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differences (2013) 24 (2): 150–171.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Chengzhou He As an important representative of cross-dressing performance in Chinese popular culture, Li Yugang (李玉刚) is highly acclaimed both in and outside China for his impersonation of well-known beauties in Chinese history and literature. By interweaving Peking Opera with elements of popular...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 168–189.
Published: 01 December 2011
... as these motifs have come to be agitated in various discourses of popular culture. Specifically, the author traces the manifestation of the figure of the Whisperer as it appears first in both the novel and the film The Horse Whisperer and subsequently in both The Ghost Whisperer and The Dog Whisperer, where...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 152–165.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Such a framework contributes to the ubiquity and rigidity of naming practices and resists alternate ways of presenting generational offspring. Popular culture reinforces patriarchal normalcy via the ritual of representation. This essay explores the ritualized cementing of generational naming and the reverberations...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 82–90.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Story in Popular Culture ”. American Journal of Legal History 50 . 2 ( 2010 ): 119 – 56 . Lave Tamara Rice . “ Only Yesterday: The Rise and Fall of Twentieth-Century Sexual Psychopath Laws ”. Louisiana Law Review 69 . 3 ( 2009 ): 549 – 91 . Leon Chrysanthi . Sex Fiends...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... with all the urgency of collective survival, making the defense of straight culture against the predations of homosexuality seem a matter of life and death. So pervasive is the notion of homosexual sterility that a popular amalgam...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... cultural violence; the elements of popular fantasy that animate it; the forms of modern state and transnational power the category occludes; and the ahistorical and divisive civilizational thinking it encourages. Drawing both on ethnography from one Egyptian Bedouin community in which honor is a key moral...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., the essay argues that Hugo’s highly gendered language helped transform the episode from a man/animal encounter into the ravishing of the male protagonist by an assertive female. This reading is supported by an examination of the terrified reactions of contemporary readers and by looking at the cultural...
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differences (1995) 7 (2): 82–110.
Published: 01 July 1995
..., London : Harper Collins , 1991 . Friedman Lawrence M. “ Law, Lawyers, and Popular Culture .” The Yale Law Journal 98 . 8 ( 1989 ): 1579 – 1606 . Gaule John . Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcraft . London , 1646 . Gee John . The Foot out...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 88–107.
Published: 01 November 1989
... possible, each of these in some way fails to transcend fully the contradictions of his narratives. Now, an orthodox critique of the male heroes in these kinds of popular cultural narratives would say that they actually present too easy and transcendent a solution to contradictions; my claim...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-and-the-limits-of-empathy.html . Hall Stewart . “ What Is This ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture? ” Black Popular Culture . Ed. Dent Gina . Seattle : Bay Press , 1992 . 21 – 33 . Han Angie . “ Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Is Powerful, Necessary Storytelling .” Slashfilm...
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differences (2004) 15 (3): 123–156.
Published: 01 December 2004
... representation. Contemporary popular culture is fascinated with medical machines and their representations and makes them part of everyday public life: X-rays, microscopic views, patients’ charts with their temperature graphs, ultrasound scanners...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Books) and has published in such journals as Hypatia , the Journal of Popular Music Studies , and Contemporary Aesthetics . She is also a sound artist and a regular contributor to Cyborgology . © 2014 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2014 Works...
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differences (1990) 2 (2): 55–75.
Published: 01 July 1990
... . Power and Paranoia: History, Narrative, and the American Cinema, 1940-50 . New York : Columbia UP , 1986 . Ross Andrew . No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture . New York : Routledge , 1989 . Russo Mary . “ Female Grotesques: Carnival and Theory .” Feminist Studies...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 146–173.
Published: 01 July 1994
... , and Yeager Patricia . New York : Routledge , 1992 . 218 – 34 . Ross Andrew . “ The Uses of Camp .” No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture . New York : Routledge , 1989 . 135 – 70 . Sedgwick Eve Kosofsky . Epistemology of the Closet. Berkeley : U of California P...
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differences (2001) 12 (1): 17–49.
Published: 01 May 2001
... associated with the cultural turn for abandoning the philosophical rigor of poststructuralism, then quite the opposite is true. In shifting focus from specifi c kinds of writing to the larger and more amorphous fi eld of popular culture...
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differences (2001) 12 (1): 50–78.
Published: 01 May 2001
... in popular culture, making it impossible for Griffi th to use it merely as a projecting surface, as she suggests. Although the Yellow Man does have some attributes of the romantic hero, these attributes, in inhabiting the body of an Asian...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 126–147.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the black female body “as nurturing, creative, and sacred” ( King 230 ). This reconfiguration is particularly apparent in Badu’s music video “Other Side of the Game.” Of course, Badu is a popular singer and her work participates in commodified culture. But negotiating as/with the commodity form...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 6–20.
Published: 01 September 2018
... discourse, but I actually think we’ve abandoned the search and have come to concentrate instead on the strategems of black popular culture. In short, it seems to me that we have been arrested in a stage of “presentism” that is obsessed with hip hop and its mechanisms, television, the movies, and social...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 98–134.
Published: 01 May 2020
....” This slippage between Cliff and Bill reflects the blurring of fantasy and reality essential not just to the trilogy but to what I term porn-mimicry at large, pornography’s polyvalent mimesis, a practice of imitation that describes the myriad and vital ways that pornography mimics popular culture and (re...
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differences (1991) 3 (3): 139–170.
Published: 01 November 1991
...-colonial resistance. However difficult it is to fix and name the phenomenon, one might consider it carefully because its tempo is so different from the boomerang effect of the cultural shuttle in fully telematic (computerized and videographic) circuits of popular culture. Consider meringue in New York...