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differences (2018) 29 (3): 137–154.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Irving Goh This essay presents a critique of Luce Irigaray’s contribution to Through Vegetal Being , one of several contemporary theoretical works involving a “turn to plant life.” Irigaray there adopts a “reject” position drawn from her intellectual life that she sees as well in plant life, still...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 74–118.
Published: 01 December 2012
... from—and challenging—Darwinian and neo-Darwinian accounts of orchid-insect contact and controversial research on plant communication, Hustak and Myers demonstrate the interdependence of seemingly unrelated life forms. The evolving entity within this framework is not an individual organism...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 104–136.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., it is noteworthy that among mimetic species, the phenomenon occurs only in a single direction: the animal mimics plant life (whether leaf, flower, or thorn) and hides or gives up those physiologi- cal...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2010
... back to life and back to the roots of life in the maternal body.1 Even as we are called back to the site Volume 21, Number 2  doi 10.1215/10407391-2010-002 © 2010 by Brown University and  differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 May 2017
...]; of the anonymously published Chrysal , “It described real characters and transactions, mostly in high life, under fictitious names [. . .] the generation it describes [is] passed away” [38]). Evidence that substantial numbers of people have enjoyed these novels makes them worth talking about, even while she herself...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Races in the Struggle for Life . Wilson 441 – 764 . Darwin Charles . The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication . New York : Appleton , 1920 . Darwin Charles . The Various Contrivances by Which Orchids Are Fertilized by Insects. The Works of Charles Darwin . Ed...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., or search for mates, and some snails, like the females of Littorina saxatilis , can even mask their sex in order to avoid being followed by unwanted mates (Ng et al.). Similarly, in her research on plant communication, the forestry botanist Suzanne Simmard has revealed that trees communicate with one...
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differences (1993) 5 (3): 179–204.
Published: 01 November 1993
... by Zhiyu Zhu . Renditions 59 - 62 . Certeau Michel de . The Practice of Everyday Life. Trans. Rendall Steven . Berkeley : U of California P , 1984 . Chow Rey . “ Between Colonizers: Hong Kong's Postcolonial Self-Writing in the 1990s .” Diaspora 2 . 2 ( 1992 ): 151...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 9–41.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of evolution and morphogenesis in describing their work. Such theories include Romantic notions of life forwarded by Johann Friedrich Goethe and Lorenz Oken, twentieth-century theoreticians such as D’Arcy Thompson and François Jacob, and, more recently, Susan Oyama and Niles Eldredge. The result is a composite...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 1–8.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Sophia Roosth; Astrid Schrader sophia roosth is Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the twentieth- and twenty-first-century life sciences. Her first book manuscript, titled “Synthetic: How Life Got Made,” examines...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 1993
... in the same manner that one might note, and quite rightly, that such and such a plant, root, or substance is also for us a concept, a "thing" apprehended through the name of a concept and the device of an interpretation. No, in the case of "drugs" the regime of the concept is different: there are no drugs...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., capital, and the state in the contemporary late liberal demos, but neither would consider, I am hazarding, that Tjipel is a living being, much less an adolescent girl who dressed as a boy and became a creek. For them, Tjipel is not life, plain and simple. She is neither bios nor zoe . Various plants...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 161–196.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the ocean by displaying organisms necessarily removed from their natural habitat, the author holds this train of thought in suspension to contemplate the aspects of sea life that have escaped the epistemological taming that makes the mysterious ocean intelligible to land-dwelling humans. The radical...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 31–53.
Published: 01 December 2011
... , 1984 . Bud Robert . The Uses of Life: A History of Biotechnology . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1994 . Carey James . Communication as Culture . Boston : Unwin Hyman , 1988 . Cooley Charles H. Social Organization: A Study of the Larger Mind . Glencoe : Free Press...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2018
... but also makes viewers witnesses to their presence. For this reason, the photographic image is thought to be objectively truthful and, objectifying reality truthfully, is also linked to the loss of life of its subject, which is at once the object it captures and keeps for good—its singularity being...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 12–20.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that is intolerable if men are to live together in society” (236), such as killing, stealing, and so on. Poverty, illness, or homelessness, on the other hand, are not considered intolerable for the life of the community, and giving is not required. Charity, then, becomes what substitutes for such an absence of law...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 103–147.
Published: 01 December 2009
... If the human has a future, it will be to seek its own death and thus to have no future at all: this was the conclusion Freud found himself contemplating upon his inquiry into the nature of the ego-instincts and the forces of life and death...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Alexander R. Galloway The politics of math are of newfound concern today, due to the outsize influence of algorithms and code in contemporary life. While only a few years ago, tech authors were still hawking Silicon Valley as the great hope for humanity, today one is more likely to hear how Big...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as, for Aesop’s raven, repairing the subject-predicate dec- laration of self-identity (“I am a raven”) was at the price of its freedom and properties (its wings clipped, its life now that of a toy), for La Fontaine’s wolf, saying “I am...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 36–53.
Published: 01 December 2009
... subjects died in a plague. Zeus, answering his prayers, transformed ants into human beings and returned life to the dead territory of Aiakos, the island of Aegina near Athens. The subjects of Peleus, Aiakos’s son, father of Achilles...