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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 23–42.
Published: 01 November 2015
... offers an alternative point of view. Benjamin’s focus on gesture offers concrete ways of reconceptualizing both identification and disidentification. Read together with his critique of legal violence, one can also see how the gesture displays and arrests the destructive power of the state. Benjamin thus...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Translated by James Swenson Sexual Violence at the Border Borders Violence explodes at the border between Mexico and the United States, revealing the corruption that is eating away at the city as do...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 9–35.
Published: 01 December 2009
... calling tragic) that we are exposed to by the need to politically transform the existing state of things—characterized by struc- tural and circumstantial violence—though we can renounce neither the...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., and Sacred Life in Benjamin's `Critique of Violence.' ” Political Theologies . Ed. Hent de Vries. New York: Fordham up, 2006 . 201 -19. ____. “Ethical Ambivalence.” The Turn to Ethics . Ed. M. Garber and R. L. Walkowitz. New York: Routledge, 2000 . 15 -28. ____. Excitable Speech: A...
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differences (1 May 2004) 15 (1): 69–83.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., 1987 . Ziolkowski, Jan. Talking Animals. Medieval Latin Beast Poetry, 750-1150 . Philadelphia: u of Pennsylvaniap, 1993 . r. howard bloch The Wolf in the Dog: Animal Fables and State Formation...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... cultural violence; the elements of popular fantasy that animate it; the forms of modern state and transnational power the category occludes; and the ahistorical and divisive civilizational thinking it encourages. Drawing both on ethnography from one Egyptian Bedouin community in which honor is a key moral...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 250–278.
Published: 01 December 2009
... releases it from whatever previous civil-rights obligations the state may have had. In unpacking how this process works—call it autogenic violence at the level precisely of “recognition”—this article revisits Habermas's reliance on a juridically grounded base for intersubjectivity. Habermas extends the...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 90–110.
Published: 01 May 2011
... versus modernity renders certain important facts illegible, underemphasizing or ignoring the structures of power within which violence against women occurs. This simple story positions culture and feminism as opponents in a zero-sum game and presumes that women will be emancipated when they have overcome...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 82–90.
Published: 01 May 2019
... perpetrators of sexual violence in the absence of legal convictions or even criminal behavior. Both result in hyperpunitive policies that reproduce the state’s capacity to manage, regulate, police, and define what constitutes illegal forms of sex and illegal sexual subjects. This keyword will explore the...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 102–133.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 Baader-Meinhof Kinderheim “Auschwitz generation” postwar Germany historical memory aesthetics state violence Toward the end of Christian Petzold’s 2012 film Barbara , in an extended sequence taking...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 172–228.
Published: 01 May 2011
... decade. Although Turkish feminists have long worked to raise awareness of the gendered inequality and violence involved, their efforts until recently were met with stark silence. The increased attention given to honor crimes involves little interest in the patriarchal excesses that affect women across...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... “Can such a state be made to serve the interests of those upon whose powerlessness its power is erected?” (161). If the state is “male,” how can it speak for women? MacKinnon issues recurrent warnings that the state can never be the outside to women’s oppression and sexual violence. For Halley, this is...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 211–234.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of nonmeaning from which meaning is drawn, by contrast, near inaudibility is linked to a separate set of conceptual and aesthetic terms: formal gradations of pressure, tension, intensity, and force. Finally, each regime also contains within itself a theory of violence. For silence, the centrality of...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
... one's own violence, which is where Klein takes that critique fifteen years later. What starts as a question for Freud about how it is that war legitimizes a murderous representation of the other becomes, in Klein, a question about the morality of mourning. In wartime, this morality becomes political, as...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Poulomi Saha The years between 1930 and 1933 saw a dramatic rise in anticolonial violence in Bengal. Young women who participated in this violence, caught between competing masculinist discourses of colonial authorities and nationalist communities that deemed them either dupes or martyrs...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2010
... studies has turned its focus to nonhuman animals, both because of the violence they suffer at human hands and because of the difficulties humans have in assessing the extent of that violence. This article examines the animal turn by tracing three theoretical moments or trends for which the ``the animal...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 197–227.
Published: 01 May 2019
... effectively given responsibility for ending campus sexual violence is part of the larger erosion of university responsibility for campus sexual assault. In her analysis of the security state, Inderpal Grewal argues that neoliberalism is marked by a sense that “the state is unable to provide security and thus...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., always already shaped by (gendered, racialized, classed, sexual) power. This fiction of mutuality emphasizes the importance of the individual rather than structures of power, strengthening the logic of “he said, she said” in the aftermath of violence and once again leaving redress for harm largely out of...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Rebecca Wanzo This essay is an attempt to work through the nature of the cultural injury produced by the African American male celebrity—an injury that is frequently enacted as intimate violence—and to hypothesize why public accusations of such injuries so often affectively challenge black subjects...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Paradise” analyzes accretions of stories about the Assassins to see how the Assassins got their name, were believed to anticipate an Islamic paradise in the afterlife, and came to represent for the West a volatile nexus of sex and violence. This effort of literary archeology considers both Eastern and...