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positions (2020) 28 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 May 2020
... conventional portrayals of comfort women as erotic prostitutes. The image of comfort women as highly sexualized bodies has taken deep root in postwar Japanese popular culture, but the statue challenges this stereotyping and presents instead the pristine image of comfort women as innocent teenage victims...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 659–675.
Published: 01 August 2020
... to by the governments of South Korea and Japan three years earlier. The foundation was established in 2017 after the governments of Japan and South Korea agreed on December 26, 2015, that they would take concrete measures to solve the problem of comfort women, which had been an obstacle to better relations between...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 51–72.
Published: 01 February 1997
... ingredients in characterizing the category of “Third World women” is their status as the victims of male violence-a monolithic, powerless group prior to any analysis.42 As such, military comfort women would neatly fit into the stereotyping...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 815–840.
Published: 01 November 2020
... was particularly upset by the inclusion of the so- positions 28:4 doi 10.1215/10679847-8606510 Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press positions 28:4 November 2020 816 called Statue of Peace representing Korean comfort women, 1 only added fuel to the re. After just three days, the exhibition was closed due...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): v–xiv.
Published: 01 February 1997
... becoming informants and restoring their status as subjective agents. Resituating the women’s experi- ence requires a rethinking of who the comfort women were. Were these women paid prostitutes, sexual slaves, or rape victims? By comparing...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 27–47.
Published: 01 February 2024
... and sanitation rise, new expectations and needs can increase the amount of domestic work required, adding to women's burden. Some items can lose their distinctive meaning as status markers when they become commonly available to and affordable for the majority (Beng-Huat 2000 ; Earl 2014 ). While...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
...David J. Kim On July 13, 1990, a group of shamans innovated and performed a ritual they refer to as the haewŏn chinhon to appease the deceased spirits of Japanese military “comfort women.” Caught unprepared for the large number of spirits who appeared, as well as the accompanying spiritual...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 803–838.
Published: 01 November 2023
... document depicting those moving women. This article examines the politics of using film footage excavated from archives long after the original production of the film. Both types of reactions shown toward the “comfort women” footage shared the same attitude, which viewed the footage as a repository...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 February 1997
... has made the status of the comfort women well known. Along with the media, activists continue to raise the question of reparations for these war victims at the United Nations and to press charges in Japanese domestic courts. As a result...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 807–835.
Published: 01 November 2015
... who ended up having romantic relationships with American men and that line, the line between the two is often really blurred.” The film also reveals how the yanggongju is related to comfort women: The yanggongju has her...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Tani Barlow Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Introduction Tani Barlow “Filming the Queerness of Comfort Women: Byun Young-­Joo’s The Mur- muring, 1995” opens an underlying theme that suffuses this general issue: how...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 79–107.
Published: 01 February 2008
... the representation of their testimony. If the category of “comfort women” of Japanese sexual slavery can substantially and metaphorically designate the absent positions in history at both regional and global levels as I claim, creating and deconstructing...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jongwoo Jeremy Kim This essay does not concern the history of comfort women per se; rather, it treats disruption and transgression in the discourse of comfort women, as filmmaker Byun Young-Joo sets in motion in The Murmuring (1995). This essay is particularly concerned with Byun's visual language...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 431–456.
Published: 01 May 2004
... by the dominant male, the Yamada male. Thus deprived of sexuality and humanity, comfort women were easily commodified as mere “military supplies” and demoted onto the status of “food rations, ammunition, [and] boots” under the most blatant form of Japanese...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 219–255.
Published: 01 February 1997
... Corps for the Comforting of the Imperial Army to Cheju Island in 1943.5 Several women, appealing to the Korean government for support, testified that they had been mobilized from elementary schools to become military sex slaves in war...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 73–93.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of the spectrum are studies that investigate the highly sexualized category of “comfort women” in the military installa- tions.11 Examining how the empire addressed presexual and premarital women as objects of mobilization, how one woman personally...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 839–873.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in a new land or as victims of interna- tional human trafficking and racism.21 Japanese prostitutes in Manchuria, on the other hand, are described as casualties of Japanese colonial expansion as well as the precursors of Japanese comfort women.22...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 May 2009
... with sharp borders between those who advocate Taiwan’s independence and those who, for the time being, are comfortable with the status quo, who do not wish to antagonize the government in Beijing, and who affiliate culturally...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 171–219.
Published: 01 February 1997
... prosti- tution system, the mobilization of Korean comfort women would have been a very different process. Of course, the women’s status in businesses run by operators whose objective was profit...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 479–509.
Published: 01 May 2003
... it embodies is most socially consequential; it possesses the highest potential to invite scorn and contempt. Women who wearexposedshortstockingsforvalue,comfort,habit,orformalityarepartly immune to critiques made from an aesthetic perspective...