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differences (2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... adept at reading the logics that shape and inform popular discourse. But we, too, have shown concern about the timing and tenor of feminist interventions into the hypermediated domains that now serve as public political culture. Much ink was spilled—or more accurately, many keys were furiously hit...
differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 250–278.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Mike Hill This article puts an emerging war doctrine archive through the paces of its philosophical analogues. Establishing in the first part of the article the “weaponizing of culture” (a now-common U.S. military phrase), which is occurring autogenically, that is, within and without the remnants...
differences (2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth Cowie This contribution to the twentieth anniversary issue of difference s asks: What would not be theory? And what theory now? How does the contingent and conjunctural moment interact with or determine our theory and the understanding we seek from our theories? If theories are a form...
differences (2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... that maintained the limitations of class in successive generations. Insofar as it provides a rationale for dismantling the welfare state, the same concept of the single-family household has continued to define the family even under neoliberalism. What does it mean, then, that novelists now writing for a global...
differences (2020) 31 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
... action ( Nachträglichkeit ), which structures the movement of repression and return in the individual psychology of Freud’s earlier work, is aggravated and intensified in this late modernist text. Now, it is an entire people (the Jews) and (Judeo-Christian) civilization founded upon the temporal...
differences (2010) 21 (1): 194–208.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth A. Wilson It is now widely recognized that feminist and queer theories have been negligent or overly dismissive of biological data. This paper asks what has motivated this antibiological orientation: what conceptual and political gains has antibiologism conferred on our theoretical...
differences (2016) 27 (1): 94–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and ideology was not only successful in creating consent but was a crucial site for its creation: reclamation was rooted in the idea of a politics and discourse that arise from the ground. This essay is an intervention into these debates: it argues that “land reclamation” is the tool used now by revisionist...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Ellen Rooney This article returns to the question “what is it to read?” through two texts: Louis Althusser's Reading Capital (1965) and The Way We Read Now , a special issue of Representations (2009). Rooney analyzes the issue's introduction, Sharon Marcus's and Stephen Best's “Surface Reading...
differences (2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
... for queer inquiry, but to channel some of the field’s energies toward analyzing the critical authority it now wields. This entails promoting scholarship that not only rethinks the meaning of norms, normalization, and the normal but that also imagines new ways to approach the politics of queer criticism...
differences (2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and politics now institutionalized in queer studies under the rubric of antinormativity. By focusing on Sedgwick’s appetite for incoherence, the double bind, and nondialectical understandings of contradiction, this essay studies the elegant and cogent model of reading found in Sedgwick’s work in order to value...
differences (2006) 17 (2): 64–95.
Published: 01 September 2006
... sort it is—I retain images of the sounds of which these words are composed. I know that these sounds have passed through the air and now are no more. But the facts which they represent have...
differences (1999) 11 (2): 204–227.
Published: 01 September 1999
... . “What is Glamour? Setting the Parameters for the Next Millennium.” Elle Décor . Oct. 1998 : 56 –58. “What's Modern Now?” Metropolitan Home . Mar.–Apr. 1998 : 94 . “What's Selling Now.” Echoes: The Magazine of Classic Modern Style + Design . Fall 1999 : 11 –18. Wigley, Mark. “Untitled...
differences (2018) 29 (2): 6–20.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... For the record, Spillers comes from the great massive sure-enough of black American being, I do believe! AD: To state the obvious, you are one of the founding “mothers” of the academic field we now call “black feminist theory.” I place mother in quotation marks not just because of the ways in which you...
differences (2005) 16 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., who collected fourteen texts Derrida wrote, as he writes, “following the death” of a friend, we, his friends, are now able, if indeed we are able, to follow him in too many senses of that word, including the most painful one: just...
differences (2014) 25 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 December 2014
... as retroactively posited in a moment of authentic decision or choice that is made in the present. In contrast to the ordinary historicist conception of time as an endless succession of “nows,” the past does not simply determine the present and future in a mechanical fashion. Rather, for both Heidegger and Benjamin...
differences (2005) 16 (2): 116–137.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the “specters of memory.” In this spectral memory, a memory that haunts us from afar, “something past, itself provoked by something to come, something outstanding and as of yet still in arrears, demands its rights here and now” (Hamacher...
differences (2020) 31 (3): 117–155.
Published: 01 December 2020
... written under pseudonyms by Federici and Caffentzis for the journal. They recall being paid 200 dollars per article, funds that allowed them to survive when teaching salaries were delayed, unpaid, or rendered inadequate by the devaluation of the naira . For months, now, the chastising of women has been...
differences (2020) 31 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of now, Lyotard writes, in which something is happening, is the possibility that nothing will happen. This experience, in which the individual waits for something to happen, is one of anxiety. But it can also be one of anticipation or possibility, and in the uncertainty of this waiting...
differences (2013) 24 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 December 2013
... they are not, even if while living they did not occupy all points in space; one could go some time without meeting any, look up from one’s task and not see one around, this would occur and was not shocking, [but] now they are missing in every place...
differences (2015) 26 (3): 54–80.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., now Balibar seems to be looking for a “micro theory” of ideology. He is no longer interested in Althusser’s distinctions between ideology and theory, philosophy, or science—and consequently reality—(as in, for example, “Althusser’s Object,” “Avant-propos,” “Non-Contemporaneity,” “Politics,” and “Tais...