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differences (2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Kimberly J. Lau Avatar suicide videos ritualize an avatar’s final exit from the virtual world. Focusing on such videos in the context of World of Warcraft , this essay argues first that the avatar-player relationship produces a fluid subjectivity; then, drawing on Judith Butler’s theory...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for new concepts that enable the heterogeneous actualization of feminism’s unharvested virtuality and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek’s rereading of suffragette thought as an aesthetic modernism articulating a radical right to revolt and to imagine an undefined feminist futurity, Pollock examines texts by Hannah...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 110–140.
Published: 01 December 2022
... the volatile discussions over Meta, which drew on many of the same tropes and logics as early debates over virtual communities and cyberspace, feminist technologists yet again demanded protections against harassment in the “Metaverse.” 21 For examples, see Goss and Anthony ; Russell ; and Scharff...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... A concept provides an event with an incorporeal lining, a virtual force that enables the event to give way to new and unpredictable effects. Feminist theory has produced a profound concept that has not yet been adequately understood: the concept of sexual difference, which has been elaborated in most detail...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 64–89.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ayse Parla This article explores the potentials for and pitfalls of the virtually nonexistent terrain of rights for undocumented migrants in Turkey to engage the broader question of whether the language of rights can serve emancipatory ends for subordinated groups. As in other capitalist regimes...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 206–223.
Published: 01 December 2012
... between neighboring objects. On the subatomic scale, each electron gleans its energy from touching itself as if undergoing an exchange with another. Not only does the presence of contact come from its absence but also the presence of electrons themselves relies on a void holding their virtual counterparts...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 46–63.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the virtualized Kung Fu arena of the Matrix that was called by the same name. This essay, the third of what has become an unplanned trilogy, explains why. A number of wise friends commented on an initial draft of this essay. I am grateful to them. matthew kirschenbaum is Associate Professor...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 156–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
... an almost complete reorientation of literary studies as a field—a virtual death of the vision described by Spivak. The advent of DH is quite unlike the ones accompanying the introduction of computers into other disciplines, whose basic precepts have remained largely intact in the face of digitization. DH’s...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 252–258.
Published: 01 May 2023
... intuition of the virtual One-All. The conception of the co-immanence of the One-All and the multiplicity of beings is pertinent to considerations of contemporary pandemics as well as to the climate crisis insofar as it offers neither hermeneutic resolution, policy diktats, or moral judgment, but simply one...
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differences (2007) 18 (1): 53–86.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., 1984 . “Virtual.” Def. 2. Webster's Online Dictionary. 2001. 7 Nov. 2006. http://www.webstersonline-dictionary.org . brian rotman Ghost Effects A lady once asked me whether I...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 156–164.
Published: 01 May 2023
... virtualities that have no intrinsic reason to be actualized. This retreat from the actual creates a freedom that might be defined as a kind of being to which no predicate can be attached. — Thoughts and Things 66 The notion of a divided self needs to be eclipsed for there to be any chance of an ethical...
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differences (2006) 17 (2): 113–131.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to the formal aspects of the spectator’s relation to pornography disrupts MacKinnon’s insistence that real and virtual expe- riences collapse into one another in this context; for her, watching and doing, thinking and acting...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 71–95.
Published: 01 May 2008
... for the Virtual . Minneapolis: u of Minnesota p, 2002 . McKendrick, Karmen. “Embodying Transgression.” Of the Presence of the Body: Essays on Dance and Performance Theory . Ed. Andre Lepecki. Middletown: Wesleyan up, 2004 . 140 -56. Morency, Catherine. Marie Chouinard, Chorégraphe . Montréal: Varia...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2023
... as a virtual oneness with the world. Homo-ness swims with the “homo” in homosexuality, but it doesn’t partake of identity politics; one doesn’t aspire to it, or differentiate oneself from others through it. There is no “it” to begin with. If homo-ness terminologically insists on anything, it structurally...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 53–75.
Published: 01 September 1999
...- nique of preserving and transmitting meaning, this “materiality” of writing is merely virtual materiality; although indeed some material support is needed to inscribe and preserve writing, its actual concrete nature is largely irrelevant...
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differences (1995) 7 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 April 1995
... minority-status, first of all in the sense that there are now "minorities" everywhere, be they of ancient or recent origin, not only of local descent, but virtually coming from allover the world. However, the distinction between "minorities" and "majorities" becolnes blurred in a number of ways. First...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 95–103.
Published: 01 May 2023
... ego because it was always there as virtual being. To see the lovers in this manner, however, requires either that they be severed from sociality, insulated from that which would make the ideal ego they share into something other than what they already are, or, dangerously, it would mean expanding...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 31–53.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Jeanne . Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.Femaleman_Meets_Oncomouse : Feminism and Technoscience . New York : Routledge , 1997 . Hayles N. Katherine . How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1999...
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differences (2007) 18 (1): 87–127.
Published: 01 May 2007
... in the virtual space of the digital are discursive structures that also instantiate an array of possibili- ties for engaging with and in the digital. The mobile phone is perhaps the most important example, for it now gives us at one...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 September 1999
..., as it was reported in Forbes in August 1999, the figure for global trade currencies is $1.5 trillion daily (Androshcik). With free-floating capital of such mind-boggling proportions, immateriality is virtually everywhere. What...