essays. Contesting Rubin's claim that the hunger of the belly is immaterial to theories of sexuality and culture, this article argues that the stomach is an important switch point in the relational traffic of biological and social and intersubjective...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 111–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
... continuity between the practices of the modernizing state and the neoliberal state. According to this article, the real work of neoliberal technologies, competition law, and economics consists of importing and mobilizing the “scientific” (economic) tools of representing the economic reality “out...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 196–203.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mignon R. Moore In Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality , Katherine Franke asks what kind of freedom and what kind of equality the capacity to marry mobilizes. She explores this question comparatively through, on the one hand, the case of African Americans after slavery and, on the other...
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differences (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...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in mobilizing certain “outmoded” feminist theoretical questions for the power of the productive disturbances they can create in the interpretation of sources—in a field that takes the past as its subject but has come, increasingly, to denigrate the past of its own conceptual possibilities in its present-day...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Christopher Lee Foregrounding the link between the postmodern spatial turn and the geopolitics of the Cold War, this essay reconsiders the primacy of space and visuality in the postwar global imaginary through an examination of sound and rhythm. Henri Lefebvre’s writings on the everyday mobilize...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 300–312.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Iain Chambers Inspired by the Deleuzian imperative to think with , rather than of , cinema, this article considers Mediterranean music s less in terms of historical and cultural testimony and more as an ongoing composition of a mobile critical syntax. The southern and subaltern sounds...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 262–279.
Published: 01 December 2022
... analytic love as a transformative practice through which subjects affiliate with one another as subjects rather than as objects. In considering the importance of love to solidarity, the work of Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Black feminist theory is mobilized to offer two short readings of Toni...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 191–199.
Published: 01 May 2023
... engendered by the inhibition of movement. Certain films thus render possible connection and participation due to the mobility they entail. The passage that I have selected belongs to the margins or the build-up of an argument. It doesn’t provide a fully developed thought or thesis; it is both paraphrase...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 156–164.
Published: 01 May 2023
...John Paul Ricco This essay considers Leo Bersani’s concept of “incongruity” as a key term in his thinking of ethical relation and, specifically, as a description of the desynchronized movement and impersonal configuration of bodies, psyches, thoughts, and things, in which the formal mobilization...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 113–118.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., however, is much more interested in thinking about the ways Bersani mobilizes connections to femininity in “Is the Rectum a Grave?” As Bersani moves from “women and gay men” to “average, law-abiding family” to “being a woman,” femininity haunts, each of these individual nodes further illuminating...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 51–59.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Ramsey McGlazer This essay studies figures of arrest and mobility, imprisonment and release, and “rigor and extravagance” in Leo Bersani’s writings. Focusing on The Forms of Violence , a study of late Assyrian sculpture coauthored with Ulysse Dutoit and first published in 1985, the essay at once...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 60–68.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Jacques Khalip This essay treats the concept of coercion in Leo Bersani’s writings as a matter connected to questions of aesthetic form, mobility, and immobility. It reads passages from his work on Derek Jarman’s film Caravaggio , among others, to argue for noncoercive modes of attention...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 276–299.
Published: 01 December 2011
... at the University of Sussex. She researches intersections between digital technologies and cultural forms and practices, with a focus on gender, mobile media and sound, narrative and life history, and critical theory. She is working on a monograph exploring anticomputing (Manchester University Press, 2012). ©...
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differences (1993) 5 (3): 154–178.
Published: 01 November 1993
... and upper classes), most widely-experienced of urban problems in Metro Manila. It is hence not surprising that flyovers, as the solution to it, should also generate as much discussion as the vehicles they are trying to mobilize. The discourse, in other words, is as responsible for the urban construction...