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differences (1 December 2001) 12 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2001
... . Adamson, Jane, Richard Freadman, and David Parker. Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theory . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999 . Anonymous Queers. “Queers Read This: I Hate Straights.” The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics . Ed. Larry Gross and...
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differences (1 May 2005) 16 (1): 126–146.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Powers Debates (University Press of Kansas, 1992) and is currently completing a book entitled Who's Your Daddy? Constitutional Parody, Queer Theory, and Popular Culture . Bell, Derrick. And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice . New York: Basic, 1987 . ____. Faces at the...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 May 2015
... carved up oppositionally into ever smaller parcels. Universalism continued to describe a reality in which people are not identities, but its insight was ignored. And so they lived unhappily ever after . The burning question in relation to queer theory today is whether or not its capaciousness has...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 26–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Annamarie Jagose It is widely presumed in queer theory today that the political value of the field lies in its antinormative commitments. A historically framed attentiveness to the context in which antinormativity came to define the queer theoretical project, however, raises the possibility that...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robyn Wiegman; Elizabeth A. Wilson Can queer theory proceed without an allegiance to antinormativity? The introduction to this special issue establishes the value of this question by staging an encounter with the most widely held assumption in queer theory today: that the political value of the...
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differences (1 May 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 and...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Penelope Deutscher A response to Lynne Huffer’s Mad for Foucault and Are the Lips a Grave ?, this article considers Huffer’s critical reaction to characterizations of feminism as dominated by a more moral tenor repudiated by queer theory. Huffer argues that a stronger distinction should be...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 194–208.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth A. Wilson It is now widely recognized that feminist and queer theories have been negligent or overly dismissive of biological data. This paper asks what has motivated this antibiological orientation: what conceptual and political gains has antibiologism conferred on our theoretical...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
... History of Sexuality and The Hermeneutics of the Subject . What lies unthought in these texts, this article contends, is something Foucault can only imply: a groundwork for a mode of audition that poses a moving counterweight to the ocular- and logocentric assumptions that often underwrite queer theory...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Lee Edelman. The author claims that it is through a deradicalizing (or rather depsychoanalyzing) of the negative that the idea of a queer archive loses its way. The implications of the negative on queer theory and politics are brought up through analysis of an art exhibition featuring internationally...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
... queer theory but currently faces suspicion that the unseriousness with which it reads gender performance is implicitly transphobic. This article contends, however, that Jenner’s failure to convincingly appropriate the conventions of LGBT political seriousness sends up these conventions themselves...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 161–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Jacques Khalip A response to Lee Edelman's essay “I'm Not There: The Absence of Theory,” this article explores the conceptual life of difference in queer theory and extends Edelman's formulations in the direction of post–de Manian aesthetics and theories of (un)becoming and identity shattering...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
... articulate an onto-ethics of singularity and correspondences, of nonrelatedness and unity, in a way that comes to inform his post-1980s work on queer theory and queer ethics. It is Bersani’s commitment to ontology that renders his work, despite its influence on a number of fields, something of an anomaly in...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... narrative temporality that give form to grief as an impersonal affect in contrast to the sentimentality and interpersonal relationality through which the text is often read. The last part of the article advocates for a turn from the nonrelationality of the antisocial thesis in queer theory to a theory of...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Samia Vasa A psychoanalytic reading of Catharine MacKinnon’s Toward a Feminist Theory of the State brings into focus her overwhelmingly queer-negative investment in sexuality. This essay considers select parts of her book to argue that MacKinnon ends up repeating what she claims to end: the...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 feminism feminist theory gender queer studies sexual difference transnationalism In response to the “Mariage pour tous” movement for state recognition of lesbian and gay couples in France throughout 2013 and...
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differences (1 May 2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
... rupture in the logic of being, Bad Education returns us to reading’s position between allegory and irony and opens a vista on education as the persistent negation of queerness. © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2017 queer theory negativity...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... studies, intersectionality, and desubjectivation. The reflections are motivated by a desire to take seriously feminist theory’s antifoundationalist foundations in reapproaching the ethical rifts that have divided queer theorists from feminists. In place of a liberatory sexuality or a new materialist...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... without the contributions of postwar research on social problems, including homosexuality. In its embrace of a politics of stigma and its reliance on a general category of social marginality, queer theory borrowed its account of difference from deviance studies. As is well known, queer sidesteps...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 119–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
... effect (of other forms of power, like Neoliberalism and the gay subject). I apologize if that was confusing, but that is the queer method of going through the back door that is central to queer theoretical interventions. Queer theory redirects us to look in the unexpected place. Queer theory surprises us...