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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 71–112.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Julia Bryan-Wilson From 1974 to 1976, artists in a range of contexts produced works that drew connections between performance and prostitution. This article examines how these projects, by artists such as Carlos Ginzburg and Suzanne Lacy, speak to the wider political discourses and feminist...
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differences (1 September 2001) 12 (2): 121–168.
Published: 01 September 2001
...JUDITH GOLDMAN 2001 judith goldman is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University. Her book of poems, Vocoder , was published in Spring 2001 by Roof Books. She is currently at work on a project that investigates the relationships among gendered authorship, sanctioned forms of exchange...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 119–160.
Published: 01 December 2012
... figures the scientist’s ability to acquire knowledge about the microscopic molecular world but ostensibly without the expenditure of work. This essay offers a rereading of Leo Szilard’s influential account of Maxwell’s demon (1929), which explores the influence of human intelligence on scientific...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Sonali Perera According to a corpus of representative texts and standard minimal Marxist definitions, the “proletariat” of proletarian literature is, by definition, revolutionary, and by implication, male; this is the specific subset of the working class entrusted with the historic mission of...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is the author of Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2011) and Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 97–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Samuel Solomon This article traces some of the crossings of the literary, political, moral, and epistemological valences of “narcissism” in the work of literary critic Barbara Johnson, exploring how Johnson implicitly works within and against the view, as expounded by the Practical Criticism and...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 139–149.
Published: 01 December 2008
... in them. In the light of a staged encounter between Butler and Irigaray, Stone widens the conceptual space within Butler's project, into which she drops an alternative, reconfiguring understanding of Butler's work as requiring an absent concept: original, multiple, self-differentiating nature. She...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Michael Dieter This article reflects theoretically on the conditions of possibility for critical work to be conducted in the context of the digital humanities and aims to provide a broad conceptual vocabulary suitable for supporting and expanding this rapidly changing subdiscipline. It does so by...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
... rhythm to conceptualize alternatives to the reified visual world, but his work reveals the tension between metaphorical treatments of rhythm and its sonic materiality. Turning to music as an aesthetic form defined by this relationship, the author draws on the work of Jacques Attali, Rose Rosengard...
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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 September 2010) 21 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Lisa Guenther Irigaray's early work seeks to multiply possibilities for women's self-expression by recovering a sexual difference in which male and female are neither the same nor opposites, but irreducibly different modes of embodiment. In her more recent work, however, Irigaray has emphasized the...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 10–30.
Published: 01 December 2011
... historians, students of sound, and feminists tend to dismiss the philosopher’s work as incompatible with the critical agenda they espouse. Yet there exists a surprising, if largely unacknowledged, parallel between the unstable place of Cartesian thought within the feminist project and the troubled...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lingzhen Wang The essay introduces Li Xiaojiang and her early works from the 1980s and 1990s in three steps. First, it closely situates Li and her works in both the general historical context of China’s transformation from the socialist to the postsocialist era and the most relevant intellectual...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 211–234.
Published: 01 December 2011
... silence.” I trace the appearance of this linking of silence to the metaphysical language of presence in the work of Cage, Foucault, and Derrida. My argument is that, while the regime of silence is linked to a dialectic of being and nothingness, plenitude and finitude, the fullness of meaning or the ground...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the work of Lewis Richardson, Warren Weaver, John von Neumann, and Paul Otlet. Cybernetics is defined thus in terms of a broad set of assumptions and techniques influencing society and culture at large. These assumptions and techniques include an epistemology rooted in arrays or systems containing...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 130–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... traditional Confucian thought, one reflected in the work of the prolific author and cultural entrepreneur Li Yu (1611-80). Given his imbrication in both traditional networks of elite men and in the increasingly important realm of the market economy, Li Yu provides a useful entry point into the analysis of...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 14–58.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Kristina Mendicino This article proposes a reading of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit as a translation project akin to that of Luther’s Bible and Voss’s Homer, following Hegel’s own placement of his work within this lineage of major Ger-man translations. Different from his predecessors, however...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robyn Wiegman Responding to the theme of the special issue, Queer Theory without Antinormativity , “Eve’s Triangles” returns to the work of one of queer theory’s most important foundational figures to consider critical sensibilities that are incompatible with the dyadic approach to power and...
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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 2009) 20 (2-3): 250–278.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of the liberal representative state, the author argues that war is now a fully operational part of the organizational work that terms like community, culture , and humanity are now doing (and doing differently than before). War in the sense invoked here is activated at various levels of intensity and...