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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 September 1999
... . DANIEL COTTOM Orifices Extended in Space At the center of the painting, or at once everywhere and nowhere, geometry is mortified. Hung ever so slightly off kilter, its right wing curling toward...
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differences (1 May 2002) 13 (1): 96–127.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... Ditchev, Ivaylo. “Erotika na komunizma” [The Erotic of Communism] . Spasov 153 –60. ———. “Literalisms.” Kiossev 3 –9. Foucault, Michel. “Of Other Spaces.” diacritics 16.1 ( 1986 ): 22 –27. Fraser, Nancy. Justice Interruptus. Critical Reflections on the “Postsocialist” Condition . New...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 126–147.
Published: 01 May 2019
... conceptions of black erotic freedom. Given that both silence and publicity are fraught spaces for black sexual injury and its redress, this essay posits that a discursive and material space like what Kevin Quashie has theorized as “the quiet” offers black women and the black feminist imagination alternative...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 276–299.
Published: 01 December 2011
... classifications require and enroll sonic technology of various kinds. Modes of hearing are thus embodied and exteriorized in new ways, and the automated ear and the supplemented machine may figure, not necessarily on opposite sides, in sonically articulated struggles for space. This article explores a series of...
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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 2019) 30 (1): 197–227.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jennifer C. Nash “Pedagogies of Desire” explores how women’s studies—a field that has long engaged sex as a space steeped in power, hierarchy, and inequality—has come to invest in affirmative consent as the sexual ethic that can produce sex as a territory free of violence. This essay explores that...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 59–89.
Published: 01 December 2008
... foreclosure (or forgetting) of the negative ground. Housekeeping is only incidentally about outsiders who escape the conventional world and insiders who do not. In the first instance it concerns the space of un knowing, where we always are, or live, however normative our actions or emphatic our positions (or...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 9–41.
Published: 01 December 2012
... geometer Daina Taimina to make wooly reefs, with the aim of drawing attention to the menace that climate change poses to the world’s coral reefs. Hyperbolic crochet is a method of fabricating models of hyperbolic geometry, a kind of non-Euclidean geometric space characterized by negative curvature. Many...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 206–223.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Karen Barad This essay explores the act of touching as it takes place in physical matter, in theorizing, and in the productive spaces where the two are indistinguishable. First, the author considers how feminist theory goes about touching science and unpacks touch as an act that reveals the self...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
... melancholy gender, the author contends that this subjectivity enables a recognition of the same-sex love and desire prohibited by heterosexist culture through an enactment of its loss. As such, avatar suicide videos dramatize death in order to create an important space of public grieving in which the...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 May 2018
... characters. The films draw our attention as much to the gestures of stuff’s accumulation as they do to the frustrating impossibility of complete disposal. They depict throwing things away as an anxious activity with unstable parameters that threatens human agency and subjectivity. In the narrative space of...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 43–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Warren Montag In his commentary on what he calls Althusser’s dramaturgy, Étienne Balibar notes the importance of theater as a metaphor and in its literal, material existence as an organized space in which both visibility and invisibility are staged. This essay attempts to explore the importance of...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... structurally committed to mother-hating and mother-blaming, the article explores psychoanalytical foundations for the ethical questions of responsibility in the common but always historically differentiated struggle to incite and sustain the spaces of democratic subjectivities imagined beyond the paradigms of...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
... only offered women a space to laugh safely but also represented a potential visual cure to nervous hysteria. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 gender laughter early cinema hysteria modernity Between hysterical laughter and gasping...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 139–149.
Published: 01 December 2008
... in them. In the light of a staged encounter between Butler and Irigaray, Stone widens the conceptual space within Butler's project, into which she drops an alternative, reconfiguring understanding of Butler's work as requiring an absent concept: original, multiple, self-differentiating nature. She...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2011
... oppositions: wakefulness/sleep; inside/outside; cause/disruption of causality; floating/fixation, location/dislocation; time/space; one/multiple; duration/intermittency, sound/silence; subject/Other; reality/fantasy, meaningless/meaning; sound/voice; “being and time,” “being and nothingness,” “being and event...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Christopher Lee Foregrounding the link between the postmodern spatial turn and the geopolitics of the Cold War, this essay reconsiders the primacy of space and visuality in the postwar global imaginary through an examination of sound and rhythm. Henri Lefebvre’s writings on the everyday mobilize...
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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 204–227.
Published: 01 September 1999
...CHRIS CULLENS 1999 chris cullens is a German/English comparativist and an independent scholar who resides in San Francisco. Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space . Trans. Maria Jolas. Boston, Mass.: Beacon P, 1994 Berger, Jon. Ways of Seeing . Harmondsworth:Penguin, 1972...
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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 134–152.
Published: 01 September 1999
... never regards space as ideologically neutral: “Every typical space is created by typical social relations which are expressed in such a space without the disturbing intervention of consciousness. Everything that consciousness ignores...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 161–196.
Published: 01 December 2012
... space. Some have “teeth,” fused bunches of cilia that allow them to “bite” their food, while others resemble swim- ming sacs with a cavernous mouth to engulf prey whole. We terrestrial, vertebrate, upright Homo sapiens do not easily identify with flexible and fungible ctenophores. Even our...