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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 97–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Samuel Solomon This article traces some of the crossings of the literary, political, moral, and epistemological valences of “narcissism” in the work of literary critic Barbara Johnson, exploring how Johnson implicitly works within and against the view, as expounded by the Practical Criticism and...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Penelope Deutscher A response to Lynne Huffer’s Mad for Foucault and Are the Lips a Grave ?, this article considers Huffer’s critical reaction to characterizations of feminism as dominated by a more moral tenor repudiated by queer theory. Huffer argues that a stronger distinction should be...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... cultural violence; the elements of popular fantasy that animate it; the forms of modern state and transnational power the category occludes; and the ahistorical and divisive civilizational thinking it encourages. Drawing both on ethnography from one Egyptian Bedouin community in which honor is a key moral...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 55–62.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Mairead Sullivan This keyword explores how the Pence machine, as the regulatory policy driver behind the Trump administration, is rolling back rights for women and LGBTQ communities. Of note, this work is being done in the name of a moral majority, even against the backdrop of a braggart president...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
... one's own violence, which is where Klein takes that critique fifteen years later. What starts as a question for Freud about how it is that war legitimizes a murderous representation of the other becomes, in Klein, a question about the morality of mourning. In wartime, this morality becomes political, as...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 20–41.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Iain Morland In debates about the medical management of intersex, also known as “disorders of sex development,” it is often assumed that morally good treatment can make patients, families, and doctors feel comfortable and, conversely, that morally bad treatment generates feelings of discomfort...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 55–103.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joseph Fischel This essay argues that the “consenting adult,” while politically seductive and exonerative, is ultimately a perverted figure for progressive sexual politics. Valorized, the “consenting adult” generates a moralized portraiture of good and bad sexual personae rather than propelling...
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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 September 2018) 29 (2): 191–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Patricia J. Williams This essay responds to the “perils” of Katherine Franke’s subtitle by examining some of the ways in which the conventionalism of wedlock made it a fraught marker of morality and citizenship for her comparison group, the newly emancipated black men and women who sought its...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 2018
... performatively presence the actresses and singers who animate them, in other words morally charged acts for which such animators are held accountable. Drawing on linguistic anthropology and film theory, this article explores vision-image and sound-image as distinct modes of performative presence, noting the...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of prelapsarian experience. Hogarth’s version of wantonness is pragmatic, characterized by the duration and quality of the beholder’s attention and divested of moral overtones. Because the wanton chase transcends sex, it orients Hogarth’s aesthetics toward women as agents of discernment. Close...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 73–96.
Published: 01 December 2010
... reducible to its visual representative of a rotting thing nor is it immediate or visceral or marked by obviousness; and decay is not a metaphor for moral declivity or ideological distaste. Instead, this article claims that putrescence is a structure-in-process, a textually constituting gesture that must be...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 109–129.
Published: 01 September 2013
... political and ethical practice; during the Han and Wei (220-65 ce ) dynasties, she plays an important role in the integration of yin and yang metaphysics, social morality, expressions of individual feeling, and legal order into a harmonious and cohesive aesthetic and ideological structure. This article...
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differences (1 December 2007) 18 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 December 2007
...: u of Minnesota p, 2002 . Eskridge, William N., and Nan D. Hunter. Sexuality, Gender, and the Law. 2nd ed. New York: Foundation, 2004 . Finnis, John. “The Good of Marriage and the Morality of Sexual Relations: Some Philosophical and Historical Observations.” American Journal of...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 142–164.
Published: 01 November 2015
... protagonists of the other films in von Trier’s Golden Heart trilogy, Bell argues that “Grace surpasses [von Trier’s] preoccupations with madness and disabilities while remaining passionate about problems of ethical and moral agency. Where Bess, Karen and Selma were von Trier’s wretched victims, Grace is his...
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differences (1 December 2007) 18 (3): 97–127.
Published: 01 December 2007
.../TESthousehearing.htm . ———. “We're Not Executing the Innocent.” Wall Street Journal 16 June 2000 . The Federalist Society. http://www.fed-soc.org/Publications/practicegroupnewsletters/PG%20Links/casselldeathpenalty.htm . Colson, Charles. “The Death Penalty Is Morally Just.” The Death Penalty: Opposing...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 6–19.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Spirit . Trans A. V. Miller. Oxford: Oxford up, 1977 . Kant, Immanuel. Metaphysics of Morals. 1785. Practical Philosophy . Trans. Mary J. Gregor. Cambridge: Cambridge up, 1996 . 353 -604. ____. Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. 1793. Religion and Rational Theology . Ed. and trans...
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differences (1 September 2003) 14 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of Tele- ological Judgment.” Kant attempted to make organic life an analogue for the actualization of human freedom. He argued that organized nature was conducive to human moral purposes because it appeared to exhibit...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
... gender, sexuality, and the body. She is the author of Children in Moral Danger and the Problem of Government in Third Republic France (Princeton University Press, 1997). Her current research focuses on law, difference, and the liberal political imagination. Recent and forthcoming publications on this...
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differences (1 December 2007) 18 (3): 43–80.
Published: 01 December 2007
... logic by which authority to break the law is generated in these two (neo)conservative discourses. Both groups blame liberalism, in some way, for the attrition of authority and morality; both take steps to right those wrongs, in...