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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
... top-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...
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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, and in...
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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 it...
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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. The...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 1996
...- ily struggle. In a letter to his father published shortly after the student 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...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 510–536.
Published: 01 May 1995
...] . . . a strong fear of the Soviet Union and North Korea and a feeling of genuine warmth towards the US for supporting South Korea with the sacrifice of thousands of young men and millions of dollars in aid.”9 Even most Korean dissidents viewed...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 77–102.
Published: 01 February 1993
... North and the South as an effective technique of disciplining its people. Korean Americans are now allowed to travel to North Korea. The messages of the North Korean citizens to their kin in the South, conveyed through their relatives...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Manchuria. Perhaps for this reason, Kang is today well-­known in North Korea, whose founder, Kim Ilsung, was one of the Manchuria-­based Korean guerilla lead- ers. In South Korea, Kang had largely remained unknown until the govern...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
... . “ Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950 .” Comparative Studies in Society and History 52 , no. 4 : 742 – 67 . Kim Won . 2019 . “ Korea’s Vietnam War and the Fall of Saigon: Reconstructing the War Memories of Detained Diplomats .” In Korean Memories and Psycho...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 347–372.
Published: 01 May 2021
... mission- aries and was a hospitable starting point for McKenzie. The village of Song- chung, commonly known among the missionaries as Sorai, was a farming community of about thirty houses located in the far western part of Hwang- hai Province, near what is today Kumi, North Korea. A short distance from...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
... capitalist modernity. The article also uses a global framework to rethink the narrative of Japanese mediation as the lens by which to examine Korea’s modern experience within Korean historiography. References “1931 nyŏn i omyŏn (2)” (“When the Year 1931 Comes”) . 1930 . Chosŏn ilbo (Korean Daily...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... between the divided Vietnam and the divided Korean peninsula,13 Park sold South Korea’s participation as a way of pre- venting another communist invasion from the North: not helping South Vietnam to win their war could result in communization of...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Soo Ryon Yoon This article traces eight performers from Burkina Faso, who in 2014 protested unfair labor practices at the Africa Museum of Original Art in South Korea, where they had been hired to perform. In the process, they demonstrated political and artistic endeavors in live concerts and dance...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 711–746.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Kim Brandt 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Objects of Desire: Japanese Collectors and Colonial Korea Kim Brandt Japan is one of the few countries in the world where ceramics are widely ac- knowledgedasamajorartform...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Minwoo Jung South Korea's economic restructuring following the 1997–98 Asian financial crisis increased deregulation, privatization, and labor flexibility, creating new forms of social precarity. This article examines this precarity to rethink the relationship between macrolevel social changes and...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 607–632.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Timothy Gitzen Abstract This article explores the limits of family in contemporary South Korea by simultaneously examining the discourses and practices of anti-LGBT protesters and the state alongside an ethnography of queer and HIV/AIDS activism. The author argues that the limits of family in Korea...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... invested in their initiatives out of concern for future economic development. By the late 2000s, however, a new neoliberal youth subject came to dominate South Korea. Having internalized the ruthless competition on the labor market, these young people centered their lives on building “specs...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jong Bum Kwon This article examines the formation of “Neo-Korea” —the constitution of the social and political imaginary of the present as a radical break from the dark past. Democracy and neoliberalism, dominant imaginaries of contemporary Korea, required forgetting. This article shows how new...