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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Lynne Joyrich This piece analyzes the history and discussions of “trigger warnings” (or “content warnings”) in the college classroom in light of the originating history and discussions of such warnings in media fan cultures—particularly in women’s and queer fan productions surrounding television...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... contestations over its rules of sexual engagement, including deliberations on the Larry Nassar case, the complexity of “consent” as a property-based ethics, the pedagogy of “trigger warnings,” and the difficulties facing institutional feminism as it seeks to found and promote a university culture free of sexual...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 55–103.
Published: 01 May 2013
... our political sympathies and energies without triggering the quarantining moralism—the liberal logic—of the figure of the consenting adult. The first part of this essay, “Offending Sex in Orleans Parish,” describes a legal peculiarity and its ensuing politicization that is the motivating case study of...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 157–188.
Published: 01 May 2019
... dynamics. A few more notes about this essay’s vocabulary: I privilege the word victim over survivor throughout this essay. I draw frequently from statements made by Nassar’s victims and their families as recorded by journalists and in police reports and court filings. This is, in essence, a trigger...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
... unnatural, obscene, dangerous, and potentially lethal. Excessive, embodied, and involuntary laughter was simply not meant for women’s bodies, because it might kill them (and often did). 1 Death from laughter thereby represented a warning to women, a gendered deterrent from laughing in either the public...
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differences (1 December 2005) 16 (3): 35–40.
Published: 01 December 2005
... his work. A little background. I’ve started to go to reunions, marking dates and periods. Such events trigger memories that well up and com- plicate even as they elucidate how one came to be who one is. I was born...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 19–43.
Published: 01 December 2017
... range from ordering tiles on a screen to intricate narratives involving hundreds of characters; and from chess with ai to single- or multiple-player strategy games and online shooters. As a result, it is all but impossible to make a general claim about video games without triggering examples that...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., as scholars we have long understood that recognition always takes place within a field of legibility that is always partial and contingent, producing both an absence and an excess of interpretation. In her foundational essay, “The Evidence of Experience,” Joan Scott warns us about assuming an...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
... calls “the virtue of forgetting in the digital age” (130). He warns that digital technologies such as those designed by Memories for Life scientists may create a world that does n0t allow us to forget. This entrapment in our past...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 May 2018
... noirish sublime of deep violence. A menacing pile-up of consumer goods appears undead in Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg, 1982 ), where the slapdash waste disposal schemes of greedy suburban real-estate investors trigger an attack by violent apparitions hell-bent on reclaiming the...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the Berlin Wall. She did so without denouncing me. She warned me, even though she was a Party member, against seeking a coproduction with the gdr. “They will only approve a film that puts her on a pedestal, just like our film about Clara Zetkin,” she warned me. I took her warnings seriously...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
... if you watch the video closely, you can see the bodyguard hit the emergency stop switch, on the twelfth floor, “presumably to keep the fight private” (“Jay-Z”). In the hours after the elevator footage was released, reports abounded attempting to explain what triggered Solange’s attack. Questions...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 172–181.
Published: 01 September 2013
... (3)  “movement” a profound and widespread social impact. This movement, led by nongovernment academics, was triggered by the publi- cation of my article “The Progress of Humanity and Women’s Liberation” in 1983. It is a shame...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 97–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...: The literature of narcissism does not satisfy the desire for a workable program for social change, but it does offer the warn- ing that any political program that ignores the ways in which the...
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differences (1 May 2007) 18 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., warned a patron desirous of purchasing a Cinématographe that it was an “invention without a future” (qtd. in Chardère 313). Rather than myths of essential origins, historical research...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... . 1 – 82 . “ ‘Gay’ Baby Triggers Row .” Sydney Morning Herald 24 Oct. 2007 . Gelman David . “ Born or Bred? ” Newsweek 24 Feb. 1992 : 46 – 53 . Goldensohn Lorrie . Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry . New York : Columbia UP , 1991 . Halperin...
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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 153–176.
Published: 01 September 1999
..., in turn, to a profound distrust of vision, and theorists working in advanced industrial nations have accord- ingly adopted critical approaches that warn about the danger, indeed the untrustworthiness, of vision as both a spontaneous...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 59–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... it has become. For me it was the first time I read The White Album, the way Joan Didion’s words crept inside of me and took up residence, began a word-ecosystem that still lives in there more than a decade later. She warns us early on, too early, maybe, as we didn’t have time to hide, of the...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
... visually, stories in which he often configured himself as an alien other. When his character in the Thriller video states, “I’m not like other guys,” he evokes both heterosexual romance scripts of the exceptional soul mate and the generic convention in thrillers and horror narratives that warn the...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2010