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positions (2015) 23 (4): 729–742.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... The essay high-lights the remarkable work of Chris Marker, who died in 2012, one day after his ninety-first birthday. A well-known photographer, filmmaker, and artist, he visited the North four years after the air war ended and published a remarkable book of photos—one that also remains unknown or forgotten...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 947–952.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Marker and Wim Wenders. And so she concludes that the cycle remains intact, however, with important caveats that include the rise of Japanese popular culture, elite visions of high art pop (flat), and the inability of the contemporary...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1191–1213.
Published: 01 November 2012
... personal state- ments about their own senses of loss and desire. In Sans Soleil a sprawling travel monologue lmed mostly in Japan and West Africa, cinema- verité director Chris Marker expresses that “only banality still positions 20:4 Fall 2012...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
...- ing contested, ironized, and called into question US sovereignty claims over Korea. In his photo essay, which pays tribute to the French filmmaker and pho- tographer Chris Marker, historian Bruce Cumings begins with a thesis...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Video 493 ous nature of these sounds suggests the unplanned, unstructured nature of this filmed encounter with material existence. They therefore embody the “spontaneous and unscripted quality” that Chris Berry...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 467–489.
Published: 01 May 1997
... marker of an essential, inviolable communal iden- tity or tradition? Anne McClintock and others have argued that a gender critique of nationalism reveals the ways in which the nation is construed in terms of familial and domestic metaphors...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 423–450.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that local officials and scholars make to marry the cultural economy with regional developmental agendas while attending to the symbolic values of King Yu s mythology. Here, temporality becomes a pronounced marker of indigeneity for the Qiang: history is not a passive temporal terrain sealed in the past...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 599–610.
Published: 01 August 2004
.... For this reason, I have chosen to use the phrase, “contemporary art in Asia,” rather than “contemporary Asian art,” which tends to act as a taxonomic marker, closing down the inter- rogative affect raised by the fragment, “in Asia.” Is it a geographical...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 349–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
... as a form of policing,” has never been acknowledged or contested by Yale. Yale-­ NUS’s inaugural provost did concede in a later meeting with me that the known Singaporean “OBs” — originally a golf term short for “out-­of-­bounds markers” adopted...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 747.
Published: 01 August 2000
.... Touristic representations are coded with “mark- ers,” that is, any information about a specific sight that defines it. Some of these markers take on a particularly symbolic status; in the case of Japan, Mount Fuji is the example par excellence...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 509–537.
Published: 01 May 2004
... during the medieval period. Naturally anti-Buddhists included this dietary peculiarity among their points of attack. Also, the more specific avoidance of pork by Muslims was a well-established marker of identity, similarly activated...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., “clothing can serve both as a vehicle of individual iden- tity and social distinction and as a marker of belonging to a group.”2 My interest in fashion in this article is similar to Judd Stitzel’s in his study of clothing, politics, and consumer...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1159–1189.
Published: 01 November 2012
... for state- sponsored sacri ces. Over time, the ban evolved into a “social marker” of community: Han Chinese abstained from bovine sacri ce and beef eating to de ne religious communities and to distinguish themselves from non- Han communities...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of a market controlled by an invisible hand. The Chinese government s strong intervention represented by its planned economy, the price scissors, and state ownership can be seen as the marker of China s socialism. Yet many governments in capitalist countries have regulated the market for economic...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 421–457.
Published: 01 May 1999
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 414–449.
Published: 01 May 1993
... to represent by making it the Chinese source of their Latinization. In admitting that “Kong Fuzi” was a distance marker, it is interesting that the only “native” evidence of “Kong Fuzi” preceding Jesuit entrance into China...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 500–537.
Published: 01 August 1994
... the early twentieth century, was a necessary if not always named con- stituent of the queue of markers by which Chinese identity was constituted in European discourses. It was also a condensation of all such markers: “The most outward...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 435–479.
Published: 01 May 2016
... body gestures (fig. 4). Also, the use of stage lighting further foregrounds human protagonists and pushes animals, if any, into darkness and invisibility. The degree to which animals are invisible or absent is a marker of how...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 201–233.
Published: 01 February 2000
...-1997 freedom and democracy? Is concern for freedom and democracy adequate as a marker for cultural critics’ political correctness? The answer is not clear. Perhaps, if in the jittery transitional period they could contribute enough by simply...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Eating Air: A Motorcycle Kungfu Love Story (1999), and Royston Tan's 15 (2002). The filmmakers accept the “arrival” of the extended public-housing cityscape as a fait accompli and an iconic marker of Singaporean identity. However, they also look at public housing as locales where utopian impulses foster...