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positions (2015) 23 (2): 317–347.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ou-Byung Chae This article examines the genealogy of postcolonial state culture in South Korea in the context of the changing imperial order in East Asia. First, we reveal an uneasy, uncomfortable, and antagonistically complicit relationship between colonial culture, anticolonial culture...
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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 (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., South Asia, and the former Soviet Union. I ask first, what were the ways that migrant advocacy groups that emerged in the aftermath of the Myongdong protest translated the problem of the human rights of the foreign worker? Second, what can those narratives that became dominant in Korea say about...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... commodities that were less visible, such as female prostitution and other masculine (a)sexualized service labors. Duke University Press 2009 Surrogate Military, Subimperialism, and Masculinity: South Korea in the Vietnam War, 1965–73 Jin-kyung Lee It is little known...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Pil Ho Kim; Hyunjoon Shin Like any other genre of Western popular music in the postwar period, rock was introduced to South Korea via the U.S. Armed Forces, a powerful symbol of postwar American hegemony. Until the late 1960s the U.S. military camp shows, clubs, and radio broadcast remained...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 510–536.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Gi-Wook Shin Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Marxism, Anti-Americanism, and Democracy in South Korea: An Examination of Nationalist Intellectual Discourse Gi-Wook Shin Our movements of transformation aim to obtain a national liberation...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Sheila Miyoshi Jager Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 A Vision for the Future; or, Making Family History in Contemporary South Korea Sheila Miyoshi Jager In the bright hours of a cool April afternoon, a group of Seoul National...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Seunghan Paek This article explores community in contemporary South Korea's commercially saturated urban environments by investigating a recent government-run city improvement project in which the entanglement of institutional power and local commercial forces created a peculiar form of community...
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Published: 01 November 2022
Figure 1 Ji Yeo, Beauty Recovery Room 001, 22 years old, Seoul, South Korea , 2009. © Ji Yeo. More
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Published: 01 November 2022
Figure 2 Ji Yeo, Beauty Recovery Room 002, 23 years old, Seoul, South Korea , 2009. © Ji Yeo. More
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 37–66.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jesook Song Duke University Press 2006 Family Breakdown and Invisible Homeless Women: Neoliberal Governance during the Asian Debt Crisis in South Korea, 1997 – 2001 Jesook Song This article examines the relationship between the South Korean welfare...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 77–102.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Chungmoo Choi Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Discourse of Decolonization and Popular Memory: South Korea Chungmoo Choi The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born...
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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...
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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 (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Katri Kauhanen The Korean National Council of Women, a women’s organization established in 1959, has received criticism in Korean literature for its collaboration with the authoritarian regimes that ruled South Korea for decades. This article, however, argues for a different kind of interpretation...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sungyun Lim Abstract This article examines false registration as a method of domestic adoption in South Korea. The article argues that the practice of falsely registering adoptees as natural births in the family registry emerged in response to the highly restrictive adoption laws in South Korea...
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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 (4): 785–806.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jinsoo An This essay examines Cold War political discourse in South Korea's Manchurian action films. It opens by questioning the interpretive parameters of South Korea's cinematic war narratives, which isolate the military conflict of the Korean War (1950–53, in its conventional periodization...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 450–485.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Henry H. Em Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 "Overcoming" Korea's Division: Narrative Strategies in Recent South Korean Historiography Henry H. Em Since the division of Korea in 1945 and the establishment of separate states in 1948...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 377–407.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... This article examines the experiences of South Korean youth who pursue education in English language schools in the provincial Philippines. Using in-depth interviews and participant observation with South Korean educational migrants in the Philippines and South Korea, it outlines class and regional dynamics...