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differences (2018) 29 (3): 137–154.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Irving Goh This essay presents a critique of Luce Irigaray’s contribution to Through Vegetal Being , one of several contemporary theoretical works involving a “turn to plant life.” Irigaray there adopts a “reject” position drawn from her intellectual life that she sees as well in plant life, still...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 172–181.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the term women’s studies movement. Li rejects Barlow’s characterization of her work in the 1980s as “market feminism” on the grounds that China was not then oriented to a market economy and that Li’s theoretical attention at that time was on socialist revolution and Marxist theory about women’s liberation...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 160–174.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Adi Ophir The faculty of the humanities has recently come under attack. Responding to criticism, many of those who care for the faculty insist on the social benefits of the academic disciplines and modes of inquiry that find shelter under its aegis. This article takes the opposite view. Rejecting...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
... that the feminine eroticizes the body and orients the drive toward its impossible object and that analysis is interminable because in both men and women the feminine is rejected by the ego. Lacan largely passes over Freud’s bisexual thesis. Through his reading of Wittgenstein, whose Tractatus takes up Fliess’s...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 93–135.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Contesting ahistorical accounts of imaginary plenitude underpinning theoretical rejections of identity, the essay insists on the need to see imaginary identitarianism and its symbolic and real consequences in terms of heuristic and situated “narcissistic wounds” that expose the profoundly unequal logic...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 122–160.
Published: 01 September 2021
... caused to the fictional victim of rape. By contrast, the “capacious” conception of rape proposed here refuses to locate rape in a particular bodily act (as the law does), rejects the yoking of rape’s harms to a particular gender, and understands various forms of violence as equally serious (rather than...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 58–85.
Published: 01 September 2020
... to abstraction as an aesthetic death drive. But because Freud argues that art is fundamentally pleasurable and rooted in mimetic representation, his own aesthetics remains insistently Aristotelian. By rejecting an Aristotelian paradigm, Worringer provides a modernist aesthetic theory of the death drive...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 113–135.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and Jacques Derrida in L’animal que donc je suis , Derrida in Mémoires d’aveugle , Hélène Cixous in Écrire aveugle , and Jean-Luc Nancy in Tombe de sommeil were experimenting with the theme of blindness and the rejection of sight. This article argues that Lispector—before poststructuralist thinkers began...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 95–128.
Published: 01 April 1997
.... Transcendence takes place not because the externalization of the Idea has been rejected, but because it has been recognized as a necessary stage of the dialectic. Hence the twofold character of comprehension as the final nexus of the dialectic-the self's simultaneous recognition and transcendence of the other...
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differences (1992) 4 (3): 176–208.
Published: 01 November 1992
... of the known as well as the not-rejected and not-assimilated unknown, and to unconscious processes of change and transgression in borderlines, limits, and thresholds of "I" and "not-I" emerging in co-existence. I think of the "complete" or "whole" subj ect as emerging after and from an already distinct...
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differences (1990) 2 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 1990
... epistemological questions, can adopt such an easy view. As a result, there seems to be a ladies-and-gentlemen's agreement about how to partition the world. Some male philosophers wanted to exclude women from their d fferences 3 domain, and some women reject this domain - hence a neat frontier is designed, between...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 136–164.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Althusser, after all, by no means simply rejects the factors that constitute the period: neither the identification of articulated social-his- torical totalities nor that of specific historical moments in time. Instead, he differentiates...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
... “marital crisis” (Djamba and Kimuna). 5 Blogs and magazines like Essence are replete with articles by black women lamenting their black male peers’ rejection. Some contributors even vow to change the script for future generations by consciously raising their sons to “bring me home a black girl...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 39–54.
Published: 01 July 1991
... mechanisms he rejects reality and refuses to accept any prohibition; on the other hand, in the same breath he recognized the danger of reality, takes over the fear of that danger as a pathological symp- 42 Lesbian Fetishism? tom and tries subsequently to divest himself of the fear. . . . The instinct...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 May 2003
... and the violence necessary to maintain them ( Notebook 53). Var iously defined by its first proponen ts —Césaire, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Léon Damas—and by those who have since rejected it, negritude has most often been interpreted...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 156–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in liter- ary studies, they need to express much more clearly their commitment to existing forms of scholarly practice and their arguments for rejecting them in their own practice. The advent of DH...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 121–131.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of their writings, Arendt methodically points out the traces of the presupposition that “the true philosopher does not accept the conditions under which life has been given to man” (22). In her famous reply to Günter Gaus in a filmed interview, she thereby rejects the title “philosopher,” laughing and without...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 101–111.
Published: 01 July 1991
..., a fear that, if all the people that I loved and cared about knew my feelings and my thoughts, I would be rejected and isolated. I was sacrificing my sanity, my personal honesty and health for the benefit of Christ and my family. But Cornwell's book shattered my cover and pushed me towards an openness...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 68–75.
Published: 01 December 2005
...: So he presents himself in this way. He presents himself in his people, before the law. Before a law he rejects, beyond any doubt, but which he rejects in the name of a superior law, the very one...
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differences (1990) 2 (2): 55–75.
Published: 01 July 1990
... the circus to be performed in their town, but Pee-wee saves the day by offering them the wieners, whereupon the adults shrink into children and excitedly run off to see the circus. Pee-wee's rejection of a fully oedipalized masculinity, as well as of more fantastic notions of phallic sexuality purveyed...