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differences (1992) 4 (2): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 1992
...Avital Ronell A VITAL RONELL VideolTelevision/Rodney King: Twelve Steps beyond The Pleasure Principal The following is a conference paper presented recently in Oakland (during the riots of May 1992), Berkeley, and New York. It is part of a larger work on the "Ethics of Technology. " HEADLINE NEWS...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 73–91.
Published: 01 April 1993
... : Routledge , 1989 . 189 - 205 . Mulvey Laura . “ Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema .” Screen 16 . 3 ( 1975 ): 6 - 18 . Rose Jacqueline . Sexuality in the Field of Vision . London : Verso , 1986 . Sandow Gregory . “ Rhythm and Ooze .” Village Voice 18 Aug . 1987...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 209–217.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth Weed “Reading for Pleasure” suggests a way of drawing the line between what is and what is not theory today. Following Roland Barthes, the author uses her own reading pleasure as a gauge, taking pleasure to be idiosyncratic rather than subjective. Assuming that all types of criticism...
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differences (2006) 17 (2): 113–131.
Published: 01 September 2006
... . New York: Columbia up, 1988 . MacKinnon, Catharine A. Only Words . Cambridge: Harvard up, 1993 . Williams, Linda. Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the “Frenzy of the Visible” . 2nd ed. Berkeley: u of California p, 1999 . Wright, Elizabeth. Speaking Desires Can Be Dangerous: A Poetics...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Corey McEleney This essay critiques the rhetorical and ideological strategies by which aesthetic pleasure has been devalued in both Renaissance and contemporary humanism. Through a close reading of Shakespeare's Richard II , the essay shows how the abjection of vain (both narcissistic and futile...
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differences (1995) 7 (2): 16–40.
Published: 01 July 1995
... . “ Imitation and Gender Insubordination .” Fuss , 13 – 31 . Castle Terry . “ The Female Thermometer .” Representations 17 ( Winter 1987 ): 1 – 27 . Cleland John . Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure . Ed. Sabor Peter . Oxford : Oxford UP , 1985 . A Conference about...
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differences (1989) 1 (1): 45–65.
Published: 01 February 1989
...Linda Singer Bodies - Pleasures - Powers LINDA SINGER AthOUgh the 1960s are the decade usually credited with making sex a political issue and the subject of popular and scholarly discourse, the 1980s have been a time when sexual political issues have become both targets of major social agenda...
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differences (2003) 14 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... Suzanne Barnard and Bruce Fink. Albany: suny p, 2002 . 171 -86. Barthes, Roland. A Lover's Discourse:Fragments . Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Hill, 1978 . ____. Camera Lucida: Ref lections on Photography . Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Hill, 1981 . ____. The Pleasure of the Text...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 69–93.
Published: 01 September 2021
... into the pleasures of interpretation and speculates on the ways historiography invests in the white woman in order to extend its interlocutory life. If it is true that the exceptionalized mistress enables the reproduction of slavery, it is not, as Weiner’s worst-case scenario would have us believe, because “[m...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
...: the sadomasochistic blur of sexuality and violence. In effect, she sets up an s/m scene of and for feminism. The self-flagellating reading pleasures of MacKinnon unsettle the relation between her dismissal of lesbian sadomasochism and her own s/m textuality. This is not to say that her argument is flawed...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Tracy McNulty As a drive to the inorganic, the death drive is fundamentally opposed to sensuality and, specifically, to pleasure and pain. This is why Gilles Deleuze understands Freud’s account of the death drive as the “beyond of the pleasure principle” not in terms of the transgression...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 34–62.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and rioters. My essay returns to the survivor testimonies of 2002 in an effort to rethink, on the one hand, the status of sexual pleasure/sexual violence in the riots and, on the other, the limits of feminist identification with the Muslim victim-survivors. I argue that sexuality was crucial to all...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 58–85.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Matthew Gannon This essay argues not only that Wilhelm Worringer’s concept of the urge to abstraction from his work of art history Abstraction and Empathy (1908) prefigures Sigmund Freud’s notion of the death drive in Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) but also that Worringer’s aesthetics...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 115–151.
Published: 01 September 2020
... material shape it took, and how it altered the colonial landscape—has entwined forms of surveillance, suspicion, and sexuality, deeply affecting how individuals gauge, judge, sense, watch, and seduce one another. Ideology, in other words, haunts pleasure as it lurks within and through built environments...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lucie Cantin From the moment Freud first came up against repetition and the resistance of the symptom in his clinical practice and was thus forced to acknowledge a beyond of the pleasure principle that acts within the subject, the unconscious could no longer be conceived as a site...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., collaborative institutional forms for thinking. The increasingly corporate academic model needs to move away from its instrumentalizing emphasis on output, this essay suggests, to acknowledge, instead, the pleasures of teaching, of learning, and of thinking. Brown University and differences : A Journal...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... politics of the contemporary moment, with broad speculation on the political demands, critical inheritances, and contradictory politics of #MeToo. The middle thematic attends to the vicissitudes of sex in the conjuncture between perversion and pleasure, with considerations of the historical construction...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
... or to engage viscerally with the past. He thereby opens up new registers for taking in and taking account of the historical, registers that refuse to concede pleasure in the name of trauma, which has been treated as the more properly political affect by most criticism. Abelove, Henry. “Some Speculations...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
... shows that psychoanalysis offers an account of social change that is nondeterministic. It shows how psychoanalysis can be a useful analytic frame through which to understand the pleasures and pains of disposability or the waste that one might associate with it, and thus brings psychoanalysis...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2010
... duality is affirmed in relation to a third, unsexed but sexual force which multiplies the possibilities for sexual pleasure beyond heterosexual coupling. Proust's emphasis on sexed ``parts'' rather than sexed morphologies is generative of maximally diverse combinations, all of which are equally natural...