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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 148–178.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Nancy Armstrong; Leonard Tennenhouse This essay argues that sovereignty, both the form of government and the law it constitutes, can be understood in terms of what it keeps out and at bay—namely, historically specific forms of formlessness. Assuming that formlessness does indeed have a form...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 73–102.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Brady Thomas Heiner Among the principal demands of contemporary political theory and practice is to determine habitable alternatives to (1) the violent and falsely two-sided dynamic of sovereignty and (2) the modern equation of the unitary, self-governing entity with the human itself. This essay...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... to function. It then traces the concrete historical manifestations of this prohibition from archaic societies through the state and sovereignty to capitalism and its distinct phases. After showing that the primary referent of the prohibition of self-referentiality is blood—as in the incest prohibition...
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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 (2019) 30 (2): 115–145.
Published: 01 September 2019
... democracies and state sovereignties. The Turkish state, this article argues, wages a war against these truths by attacking women and destroying the limits that they have carved for themselves during their struggle. © 2019 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2019...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 36–53.
Published: 01 December 2009
... without centralized control or the provision of a global model.” Such a vision constructs a benign and beneficent swarm that, although it lacks differentiation and specificity, accomplishes democracy without sovereignty. Achille Mbembe points out, nonetheless, that the swarm can have a more sinister...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Mrinalini Chakravorty; Leila Neti This article reads Stephen Frears's film Dirty Pretty Things (2002) to consider the questions of subjectivation and commodification motivating postcolonial critiques of power. The authors suggest that in the film, the assertion of sovereignty is articulated through...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 28–59.
Published: 01 May 2022
... as wall-screen has shaped the construction of the Great Firewall as a technological and political project, shifting its conceptual framework from security to sovereignty. Figure 5 Screen capture of an empty page with an error message that displays the blockage of facebook.com by the Great Firewall...
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differences (1991) 3 (1): 104–127.
Published: 01 April 1991
..." (Clifford 132). Authority and the authoritative, in short, become signs of sovereignty. Conceptualized in this sense, both authority and the authoritative establish boundaries; they become imperatives of territoriality. My contention is that we feminists have been unaware of the continued connection between...
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differences (2008) 19 (2): 35–53.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... ——— “ Racism and Nationalism .” Balibar and Wallerstein 37 -68. Balibar, Étienne, and Immanuel Wallerstein. Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities . London: Verso, 1991 . Bartelson, Jens. A Genealogy of Sovereignty . Cambridge: Cambridge up, 1995 . Beck, Ulrich. Risk Society: Towards a New...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 20–46.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of our culture, but rather, in the sense of a conception of political power that resides in having sovereignty over the images and phrases that circulate within the arena of public media traffic even while it produces a mediatized...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2016
... reserve for Bataille is a “limitless negation” (183). Only as such does it open onto what he identifies as sovereignty, where sovereignty entails the unbinding from our habitual “solidarity” with the social, an unbinding he sees as distinctive of “the world of sexual truths” in which we experience nothing...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 44–50.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of the ordinary. They would not mean something all that different. For both, the key is this: what they want to bracket always retains too much sovereignty. When sovereignty is what the world steals, it is hard not to desire it. But sovereignty is also what kills—what kills in the first place as well as what...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 125–162.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... I attempt to read the contours, some of the limits and intersec- tions, of representation, sovereignty, technolog y, a nnihilation, and the human in the context of the return, or perhaps persistence, of biopolitical...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Tennenhouse question the notion that tragedy, even in the early modern period, is centered on the sovereign individual. They examine first the drama of the early seventeenth century, with its decentering of every form of sovereignty...
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differences (2004) 15 (2): 54–90.
Published: 01 September 2004
...) to the general welfare of society. Indeed, the Milanese refuse not only the fantasy of sovereignty that characterizes inherited understandings of freedom, but also the logic of utility or expediency that presses woman’s claim to freedom...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 135–162.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of economy in relation to violence, responsibility, and sovereignty as they coalesce in his work on the death penalty. To this end, the aim of this essay is twofold: first, to trace the movement of Derrida’s late engagements with psychoanalysis, specifically with the concept of the death drive, to show how...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 64–89.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and the Reproduction of State Sovereignty: The Impact of Visa Policies on Turkish Immigrants from Bulgaria .'' Alternatives 34.4 ( 2009 ): 203 – 27 . Kirisci Kemal . `` Migration and Turkey: The Dynamics of State, Society, and Politics .'' Cambridge History of Turkey . Ed. Kasaba Resat . Vol. 4...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 157–179.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the same as to constitute? And what might we make, instead, of the turn to a practice of nonviolence if we understand the relationship between the position of sovereignty and that of vulnerability not as that of a rival ontology...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 115–151.
Published: 01 September 2020
... be placed under constant surveillance and control, trapping them in a space in which they must always be disappearing” (5). In effect, “settler sovereignty” enacts a “future-oriented desire” to cultivate its own life and reproduction at the expense of the “unmodern” natives who cannot effectively...
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