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differences (2019) 30 (3): 152–165.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Kimberly Juanita Brown This essay examines the iterations of patriarchy that seamlessly appear in heteronormative familial structures. Specifically, the paper illuminates the practice of patronymic naming—from surnames to name duplications (juniors) in the overarching framework of patriarchy...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 102–113.
Published: 01 December 2005
... out the newly inherited patronymic as a meaningful sign rather than a mark. (A mark indicates a person, bypassing the sign-system. The word “Beatrice,” for example, is not withdrawn from the system of meanings, but, insofar...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 1998
...) The church is founded on a void, and the patronym, a signature establishing filiation, functions as a fetish, signifying a paternal bond never quite there. In contrast to the "strandentwining cable of all flesh" linking child to mother-a direct According to Freud, she then "makes her judgement and her...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 129–150.
Published: 01 December 2006
... of the patronym or signature policies in the highly invested reflections offered by Derrida, one has been shackled to one’s name—or, precisely, removed from one’s name, made nonidentitical with it, left behind by its sheer power...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 39–68.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of the anxious and hindered protestor engaged in editorial salvage that is threatened by the lacunae of anticolonial militancy itself, and not only by the violent expulsion during the Siege. Deciding that “everything can be restored” but the master’s patronymic, the Azad of the action flashback risks all. He...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 108–136.
Published: 01 November 1989
..." "simulates everything at random and is really nothing. Swept off by every stream, he belongs to the masses; he has no essence, no truth. no patronym. no constitution of his own" (145). Rather, the figure of the father is a liminal area, not authorized or bound by a theoretical discourse. The figure...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
... clear, however, that “Family,” as we practice and understand it “in the West”—the vertical transfer of a bloodline, of a patronymic, of titles and entitlements, of real estate and the prerogatives of “cold cash,” from fathers to sons and in the supposedly free exchange of affectional ties between...