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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 71–112.
Published: 01 September 2012
... two seemingly divergent populations—art workers and sex workers—emerged at this time. What does the conjoining of these two identifications tell us about the valuation of labor, especially when affective exchanges are involved? What were the gendered consequences of the professionalization of art, and...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 160–174.
Published: 01 December 2013
... paradigm 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...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2008
... conventions and notations of such proletarian internationalist feminist texts from the global South, focusing specifically on the figure of a dispersed collective subject. It brings together contemporary protest literature published by Dabindu --a collective comprised of garment factory worker-activists and...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 55–103.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., and Sexual Justice Politics,” considers how sex workers (or persons convicted of soliciting sex), sex offenders, and other queers might find points of political solidarity irreducible to sexual identities subsumed under the consenting adult. Fairness and debility, the author submits, could hold out...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 36–53.
Published: 01 December 2009
... flight from the decorum of nouveau riche Athenian society, a form of politics as the demos , the people, demand their part. But the philosopher Plato removes the sting from the wasps and represents docile and obedient bees, model citizen-workers, and even cicadas, transformed from human beings who once...
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differences (1 December 2007) 18 (3): 128–151.
Published: 01 December 2007
...-emergence of the Myth of White Slavery in Contemporary Discourses of Trafficking of Women.” Gender Issues 18.1 ( 2000 ): 23 -50. ———. “Now You See Her, Now You Don't: Sex Workers at the un Trafficking Protocol Negotiation.” Social and Legal Studies 14.61 ( 2005 ): 61 -89. ———. “Ouch! Western...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the basis of the particular forms of habituation or training involved in each type of work. In traditional labor, “practice” endows the worker’s performance with “its appropriate technical form in experience and slowly perfects it.” Through practice, the worker slowly obtains a habituated mastery...
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differences (1 September 2008) 19 (2): 54–81.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Trouillot would call a subject. Trouillot’s immediate example is not the Haitian revolution, however, but a strike: [P]eoples are also the subjects of history the way workers are...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 64–89.
Published: 01 May 2011
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2019
... emerged in Hollywood addressed not only psychological (and sometimes physical) harms but also economic harms produced by women’s shared vulnerabilities to sexual abuse at work; as workers, women were expected to add sex work to their already delineated jobs. As Gayle Rubin reminds us in her classic essay...
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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 September 1999
... linking sexuality to railway identified by Freud. At one time a promising writer of girls’ fiction, Sugita is now a lowly, salaried worker at a publish- ing house that produces cheap magazines. Unable to let go of what has become an obsession with...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., liberal ecumenicalism and positivistic efficiency share a special relationship. For cultural workers, this presents something of a problem. The triumph of quantitative methods seems to devalue and exclude much of what...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 147–157.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., as tool of reproduction. And only as worker had she a form of equality, a repressive equality, with man. Her body and her mind were reified, became objects. And just as her intellec- tual development was blocked, so was her...
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differences (1 December 2001) 12 (3): 33–68.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... Clearly one of the challenges of coming to grips with May ’68 in France is to comprehend the conditions that made possible the uniting of the student movement and the workers movement and, in the post-68 moment, to understand how...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 197 police monitoring the video surveillance of arriving workers, a sexual assault, passports furtively exchanged for kidneys in Styrofoam coolers, sterile morgues serving as bedrooms. Even temporally, the film presents...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., or what Weeks characterizes as the romance with work, the woman fashioned for the Fordist household has now become the representative worker. Eighteenth-and nineteenth-century novels insisted that the ability to love their domestic work was immanent in women’s nature. Weeks’s sweeping survey of the...
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differences (1 September 2008) 19 (2): 82–98.
Published: 01 September 2008
...- ing Class, E. P. Thompson impressed upon historians the need to consider how workers made sense of the relations of production “into which they are born” (9). He pursued this task by paying attention to artisanal culture and the...
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differences (1 May 2003) 14 (1): 163–167.
Published: 01 May 2003
... your mother would have died in the “hospital” in Plashov had not a kind infirmary worker from their home town propped her up in bed to make her look stronger; the time your mother would have died upon her arrival to Birkenau had...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 93–135.
Published: 01 December 2017
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 136–165.
Published: 01 December 2017
... imagination. Various writers have used it as an arche-metaphor for the ills of the capitalist economy. Marx wrote, “Prostitution is only a particular expression of the universal prostitution of the worker” ( Marx and Engels 100 ), and money “is the common whore, the common pimp of people and nations” (138...