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positions (1995) 3 (3): 695–722.
Published: 01 August 1995
...Charles K. Armstrong Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Surveillance and Punishment in Postliberation North Korea Charles K. Armstrong Michel Foucault’s archaeology of power and surveillance in the modern West...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
...-down, often paternalistic measures, such policies were carried out ostensibly to elevate women’s status as a form of state feminism professing equality for the sexes. Comparing North Korea with China, this article explores how communist feminisms attempted to tackle the dilemma of sexual difference...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 809–836.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Cheehyung Harrison Kim In the early 1960s, the synthetic fiber vinalon became North Korea's national fiber, a product that symbolized the independence and ingenuity of its state-led socialism, from the raw materials needed to make it (the abundant coal and limestone) to the person who invented...
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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 (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Suk-Young Kim North Korea is a fashion-conscious nation where political leaders are preoccupied with how to dress the nation's people through rigid social practices, such as imposing military-style uniforms to various social sectors and systematically recommending certain designs to civilians...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 729–742.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Bruce Cumings This essay examines the destructive air war over North Korea from 1950 to 1953 and asks why this enormous atrocity is either unknown or forgotten in the United States, while it remains a burning memory in North Korea—one that deeply affects Korean attitudes toward US citizens...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 837–849.
Published: 01 November 2015
... violence—committed by US forces, the South Korean police, military, and right-wing groups, as well as by leftist guerillas and the Korean People's Army—offer unique insight into what he calls the war politics that established and consolidated North and South Korea. Rather than ending the war, the armistice...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 633–663.
Published: 01 November 2015
... “Vision 3000,” which would provide aid to North Korea contingent upon two conditions unacceptable to the North Korean regime, namely immediate denuclearization and “opening,” it piled up one roadkill after another in its haste, from the cessation...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 192–223.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Roy Richard Grinker Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Mourning the Nation: Ruins of the North in Seoul Roy Richard Grinker This essay focuses on south Korea, one half of a “postcolonial” community, by which I mean a community...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 February 2011
... relations between the colonial and postcolonial modern, as well as with the history of attempts to overcome both. The Square and the Ego Set during 1948 – 53, the period of formation of separate regimes in north and south Korea and the subsequent...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., North Korea, and the United States on July 27, 1953, peace did not ensue on the Korean peninsula. Notwithstanding the agreement’s recommen- dation that all three parties return to the negotiating table within ninety days to settle the peace...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 450–485.
Published: 01 May 1993
..., it has become almost commonsensical for historians in the United States and South Korea to treat North Korea as an entirely separate and distinct unit. Trained under the grip of the Cold War, most professional historians were unable or unwilling...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 157–167.
Published: 01 February 2005
... own benefit as a primary aim cannot but threaten other nations. North Korea’s decision to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is only one of the consequences of the Iraq War. Korea is a relatively small and weak nation whose modern...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 481–495.
Published: 01 May 2020
... took office in 2001, antagonism resumed. North Korea conducted its first nuclear test in 2006. Even after President Moon and Chairman Kim signed the April 27, 2018, Panmunjom Declaration, President Donald J. Trump s reckless cancella- tion of the June 12 Singapore summit talk and subsequent revocation...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 1996
... activist Im Su-gyijng had surreptitiously left for North Korea to attend the World Festival of Youth and Students, Chijn Moon-hwan, a student leader who helped plan Im’s journey, wrote: Jager I Making Family History...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 785–806.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of people both north and south of the 38th parallel. Since the formation of North and South Korea as inimical states, both sides have witnessed massive ideological campaigns. Within this ideologically driven context, cinema has performed...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of divided Korea. Nonetheless, the webtoon ultimately leaves the survival of North Korean others beyond the realm of the visible because their ordinary coexistence in the South is yet to be imagined. Redrawing the Division Lines? Surplus, Connectivity, and Remediation in the South Korean Webtoon Secretly...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 229–230.
Published: 01 February 2011
...). Suk-­Young Kim is associate professor of theatre and East Asian studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is the author of Illusive Utopia: Theater and Film in North Korea (2010), which explores how state-­produced propaganda...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 85–110.
Published: 01 February 2022
... Korea's erasure from the Hall evidences the nation's contingency in this temporal translation. As noted above, Korea as a nation-state can only be conceived of as a coherent form in a particular historical moment . The existence of North Korea as a sovereign nation-state represents a significant barrier...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 510–536.
Published: 01 May 1995
... in original Shorrock explains this favor- able attitude as “the legacy of anticommunism and memories of the Korean War, [which produced] . . . a strong fear of the Soviet Union and North Korea and a feeling of genuine warmth towards the US...