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differences (1 December 2001) 12 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2001
... . Adamson, Jane, Richard Freadman, and David Parker. Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theory . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999 . Anonymous Queers. “Queers Read This: I Hate Straights.” The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics . Ed. Larry Gross and...
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differences (1 December 2002) 13 (3): 24–63.
Published: 01 December 2002
...]. Kobayashi Hideo o koete [Overcoming Kobayashi Hideo]. Ed. Karatani Kôjin and Nakagami Kenji. Tokyo: Kawade shobô, 1979 . 139 –86. Nihon Eiga Kantoku Zenshû [Dictionary of Japanese film directors]. Tokyo: Kinema Junpô Sôkan, 1976 . Noguchi, Takehiko. Tanizaki Jun'ichirôron [Theory of...
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differences (1 September 2003) 14 (2): 134–170.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother.”PMLA 117 ( 2002 ): 265 -77. Butler, Judith. “Melancholy Gender/Refused Identification.” The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1997 . 132 -50. Callahan, John F. The Illusions of a Nation: Myth and History in the Novels of F...
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differences (1 May 2005) 16 (1): 126–146.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Powers Debates (University Press of Kansas, 1992) and is currently completing a book entitled Who's Your Daddy? Constitutional Parody, Queer Theory, and Popular Culture . Bell, Derrick. And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice . New York: Basic, 1987 . ____. Faces at the...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
... narratives about the legacy of deconstructive theory. Just as Shakespeare's second tetralogy reinforces the submission of pleasure to use and vanity to virtue, so have critics tended to redeem the forms of pleasure for which deconstruction has been routinely vilified. Because the demand for ethical...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sylvia Schafer This article reflects on the relief with which mainstream historical scholarship has distanced itself in the last decade or so from serious engagements with the so-called linguistic turn of the later twentieth century. This twenty-first-century repudiation of theory continually...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 151–183.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of mimesis might safeguard against some of the philosophical pitfalls within Chakrabarty’s formulation, and revisits Fanon for an explication of a theory of mimesis and difference that may be the grounds for a renewed understanding of historical difference. The essay makes a case for the relevance of...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 May 2015
... carved up oppositionally into ever smaller parcels. Universalism continued to describe a reality in which people are not identities, but its insight was ignored. And so they lived unhappily ever after . The burning question in relation to queer theory today is whether or not its capaciousness has...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daniel Wilson Freud first theorizes the drive through Wilhelm Fliess’s theory of bisexuality, which proposes that human life is structured by the periodic expression of a masculine and a feminine substance. Long after his break with Fliess, Freud maintains elements of Fliess’s theory, arguing that...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Wendy Brown Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2006 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. wendy brown teaches political theory at the University of California, Berkeley...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 88–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... New York: Schocken, 1969 . 253 -64. Brown, Wendy. States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity . Princeton: Princeton up, 1995 . Habermas, Jürgen. The Theory of Communicative Action , Vol. 2 . Trans. Thomas McCarthy. Boston: Beacon, 1987 . Hewitt, Andrew. “A Feminine...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Emily Apter Taking Julia Kristeva's “Women's Time” as its point of departure, this article considers contemporary feminist theory and its contributions to recent theoretical paradigms of temporality. From Kristeva's understanding of women's subjectivity in relation to “linear time as the time of...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Racializing “whiteness,” this essay asks whether a male-authored work, which contains no black characters of consequence, is nevertheless fair game for a black feminist reading. What happens to the text of the white male “other” when it is read through the lens of black feminist theory? Brown University and...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
... concept provides an event with an incorporeal lining, a virtual force that enables the event to give way to new and unpredictable effects. Feminist theory has produced a profound concept that has not yet been adequately understood: the concept of sexual difference, which has been elaborated in most detail...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 124–136.
Published: 01 May 2010
... ( 2006 ): 316 -27. ———, dir. The Tailenders . Dist. New Day Films, 2006 . Jakobsen, Janet R., and Ann Pellegrini, eds. Secularisms . Durham: Duke up, 2008 . King, Richard. Orientalism and Religion: Post-colonial Theory, India, and the Mystic East . New York: Routledge, 1999 . Kwon...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 149–160.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lee Edelman This essay explores the recurrent forgetting of the instability that difference introduces into the realm of theory. Using works by Paul de Man, Barbara Johnson, and Todd Haines as reference points, the author suggests that the reification of difference as specific, identifiable...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Out in Paris and London , the author asks whether there is a paucity of theory about poverty in contemporary discourses of identity and why that might be so. Orwell and Vollmann each offer a moralist anti-aesthetic and suspicion of rhetorical complexity commonly found in literary representations of...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 1–8.
Published: 01 December 2012
...: Affective Ecologies and the Sciences of Plant/Insect Encounters .” Roosth and Schrader 74 – 118 . Kirby Vicki . “ Initial Conditions .” Roosth and Schrader 197 – 205 . Margulis Lynn Sagan Dorion . Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species . New York : Basic , 2002...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Samia Vasa A psychoanalytic reading of Catharine MacKinnon’s Toward a Feminist Theory of the State brings into focus her overwhelmingly queer-negative investment in sexuality. This essay considers select parts of her book to argue that MacKinnon ends up repeating what she claims to end: the...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth Cowie This contribution to the twentieth anniversary issue of difference s asks: What would not be theory? And what theory now? How does the contingent and conjunctural moment interact with or determine our theory and the understanding we seek from our theories? If theories are a form of...