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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 141–176.
Published: 01 December 2022
... through a vertical, fantasmatic identification with any given leader and their connection with the dead Father. For his part, Lacan generated his theory of the four discourses as a structural—and, indeed, more plausible—account of how social relations are impossible yet work nevertheless. He mapped...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in the writings of Luce Irigaray. This article explores how the concept of sexual difference, while addressing the event of the emergence of humanity in two distinct forms, produces the possibility of a new kind of politics and new kinds of social relations that do not reduce sexual difference to its patriarchal...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2022
...—that has structured the psychoanalytic social bond from the origins of the talking cure. In putting the subject to grips with the disorienting effects of intersubjectivity, psychoanalysis constructs an ethical relation grounded in the illocutionary enactment of the subject’s negativity, sustaining a bond...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 259–266.
Published: 01 May 2023
... understanding of the thing as escaping the subject-object relation in Beckett to Jacques Lacan’s objet petit a , the essay posits this understanding of the thing as the basis of Bersani’s interest in the possibility of a nonrelational sociality. 1 See Bersani and Dutoit, Arts 25–26 , where they discuss...
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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 (2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of socialization. So how do we distinguish among senses of the social, in this account, and how do we understand them in relation to the unconscious? Mitchell tells us that this conservatism is largely unconscious...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... change the material conditions or the power relations between professional academics and the marginal subjects they study. The refusal of social scientific methods undermines queer scholars’ claims to interdisciplinarity. While queer studies has understood itself alternately as interdisciplinary...
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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 (2): 136–164.
Published: 01 September 2012
... remains cogent, this article argues, for a field in which individual events and texts and large-scale social and political formations are often bound together by no framework other than their putative belonging to one and the same block of time—that is, a period. Aiming to reform this concept in order...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 194–208.
Published: 01 May 2010
... interest is how the belly is mobilized in these two essays. Contesting Rubin's claim that the hunger of the belly is immaterial to theories of sexuality and culture, this article argues that the stomach is an important switch point in the relational traffic of biological and social and intersubjective...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 196–203.
Published: 01 September 2018
... advanced in Wedlocked : African American lgbtq people interested in the right to marry. Drawing from the experiences of African American lgbtq people and their intraracial relationships as they relate to the marriage equality campaign, the author explores what might be gained for socially oppressed...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Juana María Rodríguez This essay uses the keyword testimony to explore how that term has been understood through law, literature, and social media. It explores the rhetorical demands of the hashtag #MeToo in relation to the demands of representation and interpretation to probe our affective...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 150–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Alison Stone In response to Mader's and Deutscher's questions, the author defends her approach to reading Irigaray and Butler, which entails extending the ideas of these thinkers into areas of thought with which they do not engage directly themselves. This involves relating Irigaray's ideas...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Comédie humaine, belabored due from cuttlefish, a species closely to a social world that contained related to the octopus. “as many species as professions; 60...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 175–182.
Published: 01 May 2023
... queer theory as “the statement of the entitled subject who can afford the simple negation” ( Doyle 35 ): to remark that only those already securely positioned in relation to the social are really in any position to “declin[e] to participate” in it. Moreover, since we’re talking about novels: doesn’t...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 68–94.
Published: 01 April 1997
... interaction and sets of bodily dispositions within a particular environment (Jackson, Paths 147). They are not just metaphors for social relations, but also the material bases of individual lives. Relations of seniority and respect maintain economic and political life within families, villages, and chiefdoms...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 51–71.
Published: 01 December 2022
... being outside social being, understood as relational being or simply as relation, and more specifically, a bond. Despite placing the accent on individuals (and their families), neoliberalism failed to completely disavow the constitutive relationality of human being. Rather, it specified...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 22–50.
Published: 01 September 2013
... social relations. Animals of a higher order also acknowledge the mother during the period of nurturing, but that is merely a short-term consciousness that conditioned response creates. The autonomy of animals in terms...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 136–165.
Published: 01 December 2017
... taking possession of women ( Intercourse 79–102 ). Carole Pateman has shown in The Sexual Contract how the elaboration of the idea of the social contract as the founding principle of liberal society systematically excludes the sexual contract: how the founding of society on contractual relations...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 September 1999
... of the nation-state and its role in shaping subjects and their social relations in modern Japan. The 1920s and 30s, often deemed the age of mass culture, represent a transformative moment for Japanese capitalism. Scholarly concern...