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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): 76–106.
Published: 01 December 1999
..., 1868 . Formanek-Brunell, Miriam. “Sugar and Spite: The Politics of Doll Play in Nineteenth-Century America.” Small Worlds:Children & Adolescents in America, 1850–1950 . Ed. Elliott West and Paula Petrik. Lawrence, Kansas: UP of Kansas, 1992 . 107 –24. Hall, G. Stanley. “ Boy Life in a...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
...) pleasures lubricates the play's ideological machinery. It demonstrates further that, as a play, Richard II is itself a manifestation of the forms of vain pleasure that the dramatic world within the play aims to scapegoat. This reading of Shakespeare's play is framed by an argument against commonplace...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Elizabeth Freeman Through a close analysis of Isaac Julien's short film The Attendant, this essay argues that sadomasochistic sex practice ought to be understood in temporal terms, as a play of pause against surprise, suspension against shock. In The Attendant, Freeman contends, Julien rethinks S...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 67–92.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Cesare Casarino This essay argues that the time of domestic labor played a pivotal role in Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of the cinema and, in particular, in his theorization of the cinema as medium of expression (rather than as medium of representation only) and as expression of time. This argument...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 34–52.
Published: 01 December 2010
... dialogue between Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno, in which the concept of “rescuing” plays a crucial role, along with a close reading of key passages from works including The Arcades Project and Negative Dialectics, provides significant insights into the centrality and difficulty of this question...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 48–93.
Published: 01 May 2016
... face of pain and focused on procedures in the face of catastrophe. The authors propose that relevance and legality are doing a certain work in Arendt’s text, that they are not the only criteria in play, and that they are not, strictly speaking, criteria at all. Arendt treats relevance and legality as...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the economic and epistemic constraints at play in both academic and political spheres, pleading for territories to be recaptured. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 feminist theory hospitality Jacques Derrida Donna Haraway territory...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 54–73.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Nick Seaver The American Piano Company, in the early twentieth century, built a reenacting piano that could automatically play back performances recorded by virtuoso pianists. This article examines the production, in the company lab, of that piano’s fidelity—the terms by which an original and...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
... histories of language and governance in modern France, the author considers the value—and costs—of persisting in such “outmoded” practices. This brief essay thus ruminates on what might be at stake for historians who continue to attend to the play of language in the texts we read—or who persist in...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 140–167.
Published: 01 December 2011
... exchanges. As such, it asks what role the voice plays in the ongoing game of fort-da that underlies everyday human experience, and whether the ontological stakes change in different technological situations and environments. Paying particular attention to the gendered voice, this piece attempts to steer a...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 235–239.
Published: 01 December 2011
... ideologically motivated. Similarly, the notion of noise that circulates in musical theory as sounds without precise pitch presents itself as scientific. Yet the notion surreptitiously puts into play the ambiguity enclosed in the term noise: both a sound from whatever source and a sound that is a nuisance or...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 240–248.
Published: 01 December 2011
... ideologically motivated. Similarly, the notion of noise that circulates in musical theory as sounds without precise pitch presents itself as scientific. Yet the notion surreptitiously puts into play the ambiguity enclosed in the term noise: both a sound from whatever source and a sound that is a nuisance or...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 109–129.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 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 examines...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 150–171.
Published: 01 September 2013
... has played an important role in promoting cross-cultural exchanges and understandings. From the perspective of gender theory, Li Yugang and Chinese cross-dressing performance both support and challenge the concept of gender performativity, both decontextualize and localize Western theories of...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 May 2014
... contexts, a portioning off that also plays out in the increasing specialization of academic fields and even in the formation of many modes of identity politics. We need conceptual models for the digital humanities and for digital media studies that integrate theory and practice as well as technology and...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2014
... contemporary situation of the humanities. In particular, The Source’s game design and play processes offer insight into four areas: 1) the relationship between the digital humanities and social justice; 2) the affordances of transmedia design as a research method in the humanities; 3) the importance of...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Maggie Hennefeld In the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, hundreds of women allegedly died from laughing too hard. Any activity in modern life—going to the circus, playing bridge, or salting pork in the kitchen—could become a gateway to the convulsions of hysterical laughter for women...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 142–164.
Published: 01 November 2015
... existentialist thought into play, particularly as they are fleshed out in Simone de Beauvoir’s treatment of oppression and its counterpart, freedom. Reading Dogville through Beauvoir’s eyes, it appears that oppression, being ambiguous, cannot be defeated by means that are not themselves oppressive. In denying...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., “The Short Happy Life” has been a popular target of mainstream feminist critique. Far less attention has been paid to the story's racial dynamics, despite its African setting and the crucial role that both race and class, that is, “whiteness” and white privilege, play in advancing the narrative...
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Figures 9 and 10 Rosalie et Léontine vont au théâtre by Romeo Bosetti (1911) . Betty and Jane (their American names) laugh hysterically at a hokey stage play in this French film comedy that was widely exhibited in the United States. Figures 9 and 10. Rosalie et Léontine vont au théâtre by