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    Performativity and Belonging.Vikki Bell - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (2):1-10.
    This short piece introduces the Special Issue, giving both a general sense of the terms `belonging' and `performativity', and discussing key related concepts that unite the articles of the issue: difference and their differences; the politics of visuality; embodiment; and the idea of routes. The predominant themes as they appear in the different articles are discussed under these headings.
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    On Speech, Race and Melancholia.Vikki Bell - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (2):163-174.
    In this interview, Judith Butler speaks about her most recent work, especially Excitable Speech, in terms of how it represents a continuation of certain themes and how it represents moves into new terrains of debate. In particular, she addresses both possible critiques of her work, expecially around the issue of the possibility of political visions and the attention to speech when theorizing subjectification, and responds to questions around certain related themes such as: just what is the possibility of using the (...)
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    Feminist Imagination: Genealogies in Feminist Theory.Vikki Bell - 1999 - Sage Publications.
    Reading feminist theory as a complex imaginative achievement, Feminist Imagination considers feminist commitment through the interrogation of its philosophical, political and affective connections with the past, and especially with the `race' trials of the twentieth century. The book looks at: the 'directionlessness' of contemporary feminist thought; the question of essentialism and embodiment; the racial tensions in the work of Simone de Beauvoir; the totalitarian character in Hannah Arendt; the 'mimetic Jew' and the concept of mimesis in the work of Judith (...)
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    On Fernando’s Photograph.Vikki Bell - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (4):69-89.
    This article concerns the striking photograph of a young man, Fernando Brodsky, taken shortly after he was kidnapped in Argentina in 1979. Brodsky was detained in the notorious Escuela de la Armada in Buenos Aires, and remains disappeared. The negative of the photograph was smuggled out of ESMA and the image became part of a bundle of photographic evidence submitted by families of the disappeared during the trials of the military after the return to democracy in 1983. This article seeks (...)
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    New Scenes of Vulnerability, Agency and Plurality.Vikki Bell - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (1):130-152.
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    The Politics of Framing: An Interview with Nancy Fraser.Kate Nash & Vikki Bell - 2009 - In Nancy Fraser (ed.), Theory, Culture and Society. Columbia University Press. pp. 73-86.
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    Declining Performativity.Vikki Bell - 2012 - Theory, Culture and Society 29 (2):107-123.
    This article explores what might happen to the concept of performativity within arguments that are understood as ‘topological’. It argues that we might ‘decline’ performativity, which is to say, elaborate the concerns that are expressed in the concept, but inclining it more boldly towards the complexities of a world whose elements are always in process of constitution, of reiterative enfolding. Taking a cue from Isabelle Stengers’ recent work in which she posits the notion of ecologies of practice, on the one (...)
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    On the Critique of Secular Ethics.Vikki Bell - 2005 - Theory, Culture and Society 22 (2):1-27.
    Referring to Hannah Arendt’s book Eichmann in Jerusalem, the Southern US fiction writer Flannery O’Connor expressed the effect of the revelations about the horrors of Nazi Germany as ‘haunting’. Taking this comment and her admiration of Arendt as a cue, this article rereads Flannery O’Connor’s fictional depiction of secular characters. Usually lauded or critiqued for her entanglement in ‘otherworldly’ concerns, here these concerns become comprehensible as much as political intervention as motivated by ‘religious’ belief. O’Connor’s frequently humorous use of her (...)
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    The Violence and the Appeal of Raciologies: Colonialism, Camps and Cosmopolitan Utopias.Vikki Bell - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (4):245-254.
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    Dreaming and Time in Foucault's Philosophy.Vikki Bell - 1994 - Theory, Culture and Society 11 (2):151-163.
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    On Ethics and Feminism: Reflecting on Levinas’ Ethics of Non-(in)Difference.Vikki Bell - 2001 - Feminist Theory 2 (2):159-171.
    In this article I argue that, if one is persuaded by the arguments of Emmanuel Levinas, the pursuit of something called ‘ethical feminism’ is rendered difficult, for, according to Levinas, there is a hiatus between ethics and politics in so far as politics does not flow from ethics. Indeed, politics obliges one to engage in the non-ethical, so that the ethical cannot be understood as a basis for feminist politics. I contend that one can argue that it is in the (...)
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    Performative Knowledge.Vikki Bell - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):214-217.
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    ‘Always Another Breath in My Breath’: On Denise Riley, the Polyvocality of the Subject and Poetry.Vikki Bell - 2020 - Feminist Theory 21 (3):317-329.
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    An Interview with Elizabeth Grosz: ‘The Incorporeal’.Vikki Bell - 2017 - Theory, Culture and Society 34 (7-8):237-243.
    In this interview with Vikki Bell, Elizabeth Grosz explains some of the key concepts and arguments in her book The Incorporeal, including how this book sits with her earlier interventions, the appeal of Simondon’s concept of the pre-individual, Ruyer and the notion of directionality, and why reading the Stoics helps us understand current Deleuzian-inspired debates on immanent ethics.
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  15. Butler on Whitehead: On the Occasion.Jeffrey A. Bell, Vikki Bell, Judith Butler, Daniel A. Dombrowski, Jeremy D. Fackenthal, Kirsten M. Gerdes, Sigridur Guðmarsdóttir, Catherine Keller, Matthew S. LoPresti, Astrid Lorange, Randy Ramal & Alan Van Wyk - 2012 - Lexington Books.
    Considered together, Butler and Whitehead draw from a wide palette of disciplines to develop distinctive theories of becoming, of syntactical violence, and creative opportunities of limitation. The contributors of this volume offer a unique contribution to and for the humanities in the struggles of politics, economy, ecology, and the arts.
     
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    Book Review: Who Sings the Nation-State?: Judith Butler and Gayatri Spivak Calcutta, New York, Oxford: Seagull Books, 2007, Pp. 121. [REVIEW]Vikki Bell - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (5):151-156.
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    Documenting Dictatorship: Writing and Resistance in Chile's Vicaría de la Solidaridad.Vikki Bell - 2021 - Theory, Culture and Society 38 (1):53-78.
    In Documentality, Maurizio Ferraris argues that documents are at the heart of social institutions. Taking this notion as a cue, this piece considers a key organisation in the resistance to state violence and Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile, the Vicaría de la Solidaridad, and focuses on the remarkable document where the desperate stories of people detained, disappeared and murdered following the coup in 1973 were recorded. This process of registration adopted an overtly rational, administrative response akin to the ‘bio-political’ modes of (...)
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    Feminist Interpretations of Michel Foucault.Vikki Bell - 2004 - International Studies in Philosophy 36 (4):119-121.
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    Historical Memory, Global Movements and Violence.Vikki Bell - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (2):21-40.
    This interview with Paul Gilroy and Arjun Appaddurai was conducted in the belief that these two thinkers, who stem from different disciplines but whose work meets at certain crucial junctures, would be able to present a discussion to a wider audience about the themes and issues that were currently motivating them in their work. Paul Gilroy's work is well known as a central reference point within the contemporary analysis of `race' and racism. At its most broad, he has a reputation (...)
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    Introduction: Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth 50 Years On.Vikki Bell - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (7-8):7-14.
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    Mimesis as Cultural Survival.Vikki Bell - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (2):133-161.
    Focusing on Judith Butler's highly influential work on gender, this article draws attention to a certain feminist inheritance of an emphasis on mimesis and imitation that resonates with the ways in which theoreticians responded to the calamitous events of essentialist politics and versions of belonging that were central to the political vision of Hitler's National Socialism and to the events of the Second World War. The intention is to point to this trajectory, to give Butler's work a genealogy that traces (...)
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    Special Section: Transnational Public Sphere: The Potential of an `Unfolding Constellation': Imagining Fraser's Transnational Public Sphere.Vikki Bell - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (4):1-5.
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    The Burden of Sensation and the Ethics of Form.Vikki Bell - 2008 - Theory, Culture and Society 25 (3):89-101.
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    Taking Her Hand: Becoming, Time and the Cultural Politics of the White Wedding.Vikki Bell - 1998 - Cultural Values 2 (4):463-484.
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    The Phone, the Father and Other Becomings: On Households That No Longer Hold.Vikki Bell - 2001 - Cultural Values 5 (3):383-402.
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  26. The Vigilant(E) Parent and the Paedophile: The News of the World Campaign 2000 and the Contemporary Governmentality of Child Sexual Abuse.Vikki Bell - 2002 - Feminist Theory 3 (1):83-102.
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