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differences (2020) 31 (3): 169–187.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Odette Lienau This essay argues that issues of sovereign state debt repayment and collection—too often assumed to be free of the contingency and elasticity of narrative—are deeply shaped by historically grounded discourses of sovereignty that delineate boundaries between the public and private...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 44–50.
Published: 01 May 2023
... for their reception, Bersani brackets the literature on sociality and sexuality that has come before, including his own, which variously posits the homosexual and the queer as figures of radical negation. Averse to such recuperations of the sovereign self, Bersani’s bracketing instead makes space for the homoerotic...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 28–59.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the wall-screen, a noninformation surface that displays itself to enable spatial enclosure. As a self-displaying system, the positioning of ping not only signifies sociopolitical demarcation but is also bound up with the spectacular display and performance of the imperial sovereign. This meaning of ping...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Giorgio . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Trans. Heller-Roazen Daniel . Stanford : Stanford up 1998 . Balibar Étienne . The Philosophy of Marx . Trans. Turner Chris . London : Verso , 2007 . Bataille Georges . Theory of Religion . Trans. Hurley...
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differences (1991) 3 (1): 104–127.
Published: 01 April 1991
... for access to authority and the desire to avoid authority as a tainted practice rest on the uncritical acceptance of the conceptualization of authority as some kind of legitimate sovereign control exercised by someone over others; some sort of social coordination that occupies a space between coercion...
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differences (2007) 18 (3): 43–80.
Published: 01 December 2007
... neocons may seem like a dubious undertaking. The atheism of the neocons and their vision of sovereign power along centralized lines are very unlike the theonomists’ religious fervor, their general distrust of government...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
...: The Concept and the Practice” and “Technologies of Unbelonging.” Agamben, Giorgio. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen. Palo Alto: Stanford up, 1998 . ———. Means without End . Trans. Vincenzo Benetti and Cesare Casarino. Minneapolis: u of Minnesota p, 2000...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 148–178.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 149 for Aristotle’s protagonists, sovereigns all: “Oedipus, Thyestes or the illus- trious men of such families.” That twentieth-century criticism sees the protagonist’s downfall as the collapse, in her phrase, of “modern dreams...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 73–102.
Published: 01 December 2009
...-bearing individual, a monarch, an aristocracy, or a democratic assembly, the sovereign is a unified, homophonous agency empowered to represent and conform the values and desires of the (social) body in accordance with a uniform, ratio...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 180–195.
Published: 01 September 2007
....” What she has in mind is “the point of disarticulation of sovereign subjectivity,” an exploitation, to use her earlier word, of “the weakness and failure at the core of sovereignty’s self-understanding” (162). She makes use...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., or further down shore where they drift? Where the oysters and fish and mangrove roots and seeds and humans, who come and go, as do the winds, originate or end? She seems more self-evidently a mixture, not a substance. She is not, in other words, a self-evidently sovereign subject. She is a composite...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... onto an exterior, but ritualistically shed in a spirit of mortification; this mouth speaks in confident anticipation that the loathed flesh itself can and will be flayed from the body politic. By treating this mouth as an “anus political,” which does on behalf of a sovereign body the work...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., the transition to the modern has often been understood within the terms of biopolitics, as a complex shift away from the sovereign’s right to kill in favor of the management of life. Building on his claims, we find that late modernity...
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differences (2008) 19 (2): 35–53.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... According to this analysis, the problem is that the sovereignty of the nation has not been sovereign enough. The United States ought to have been an invincible line of defense, and it was not. The remedy, then, is also fairly simple...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 135–162.
Published: 01 May 2020
...: The Impossible Beyond of a Sovereign Cruelty.” In this address, Derrida examines the relation between cruelty and sovereignty through the notion of the drive, but instead of pursuing the limits of the drive by highlighting its aneconomic propensity, he extracts the notion of “indirection” as the only possibility...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 157–179.
Published: 01 September 2007
... as that of “replacing the fiction of the sovereign individual [. . .] with a view of the subject as vulnerable to pain and injury while and because it is irremediably tied to others and to social norms in its very being.” But the term...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 160–174.
Published: 01 December 2013
... when some exception has been made. Like the exception declared by a sovereign, this activity can now be abandoned and forsaken, or be pardoned and allowed to survive. The very existence of this differences...
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differences (1995) 7 (1): 146–164.
Published: 01 April 1995
... of the West in which images of the ruler have emerged which combine in different ways universality and particularity. We will successively refer to Plato's philosopher-king, to Hobbes's sovereign, to Hegel's hereditary monarch, and to Gramsci's hegemonic class. In Plato the situation is unambiguous...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 9–35.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Spinoza and Politics (Verso, 2008), The Philosophy of Marx (Verso, 2007), and Politics and the Other Scene (Verso, 2002). Translated by Stephanie Bundy stephanie bundy is a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Agamben, Giorgio. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Trans...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 137–154.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of a poetic line. But beyond morphology, I would add that the auto-reject is also the critical ethical turn of the reject since, in rejecting itself, which could involve refusing to hold on to some place or position in some sovereign fashion, it allows others to come into presence in the world...