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differences (1 May 2003) 14 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 May 2003
... . Trans. Richard Howard. Evanston:Northwestern UP, 1972 . 213 -20. Benveniste, Émile. Problems in General Linguistics . Trans. Mary Elizabeth Meek. Coral Gables: U of Miami P, 1971 . Butler, Judith. The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1997 . Canguilhem...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 96–127.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., connected to and in varying degrees dependent on other people. This investigation of the “fetal subject” in Cartesian metaphysics reveals a relational side to the Cartesian “cogito,” a surprising revelation insofar as Descartes often takes the blame (or credit--depending on one's adherence to liberal ideals...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 10–30.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., Individualism, and the Fetal Subject .” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 19.1 ( 2008 ): 96 – 127 . veit erlmann Descartes’s Resonant Subject The reception of René Descartes’s (1596–1650) work has...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... psychoanalysis. Her current book project, “Imperial Attachments: Gender, Nation, and the Sciences of Subjectivity in Colonial and Postcolonial Bengal,” traces the encounter between imperial discourses of subjectivity and development and anticolonial discourses of resistance and self-determination in Bengal...
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differences (1 December 2001) 12 (3): 69–100.
Published: 01 December 2001
...: or, Why is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For? London: Verso, 2000 . ———. The Plague of Fantasies . London: Verso, 1997 . marcia ian The Primitive Subject of Female Bodybuilding: Transgression and...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 33–57.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Robert Hughes This essay illuminates the recent philosophy of Luce Irigaray by following how she develops her key trope of home . Thus, it elaborates her critique of a certain closed “homely” formation of man’s subjectivity and advances her thesis that woman might function as the salutary advent of...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the topic of ``sexual difference.'' Questions about transgender subjectivities afford a point of entry for thinking through the impasses and political purchase of a necessarily contestatory integration of these two domains; however, imagining this integration requires in part an analysis of each...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 151–183.
Published: 01 May 2012
...-Labarthe .” The Semblance of Subjectivity: Essays in Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory . Ed. Huhn Tom Zuidervaat Lambert . Cambridge, MA : MIT P , 1999 . 29 – 54 . ———. “ Unsympathetic Magic .” Visual Anthropology Review 9.2 ( 1993 ): 79 – 82 . Kaiwar Vasant . “ Silences in...
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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 September 1999
...JAMES A. FUJII 1999 james a . fujii is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of California, Irvine. The author of Complicit Fictions: The Subject in Modern Japanese Prose Narrative (University of California Press, 1993), he is presently working on a translated...
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differences (1 May 2001) 12 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 May 2001
...LISA WALSH 2001 lisa walsh is Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Southwestern University. Her first book, Subjects of Love and Desire:Readings of Maternity and Ethicity , is forthcoming from Rowman &Littlefield. She is currently at work on a new book on paternity and...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 81–106.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of subjectivity, a theory of “bad subjects,” that attempts to address the aporias of interpellation by making room for disobedience and resistance. The essay develops the idea of a layered subjectivity based on the overdetermined effect of contingently sequenced subjectivations and...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2015
... privacy and sealed subjectivity that enables the possibility of being a “victim” of slut-shaming, revenge porn, and similar dangers of Web 2.0. They argue that blaming the user for leaks only detracts from the systematic vulnerabilities of Web 2.0. The essay looks at the pernicious practice of “ruining...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 142–172.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Amy Tang There is perhaps no single formal practice more closely associated with contemporary culture than the repetition of images, styles, and forms from the past, and nowhere have these practices been more contentiously debated than in the cultural production of racial subjects. This essay...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 May 2010
... speakability? And what investments and theoretical suppositions attend the assertion of poverty as a position of narrative impossibility, or of asserting the impossibility, for the poor, of inhabiting a speaking subject position? Through a reading of William Vollmann's Poor People and George Orwell's Down and...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2008
... conventions and notations of such proletarian internationalist feminist texts from the global South, focusing specifically on the figure of a dispersed collective subject. It brings together contemporary protest literature published by Dabindu --a collective comprised of garment factory worker-activists and...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
... transnational ones conjoins modes of cultural subjection to an absolute devaluation of life itself. This reading of the film foregrounds the arena of the mass commodification of material bodies, resituating the foundations of capitalism within the slave trade, in contexts ranging from the sale of human organs...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Kimberly J. Lau Avatar suicide videos ritualize an avatar’s final exit from the virtual world. Focusing on such videos in the context of World of Warcraft , this essay argues first that the avatar-player relationship produces a fluid subjectivity; then, drawing on Judith Butler’s theory of...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Griselda Pollock Reading the event of feminism as a trauma both to its societies and, as important, to its potential subject—feminists—this article mounts an argument against the iterated feminist memory of warring generations and succeeding waves. Citing Elizabeth Grosz on the constant need for...
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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 2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lucie Cantin From the moment Freud first came up against repetition and the resistance of the symptom in his clinical practice and was thus forced to acknowledge a beyond of the pleasure principle that acts within the subject, the unconscious could no longer be conceived as a site of...