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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
... real 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 (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... 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 (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 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... affective labor 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...
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differences (1 May 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 (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 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 2012) 23 (1): 62–100.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 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 (1 May 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...
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differences (1 May 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 was...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Xiao Liu This essay focuses on the cinematic form of revolutionary melodrama, or, more specifically, on alterations made to family melodrama in the construction of the big socialist family as an imagined social space. Reading Red Detachment of Women (1961) in the tradition of family melodrama, the...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2008
... abolishing the class system. Women's texts of nonrevolutionary socialism from across the global North-South divide, however, confront us with new figures and concepts for thinking unorganized resistance, everyday exigencies, and the shape of the ethical within globalization. This essay studies the...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 59–89.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Stefan Mattessich This essay builds on previous criticism highlighting the semiotic dimensions of Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping to identify in its metaphors of spirit and spiritual haunting a performative logic of social implication. This logic appears within a metaphysics of subjectivity that...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 May 2009
... precisely all the places that render psychoanalysis not only interesting but ethically vital to social critique and political consideration. © 2009 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2009 anne anlin cheng is Professor of English and at the Center for...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 150–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... metaphysics of potentials and tendencies that she attributes to Irigaray impedes social change by inevitably reinstalling the actual as the horizon of possibility. Irigaray's strategy of reading texts and cultures for their constitutive exclusions offers a solution to this problem. © 2008 by Brown...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 142–172.
Published: 01 September 2010
... trauma respectively. For Walker, compulsive repetition becomes a way to elucidate the equivocal logic of contemporary identity politics, which consigns the socially marginalized to the contradictory practice of affirming the very identities on which their historical exclusion has been based. Concerned...
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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...