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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... MacLachlan Patricia L. , 63 – 84 . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Yu Kwangyŏl . 1927 . “Modŏn iran muŏssinya” (“What Is Modern”) . Pyǒlgǒngon 10 : 112 – 13 . colonial Korea Americanism anti-Americanism America capitalist modernity Korean-American engagements...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 665–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of a liberal Cold War racial dispensation that enabled limited forms of upward mobility for some communities of color. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Korean War Cold War Chicana/o studies Asian American studies border studies comparative race studies Rolando Hinojosa...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 667–696.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Kyeyoung Park Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 ”I Am Floating in the Air”: Creation of a Korean Transnational Space among Korean-Latino American Remigrants Kyeyoung Park On 9 April 1995 I was watching the Korean-language TV program...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 837–849.
Published: 01 November 2015
... conservatives. We need to keep in mind that after the Korean War, the American policy of containment and sanctions, which was a policy of calculated coercion, have kept North Korea politically and economically isolated. If not for that kind...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 May 1997
... American “identity” in rela- tion to such labor struggles, Ramsay Liem and Jinsoo Kim challenge Asian and Korean Americans to further engage with critiques of U.S. imperialism and capitalist exploitation: For many...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
...-needed attention to the Korean War's legacies, its undertheorized afterlives, and its oblique yet telling ongoing manifestations. Korean War wartime permanent war racism necropolitics Asian American studies critical Korean studies ASCK Teaching Initiative to End the Korean War Copyright...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 743–784.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christine Hong Reading North Korean defector memoirs and Korean American “roots” narratives as forms of “second culture” relative to North Korea, namely, an alternative US-oriented culture whose representational authority is held as exceeding that of the socialist state of origin, this essay...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
...-­American empires, the mechanisms of assimilat- ing Koreans relied more heavily on the less visible, somatic criteria of race (cultural sensibilities) than they did on the more dependable differences of scientific biology.14 To capture these nuances...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 August 2023
... camps; in these contact zones, South Koreans developed an embryonic form of subimperial gaze, vis-à-vis Vietnam and the Vietnamese. The subimperial gaze resembled American racial thinking, rendering Asians as racial Other, “uncivilized” and “underdeveloped.” In the context of the Cold War, the American...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 357–389.
Published: 01 May 1997
... Korean Americans as people who are capable of critical thinking, who are actively engaged in changing their social real- ity as people of color in the United States; instead, it focused exclusively on young Korean...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 653–685.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the northern part of Gyeonggi province is within a twenty-minute drive to the north). The Korean and American governments reached agreement on a Joint Land Management Plan in 2004 and authored the US Military Camp Promotion Law of 2006. From the mid- 2000s until 2018, a large portion of the area previously...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 450–485.
Published: 01 May 1993
... and the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (now ANSP) kept intellectuals in line in South Korea. Less dramatically, from the time American civil- affairs officers governed southern Korea through the apparatus of Military Government (1945-1948...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 24–76.
Published: 01 February 1993
... and postwar Korean capitalist society and patriarchal culture, wherein women in the sex indus- try surrounding American military bases continue to be called cui’anbu (comfort women), see Chungmoo Choi, “Korean Women in a Culture of Inequality,” in Donald N...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 February 2011
... informing the wartime Japanese management of colonial Koreans and the internment of Japanese Americans by the U.S. nation-­state empire, see Takashi Fuji- tani, “Right to Kill, Right to Make Live: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Koreans...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 711–746.
Published: 01 August 2000
...-Western colonialism. It is significant that Yanagi turned to Korean art after a youth spent absorbed in the study and appreciation of European (and some American) monuments of literature, painting, and sculpture. During the late 1910s and 1920s...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 645–652.
Published: 01 November 2022
... by exploring the dialectics of the colonial regime of (un)happiness and poetic forms of seeking utopian shards of freedom. Taking a psychoanalytic approach to Yi Si-u's poetry published in 34 Literature , Smith proposes a new interpretation of Korean surrealism as a dialectical engagement with the colonial...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
... The Color of Pain ( Bora , dir. Lee Kang-hyun, 2010) and Watchtower ( Mangdae , dir. Moon Seung-wook, 2014) refresh Korean documentary cinema's concern with labor and urban redevelopment that its activist precursors engaged. The Color of Pain ( fig. 1 ) investigates the conditions of labor...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 763–792.
Published: 01 November 2022
... with an American-sounding brand name—Rŏkk'i 럭키 (Lucky)—and relies on the evocations of America to do the commodity aesthetic work. Advertisements for daily necessities—toothpaste, soap, soy sauce, food seasoning—dominate the first display of South Korean advertising (“Liberation, Restoration of Advertising...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of poverty but suggests the grievous entanglement of structural, political economic violence and affective burden on the daily web of individual lives. References Abelmann Nancy Lie John . 1995 . Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 576 dismiss that desire would be a mistake. The Korean youth yearn to speak English with more confidence, speak with a North American accent, and communicate easily with other English speakers. They want to improve...