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Published: 16 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388296-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8829-6
Series: Sinotheory
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059066-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5906-6
... and in fact a survival strategy, and he urges all bottoms to let go of the values of the old age of romantic persuasion, such as modesty, subtlety, and artifice and replace them with exuberant appreciation of their partners’ sexual organs. Although the age of sexual persuasion is marked by verbal excess...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378150-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7815-0
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372875-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
Published: 24 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373292-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... to publish a book that would offer “a comprehensive theory of the postmodern.” Though the project was never realized, these writings contained insightful theoretical arguments, such as the reinterpretation of postmodernism, the ethics of information society, and, above all, a persuasive theory of otaku...
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... This chapter critiques the logocentrism of the humanitarian notion of “giving voice to the voiceless” by placing autistic accounts of communication in conversation with critical theories of voice. The author argues that documentary tropes of persuasive speech are complicit in cultivating...
Book Chapter

By Wendy Matsumura
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Published: 22 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027829-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2782-9
... The introduction clarifies the book’s theoretical and political stakes. It argues that historical narratives, including those about Japan, crafted by scholars of bourgeois and Marxist persuasions alike, that pursue narrative closure through their belief in the possibility of archival mastery...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373742-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7374-2
... activists pay attention to common sense because persuasive political narratives need to resonate with existing common sense, but more important, because the political narrative produced by any subaltern class in its ascent to hegemony has its roots in the good sense embedded within the confusion...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373742-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7374-2
... This case study chapter looks at Occupy Wall Street (OWS), another contemporary social movement but one emerging from the left rather than the right. It, too, seemed to erupt out of nowhere. And like the Tea Party, it was concerned with establishing a persuasive commonsense narrative. The OWS...
Book Chapter

By Kate Crehan
Published: 16 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7374-2
..., it was concerned with establishing a persuasive commonsense narrative. The OWS narrative is that we live in a grossly unequal world in which the richest one percent are rewarded at the expense of everyone else, and that unrestrained market-forces marginalize and exclude ever-greater numbers of people, condemning...
Published: 24 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... of the postmodern.” Though the project was never realized, these writings contained insightful theoretical arguments, such as the reinterpretation of postmodernism, the ethics of information society, and, above all, a persuasive theory of otaku culture that was published separately as Otaku: Japan’s Database...
Published: 16 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7374-2
... persuasive political narratives need to resonate with existing common sense, but more important, because the political narrative produced by any subaltern class in its ascent to hegemony has its roots in the good sense embedded within the confusion of that class’s common sense. Organic intellectuals, defined...