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differences (2004) 15 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2004
... We Are the Way We Are: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life . New York:Pantheon, 1994 . barbara herrnstein smith Animal Relatives, Diffi cult Relations The title of this essay points...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 88–106.
Published: 01 December 2006
... (2) (`within such limits').” Trans. Peggy Kamuf. Material Events: Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory . Ed. Tom Cohen et al. Minneapolis: u of Minnesota p, 2001 . Goldberg, Myla. Bee Season . New York: Anchor, 2000 . Greenberg, J. R., and Stephen A. Mitchell. Object Relations...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 153–176.
Published: 01 September 1999
... . REY CHOW Seminal Dispersal, Fecal Retention, and Related Narrative Matters: Eileen Chang’s Tale of Roses in the Problematic of Modern Writing I All students of modern literature are, presumably, familiar...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 179–193.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 181 must be understood as a process, which means it is not the individual, the concept of “individuality,” that deserves ontological primacy, but on the contrary, “relation” and the concept of “relationality.” Simondon argues...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 44–50.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to those with which they will inevitably come into contact, if not conflict, even if that was no part of their aim. As he says, he wants to learn how to learn about new modes of relation and relationality. This must mean at least a couple of different things: How do we recognize new modes of relation when...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 68–95.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to them” (161). Motherhood is a relationality, which Lorde’s essay “Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminist’s Response” notes in its tagline, “Not only of a relationship, but of relating.” 8 The distinction here shifts motherhood away from being for the other, a notion that is expressed clearly...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that such a relational aspect of art manifests itself in the aesthetic alternatives to the political and economic destruction of the world. To articulate the first aspect of artwork’s relationality, which can be thought in traditional...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the ontological claim of particularity in order to posit a noncausal relation between what we do, think, eat, wear, profess, on the one hand, and what we are, on the other. This interruption of ontology leads also to an eruption of the many layers in which we live our lives—across sexes, genders, religions...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 40–86.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Charles Shepherdson This article explores the relation between the work of Lacan and Derrida, focusing on the use of modal logic in both writers (the categories of necessity, impossibility, contingency, and possibility). The author explores the structure of the aporia in Derrida as a peculiar...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 217–227.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Eleanor Kaufman While Leo Bersani makes repeated stringent critiques of relationality and other-oriented sexuality, drawing on an array of literary examples including Gide, Proust, and Robbe-Grillet, he evinces a somewhat ambiguous relation to the question of sadism and to sadism’s inherent...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
... draws on Roman Jakobson’s theory of metaphor and metonymy, more specifically, his infrequently noted comments on the undecidability of their interrelationship. In terms of this undecidability, the essay reconsiders Freud’s treatments of the relations between the savage and the neurotic, totemism...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
...: the sadomasochistic blur of sexuality and violence. In effect, she sets up an s/m scene of and for feminism. The self-flagellating reading pleasures of MacKinnon unsettle the relation between her dismissal of lesbian sadomasochism and her own s/m textuality. This is not to say that her argument is flawed...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 136–164.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of Althusser’s own practice of theory (in its ambivalent relation to structuralism), it concludes, on the other, that no genuine reworking is possible of the historical horizon we all presuppose, apart from the revival of theory or one of its avatars or successors. As in Althusser’s example, theory’s task...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 91–116.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Mikkel Krause Frantzen This article reads William Gaddis’s 1975 novel J R as a way of probing the relation between finance and fiction in the 1970s, showing that the novel is related to the revolution of the junk bond market in the 1970s and 1980s, as personified by the junk bond king, Michael...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Dionte Harris This essay examines the game played in the first act of Barry Jenkins’s 2016 film Moonlight . “Smear the queer” is a game most resembling tackle football. The author examines how the “rules” of the game manifest as a type of power, one whose function is to set the terms of relation...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 39–68.
Published: 01 September 2021
... ends and demonstrate an investment in the satisfying interminability of protest that cannot be suppressed or punished. It brings into view a range of protesting figures engaged in an ongoing alteration of the colonial relation to argue that the eccentric gaps between process and purpose are useful...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 19–43.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of the ancient epic poem, not just of the Nordic sagas and of medieval epic, which are more immediately related, but, in fact, of Homeric epic. Understanding video games as an evolving art form, the essay turns to intertextuality and to Judith Butler’s analysis of “staged interpellation” and performative...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 136–165.
Published: 01 December 2017
... association between finance and prostitution, this essay unearths the gendered aspect of capitalism. In capitalism gender relations are formally excluded from the sphere of exchange. The traditional notion of marriage as a purchase of a wife has become obscene, but its obscenity attests that its exclusion...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 94–123.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Ramsey McGlazer This essay locates a poetics of fatigue in Lavorare stanca , the first collection of verse published by Cesare Pavese. This poetics entails several related shifts: from emotion to affect, from effusiveness to reserve, and from expansiveness to a limitation that is at once literary...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Emily Apter Taking Julia Kristeva's “Women's Time” as its point of departure, this article considers contemporary feminist theory and its contributions to recent theoretical paradigms of temporality. From Kristeva's understanding of women's subjectivity in relation to “linear time as the time...