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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
... precisely this way, thereby linking it with the possibilities of film as a particularly indexical, intercorporeal medium for shocking and reorganizing the senses. This rethinking of screen as a kind of skin in turn enables Julien to confront sadomasochistic role playing, in which players take up the signs...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2010
... studies has turned its focus to nonhuman animals, both because of the violence they suffer at human hands and because of the difficulties humans have in assessing the extent of that violence. This article examines the animal turn by tracing three theoretical moments or trends for which the ``the animal...
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differences (1 May 2001) 12 (1): 17–49.
Published: 01 May 2001
... book project, which has to do with the way novels write us and we in turn read them. Althusser, Louis. “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses(Notes towards an Investigation).” Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays . Trans. Ben Brewster. New York: Monthly Review P, 1971 . 127 –86...
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differences (1 September 2006) 17 (2): 64–95.
Published: 01 September 2006
... . katherine rudolph The Linguistic Turn Revisited: On Time and Language In the Continental philosophical tradition, as well as the ana- lytic, there is general agreement that the most important turn philosophy took in the...
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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 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 103–147.
Published: 01 December 2009
... group formation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It turns to the work of Freud in order to propose an analysis of the “corporate ego,” joining Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) and Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (1921) with the work of the sociologist of science Bruno Latour...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 December 2013
... on Jacques Derrida, Thomas Keenan, and Maurice Blanchot, among others, the essay understands this passing as a duplicitous logic (that is, one involving a fold, a lag, and a return that precedes a turn) that has the animal standing on certain telling thresholds vis-à-vis the whole, responsible (human...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 161–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Explicit in Edelman's essay is the point that difference is meaningful insofar as it testifies to a turning or torquing ethics of reading that demands that we contemplate but not acquire the disfigurations it compels. In its critical illegibility, difference is neither a model nor an apparatus that can be...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Christopher Lee Foregrounding the link between the postmodern spatial turn and the geopolitics of the Cold War, this essay reconsiders the primacy of space and visuality in the postwar global imaginary through an examination of sound and rhythm. Henri Lefebvre’s writings on the everyday mobilize...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 101–126.
Published: 01 December 2013
... different types of aesthetic production and consumption that cannot obtain; and it overlooks the crucial contribution of individual labor to the accumulation and exchange of cultural capital. If we turn our attention from nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe to early modern (Ming and Qing) China, the...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Digital games demand new ways of perceiving and working. They seem to matter to the unfolding of the twenty-first-century everyday, even if we do not always recognize precisely how they matter. Following an introduction to the cultural significance of digital games in the present moment, this essay turns...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 124–136.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth A. Castelli Religion has long been the object of theorization, and the history of this theorization is grounded in a history of making sense of difference. After a brief survey of this history, this essay considers the religious turn in contemporary philosophy, the increasing attention to...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 149–160.
Published: 01 May 2010
... differences marks the inescapable turning away from the absence, the difference from identity, the insistence of exclusion as such that difference tries to address. Arguing in this way against certain versions of historicism and multiculturalism, the author refers back to the moment when the journal...
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differences (1 May 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 (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 19–43.
Published: 01 December 2017
... ancient epic poem, not just of the Nordic sagas and of medieval epic, which are more immediately related, but, in fact, of Homeric epic. Understanding video games as an evolving art form, the essay turns to intertextuality and to Judith Butler’s analysis of “staged interpellation” and performative...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 May 2018
...-dimensional enfoldings. The essay develops the concept of molecular poetics in order to formulate how a materialist approach to poetics, configured within the recent theoretical turn toward the nonhuman in the humanities, can remain sensitive to the complex aesthetic dimensions of the irresolvably nondualist...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... narrative temporality that give form to grief as an impersonal affect in contrast to the sentimentality and interpersonal relationality through which the text is often read. The last part of the article advocates for a turn from the nonrelationality of the antisocial thesis in queer theory to a theory of...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 137–154.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Irving Goh This essay presents a critique of Luce Irigaray’s contribution to Through Vegetal Being , one of several contemporary theoretical works involving a “turn to plant life.” Irigaray there adopts a “reject” position drawn from her intellectual life that she sees as well in plant life, still...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Andrea Long Chu This essay argues that feminism is impossible. After examining a recent #MeToo episode—a bad sexual encounter between actor Aziz Ansari and a woman named Grace—as a case study in feminist disappointment, the essay turns to several key seventies feminist texts to reconstruct their...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 178–197.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Éric Fassin In transatlantic sex wars, gender is supposedly alien to French culture, as if it were essentially American. This nationalist cliché can be turned upside down if one takes language seriously. Gender is not only, but it is also, a grammatical term, especially in French. It is omnipresent...