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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 22–50.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Li Xiaojiang The change in women’s historical circumstances and social status has no direct connection with the development of social formations in classical Marxism. It is, however, intimately linked to human progress. Up to the present, social development has undergone five stages, yet the...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 51–92.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Tani E. Barlow This essay solders together a historical case study of advertising on the China mainland in the early twentieth century with a series of generalizable appraisals and determinations to establish how the catachresis woman is evental. The event of women emerged historically in part...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Poulomi Saha The years between 1930 and 1933 saw a dramatic rise in anticolonial violence in Bengal. Young women who participated in this violence, caught between competing masculinist discourses of colonial authorities and nationalist communities that deemed them either dupes or martyrs...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 90–110.
Published: 01 May 2011
... versus modernity renders certain important facts illegible, underemphasizing or ignoring the structures of power within which violence against women occurs. This simple story positions culture and feminism as opponents in a zero-sum game and presumes that women will be emancipated when they have overcome...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Xiao Liu This essay focuses on the cinematic form of revolutionary melodrama, or, more specifically, on alterations made to family melodrama in the construction of the big socialist family as an imagined social space. Reading Red Detachment of Women (1961) in the tradition of family melodrama, the...
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differences (1 September 2005) 16 (2): 138–166.
Published: 01 September 2005
...: Women in Contemporary German Theatre (1994) and Ethnic Drag: Performing Race,Nation, Sexuality in West Germany (2002, both with University of Michigan Press). She has published in the areas of contemporary German culture,theater, and feminist theory. Currently, she is completing a book on German...
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differences (1 December 2005) 16 (3): 139–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
...JACQUES DERRIDA; James Adner; Kate Doyle; Glenn Hendler Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2005 Photo: David Spratte jacques derrida et al. Women in the...
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differences (1 September 2002) 13 (2): 35–56.
Published: 01 September 2002
... .” Montserrat 57 –79. Cameron, Averil. “Early Christianity and the Discourse of Female Desire.” Women in Ancient Societies: An Illusion of the Night . Ed. Léonie J. Archer, Susan Fischler, and Maria Wyke. New York: Routledge, 1994 . 152 –68. Carnes, Jeffrey. “The Ends of the Earth: Fathers, Ephebes,and...
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differences (1 September 2006) 17 (2): 132–160.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Neel: Women . New York: Rizzoli, 2002 . Chave, Anna. “Mininalism and Biography.” Broude and Garrard. 385 -407. Hills, Patricia. Alice Neel . New York: Abrams, 1983 . Lewison, Jeremy. “Alice Neel: A Chronicler of Her Times.” Alice Neel: A Chronicle of New York 1950-1976 . Exh. cat. New...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Renee Romano This article focuses on the emergence of a new genre of advice literature in the mid-2000s. Primarily written by and aimed at black women, it urges them to date and marry outside the race as a way to address the plight of successful educated black women who cannot find black husbands...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 172–181.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Li Xiaojiang This essay is Li Xiaojiang’s response to Tani Barlow’s “Socialist Modernization and the Market Feminism of Li Xiaojiang” (ch. 6 of Barlow’s The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism). Barlow, in discussing Li Xiaojiang’s work in the 1980s, wholly overlooked the key article “The...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Maggie Hennefeld In the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, hundreds of women allegedly died from laughing too hard. Any activity in modern life—going to the circus, playing bridge, or salting pork in the kitchen—could become a gateway to the convulsions of hysterical laughter for women...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
... black women’s sexuality in state narratives of black freedom and black freedom-to-secure against the backdrop of the racial makeovers of the late twentieth century, and at the same time turning to black women’s expressive culture as a site that both reflects and troubles those racial makeovers, this...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 93–108.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to treat woman as an invisible category whose individual agency and distinct, complex subjectivities are sacrificed to the patriarchal state’s priorities and socialist ideology. As a case study for alternative ways to reflect on women’s struggles during the Mao era, the essay analyzes several stories...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 109–129.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Yu Shiling Accounts of premodern Chinese women focus on paragons of virtue and self-control who are defined by their ability to meet strict standards of chaste behavior, although in recent decades this picture has been complicated somewhat by studies of talented women writers and teachers. But...
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differences (1 December 2006) 17 (3): 37–51.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., Literature, Deconstruction . London: Routledge, 1981 . 169 -87. Elsden, Annamaria Formichella. Roman Fever: Domesticity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing . Columbus: Ohio State up, 2004 . Freud, Sigmund. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Emily Apter Taking Julia Kristeva's “Women's Time” as its point of departure, this article considers contemporary feminist theory and its contributions to recent theoretical paradigms of temporality. From Kristeva's understanding of women's subjectivity in relation to “linear time as the time of...
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differences (1 December 2002) 13 (3): 83–120.
Published: 01 December 2002
... project titled Authenticating Nations: Cultural Fictions of Soviet and American Women during the Cold War . Austin, J. L. How to Do Things with Words . 2nd ed. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1975 . Baldwin, Kate. Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters between Black and Red...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
... mother could compensate for fluctuations in her husband’s income, these novels not only authorized women as household managers but also shifted the blame for the economic failure of the unit she supervised from the new wage economy onto her. Her success in this respect reproduced the economic inequities...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2008
... suffragettes' contribution to political modernity is not limited to the enfranchisement of women, although this was an enormous victory. Equally significant is the suffragettes' discourse of revolution, which, as Hannah Arendt argues, reveals the inextricable connection between freedom, the emergence of female...