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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 128–167.
Published: 01 May 2008
... materiality of human uniqueness together with its necessary relationality and vulnerability. Sceptical of postmodern, poststructuralist, and deconstructive theories that share a refusal of ontology and an avoidance of metaphysical closure, Cavarero points out that such a refusal tends to think ontology as...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Gayle Salamon This essay considers the difficulties of representing poverty, its conditions and phenomenology, in narrative and asks after the relation between language and poverty. Are there unique pressures on narrative when it is asked to describe deprivation? What are the conditions of its...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... understand the logic that underlies these different effects. To this end, we need to pay special attention to shame; for shame, uniquely, comes into existence as a profound discordance with its own instantiation. timothy bewes is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Brown University...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 161–196.
Published: 01 December 2012
... romanticized nature in opposition to human culture or as sympathetic by virtue of some forced familiarity to humans, the author traces the path by which “jellies” have exerted a unique agency throughout the history of their captivity and, in doing so, forges a politics of the alien, in which empathy does not...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 136–165.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Noam Yuran The term prostitution is often used as a metaphor for qualifying immoral economic conduct. Yet references to this metaphor in the history of economic thought reveal that more than ethics is at stake. Prostitution sometimes designates a unique economy, different from the basic tenets of...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 66–101.
Published: 01 May 2018
... unique epistemic status of Freud’s uncovering method and “gloomy theories,” and the ethical impulse animating his invention of psychoanalysis. © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 Sigmund Freud Romain Rolland psychoanalysis mysticism...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
...William Lee Hughes While grief is often described as an interpersonal and productive affect, this article reads Charles Dickens’s serialized narrative The Old Curiosity Shop (1840–41) to argue that grief is an impersonal affect. The seriality of the novel figures grief with unique power, especially...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
... contrary, the operations of her textuality only intensify her stakes, thereby implicating feminism right alongside patriarchal cultures in the deadly life of pleasure. The unique value of MacKinnon’s feminism is to be located not in its foreclosures of sexual pleasure and consent, but in her anguish that...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 250–278.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that is evident in the U.S. Census 2000, concluding that demography has taken a uniquely post–civil rights turn in the unprecedented context of a coming U.S. white minority. Categorical self-identification within the permeable race and ethnic categories that the state now endorses paradoxically...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 28–58.
Published: 01 December 2008
... objectification, but in the impact of any political denial of the uniqueness and openness of belonging and in the disabling of the capacity for community that accompanies this denial. These ideas are explored with reference to the philosophies of Merleau-Ponty and Nancy and contemporary theorists of race and...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
... established queer artists and described as a unique and radical queer archival activism that scorns the traditional archive for excluding (queer) feelings. Following Edelman, this article reaches a different conclusion, wherein the traditional archive may be seen in a new light—or rather, in a new darkness...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 140–167.
Published: 01 December 2011
... recognizing the voice as tethered to a unique human being and to the unrepeatable particularity of a given situation of vocal exchanges. For Cavarero, all concepts based on “the dialogic” or “communicability,” across the board, ignore the...
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differences (1 December 2005) 16 (3): v–vii.
Published: 01 December 2005
... even after his announced death” (489). And what of a Derridean infl ected feminism? In the recent pmla forum, “The Legacy of Jacques Derrida,” Ronell brings to life Derrida’s unique relationship to feminism...
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differences (1 May 2001) 12 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 May 2001
... same tragic texts) foundational of the psychoanaly tic assertion of an oedi- pal model of subjectivity. Psychoanalysis fleshes out the nuclear family as metaphor and provides uniquely incisive conceptual tools for a feminist reading...
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differences (1 September 2003) 14 (2): 49–77.
Published: 01 September 2003
... closely t ied to the unique capabil ities of digital technologi es. What does the digital add to technology that leads to the dream of pure presence? For this dream is not only the stuff of fiction; the digital has extraordinary...
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differences (1 May 2007) 18 (1): 128–152.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Peirce’s taxonomy of signs, the power of the index is a denotative one, forcing the attention to a particular object, here and now (Pierce 24). Indices are characterized by a certain singularity and uniqueness; they always...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 63–73.
Published: 01 May 2010
... from the fact that from the subjective position from which she observes others, she is unable to observe herself and thus remains uniquely invis- ible among all the other subjects in the world. Here is Freud’s description of the...
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differences (1 May 2007) 18 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 May 2007
... unique and contingent reality and the detachability and circulation of its representation have had enormous cultural conse- quences. Recently, there has been a return to the concept of “indexicality” in an attempt to...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 19–43.
Published: 01 December 2017
... experimentation of the Vertov type.) One way or the other, do we uphold video games’ inimitable uniqueness, or do we allow for similarities to things that predate them? In so doing, do we elaborate unprecedented concepts through an avalanche of neologisms, or do we recycle, with or without acknowledgment, weather...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 58–85.
Published: 01 December 2018
... part of the classical erotic tradition. I argue that the intertextual web created by these letters is a key for deciphering their unique articulation of the feminine. The background assumption here is that the study of the feminine voice requires a consideration of the history of its adaptations...