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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Anne Anlin Cheng This article meditates on the possibility of thinking about both psychoanalysis and contemporary critical analysis without the drive toward symptomatic reading. It argues that the instrumental expectation placed on the diagnosis of symptoms (of illness and of ideology alike) and...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
...?” Psychoanalysis and Wartime The second factor to which I attribute The increasing danger of a terrifying our present sense of estrangement in death brings out in individuals both this once lovely and congenial world the deeper reasons of...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... presently the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities. © 2012 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2012 Works Cited Borch-Jacobsen Mikkel . The Emotional Tie: Psychoanalysis, Mimesis, and...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
... inaugurated modernity as such. And in this rupture introduced by Freud, postmodernity became possible before its time. It is interesting to note that the critics of Freud most often take issue with the dimension of psychoanalysis they deem to be nonscientific. The scientific episteme that dominates modernity...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Ranjana Khanna This article discusses disposability in light of what psychoanalysis can offer to an analysis of that term, understood as a contemporary characteristic of the human and its liminal condition. The essay questions why a program of social change is demanded of psychoanalysis but also...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg This article investigates the problematic relationship between psychoanalysis and politics. Specifically, it wonders if an inherent conflict exists between these two domains. If psychoanalysis has as its central object the unconscious, and politics the construction of a...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 157–180.
Published: 01 May 2009
... resort to following random advice on how to fashion their lives. Psychoanalysis questions how the malaise of civilization affects the malaise of the individual and vice versa. A pessimistic conclusion about the changes in today's society holds that the increase of psychosis and of anxiety are related in...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Shanna T. Carlson In response to concerns voiced by Judith Butler and Joan Copjec regarding the possible incompatibility of the discourses of Lacanian psychoanalysis and gender studies, this paper argues that gender studies and Lacanian psychoanalysis can hope for a meeting ground precisely around...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the ego, desire is linked to the anxiety induced by the loss of the ego ideals and the encounter with castration. The corollary is that the practice of psychoanalysis is founded on the confrontation with the anxiety provoked by the desire of the Other and the assumption that only this can result in...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 40–86.
Published: 01 May 2009
... is capable of being shifted into another. This produces a model of discursive transformation that brings Lacan closer to Foucault than most commentators have acknowledged. The broader horizon of the argument concerns psychoanalysis and historical change, and the author argues that Foucault, Lacan...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 63–73.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Joan Copjec difference s began publishing in the midst of a climate change in feminist relations to psychoanalysis and the question of sexual difference. As many scholars began to pay theoretical attention to other kinds of difference as well as sexual differences, some argued that this obligation...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... synthetic reading of Karl Marx's analysis of capital, labor-power, and commodity fetishism; Spinozian monism; Lacanian psychoanalysis; Claude Lévi-Strauss's analysis of the incest prohibition and the relation between nature and culture; Georges Bataille's theory of religion; and Étienne Balibar's...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2011
...”; and finally, the edge of modernity of which Kafka is the major harbinger. The article argues for a view in which sound, and the particular experience of sound in Kafka’s context, can be taken as an ontological opening with ample ramifications in contemporary philosophy and psychoanalysis...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 93–105.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Bonnie Honig Margarethe von Trotta’s film Hannah Arendt starts and ends with its protagonist on the couch. Hannah Arendt’s intellectual objection to psychoanalysis notwithstanding, this framing invites us to consider the psychoanalytical symptoms Arendt’s own thinking is caught up in. The essay...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
... representation, can one then say that representations are theories? Drawing on the work of Alain Badiou, Gilles Deleuze, and Slavoj Žižek, this essay explores these questions through the notion of the event, considering how our theories manage the terror of the contingency of events. Psychoanalysis, on the...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 66–101.
Published: 01 May 2018
... unique epistemic status of Freud’s uncovering method and “gloomy theories,” and the ethical impulse animating his invention of psychoanalysis. © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 Sigmund Freud Romain Rolland psychoanalysis mysticism...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2016
... drive queer theory psychoanalysis Lynne Huffer antisociality Michel Foucault Georges Bataille Jacques Lacan This essay takes up the challenge of responding to Lynne Huffer’s Are the Lips a Grave? by questioning some of the assumptions sustaining the ethics it advances. That’s why I want to...
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differences (1 May 1999) 11 (1): 150–178.
Published: 01 May 1999
... . ———. “Confusion of Tongues between Adults and the Child.” The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Hypothesis in Psychoanalysis by J. M. Masson. London: Penguin, 1984 . 291 –303. ———. “Psychogenic Anomalies of Voice Production.” Further Contributions to the Theory and Technique of Psycho...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 224–225.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Butler, Judith. “Rethinking Sexual Differences and Kinship in Juliet Mitchell’s Psychoanalysis and Feminism.” 23.2: 1–19. Chaudhary, Zahid R. “Subjects in Difference: Walter Benjamin, Frantz Fanon, and Postcolonial Theory.” 23.1: 151–83. Cohen-Vrignaud, Gerard. “On Octopussies, or the Anatomy...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 116–146.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Jessica Benjamin Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2006 jessica benjamin is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City who also teaches and supervises at the New York University Postdoctoral Psychology Program in Psychoanalysis. She is the author...