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differences (2015) 26 (2): 93–105.
Published: 01 September 2015
... controversial judgments, Arendt re-created for herself the conditions of her own precarity, summoning time and again her personal formative trauma as a refugee only to survive it each time. Arendt’s uncharacteristically two-dimensional account of Eichmann’s personality in Eichmann in Jerusalem is read along...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 76–90.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., Resurget cineribus (“We hope for better things, It shall rise from the ashes”), a leitmotif in narratives about Detroit. © 2020 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2020 bankruptcy Benjamin Markovits debt Detroit precarity utopia Don’t be afraid...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 May 2014
... education while intensifying the sense of precarity that has come to replace the security of tenure as the predominant affective mood of the academy. mla11 was the first convention held on the association’s new...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2019
... how the dynamics of power, proximity, and precarity establish each of us as different kinds of vulnerable subjects. Too many of us have our own memories of #MeToo moments, small injustices and cruel violations; flashbacks poised to trigger a visceral response upon witnessing the testimony of another...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 15–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... means countering the radically atomizing effects of precarity: It means carefully building contexts for people to assemble and to define their aspirations. It means canvassing, tabling, phone banking, and running meetings, over months and years. It means developing networks and a capacity...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 126–147.
Published: 01 May 2019
... female sex and sexuality are the conditions of possibility for any conception of the public sphere and black women’s appearances within it. My own investment in highlighting the precarity of publicity, then, is rooted in twin desires to articulate the tenuousness of both the private and public...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 93–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., engaging paradoxes of economic and ecological precarity alongside high-end consumption. Alice Jardine observed of her friend, “Brennan was just beginning to outline how this deathly process might be reversed when she was killed, ironically, by an anonymous speeding car” (71). Linda Martín Alcoff recalled...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 26–45.
Published: 01 May 2014
... crisis, uncertainty, and precarity, then, the argumentative stakes in the debate over “what is” are ineluctably economic, affective, and psychic. Its locus is twofold: who are we? and who...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 92–117.
Published: 01 December 2019
...://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=4&lvlid=15 ( accessed 9 Jan. 2018 ). Patton Venetria K. The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave: The Ancestral Call in Black Women’s Texts . Albany : SUNY P , 2013 . Philip M. NourbeSe . “ The Ga(s)p .” Poetics and Precarity . Ed. Kim Myung Mi...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 126–149.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of precarity from which only a very conditional recovery might be possible. The battles over theory, indeed the sweeping resistance to theory that we have been living with for several decades now, are part of a larger landscape marked by a momentous redefinition of culture and the human. The journey doesn’t...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... To become convinced that the octopus is supremely config- ured to activate anxieties about the precarity of the symbolic order, its privileges, and structural exclusions, we need only look at a more recent instance. Disney’s...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 64–97.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of utopianism through manufactured crisis and precarity must be refused, Weeks argues, despite the real scarcity of energies that economic restructuring has produced. Nash’s above reflections from her coda “Some of Us Are Tired” pose a different yet compatible perspective on the viability of utopianism...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 114–146.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in a spacious home apart from her father, who lived next door. The father had other residences, including one he shared with a second wife in Cairo, Egypt. Upon his death, the uncles turned up to lay claim to her father’s property, leaving my friend and her sisters in an enduring state of financial precarity...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 104–136.
Published: 01 May 2013
... labor,” to borrow a term from Tiziana Terranova, that may be said to maintain the racialized and class-riven distribution of precarity in neoliberalized urban scenarios. Like da Costa, Berlin and Scotland–based conceptual...