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differences (1991) 3 (3): 94–138.
Published: 01 November 1991
...Neil Lazarus NEIL LAZARUS Doubting the New World Order: Marxism, Realism, and the Claims of Postmodernist Social Theory A t the start of his new book, What's Wrong With Postmodernism, Christopher Norris refers to the collapse of historical communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe...
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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 (2006) 17 (2): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2006
... . New York: New York up, 1996 . Lowe, Lisa. Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics . Durham: Duke up, 1996 . Marciniak, Katarzyna. Alienhood: Citizenship, Exile, and the Logic of Difference . u of Minnesota p, 2006 . ____. “Second Worldness and Transnational Feminist Practices...
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differences (2008) 19 (2): 35–53.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Literature across Deep Time (Princeton University Press, 2006) and coeditor, with Lawrence Buell, of Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature (Princeton University Press, 2007). Balibar, Étienne. “ The Nation Form: History and Ideology .” Balibar and Wallerstein 86 -106...
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differences (2008) 19 (2): 127–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... akira mizuta lippit Aftereffects of the End of the World (“i ♥ ny”) The end is near, in some ways always. Near because the end marks the close or termination of that which is here now, that which will have been an event...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 20–41.
Published: 01 September 2012
... referred between bodies by mirror neurons and philosophically as an injury to the flesh of the world of which we are all composed. I thank Lauren Berlant, Matthew Ratcliffe, Margaret Simmonds, and Alessandra Tanesini for helpful conversations and information; and the editors and anonymous readers...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 33–61.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Naomi Morgenstern Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 novel, The Road , depicts a decidedly masculine subject contemplating a death that is simultaneously imagined as , and as taking place at , the end of the world. As such, the novel invites its dismissal as an extravagantly solipsistic elegy for patriarchy...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... Following Althusser, it offers a model for reading “generously” that is specific to a world in which the dominant forms of literary and cultural engagement have emerged alongside the novel as a form. The article revisits Walter Benjamin's “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” as well as Alain Badiou's...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 May 2021
... paradoxically defines the regime of relevance of literary theory as limited in time (somewhere between World War I and the end of the Cold War). Today, with the sense of literary autonomy obsolete and literature recognized in a “rather low-key way, for the (largely individual) entertainment and therapy it can...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 126–149.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of theory today. I am particularly interested in understanding the reasons for the growing resistance to theory, not least to the project that Miglena Nikolchina so enticingly terms “world theory.” In the first part of my text, I deal, foremost and from different perspectives, with the dialectics...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 90–109.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to examine the boundary between clinical space and the “context of the world” in which it is situated. greenspr@newschool.edu © 2022 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2022 deconstruction Frantz Fanon global modernisms Marie Langer postcolonial...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 109–140.
Published: 01 November 1995
... travail . Paris : H. Dunod and E. Pinat , 1917 . Audoin-Rouzeau Stephane . Men at War: National Sentiment and Trench Journalism in France During the First World War . Trans. McPhail Helen . Providence : Berg Publishers , 1992 . Becker Jean-Jacques . The Great War...
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differences (1996) 8 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 1996
...: Christianity and the Invention of Murder in the ROlllan World be murderous came in many guises in the ancient Roman world, as parricides, poisoners, witches, assassins, rebels, corrupt officials, fire-setters, ship-wreckers, and robbers. The virtuous were besieged on all sides by murderous hordes who could...
Published: 01 December 2019
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Lila Abu-Lughod The “honor crime” poses perhaps more starkly than any other contemporary cultural-legal category the dilemmas of feminist scholarship and rights activism in a transnational world. Marked as a culturally specific form of violence and given a special and stigmatizing association...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 119–160.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of the second law of thermodynamics. The second law of thermodynamics not only postulates a universal increase of entropy and an “arrow of time” but also has been based on human ignorance, the assumption that there is an objective world independent of us that we can know only incompletely. Maxwell’s demon...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and as antidisciplinary, it has failed to grapple with methods of description and objectification that would allow for a fuller apprehension of social worlds and of the position of the researchers who study them. Through a return to the history of postwar sociology, this essay shows that the account of deviance as part...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., to bear witness to the world that is left out of familiar cycles of production and reproduction, and to remake the world by other means. For Baudelaire, the motif of “bad sex” becomes a kind of gestural language, a poetic medium, and a form of theatricality that conjures up actions, events, and figures...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 May 2013
... through the sensation of cold. Ultimately, the essay contributes to feminist cultural theory by calling on the field to revise its understandings of embodiment, subjectivity, and identity: we are dependent not simply on human others but also on a more-than-human world, a world captured in the thermal...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 132–155.
Published: 01 May 2014
... twenty years or so, responding to world-historical transitions like those of 1989-91 and 2001, the discipline of comparative literature has reexamined some of its key concepts (world, comparison, translation) as well as what is probably the most distinctive aspect of its method, acquired professional...