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positions (2019) 27 (4): 713–737.
Published: 01 November 2019
... marriage but to resolve the tension between the demands of “Indian tradition” on middle-class young women and their desire for a selfhood inflected by neoliberal discourses of autonomy. This dichotomy is symbolized in the novels in the tension between mothers and daughters and plays out primarily across...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 795–820.
Published: 01 November 2017
... patriarchal norms. This resistance is also a reactive stance against Indian influence as embodied by the real and potential coupling of Nepali women and Indian men whose children would further “Indianize” Nepal. This article suggests that restricting Nepali women's right to pass citizenship is a form of...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 799–827.
Published: 01 August 1999
... environment. His opinions on women’s issues, which are quite often discussed in the popular media in India, are not surveyed. This new profile of the Indian consumer suggests a change from the older version of media marketing in which women...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 241–257.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Françoise Vergès 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Writing on Water: Peripheries, Flows, Capital, and Struggles in the Indian Ocean Françoise Vergès Current discussions about globalization often ignore the flows of capital that travel south to south...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2011
... connections between Indian struggles over the problem and two U.S. feminist texts, Donna Haraway's essay “Fetus: The Virtual Speculum in the New World Order” and Rayna Rapp's ethnography Testing Women, Testing the Fetus . Many levels of disconnect across our respective “naturecultures” become visible in the...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 411–434.
Published: 01 May 2009
... What necessitated this denigration of Indian women in general was an imperialistic desire to demean the colonial subjects via a convoluted route of reasoning: “Officials in favor of abolition argued that such action was in fact consistent with...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 285–318.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Enlightenment roots of juridically enforced civility and governance talk.23 So did Rakesh Kaushik, who pointed out — as did many Indian female development professionals in the course of the discussion — that “gender mainstreaming is an intensive...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 February 1997
... who tried to expose more than that have been margin- alized or expunged historically. For instance, Indian Justice Pal, who gave a dissenting opinion in a Tokyo trials verdict, is considered a hero in Japanese circles, and the name Sir...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Moinak Biswas This article considers a possible logic of evolution in Indian cinema, which rests on the movement from space as stage of action, imbued with value, to a multiplication of secularized intermediary spaces. The encounter with the city—a defined geography and grid—made its own...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Indian and some South African, said they pursued egg donation because of financial need. Following Michal Nahman,6 I refer to these women as “egg providers” or “egg sellers,” to call attention to the participation of purchasers and pro...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... needed, eggs can be sourced from working-­class Indian women, university students in the United States, or women from the Repub- lic of Georgia and even South Africa to match parental racial preferences. Some interviewees explained that Indian...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 595–629.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Indian women’s higher education and professionalization hailed by neoliberal capital hungry for cheaper labor. It is the twenty-­first-­century “new” Indian who both enables the “modern” romance and precipitates the “countermodern” clash between...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 February 2016
... contradistinction to the public, the authors join scholarly conversations that trace how relations of intimacy are constructed through processes of labor. This analysis of intimate encounters and affective labor draws upon several years of intensive ethnographic field research in call centers in the southern Indian...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 297–332.
Published: 01 May 2019
... male Indian manual laborer are respectively the subject of imaginative narration in No Day Off (2006) and My Magic (2008), both directed by Chinese Singaporean auteur Eric Khoo. In these films, Khoo allegorizes these three relations to construct the inter-Asian hinterland as a counter-discursive space...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
...登 composed a vernacular novel Sanbao taijian xiyangji tongsu yanyi 三寶太監西洋記通俗演義 ( Vernacular Romance of Eunuch Sanbao’s Voyages on the Indian Ocean ) (1598). This article examines how the imminent maritime realities reminded the late Ming authors of one cross-border war and two genocides in Java and...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 693–719.
Published: 01 August 2016
... formation of the region. This article, using two Malayalam language films from the South Indian state of Kerala, Arabikatha ( Arabian Tale ) and 16 MM: Memories, Movement and a Machine , attempts to think through how mistranslation of the “world” is central to the formation of the regional subject. The...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 205–230.
Published: 01 February 2016
...- ernment argued that in three-­star and five-­star hotels the dancers are train- ing in classical Indian and Western dance traditions, and hence dance is a profession of choice for them; whereas for women dancing in the dance bars, it is not a...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Nicole Constable This article explores, ethnographically and critically, migrant women's contributions to three intersecting sectors of “intimate industries” in Asia: domestic work, sex tourism, and adoption. These three sectors are normally understood as separate and distinct, and in the cases...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 643–653.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Art in New York and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian showcased the first-ever presentation of first feature films by indig- enous filmmakers from around the world, entitled First Nations/First Features.   6...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 769–799.
Published: 01 November 2013
... literature or from her own erotic writing and sings to, converses with, and dresses corpses in a morgue. While these works situate longing and sexuality in a highly abstracted and dehistoricized domain, the article argues that Araya's video installations nevertheless proffer critiques of women's current...