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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
... articulate an onto-ethics of singularity and correspondences, of nonrelatedness and unity, in a way that comes to inform his post-1980s work on queer theory and queer ethics. It is Bersani’s commitment to ontology that renders his work, despite its influence on a number of fields, something of an anomaly in...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ann duCille During its formative years—its short happy life in the latter decades of the twentieth century—black feminist criticism focused almost exclusively on literature by and about black women, a body of work it claimed as its own “precious” private property. This essay uses a foreign body...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth Grosz This paper addresses the question of what a concept is and how concepts are relevant to the work of feminist politics. It argues, using the work of Deleuze and Guattari, that the creation of concepts is the production of an event that addresses the unpredictability of events. A...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ranjana Khanna This essay considers the clash of different notions of difference as they exist philosophically (through the work of poststructuralism) and sociologically (through diverse placement in the world). It highlights an idea of movement and oceanic archive as a way of resisting notions of...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 111–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Z. Umut Türem What is the “work” of neoliberal legal technologies in the global south? What do the processes of their transplantation to and appropriation in the semi-peripheries of the global political economy tell us about the sociopolitical context that made these technologies possible? This...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 137–154.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Irving Goh This essay presents a critique of Luce Irigaray’s contribution to Through Vegetal Being , one of several contemporary theoretical works involving a “turn to plant life.” Irigaray there adopts a “reject” position drawn from her intellectual life that she sees as well in plant life, still...
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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 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...