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differences (1 May 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 (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... deviance studies focused on the description and analysis of social norms, queer scholars saw themselves as participating in their subversion. This collapse of the position of the scholar and the social deviant produced transformations in the ethos and style of scholarship, and yet it did not profoundly...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 September 2007
...- ably tied to others and to social norms in its very being. It is in this light that I develop a reading of Butler’s work that foregrounds her understand- ing of the normative constitution of “lives worth living” and the violence...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... alliance between welfare subsidies and Christian charities to enforce normative sexuality, especially on the part of women. Neoliberalism, by contrast, was primarily bent on preventing welfare subsidies, or “the social wage,” as they called it, from competing with the free-market wage. To this end...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... is not the result of some form of social constructivism; that is, it does not come into being simply as a result of an act of obedience (whether identificatory, adaptational, or ideological) to prevailing social norms—and this...
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differences (1 May 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 or...
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differences (1 September 2005) 16 (2): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... Introduction. 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...
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differences (1 September 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. The...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... subject’s unconscious in the form of a dream. The signifiers of the dream contest the ego narrative and the social values, norms, and ideals that sustain the ego by aiding and abetting its repression of the unconscious. But the logic...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that the future of queer theory lies in a disengagement from the question of normativity. On the contrary, we are motivated by the need to know more about the history, social practices, identities, discursive attachments, and political desires that have converged to make normativity queer theory’s...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 26–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that slip the forensic attention of normative categories of social classification, here I return to Gender Trouble , first, to consider its use of Foucault’s History of Sexuality , volume 1 , and, in particular, his specification of normalization as a new and characteristic mode of modern power that...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 59–89.
Published: 01 December 2008
... her narrative a reitera- tive dynamic that inscribes the problem of identity—the problem of house- keeping—in a negotiation with the norms of social order. The structural unconscious indicated by this negotiation depends, rather...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is characterized by a certain degree of conservatism in that, despite efforts to effect social change, certain normative ways of organizing sexuality manage to persist and to be conveyed across generations. She stresses that this transmission, if it is in fact one, is not necessarily a conscious...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
... cultural appropriation of the octopus following the novel’s publication. The French word for octopus came to denote a sexually assertive and economically ambitious woman who traded upon her erotic charms. The emergence of this social type derived its aesthetic power from channeling contemporary anxieties...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
... contradictory figurations in the contemporary era emphasizes how normativity functions as a complicated set of relations and movements, a systematicity in which even that which we have understood as nonnormative , other, deviant , or pathological is constitutive of the norm. © 2015 by Brown University and...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 42–70.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 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 or...
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differences (1 September 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 (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
... cultural prohibitions against such recognition and mourning might be suspended. Disrupting norms of aggressive heteromasculinity in dominant gamer culture, these videos might help us imagine alternative ways of living with melancholy gender. Although such shifting sensory experiences created through the...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 46–63.
Published: 01 May 2014
... indulged at the expense of dedicated critiques of digital humanities’ projects, as well as its papers, publications, syllabi, and so forth. We inhabit the construct when we forego these normative products of academic labor in favor of the terrible things in the title of this article, things that are said...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 103–124.
Published: 01 September 2016
... concepts as heteronormativity were not there to help the process of reflection. The people involved in the early feminist movement were in no way more homophobic than anyone else, but they were only beginning to develop the vocabulary for expressing the social power of normative sexuality, let alone to...