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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 274–295.
Published: 01 July 1994
...Elizabeth Grosz ELIZABETH GROSZ The Labors of Love. Analyzing Perverse Desire: An Interrogation of Teresa de Lauretis's The Practice ofLove Beyond Phallic Desire he recent publication of Teresa de Lauretis's long-awaited book, The Practice ofLove: Lesbian Sexuality and Perverse Desire, provides...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 172–228.
Published: 01 May 2011
... class and ethnic groups in Turkey, tending to focus attention, rather, on an essentialized “Kurdish” or “Eastern” culture as the main dynamic behind honor crimes. Blame for the practice is attributed to the intractable customs of backward peoples, customs that are disconnected from discussions...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
... by elaborating on the framework of critical technical practice ( ctp ) first proposed by Philip Agre, suggesting how this notion might be connected productively with philosophical lineages of antipositivist epistemology, but as such traditions are reimagined and retooled for today’s informational contexts. Here...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
... what has been violently erased from history and asks how this erasure is inscribed in new possibilities for writing, sexuality, and being in the world. In particular, the essay stresses two central characteristics of feminist aesthetic practice in modernity. First, it reinterprets the endlessly...
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differences (2004) 15 (2): 54–90.
Published: 01 September 2004
...: Rutgers up, 2001 . ix -xiv. linda m. g. zerilli Refi guring Rights through the Political Practice of Sexual Difference It is more important to have authorita- of one’s being a woman...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
... . elizabeth grosz The Practice of Feminist Theory What dawns on philosophers last of all: are a wonderful dowry from some sort they must all no longer accept concepts of wonderland: but they are, after all, as a gift, nor merely purify...
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differences (1998) 10 (2): 87–128.
Published: 01 July 1998
...Karen Barad KAREN BARAD Getting Real: Technoscientific Practices and the Materialization of Reality [T]he body is directly involved in a political field; power relations have an immediate hold upon it; they invest it, mark it, train it, torture it, force it to carry out tasks, to perform...
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differences (1989) 1 (1): 101–124.
Published: 01 February 1989
... Levitt . “ Cultural Practices, Poverty Working against Minorities .” San Francisco Examiner 31 July 1988 : A2 . Foucault Michel . The History of Sexuality . Trans. Hurley Robert . Vol. 1 . New York : Vintage , 1980 . Foucault Michel . “ The Subject and Power...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 142–172.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Amy Tang There is perhaps no single formal practice more closely associated with contemporary culture than the repetition of images, styles, and forms from the past, and nowhere have these practices been more contentiously debated than in the cultural production of racial subjects. This essay...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., truthfully. At the Greek inception of the politics-philosophy nexus, Foucault argues, psychagogy offered a tekhne for governing this conjoint truth practice and thereby affecting its decisions, even while remaining “nonpolitical.” By tracing some of Foucault’s ideas about the ways that truth, life, politics...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 152–165.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Kimberly Juanita Brown This essay examines the iterations of patriarchy that seamlessly appear in heteronormative familial structures. Specifically, the paper illuminates the practice of patronymic naming—from surnames to name duplications (juniors) in the overarching framework of patriarchy...
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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 (2009) 20 (2-3): 9–35.
Published: 01 December 2009
... measure to resist efforts to comprehend it. To begin to acknowledge the historical and material forms of the existence of violence is to confront the “tragic” dimension of the practice of politics. Just as this practice can never abandon itself to violence, so it can never altogether abandon violence...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 97–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Samuel Solomon This article traces some of the crossings of the literary, political, moral, and epistemological valences of “narcissism” in the work of literary critic Barbara Johnson, exploring how Johnson implicitly works within and against the view, as expounded by the Practical Criticism...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 98–134.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the politics of race, sexuality, and gender that energize cultural practices of mimesis. In mimicking The Cosby Show , Not the Cosbys XXX reveals the racial, sexual, and class politics of authenticity critical to mimesis as a salient technology for the (re)production of blackness in visual culture...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Andrew Ragni This essay establishes points of contact between Sigmund Freud’s research on the anal-sadistic stage of infantile sexuality in the first decade of the twentieth century and the Irishman Roger Casement’s contemporaneous sexual practices in Peru while he investigated a colonial rubber...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 104–136.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Pooja Rangan This essay critically examines humanitarian efforts to rehabilitate captive and working animals as producers of art—a practice recently and controversially popularized by viral videos of former draft elephants in Thai tourist camps painting self-portraits for sale. Positioning...
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differences (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...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 249–275.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and the practice of noise since this moment. In the first part, the focus is on Michel Chion’s writings that deal with noise—both conceptually and linguistically—across a variety of media (including theater, film, and music). Chion’s work is exemplary of a movement away from noise as paradigm-shifting...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 93–108.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Dong Limin This essay examines the ways a gender studies perspective has been applied in Chinese academic reflections on China’s socialist culture and practice during the so-called Seventeen-Year Period, which spanned from the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 to the beginning...