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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2019
... reach. © 2019 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2019 freedom politics of consent consent as contract consent as transaction sexual egalitarianism When the New York Times published “45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus,” last year, the...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 55–103.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joseph Fischel This essay argues that the “consenting adult,” while politically seductive and exonerative, is ultimately a perverted figure for progressive sexual politics. Valorized, the “consenting adult” generates a moralized portraiture of good and bad sexual personae rather than propelling...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 30–54.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., consent is indispensable to the very project of a coherent and legitimately democratic politics, especially in the distinction it offers between those differences that can and cannot be politically negotiated. In a context in which the very conditions of politics are under assault, to write off consent as...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... sati as a political strategy of refusal and illegibility. Waddedar’s iteration of sati relies on its peculiar status in nineteenth-century colonial law, where it was classified as “voluntary culpable homicide by consent.” This legislation inaugurated a new juridical index of female desire that shaped...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 197–227.
Published: 01 May 2019
... freedom is to be secured. This exploration of institutional feminism’s imbrications with affirmative consent focuses on the space of the university precisely because it is the location of an emphatic amplification of affirmative consent as the paradigmatic form of ethical, legal, and Left political sex...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of transactional sex, which overinflated coercion while altogether dismissing consent; and its tendency to apply a feminist litmus test to erotic choices, thereby restricting the politics of sexuality to specific sex acts and/or their participants. In 2010, glq published a special issue on Rubin’s...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 94–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 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 (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 34–54.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... Some of the ideas for this paper first percolate in my article, “Per Se or Power? Age and Sexual Consent” (2010), and a few passages are reprinted with permission from Screw Consent: A Better Politics of Sexual Justice, by Joseph J. Fischel, © 2019 by the Regents of the University of California...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
... contrary, the operations of her textuality only intensify her stakes, thereby implicating feminism right alongside patriarchal cultures in the deadly life of pleasure. The unique value of MacKinnon’s feminism is to be located not in its foreclosures of sexual pleasure and consent, but in her anguish that...
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differences (1 September 2001) 12 (2): 121–168.
Published: 01 September 2001
...: Politics, Ethics, and Clairvoyance in the Work of Hannah Weiner In August of 1972, Hannah Weiner, an accomplished and highly politicized performance artist and poet, began to receive a remarkable form of “dictation.”1 Printed...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 81–106.
Published: 01 November 2015
... politics of theater to a theatrical politics. Building on the movement Balibar traces on how the problematic of ideology is successively transformed through a series of décalages over a longitudinal view of Althusser’s oeuvre, this essay proposes another décalage in light of the posthumously published...
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differences (1 September 2004) 15 (2): 54–90.
Published: 01 September 2004
...LINDA M. G. ZERILLI Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2004 linda m. g. zerilli is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. She is the author of Signifying Woman: Culture and Chaos in Rousseau, Burke, and Mill (Cornell University...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and suspended subjectivity within the realm of state sanctions, readers are invited to consider the possibility the film presents of realizing a collective politics that subverts and seizes the management of life on the verge of death. Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Muslims, especially after the 1990s, the honor crime does significant political work in the world today. Through an examination of popular literature, human rights reports, and anthropological and sociological studies, this article uncovers the forces that produce and maintain this category of spectacular...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 64–89.
Published: 01 May 2011
... articulation of more radical political and economic demands. After demonstrating the double binds of the specific rights claims available to Bulgarian Turkish migrants in Turkey, the article concludes by pondering the possibilities for an alternative, incipient discourse of rights that takes labor rather than...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 15–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Eva Cherniavsky This keyword essay explores the political value and the limitations of the #MeToo movement. While the debates around #MeToo have largely centered on the politics of law and language, this essay suggests that buried in these debates lies a more fundamental set of questions about the...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 98–122.
Published: 01 December 2014
... melancholic historicism. To fix sexuality primarily within such an arbitrary arsenal of loss (while politically exigent) is to refuse alternative histories of emergence. At its most ambitious, my essay ruminates instead on more imaginative histories of sexuality, full of intrepid archives and acts of...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2019
... recent iteration has been its elucidation of sexual harassment in the workplace. While there has undoubtedly been political utility in acknowledging the pervasiveness of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other kinds of sexual injury writ large, we risk losing the lessons of what must be remedied if...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 148–178.
Published: 01 December 2009
... itself but is a purely cultural or, in Hobbes's phrase, “artificial” thing. Hobbes designs the figure of Leviathan to render unthinkable the possibility of a many-headed body politic. Rather than set Hobbes in opposition to Locke and Defoe, who together arguably inaugurate the Enlightenment, the authors...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 157–188.
Published: 01 May 2019
... essay takes a close look at the report describing that investigation’s finding. Drawing from Miranda Fricker’s work on epistemic injustice, this essay considers the sexual politics of knowing and unknowing within the context of a Title IX investigation set against the backdrop of a university’s attempt...