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Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 1 “A Correct View of the New Machine for Winding Up the Ladies, 1829.” A cartoon that parodies the absurd and gruesome lengths of female corseting. Art and Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Figure 1. “A Correct View of the New Machine for Winding Up the Ladies, 1829.” A More
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 19–43.
Published: 01 December 2017
... minefield. These difficulties are inevitable in view of the novelty of the media, the major one among them being, in fact, the stance taken vis-à-vis this novelty. Do we give in to the lure of sheer unbridled juvenile enjoyment with the new technological possibilities, or do we immediately take these...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Renee Romano This article focuses on the emergence of a new genre of advice literature in the mid-2000s. Primarily written by and aimed at black women, it urges them to date and marry outside the race as a way to address the plight of successful educated black women who cannot find black husbands...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
... celebration of the new. The repeated pronouncement of the death of history nourished by poststructuralist theory, along with a concurrent embrace of scientific imperatives of innovation, the author suggests, operate as an attempt to settle disciplinary unease with undecidability while at the same time...
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differences (1 December 2007) 18 (3): 128–151.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... “ Private Groups Spearhead Anti-Trafficking Efforts .” u.s. Department of State. 14 Feb. 2007 . http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2007&m=February&x=20070213141131atiayduj0.7887537 . Bales, Kevin. Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2010
... editor of the journals New Formations and Novel: A Forum on Fiction . A coedited collection of essays, Georg Lukács: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence , is forthcoming from Continuum (2011). Adorno, Theodor W. Minima Moralia: Reflections on Damaged Life . Trans. E. F. N. Jephcott...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
... concept provides an event with an incorporeal lining, a virtual force that enables the event to give way to new and unpredictable effects. Feminist theory has produced a profound concept that has not yet been adequately understood: the concept of sexual difference, which has been elaborated in most detail...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 20–44.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the globalizing present (France during the period from 1945 to 1973 known as the Trente glorieuses and China during the period following 1989 known as the Post–New Era) and the traumatic past (the German Occupation of France and the Tiananmen Square incident in China). Whereas Walter Benjamin draws...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 62–100.
Published: 01 May 2012
... capitalism in the age of revolution (though it has only become fully hegemonic in the post-Soviet period of neoliberal globalization). This gave rise, she argues, to a new cultural discourse in which horizontal capital flow replaced vertical monarchical fiat as the principal vehicle for the definition of...
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differences (1 May 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 (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
... digital posterity; and that of Mrs. B, a woman who suffers from amnesia and wears a camera in the hope of leading a normal life in which she can share the past with loved ones. The author discusses how new recording technologies are both a symptom of, and a cure for, anxieties about time, arguing that...
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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 2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
...A. Kiarina Kordela This essay advances a new theory of biopolitics by first showing that the shortcomings of both Michel Foucault's and Giorgio Agamben's theories are due to the fact that they do not approach biopolitics as both a historically specific and a transhistorical phenomenon. Based on a...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
... established queer artists and described as a unique and radical queer archival activism that scorns the traditional archive for excluding (queer) feelings. Following Edelman, this article reaches a different conclusion, wherein the traditional archive may be seen in a new light—or rather, in a new darkness...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 276–299.
Published: 01 December 2011
... classifications require and enroll sonic technology of various kinds. Modes of hearing are thus embodied and exteriorized in new ways, and the automated ear and the supplemented machine may figure, not necessarily on opposite sides, in sonically articulated struggles for space. This article explores a series of...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
... what has been violently erased from history and asks how this erasure is inscribed in new possibilities for writing, sexuality, and being in the world. In particular, the essay stresses two central characteristics of feminist aesthetic practice in modernity. First, it reinterprets the endlessly...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
... “missingness” constitutive of subjectivity. Various theorizations of difference, through concepts such as patriarchy or racism, come up against the problem of how difference can be different for us now. What, then, is the relation of the event to thinking the new? In her concluding discussion of Clio Barnard's...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... mother could compensate for fluctuations in her husband’s income, these novels not only authorized women as household managers but also shifted the blame for the economic failure of the unit she supervised from the new wage economy onto her. Her success in this respect reproduced the economic inequities...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ann duCille The introduction to this special issue of difference s uses the examples of Antoney and Isabella, the first Africans to marry in the new world, and Dred and Harriet Scott, slaves whose legal marriage is at the heart of arguably the most infamous Supreme Court decision of all time, to...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 59–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Marissa Kantor Dennis This piece is an interpretation of an interpretation of an interpretation. The setting is a clinical encounter between a Spanish-speaking patient, an English-speaking doctor, and a Spanish medical interpreter on the inpatient psychiatric floor of a New York–area hospital. The...