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differences (2012) 23 (2): 20–41.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Commentators and stakeholders diverge over definitions of good and bad treatment, but everyone wants to feel comfortable—whether with sexually ambiguous anatomies, infant genital surgery, the identity “intersex,” or the nomenclature of “disorders of sex development.” This multidisciplinary article critically...
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differences (2001) 12 (1): 112–140.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., the most drastic type of genital surgery performed on girls. Before I proceed, a brief overview of the ritual in Africa, in general, and Sudan, in particular, will help put this material in context. Female Circumcision...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 76–105.
Published: 01 September 1999
... as just another word for what the dictionary defines as “a source of evil and anguish” is to massively deny the reality of mutilating surgery, chemotherapy, hair loss, pain, and hospice care, but also, and more importantly, to freight an already...
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differences (2002) 13 (2): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2002
... symptoms, then Lane resorted to the radical surgery that he became famous for: “what he called the ‘short- circuit operation,’ the bypassing of the large intestine from the point where it’s joined by the small intestine (a common site...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 0.1 percent is a decent “guesstimate”). So a bimodal distribution of genitalia still exists even though it is not absolute. And, of course, this form of bimodality does not demand that nonconforming individuals be “fixed” by surgery. pt: A nearly bimodal distribution of genital forms does...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., whom Sneaky has been trying to recruit to carry out the organ harvesting, agrees to perform Senay’s surgery. With the cooperation of Juliette and Guo Yi, Okwe’s friend who is a porter in a London morgue, the team drugs Sneaky...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
... his skin, allegedly in response to vitiligo, and undergoing plastic surgeries to obtain features dissimilar to those of many people of African descent, he appears to have been retreating from blackness. But his physical and behavioral transformations cannot be contained by the classically problematic...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of cosmetic surgeries for example),” it is eager to celebrate transgender “as futurity itself, a kind of heroic fulfillment of the postmodern promises of gender flexibility” ( Halberstam, In a Queer 18–19 ). By undergoing a personal renaissance later in life, the fictitious and real characters...
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differences (2008) 19 (2): 127–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., at the center or origin, in the heart of life. Bataille’s open wound prefigures the specter of what Derrida calls the “unimaginable” scene of touching one’s own heart, of an “operation of open-heart surgery on oneself” (On Touching 267...
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differences (2004) 15 (3): 123–156.
Published: 01 December 2004
... -62. Hanlon, Vincent. “Körperwelten/Body Worlds.” cmaj 169.1 (8 July 2003 ): 52 -53. Harcourt, Glenn. “Andreas Versalius and the Anatomy of Antique Sculpture.” Representations 17 ( 1987 ): 28 -61. Hirschauer, Stefan. “The Manufacture of Bodies in Surgery.” Social Studies of Science...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 September 1999
...: A Case Study of the Ambiguities of Risk.” Anthropology and Epidemiology:Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Health and Disease . Ed. Craig B. Janes, Ron Stall, and Sandra M. Gifford. Boston: D. Reidel, 1986 . 213 –46. Gorman, Christine. “Radical Surgery.” Time 25 Jan. 1999 : 83...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 96–127.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Anatomy of Fetal Surgery . New Brunswick: Rutgers up, 1998 . Chodorow, Nancy. “Toward a Relational Individualism: The Mediation of Self through Psychoanalysis.” Reconstructing Individualism . Ed. Thomas C. Heller, Morton Sosna, and David Wellbery. Stanford: Stanford up, 1986 . 197 -207...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the history of her body in the present time of her performance: its desires and its diseases, its abnormal growths and its injuries, its treatments and its surgeries, its birthing and its aging. These are the genres of physical semiotics through which Shaw replays the roguish dimensions of butch noir. Shaw’s...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... transition) have actually got anything to do with something of such sublime theological importance as the castration complex. For Slavoj Žižek, indeed, actual bottom surgery is merely another failed attempt to circumvent the castration complex in the Symbolic domain where it truly belongs: “[O]ne can...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
... his gender confirmation surgery, this Ignacio might seem to embody the condition of division he expressed in La visita , yet the corporeal transformation he anticipates aims to resolve, not affirm, such division; it aims, that is, to realize Ignacio’s idealization as desired object. The division...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 107–125.
Published: 01 December 2006
... ranging from robotics to biotechnology patents to stem cell research. Today, the class of owners themselves (the former “masters”) may seek out self-objectification through plas- tic surgery, becoming more...
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differences (2003) 14 (3): 112–135.
Published: 01 December 2003
... for the neighbor.) And when a friend was scheduled for cancer surgery on Sept. 11, 2001, Mrs. Schlag recalled, her husband bought two copies of the bic yclist Lance Ar mstrong’s autobiog raphy and told his...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the practice of building an archive, that an e-subject with an e-memory is constructed. In 1983, Bell suffered a cardiac arrest and spent ten days in a coma followed by double bypass surgery. He refers to this moment...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 157–188.
Published: 01 May 2019
... to unnecessary medical interventions, including surgery, to bring their bodies into compliance with arbitrary standards of gender difference based on junk science (Karkazis and Jordan-Young). All of the forms of violence I describe in the above paragraph have been framed in terms of care and protection (e.g...