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differences (2018) 29 (2): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Advocating intermarriage may offer black women something new, but it also plays into old patterns that have long contributed to the stigmatization of black women and the black community. In this genre of advocacy literature, solving the marriage crisis for middle-class black women is easy. Black women...
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differences (1996) 8 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 April 1996
... . “ Wood v. Pringle ”. Times [London] 1 Mar . 1833 : 6 – 7 . JENNY SHARPE "Something Akin to Freedom": The Case of Mary Prince Rblished simultaneously in London and Edinburgh in 1831, The History ofMary Prince is the only known English-language testimony by a West Indian slave woman. The slave...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 34–52.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Gerhard Richter This article pursues the possibility of a non-reified thinking in the act of “rescuing” through critique. If the objective of such thinking were to rescue something without thereby becoming affirmative, to retain something that is about to disappear for good without thereby becoming...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 116–133.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Steven Miller This essay discusses the minor art form of high-wire walking in order to show that the agency of the death drive manifests itself by adding rather than removing something from the symbolic order. The essay focuses primarily on the work of Philippe Petit, especially the clandestine...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2016
... that escape other modes of representation. Beauty’s work is neither presentation nor representation, but something like an artificial alternative to birth. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 This content is made freely available by the publisher...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 128–167.
Published: 01 May 2008
... as something necessarily metaphysical. In contrast, for Cavarero ontology, must be reconsidered and treated with cattive intenzioni , bad intentions, because if it is simply questioned or deconstructed, and thus avoided, then ontology itself is not transformed. By focusing on the uniqueness of the individual...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of Sexuality and The Hermeneutics of the Subject . What lies unthought in these texts, this article contends, is something Foucault can only imply: a groundwork for a mode of audition that poses a moving counterweight to the ocular- and logocentric assumptions that often underwrite queer theory. Brown...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 131–150.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Amber Jamilla Musser Through the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, reading and writing can begin to be thought of as processes of transformation. When one reads or writes, one plugs into impersonal flows and affects and becomes something else. Likewise, Deleuze theorizes masochism as an embodied practice...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., for the animal marks a point at which language or narrative is unequal to itself. The singular, constitutive thresholds or folds of these fables in turn betray something of how language or narrative might work, in what nameless bodies—and even bodiless names—it secretly trades. thangam ravindranathan...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 235–239.
Published: 01 December 2011
... or that is otherwise negatively valued. As with timbre, the insistence on something like objective noise and the upholding of the noise/sound distinction function as artificial limitations on music as composed and heard. michel chion is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of several...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 240–248.
Published: 01 December 2011
... or that is otherwise negatively valued. As with timbre, the insistence on something like objective noise and the upholding of the noise/sound distinction function as artificial limitations on music as composed and heard. michel chion is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of several...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 46–63.
Published: 01 May 2014
... humanities is complicit. Digital humanities is a neoliberalist contrivance for dismantling the professoriate. Digital humanities is the academic import of Silicon Valley solutionism. Perhaps most damning of all: digital humanities is something separate from the rest of the humanities, and—this is the real...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 64–78.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to build a common ground, but rather, about declaring something to be unrecognizable within the confines of a field? The limits of recognition and misrecognition have been the site of some of the thorny debates over what constitutes the field of digital humanities, who can best relay its genealogy...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Hall’s recent claim that the very goals of critical theory and of quantitative or computational analysis may in fact be incommensurable. The author argues that there is something particular to the very forms of digital culture that encourage a separation of technological investigation from cultural...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to articulate an onto-ethics of singularity and correspondences, of nonrelatedness and unity, in a way that comes to inform his post-1980s work on queer theory and queer ethics. It is Bersani’s commitment to ontology that renders his work, despite its influence on a number of fields, something of an anomaly...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 148–178.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., the authors see it emerging in Jacobean tragedy whenever something happens to the body of the legitimate monarch and poses a threat to culture itself, endangering kinship along with the metaphysics of kingship. In Hobbes's Leviathan , sovereignty is no longer immanent in nature and the order of the universe...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 198–219.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., however, it claims that this censored quest is not only unique to the individual analysand but something that articulates that subject to humanity as a whole. While Freud consistently underscores the fundamental solitude of the human being with respect to the free drive and the fantasies to which it gives...
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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 (2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of a boundary or limit (going beyond pleasure into something painful or traumatic), but rather as a foray into speculative philosophy, an attempt to identify the transcendent principle or higher law of the pleasure principle, the supersensual law of its sensual manifestations. This paper explores...
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differences (2023) 34 (3): 49–68.
Published: 01 December 2023
... with regard to one’s life goals and commitments. All of these acts have specific and identifiable aims, which may be creative or destructive, liberatory or repressive. It is at this level that we can speak about something like a terrorist attack as an act: it deliberately deploys violence against a target...