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differences (1 May 2002) 13 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 May 2002
... contemporary Eastern Europe. In studying postcommunist societies, her work focuses as well on the construction of gender and discourses of reproduction. Her recent publications include The Politics of Gender after Socialism (Princeton University Press, 2000) co-authored with Gail Kligman, Reproducing Gender...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 126–147.
Published: 01 May 2019
... silence has spurred a fraught move toward confession and publicity. This form of black feminist storytelling—characterized as a bind of black sexual freedom—generates a culture of confession and exposure that reinforces black female fungibility under the guise of sexual liberation and limits alternative...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 172–228.
Published: 01 May 2011
... capitalism, state bureaucracy, armed conflict, or familial practice prevalent in Turkey's public sphere. Drawing on extensive archival research and fieldwork, the author argues that the recent focus on the “custom” is symptomatic of a shift from a developmentalist/assimilationist to a cultural/racial...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
...). The three films share the challenge of blending public and personal lives, intellectual and emotional personae. The making of Rosa Luxemburg involved problematic research in the archives of the German Democratic Republic. The twelfth-century context of Hildegard’s life proposed other challenges...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 121–131.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Ariella Azoulay More than once Arendt denied being a public figure and added that she did not entertain any “ambition to become one.” This poses a challenge to any filmmaker seeking to portray her character, as Margarethe von Trotta found when she contradicted Arendt’s self-perception to inquire...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
... melancholy gender, the author contends that this subjectivity enables a recognition of the same-sex love and desire prohibited by heterosexist culture through an enactment of its loss. As such, avatar suicide videos dramatize death in order to create an important space of public grieving in which the...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 6–20.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Hortense Spillers; Ann duCille In this lively intellectual exchange—occasioned in part by the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Hortense Spillers’s revolutionary essay “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book”—the renowned black feminist theorist responds to eleven questions...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Rebecca Wanzo This essay is an attempt to work through the nature of the cultural injury produced by the African American male celebrity—an injury that is frequently enacted as intimate violence—and to hypothesize why public accusations of such injuries so often affectively challenge black subjects...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 21–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ann duCille Marriage , like family , has been a contested term in African American historical, sociological, and cultural studies. This essay surveys and interrogates the dominant literature on black intimacy, coupling, and family life in the slave community from the publication of E. Franklin...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
... programs. While linked, these deployments of trigger warnings occur in different contexts with different ramifications (for understandings of “content” and of “trauma”; for conventions or transformations of texts and publics; for compliance or resistance to neoliberal, corporate formations). By reading fan...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
... private and the public, suggesting a sort of collectivity that neither presumes autonomous individuals nor is subsumed to a unitary state power. © 2015 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2015 melodrama family socialism reorganization of labor...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 29–60.
Published: 01 September 2015
... direct as men of learning to the reading public. If left free, this address, argues Kant, enables us to become mündig (mature) or, in other words, to learn to think and act for ourselves. Kant’s vision invokes the mouth ( Mund ) along with other bodily media of address (reading, writing). Presenting the...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
... cultural appropriation of the octopus following the novel’s publication. The French word for octopus came to denote a sexually assertive and economically ambitious woman who traded upon her erotic charms. The emergence of this social type derived its aesthetic power from channeling contemporary anxieties...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and reproductive language used by the religious Right, seeking to prove homosexuality both memetically and genetically sterile. Reading popular publications on biological causes of homosexuality, this article shows how “born gay” and “gay gene” discourses produce their own vulgar Darwinism, echoing...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 46–63.
Published: 01 May 2014
... indulged at the expense of dedicated critiques of digital humanities’ projects, as well as its papers, publications, syllabi, and so forth. We inhabit the construct when we forego these normative products of academic labor in favor of the terrible things in the title of this article, things that are said...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 93–106.
Published: 01 May 2014
... computer programming. These rules are repeatedly raised within the public sphere of the digital humanities and are simultaneously contested and criticized. I claim that these rules and the social contract come from humanities computing, a field commonly described as the digital humanities’ sole predecessor...
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Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 1 “A Correct View of the New Machine for Winding Up the Ladies, 1829.” A cartoon that parodies the absurd and gruesome lengths of female corseting. Art and Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Figure 1. “A Correct View of the New Machine for Winding Up the Ladies, 1829.” A More
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differences (1 May 2002) 13 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., Pierre. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Pure Taste. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1979 . Calhoun, Craig, ed. Habermas and the Public Sphere. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT P, 1997 . Daniels, Richard, with Lisa Blasch and Peter Caster. “Resisting the Corporatization of the University...
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differences (1 May 2004) 15 (1): np.
Published: 01 May 2004
... interrogated the ontological authority and ethical implications of the taxonomies organizing natural science. The five es- says selected for publication in this special issue of differences are drawn from the conference presentations. Special thanks are due the Whitney Humanities Center...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2007
... sociale à la question raciale? Représenter la société française . Ed. Didier Fassin and Éric Fassin. Paris: La Découverte, 2006 . 230 -48. ____. “The Rise and Fall of Sexual Politics in the Public Sphere: A Transatlantic Contrast.” Public Culture 18.1 ( 2006 ): 79 -92. ____. “Sexual...