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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 (2023) 34 (1): 191–199.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Tom Holert Aiming at rendering “somewhat irrelevant” the “question of sadism” in the critique of film’s “seductive epistemological promise,” Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit argued for a “participation in the film” that is “at once self-reflexive and self-shattering.” Such participation may bring...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., a purely mental or even mythical construction, with no energetic or substantial manifestation, that must be understood solely as a matter of fantasy. Both have a privileged relationship to the perversions. Some of Freud’s earliest explorations of the death drive are in relation to sadism, in which he...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 180–195.
Published: 01 September 2007
... to be “berated” internally, and so a critical voice emerges that comes to characterize “moral sadism” in her view. This moral sadism is, in my view, linked with the moralization of violence that I mentioned above. The other who is lost...
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differences (2002) 13 (3): 24–63.
Published: 01 December 2002
...” [kokubungaku] produce a figure of such unthinkably obscene sadism? This gesture of positing an unthinkable figure as the ultimate cause of a given narrative has been the focus of a more recent strain...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 35–43.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in Intimacies , we find “something beyond, or, more accurately, before all characterization” ( Bersani and Phillips 24 ). The problem is, however, that psychoanalysis is likely to affirm the jouissance of derived sadism as the only beyond of the pleasure principle. According to Laplanche, the only available...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 94–121.
Published: 01 September 2021
... a stark contrast between Sade and Sacher-Masoch: “Masochism is the opposite of sadism” (195). 2 The adjective “political” here is qualified as quasi and the attributes “social” and “subjective” are equipped with quotation marks because masochistic and sadistic situations emerge precisely...
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differences (1996) 8 (2): 127–152.
Published: 01 July 1996
... . 1990 . Starr Jerrold M. “ The Peace and Love Generation: Changing Attitudes toward Sex and Violence among College Youth .” Journal of Social Issues 30 . 2 ( 1974 ): 73 – 106 . Stolorow Robert D. . “ The Narcissistic Function of Masochism (and Sadism) .” International Journal...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 62–99.
Published: 01 July 1994
... based much of his analysis on fiction, primarily SacherMasoch's novel Venus in Furs and some texts of de Sade, he is taken to be an authority on sadism and masochism in general. Since he is known as a theorist, his comments on sadism and masochism are surrounded with the penumbra of "Theory." Deleuze...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 3–54.
Published: 01 November 1989
... the best psychoanalytic explanation of this psychic duality,33 but since Seven Pillars obliges us to imagine Lawrence occupying the sadistic and masochistic positions simultaneously rather than in turn, and since his sadism is largely directed against himself, another concept from the same essay seems more...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
... MacKay (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and Reading Melanie Klein , edited with John Phillips (Routledge, 1998). She is currently working on a book on writing about war crime trials, “Writing after Nuremberg.” Butler, Judith. “ Moral Sadism and Doubting One's Own Love: Reflections on Kleinian...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 88–124.
Published: 01 May 2003
... of the inhuman in social and political conduct,” to quote Steiner, is linked to “por nographic sadism” (“Por nography” 46). Looking via the genre of realism can only ever be a form of rapt fascination, and fascination can only ever numb...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 55–87.
Published: 01 November 1989
... and resurrection in castration and a new law opposed to that of the father. 26 While Freud sees masochistic fantasies about the mother as fantasies about the father and masochism as veiled sadism, Deleuze insists that masochism and sadism are mutually opposed, and that in the masochistic fantasy the father...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2023
...-defined perverts, giving us, for example, “sadism” and “masochism” as desire types—named, not accidentally, after prominent and infamous literary figures, literature being, as Bersani shows us in his book, the site where libido moves the writer. By contrast, Freud began from the position that Eros...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 14–19.
Published: 01 May 2023
... limitlessness of our aestheticism which constitutes the moral perspective on sadism in Salò . —“Merde Alors” 31 jdr42@cam.ac.uk © 2023 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2023 aesthetic Leo Bersani passivity Pier Paolo Pasolini Ulysse Dutoit...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 276–282.
Published: 01 May 2023
... texts simultaneously demolished (masculine/feminine, sadism/masochism, pleasure principle/death drive, and so on). Bersani saw this less as an error in need of correction than as cause for a perverse form of celebration. “I want to celebrate a certain type of failure in Freud’s thought,” he tells us...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 88–107.
Published: 01 November 1989
... frameworks where objectification is to be understood as the pleasure yielded by the sadistic gaze, and where the destructibility of the male body is to be grasped as a masochistic trope. Since much film theory regularly deploys the frameworks of sadism and masochism as essential heuristic notions (the notion...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 88–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
... feminist terms. Recall that, for Horkheimer, male sadism is the consummate expression d i f f e r e n c e s 109 of enlightenment morality. But there is a flipside...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
... radical feminist critique of sexuality by amplifying and aggravating pleasure in the name of ending it. MacKinnon engages the terms of power not outside of sex, but as sex, continues to name violence as violence but also delivers it as an experience of masochism (which is also a version of sadism...
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differences (1993) 5 (2): 140–149.
Published: 01 July 1993
... sexual sadism from Sade's Justine and Juliette and Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus, scenes which appear nowhere in Foucault's own work but which, Miller insists, illustrate its precepts. What thus might be regarded as Miller's own pornographic sensibility, displaced onto Foucault, is also evident...