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differences (2013) 24 (3): 160–174.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the in-fungible. Spirit is that which has no value in any market of fungibles. The value of the products that workers of the spirit produce has nothing to do with their value in the market; from the point of view of the capitalist market, the labor of these workers is a sheer waste of time. The capitalist market...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 September 2021
... those conventions, and the ideological values they reinforce, have been echoed, from within the academic humanities, by what has been dubbed “postcritique.” The essay makes a case for why intellectuals in the humanities must exercise caution when it comes to adopting the values that the postcritique...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robyn Wiegman; Elizabeth A. Wilson Can queer theory proceed without an allegiance to antinormativity? The introduction to this special issue establishes the value of this question by staging an encounter with the most widely held assumption in queer theory today: that the political value...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... value and on the critical analysis of diverse representations of the honor crime in Germany, Sweden, Palestine, Turkey, Jordan, and elsewhere, the author explores how the seductive power of the honor crime, mixing sexual titillation and moral horror, and its truly polymorphous interpretive capacity have...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on the corporatization of the academy and the neoliberal insistence that the value of higher education is chiefly economic. Conversely, it is precisely because of the apparently instrumental or utilitarian value of the digital humanities that university administrators, foundation officers, and government agencies are so...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 26–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Annamarie Jagose It is widely presumed in queer theory today that the political value of the field lies in its antinormative commitments. A historically framed attentiveness to the context in which antinormativity came to define the queer theoretical project, however, raises the possibility...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and politics now institutionalized in queer studies under the rubric of antinormativity. By focusing on Sedgwick’s appetite for incoherence, the double bind, and nondialectical understandings of contradiction, this essay studies the elegant and cogent model of reading found in Sedgwick’s work in order to value...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
... histories of language and governance in modern France, the author considers the value—and costs—of persisting in such “outmoded” practices. This brief essay thus ruminates on what might be at stake for historians who continue to attend to the play of language in the texts we read—or who persist...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 235–239.
Published: 01 December 2011
... or that is otherwise negatively valued. As with timbre, the insistence on something like objective noise and the upholding of the noise/sound distinction function as artificial limitations on music as composed and heard. michel chion is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of several...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 240–248.
Published: 01 December 2011
... or that is otherwise negatively valued. As with timbre, the insistence on something like objective noise and the upholding of the noise/sound distinction function as artificial limitations on music as composed and heard. michel chion is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of several...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
...; on the 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...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 15–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Eva Cherniavsky This keyword essay explores the political value and the limitations of the #MeToo movement. While the debates around #MeToo have largely centered on the politics of law and language, this essay suggests that buried in these debates lies a more fundamental set of questions about...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 34–62.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the violence of 2002. My account demonstrates the value—and the terrifying consequences—of learning to read the multiple scenes of pleasure in 2002 for feminist politics against sexual violence. 17 See Ghassem-Fachandi for a thorough ethnographic account of the events of the day in the city of Ahmedabad...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 150–168.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and translatability that literary theory continues to exist today, but it does so only as a discreet background in the contemporary discourse of world literature, linked to the contemporary processes of signifying art only through its market and entertainment value. Using Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of exotopy...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Tracy McNulty The question at the core of this essay is whether the subjective stance of one person can initiate broad change or inspire collective action by means other than the group psychology, not by appealing to a particular set of values or ideals or by cementing the group through...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 126–138.
Published: 01 December 2008
... as to inquire into its utility. The suggestion is that the value of this metaphysics may be undermined by the epistemological difficulty of distinguishing between a suppressed tendency and an absent one. The conclusion identifies this metaphysics of expression as a serious point of divergence between Stone's...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jacques Khalip This article concentrates on the substance of audition in Derek Jarman's Blue . In his last feature film, Jarman makes a decisive ethical and aesthetic break: he shifts value away from the overdetermined cultural premiums associated with the visual ``spectacle'' and onto...
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differences (2005) 16 (2): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2005
... form, which determines the value of the object in total separation from its materiality, and the con- comitant reduction of the nonsublated remnants of materiality to mere waste or markers of social death. This schism between...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 156–168.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... It is a commodity, monetized, bought and sold on the market (the auction block) and bequeathed as having value to children. Sometimes this body was also mortgaged. Thomas Jefferson, who owned 607 slaves during his lifetime, often leased out the enslaved people he owned or used them as mortgage collateral for his...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 147–157.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of Taylor and Francis Group. 148 Marxism and Feminism Explanation of Terms reality principle The sum total of the norms and values that govern behavior...