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differences (1991) 3 (3): 94–138.
Published: 01 November 1991
...Neil Lazarus NEIL LAZARUS Doubting the New World Order: Marxism, Realism, and the Claims of Postmodernist Social Theory A t the start of his new book, What's Wrong With Postmodernism, Christopher Norris refers to the collapse of historical communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... liberalism once arrogated to women? In abandoning the Victorian household, do contemporary novels gesture toward some other way of organizing daily life? © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 household novel social reproduction neoliberalism...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 24–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... suzanne stewart-steinberg Girls Will Be Boys: Gender, Envy, and the Freudian Social Contract If you want to know men, study women. —Jean-Jacques Rousseau In 1918 Anna Freud entered analysis with her father...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... change. This article examines three examples of social tie that are structured around the desire of the founder and the anxiety it induces: the interdiction of sacrifice and the worship of an absent God in the religion of Moses, the role of the transference in Freud's invention of psychoanalysis...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of a relatively stable ego, then how can psychoanalysis productively contribute to the analysis of the democratic political sphere? This article treats this question through an analysis not only of Sigmund Freud's incursions into what he called “a wider social stage” but also of his daughter's particular...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 93–106.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Adeline Koh This essay explores the “social contract” of the digital humanities community. I argue that the social contract of the digital humanities is composed of two rules: 1) the notion of niceness or civility ; and 2) the possession of technical knowledge , defined as knowledge of coding...
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differences (2005) 16 (2): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... Quicksand and Passing . By Nella Larsen. Ed. Deborah E. McDowell. New Brunswick:Rutgers up, 1986 . ix -xxv. Nicholson, Linda, ed. The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory . New York: Routledge, 1997 . Patterson, Orlando. Slavery and Social Death. A Comparative Study . Cambridge: Harvard up...
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differences (1993) 5 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 November 1993
... Moral, Social, and Sanitary Aspects. London : Cass , 1972 . Alborn Timothy L . “ Economic Man, Economic Machine: Images of Circulation in the Victorian Money Market .” Natural Images of Economic Thought: “Markets Red in Tooth and Claw.” Ed. Mirowski Philip . Cambridge : Cambridge...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 51–71.
Published: 01 December 2022
... With Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud, understood by Foucault as the founders of the modern human sciences, an even more fundamental decentralization took place, subverting the relation between human being and symbolic order, the primary means for establishing and sustaining social bonds. Foucault’s focus...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 141–176.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Alex Colston The social bond of the group or culture writ large, for both Freud and Lacan, is predicated on something that exceeds simple social convention, contract, or historical mode of production. This is evinced, for Freud, by his myth of the primal horde and his notion of how groups cohere...
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differences (2023) 34 (3): 21–48.
Published: 01 December 2023
... condenses the collapse of narrativity structured by normative, moral, religious, and ideological values, has been accompanied by the elimination of limits on which the social state has always relied. Social engineering, based on the calculated and extreme exploitation of man’s helplessness, has replaced...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Heather Love The appearance of deviance as a fact of social life—a permanent and unavoidable feature of social life and an object of study for the social scientist—distinguishes postwar deviance studies from the antimethod, anti-institutional, and antinormative field of queer studies. While...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 42–70.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of instinctive and passionate “savages” by redeploying the terrain of the instinctive onto collective forms of social organization. At the same time, European instincts were believed to achieve greater independence from the material stuff of daily life, being increasingly figured as outside of either social...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 22–50.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Li Xiaojiang The change in women’s historical circumstances and social status has no direct connection with the development of social formations in classical Marxism. It is, however, intimately linked to human progress. Up to the present, social development has undergone five stages, yet the change...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Vicki Kirby Attempting to explain the how, what, and why of normativity has exercised the attentions of social analysts for centuries, remaining an enduring puzzle in sociology since its disciplinary inception. A nest of related riddles attend the subjectivation of the individual, or how the social...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 62–100.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of social order and the limits of knowledge. Through analyses of eighteenth- and twenty-first-century cultural texts, she posits that this new cultural discourse, germane to free-market capitalism, is best understood as epistemically governed by the affective concept of a “headless” feeling soma self...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Michelle Rada With common unhappiness as its curative horizon, psychoanalysis deserves—indeed, it requires—the hysteric’s famous challenge to Freud: what, and whom, is analysis for? Motivated by the hysteric’s desire for a better life and Freud’s commitment to the social dimension of the psyche...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 44–50.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Kris Cohen In Leo Bersani’s essay “Sociality and Sexuality,” bracketing emerges as a critical procedure for sensing and for practicing nonsovereign forms of sociality. Following Foucault’s desire to discover modes of relation, forms of the homosexual, that do not yet have a world...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 146–171.
Published: 01 May 2011
... exist. If it existed as it is currently conceived, it would organize mixed (augmented) reality media on the basis of social media and operate it on smart phones. The smart phones would contain a small segment of the archive, which would be geotagged so that it could not run unless the phone...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Ranjana Khanna This article discusses disposability in light of what psychoanalysis can offer to an analysis of that term, understood as a contemporary characteristic of the human and its liminal condition. The essay questions why a program of social change is demanded of psychoanalysis but also...