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differences (1998) 10 (1): 209–242.
Published: 01 April 1998
...Ona Nierenberg ONA NIERENBERG A Hunger for Science: Psychoanalysis and the "Gay Gene" The fact of the existence of sexual needs in human beings and animals is expressed in biology by the assumption of a "sexual instinct, " on the analogy of the instinct of nutrition, that is of hunger. Everyday...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 68–94.
Published: 01 April 1997
... of the Bemba . Mbala, Zambia : Moto-Moto Museum , 1982 . Coward Rosalind . “ On the Universality of the Oedipus: Debates on Sexual Divisions in Psychoanalysis and Anthrpology .” Critique of Anthropology 15 . 4 ( 1980 ): 5 – 28 Csodras Thomas . The Sacred Self. A Cultural...
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differences (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...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
... “What Does Death Represent to the Individual?” 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...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in Juliet Mitchell’s Psychoanalysis and Feminism There are surely many reasons to return to Juliet Mitch- ell’s Psychoanalysis and Feminism (originally published in 1974), if only because she herself returned there in 1999 in order to revise her earlier view and make an even stronger...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 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 is inseparable from what both...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Michelle Rada With common unhappiness as its curative horizon, psychoanalysis deserves—indeed, it requires—the hysteric’s famous challenge to Freud: what, and whom, is analysis for? Motivated by the hysteric’s desire for a better life and Freud’s commitment to the social dimension of the psyche...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 72–89.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and return in the near future. Analyzing the imaginaries and possibilities of community psychotherapy, this essay will dwell on an example of psychoanalysis at the intersection of “clinical praxis, theory, and social justice,” to quote Daniel José Gaztambide (193). In this special issue of difference s...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 90–109.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Rachel Greenspan Where does the consulting room begin and end? And how do those limits impact the therapeutic aims of psychoanalysis? Drawing on clinical work conducted at the margins of European empire across the twentieth century, this essay explores how psychoanalytic notions of political...
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differences (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 (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...
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differences (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...
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differences (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 (2020) 31 (1): 135–162.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Azeen Khan This essay explores how, in each of Jacques Derrida’s late encounters with psychoanalysis, he critiques the limit of a certain economic principle of the Freudian death drive, opening up its deterministic logic to a principle of indetermination. The essay draws out three key terms...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of 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 real...
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differences (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 (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 (2022) 33 (2-3): 110–140.
Published: 01 December 2022
... (ego psychology) psychoanalysis and its legal and training institutions, in parallel with the retheorization of transference love toward a stable notion of erotic transference. The author argues that professional psychoanalytic institutions and associations only began to legislate boundary violation...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 141–176.
Published: 01 December 2022
... these on the basis of what Freud called the impossible professions: education, governance, and psychoanalysis. For Lacan, these are what he calls discourses, particularly the university discourse (education), the master’s discourse (governing), the analyst’s discourse (psychoanalysis, transforming or revolutionizing...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 66–101.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the unique epistemic status of Freud’s uncovering method and “gloomy theories,” and the ethical impulse animating his invention of psychoanalysis. The theory [Freud’s] may be called anti-rational as the interest of its researches centers on the obscure, dreams, instincts, states below consciousness...