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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 93–108.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Dong Limin This essay examines the ways a gender studies perspective has been applied in Chinese academic reflections on China’s socialist culture and practice during the so-called Seventeen-Year Period, which spanned from the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 to the beginning of...
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Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 3 “Clownism” from Clinical Studies in Hystero-Epilepsy or Grand Hysteria by Paul Richer (1881) . The Wellcome Library, London. Figure 3. “Clownism” from Clinical Studies in Hystero-Epilepsy or Grand Hysteria by Paul Richer (1881). / The Wellcome Library, London.
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
... politics now institutionalized in queer studies under the rubric of antinormativity. By focusing on Sedgwick’s appetite for incoherence, the double bind, and nondialectical understandings of contradiction, this essay studies the elegant and cogent model of reading found in Sedgwick’s work in order to value...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Heather Love The appearance of deviance as a fact of social life—a permanent and unavoidable feature of social life and an object of study for the social scientist—distinguishes postwar deviance studies from the antimethod, anti-institutional, and antinormative field of queer studies. While...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Clare Hemmings As a way of trying to ensure that feminism remains accountable and inclusive, there is an institutional tendency to multiply the subjects and objects of inquiry within women’s and gender studies. While sympathetic to this impulse, this essay also recognizes that such pluralization...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 103–124.
Published: 01 September 2016
... “the terror of gendering”: when the threat to life replaces the plurality of compulsions of various gendered norms. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 academic feminism gender studies différend intervention pluralization sexual minorities This...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the economic and epistemic constraints at play in both academic and political spheres, pleading for territories to be recaptured. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 feminist theory hospitality Jacques Derrida Donna Haraway territory...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 172–181.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Progress of Humanity and Women’s Women’s Liberation” (人类进步与妇女解放) published in Marxist Studies (马克思主义研究) in 1983, which Li claims was the first theoretical article on women to appear in a mainstream authoritative journal in mainland China. Li agrees with Barlow’s characterization of one of her two...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 156–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
...David Golumbia In 2003, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak published Death of a Discipline, an exhortation to create “an inclusive comparative literature,” one that “takes the languages of the Southern Hemisphere as active cultural media rather than as objects of cultural study.” To many literary scholars...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lingzhen Wang The study of Chinese women and gender since the late 1970s and early 1980s has profoundly enriched and complicated gender research and feminist theory. This special issue of differences brings together six essays and one commentary that showcase, from a variety of critical...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 93–106.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Humanities computing has historically differentiated itself from media and cultural studies, defining itself as a field that uses computational methods to address humanities research questions rather than exploring the impact of computation on culture and the humanities. I call for a movement that would go...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Tara McPherson This piece considers some recent variations on the debate around the role of cultural theory within the digital humanities, code studies, and platform studies in order to argue for a theoretically explicit form of digital praxis within the digital humanities. It takes seriously Gary...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anne Emmanuelle Berger From its founding, women’s and gender studies developed along a transatlantic epistemological and geopolitical axis. An interdisciplinary field, it fostered difficult conversations among disciplines that had each developed its own conceptual language. Women’s and gender...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 62–78.
Published: 01 September 2016
... implications for futurity in the sense of what is to come in the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies? Does gender, in effect, confirm the mischaracterization, repeated obsessively in the u.s. academy especially, of women’s studies as an identity formation rather than as a field that questions the...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Anne Fausto-Sterling This dialogue between Anne Fausto-Sterling and Priscille Touraille revisits some of the essential issues in the confrontation between the different disciplinary epistemologies of gender studies and biology. Basing their conversation on the work developed by Fausto-Sterling...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 21–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ann duCille Marriage, like family, has been a contested term in African American historical, sociological, and cultural studies. This essay surveys and interrogates the dominant literature on black intimacy, coupling, and family life in the slave community from the publication of E. Franklin...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Ewa Plonowska Ziarek Building on studies that recover suffrage as an important political, historical, and cultural phenomenon, this article considers the political implications of the British suffragettes' redefinition of the right to vote as the right to revolt. Such a definition means that the...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Shanna T. Carlson In response to concerns voiced by Judith Butler and Joan Copjec regarding the possible incompatibility of the discourses of Lacanian psychoanalysis and gender studies, this paper argues that gender studies and Lacanian psychoanalysis can hope for a meeting ground precisely around...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 10–30.
Published: 01 December 2011
... relationship of the emerging field of sound studies to Descartes’s views of the sense of hearing. Descartes’s acoustic studies and anatomical work on the fetus reveal a persistent concern with resonance. But instead of subsuming resonance and its rich metaphorical field (which comprises vibration, sympathy...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 132–155.
Published: 01 May 2014
... essay suggests that we reconsider some of the most important debates in u.s.-based literary and cultural studies during the last two decades and imagine them as genealogically sprung from this bifurcation in responses to linguistic diversity during the formation of the idea of Europe. Over the last...