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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and income is less important for what it shares with Austen’s genteel courtship practices than for the bizarre disruptions of these rituals that allows Brontë to put the problem of population front and center. It requires nothing less than these invariably violent disruptions—the periodic escapes of...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... surrounded professional psychoanalytic training, in particular through the problem of the so-called training analysis. The institutionalization of psychoanalysis has much to tell us, she argues, about the problems inherent in the institutionalization of politics. © 2009 by Brown University and differences...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 168–189.
Published: 01 December 2011
...John Mowitt This essay proposes that we grasp whispering as a problem, a sound source haunted by the violent exclusion of the animal from the medium of communication. Justification for this proposition is provided by examining the intertwining of whispering, allegory, and trauma, especially as...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... discrete entities, the organization of entities into systems, and the regularization of difference or asymmetry within the system overall. After having presented this view of cybernetics, the author examines the challenges and problems such a paradigm presents to scholarly research methods including...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
... studies is thus centrally concerned with crossing(s), whether crossing(s) functions as a political goal, a meta-metaphor for the field’s variegated theoretical endeavor, or as the name of a multifaceted epistemological problem. This essay focuses on the problem of translation as a form and act of crossing...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 62–78.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ranjana Khanna The term gender has, for many years, been invoked as if it solved all the problems inherent in the category of sex . But has gender —as term and as concept—created another set of problems and problematic analogies? Is it the red herring of current work in our field? And does it have...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 36–53.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Page Dubois How does the insect swarm serve as a figure for humanity? In recent formulations by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, the swarm buzzes for the anonymous multitude, achieving creative solutions to humankind's problems “through collective and distributed techniques of problem solving...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., ctp is considered through the work of sociotechnical problematization, especially by the various techniques that differentiate existing infrastructural solutions on the basis of the purported material problems and difficulties they claim to address. The origin of Agre’s notion of ctp is linked back to...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 146–171.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Elizabeth A. Povinelli This article probes a set of problems in the theory and practice of the postcolonial archive that has emerged as the author and her Indigenous and non-Indigenous colleagues have struggled to create a new media archive in rural northwest Australia. This archive does not as yet...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 40–86.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., and Derrida all address the problem of history and that the relations among these thinkers deserve more attention than their polemical reception has allowed, particularly with regard to attacks on psychoanalysis as ahistorical. © 2009 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 157–180.
Published: 01 May 2009
... se anxiety provoking. Today's society has problems precisely with the idea of loss, which is why we see the emergence of options promising to impose control on what is often uncontrollable. © 2009 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2009 renata salecl...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 150–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... metaphysics of potentials and tendencies that she attributes to Irigaray impedes social change by inevitably reinstalling the actual as the horizon of possibility. Irigaray's strategy of reading texts and cultures for their constitutive exclusions offers a solution to this problem. © 2008 by Brown...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 104–136.
Published: 01 May 2013
... agency to defamiliarize our habituated relations with our medial environment. By confronting mediation as an unresolved but nonetheless generative ethical problem, these artists offer lines of flight from interventionist thinking even as they partake of a resolutely humanist mode of mediation...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... privileging of life itself, the essay argues for a conception of eros as strange, an erotic undoing that reimagines ethics as a Foucaultian limit-attitude to help us negotiate the problems of our time. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 feminist...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 119–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
... legacy of “mad” bodily thinking gets rearchived, recharged, and resuscitated; and why this ethical madness, and queer feminist eros in particular, persists as a problem haunting the (para)cogitational void between one and the other, especially that queer living zone between bios and thanato s. It is as...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2016
... chace.” Wantonness is an important concept for Hogarth, denoting the mental state of a spectator who encounters a beautiful object. Wantonness is also a touchstone in interpretive accounts of Paradise Lost , exemplifying on the level of language the mimetic problems involved in Milton’s representation...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Erica R. Edwards This essay works at the intersection of queer critique and black feminism to elaborate the problem that the incorporation of minority difference into the institutions and imaginaries of contemporary global power poses for our habits of thought in feminist studies. Attending to...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 103–147.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Henry S. Turner This essay examines the problem of the corporation as an “artificial person” and as a form of political organization in the early modern period, using Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations (1598–1600) to explore models of collective, corporate narration and competing images of...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 250–278.
Published: 01 December 2009
... appeal for liberal international law to an updated endorsement of Kant's quest for perpetual cosmopolitan peace. With the problem of history and the relationship between temporality and the “cultural” disciplines such as philosophy in mind, the author updates Habermas's updating of Kant in a context of...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
... “missingness” constitutive of subjectivity. Various theorizations of difference, through concepts such as patriarchy or racism, come up against the problem of how difference can be different for us now. What, then, is the relation of the event to thinking the new? In her concluding discussion of Clio Barnard's...