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differences (2020) 31 (2): 30–57.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in Vivier’s musical and dramatic portrayals of childhood, particularly those in Kopernikus: Opéra—Rituel de mort and Lonely Child . Drawing on Kathryn Bond Stockton’s writing on queer childhood and Lee Edelman’s early essay on homographesis, I further argue that this displacement of the autobiographical...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 72–92.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and regressive version of the mirror stage. Queer childhood, always reflected upon and named by an adult, relies on the retroactive formulation “ ‘I am not straight’: ‘I was a gay child’ ” (Stockton 7). The gay adult brings the queer child into being by telling the story of his or her coming out in the past...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2022
... narratives that diagnose Black communities with an inherent homophobia, yet it also reproduces this very social narrative by totalizing the opposition between Black and queer in African American communities. Even though Jenkins may not have known the game in his own childhood by that name, he chooses to film...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 20–41.
Published: 01 September 2012
... at difference s for their feedback. iain morland is the author of a dozen scholarly articles on the ethics, psychology, and politics of intersex. He edited Intersex and After , a special issue of glq , and Queer Theory (with Annabelle Willox) in the Palgrave Readers in Cultural Criticism series...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Lee Edelman Taking queerness as one of the figural names for ontological exclusion (that is, for whatever a particular regime of social being forecloses), this essay focuses on how such a queerness effects an impossible pedagogy that aspires to teach us nothing. Rather than a site of emptiness...
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differences (1999) 11 (3): 76–106.
Published: 01 December 1999
.... Tom Sawyer’s Queer Enterprises The predominant modern American narrative of childhood emerging from the nineteenth century thus oscillates between the con- ception of children’s absorption meriting adult respect...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2019
...-ville’s argument is particularly attentive to class, which intersected with age in important ways to make the category of childhood the exclusive province not only of white children, but primarily monied white children. See also Freedman. 11 See E. Owens, Fantasies ; see also Martin. 12...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 103–125.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of a “we of me,” of getting married along with the bride and groom—a fantasy so “queer” that it is “straight”—is followed shortly thereafter by her childhood companion’s violent death from meningitis. Yet, despite...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robyn Wiegman Responding to the theme of the special issue, Queer Theory without Antinormativity , “Eve’s Triangles” returns to the work of one of queer theory’s most important foundational figures to consider critical sensibilities that are incompatible with the dyadic approach to power...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 126–145.
Published: 01 July 1994
...?: Feminist and Antiracist Appropriations of Anita Hill .” Morrison 402 – 40 . de Lauretis Teresa . The Practice of Love: Lesbian Sexuality and Perverse Desire . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1994 . de Lauretis Teresa . “ Queer Theory: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities: An Introduction...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
... before the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate. Part 4 of 4 Parts .” 11–13 Oct. 1991 . https://www.congress.gov/supreme-court/GPO-CHRG-THOMAS-4.pdf . Nyong’o Tavia . “ Have You Seen His Childhood? Song, Screen, and the Queer Culture of the Child in Michael Jackson’s Music...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jackie Stacey This article puts the generic concept of “butch noir” in dialogue with queer theories of temporality. Reworking the 1980s performance category of dyke noir that was used to describe a particular style of lesbian experimental work, butch noir is defined by its “having-already-been-read...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... institutions precipitated by that election revealed the surprising susceptibility of the dominant strains of critical and queer theory to cooptation by the far right and exposed the inadequacy of institutionalized rhetorics of trans affirmation, which generally comprise defenses of indeterminacy or gender...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 98–122.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . “ When ‘Sexualities’ Floated Free of Histories in South Asia .” Journal of Asian Studies 71.4 ( 2002 ): 1 – 18 . Chow Rey . Entanglements or Transmedial Thinking about Capture . Durham : Duke UP , 2012 . Dave Naisargi . Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is in fact driven by a fear of queer increase . This essay proposes that antigay rhetoric tacitly construes same-sex desire as a meme , a unit of cultural meaning believed to recur and mutate like a gene. In this phobic view of gay etiology, then, homosexuality is a dangerous idea that proliferates more...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 2022
... from the position of the adult who has come out, a process that can more often than not fashion a smooth developmental narrative of homosexuality that forecloses other queer possibilities of childhood. See Stockton, Growing Sideways , introduction. 12 Jenkins remembers hearing other kids...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 175–208.
Published: 01 April 1998
... fferences 187 Sue-Ellen Case argues in "Tracking the Vampire" that the vampire is not a monster, but a lover. To Case, "the vampire is the queer in the lesbian mode," whose power enables a fantastically empowered lesbian identity (9). In other words, even if identifying yourself as a bloodsucker can...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 100–125.
Published: 01 July 1994
... Biddy . “ Sexual Practice and Changing Lesbian Identities .” Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates . Ed. Barrett Michèle and Phillips Anne . Cambridge : Polity , 1992 . 93 – 119 . Martin Biddy . “ Sexualities without Genders and Other Queer Utopias...
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differences (1996) 8 (1): 94–131.
Published: 01 April 1996
...Michael Trask MICHAEL TRASK Merging with the Masses: The Queer Identity Politics of Leftist Modernism "Since deconstructing an imposed identity will not erase the habit of desire, it might be more profitable to test the resistance of the identity from within the desire." (Bersani, Homos 6...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in the integration of Lacanian psychoanalytic and queer/feminist concerns: Judith Butler's Antigone's Claim and Tim Dean's Beyond Sexuality . Dean's project to ``de-gender'' desire offers a reply to Butler's concerns about the compulsory heterosexuality of the Oedipal scene; however, both texts...