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differences (2014) 25 (2): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., and thinking coincide, this essay recasts the concerns about “Foucault’s politics” that have never ceased to vex his readers throughout the thirty years since his death and asks instead whether Foucault, given his recurrent interest, was implicitly proffering his own philosophical practice as a psychagogical...
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differences (2004) 15 (2): 152–171.
Published: 01 September 2004
... mustafa abusharaf Narrating Feminism: The Woman Question in the Thinking of an African Radical Tracing a chronology involves creating a narrative history, but there is always more than one way to tell a story...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Simon Critchley This article considers the state of the humanities, particularly in disciplines like philosophy, in light of the institutional structure of the university. Arguing that the bureaucratization of the contemporary university is thwarting learning and thinking, the author suggests...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of “missingness” constitutive of subjectivity. Various theorizations of difference, through concepts such as patriarchy or racism, come up against the problem of how difference can be different for us now. What, then, is the relation of the event to thinking the new? In her concluding discussion of Clio Barnard's...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 61–69.
Published: 01 September 2015
... by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. emigranto banality of evil secularization Hannah Arendt The opening credits to Margarethe von Trotta’s 2012 film Hannah Arendt appear against a black background accompanied by a subliminal sound that we might think...
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differences (2002) 13 (2): 1–34.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Theories of Will . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1995 . Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One's Own . 1929. San Diego: Harcourt, 1981 . kathryn schwarz The Wrong Question: Thinking through Virginity...
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differences (2003) 14 (2): 27–48.
Published: 01 September 2003
... at the University of Virginia. Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World . New York: Harper, 1998 . Adam, Alison. Artificial Knowing: Gender and the Thinking Machine . New York: Routledge, 1998 . Berlinski, David. The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 121–131.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Arendt while thinking and to reconfigure this activity with or against Arendt. The challenge of depicting thinking is one that Pamela Katz, the screenwriter, and Margarethe von Trotta, the director, confronted in the making of the film. Had they followed Arendt’s own arguments about herself and about...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 244–251.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Michael Lucey In Thoughts and Things , Bersani juxtaposes Jean Genet’s novel, Our Lady of the Flowers with some of Pierre Bourdieu’s thinking about how naming works. Bersani finds in Genet’s novel a moment of unnamability that is, for him, a challenge to the legitimating naming power of the state...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 197–227.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that question as a strategy for considering one of the myriad challenges facing institutional feminism. In thinking through this question, the author bridges two scholarly conversations: first, a set of persistent conversations in women’s studies about the politics and ethics of feminism’s institutional...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 194–208.
Published: 01 May 2010
... innovations? The author turns to Gayle Rubin's two canonical essays (“The Traffic in Women” and “Thinking Sex”) to explore one route by which biology became the underbelly of feminist and queer theory: how it became both a disreputable mode of explanation and a site of political vulnerability. Of particular...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 34–52.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Gerhard Richter This article pursues the possibility of a non-reified thinking in the act of “rescuing” through critique. If the objective of such thinking were to rescue something without thereby becoming affirmative, to retain something that is about to disappear for good without thereby becoming...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 106–120.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Adi Ophir Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt offers a brilliant cinematic interpretation of one of the most pivotal chapters in Hannah Arendt’s life and work, the Eichmann trial. The author argues that the film correctly assumes that Arendt’s thinking on evil underwent an important change during...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 68–95.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as a hegemonic other. Central here is Lorde’s navigation of the notion of family —and the black heterosexual companionate unit—that haunts the imagining of black freedom. Indeed, Lorde’s thinking overcomes the troubled calculus of domesticity by asserting relationality not through the twoness of coupling...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 119–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kyoo Lee “What does queer feminism bring to sexual thinking and practice today that is surprising and transformative?” Lynne Huffer asks in Are the Lips a Grave? This essay on queer fem(inist) “lipthink” seeks to elucidate how and where, in Huffer’s ethics of eros, the post-Cartesian-Foucaultian...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 58–85.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of nonrepresentational art solves in advance some key problems that Freud had in accounting for the modernism of his day. Though Worringer and Freud did not appear to ever engage with each other, their two central concepts share a high degree of compatibility, and it is possible to think of Worringer’s urge...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 39–68.
Published: 01 September 2021
... for thinking through the satisfactions of anticolonialism. 5 For an analysis of the benevolent and paternalist positioning of James Talboys Wheeler in relation to Zinat Mahal’s daughter-in-law Zumanee Begum, see Farooqui . 6 Burmese box identified by Divia Patel (Senior Curator, South Asia, v...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 59–89.
Published: 01 December 2008
... difference. “Keeping” house, then, is figured in leaving it, at a formal level of indistinction between inside and outside. At this level, the novel suggests a model for thinking agency, or decision, predicated on the uncertainty of identification and the need for self-critical reflection on the thetic...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Anne Anlin Cheng This article meditates on the possibility of thinking about both psychoanalysis and contemporary critical analysis without the drive toward symptomatic reading. It argues that the instrumental expectation placed on the diagnosis of symptoms (of illness and of ideology alike...
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differences (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 discourse's...