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positions (2015) 23 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 February 2015
... on a single topic in the more than two decades' history of the listserv, providing a small window onto the mentality of the academic world mostly dominated by US scholars regarding the MIT incident and other relevant issues. Some commentators on H-Asia were thoughtful and open minded. But a number...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 367–391.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Tomiyama Ichirō Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Colonialism and the Sciences of the Tropical Zone: The Academic Analysis of Difference in "the Island Peoples" Tomiyama lchird "The Southern Islands" and the Sciences of the Tropical Zone The Sciences...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 439–462.
Published: 01 May 2011
... are the transnational middle class such as advocates, academics, lawmakers, and the media people, including the Philippine elite. Recently, such overt sexualization of the workers has also subjected Filipino male workers in the night businesses. Whatever workers' sex and sexual orientation, they are seen not as humans...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 159–171.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in the Philippines, the academic discourse has shifted from critique of to collaboration with the state. The article then draws from the cultural production of independent digital cinema—representing the most abject of subaltern identities and conditions—to show the limits and possibilities of wagering on the future...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 267–285.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of Southeast Asia. I have chosen with deliberation a poetic style of writing that subverts the traditional academic style of writing and in effect, provides an alternative way of articulation that challenges the hegemonic mode of representations in the academy. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 763–792.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of the very fraught politics of the film's production process itself. This collaborative piece stages conversations and critiques so as to be stylistically consistent with the ensemble nature of film production, bringing together the voices of a Hmong antiracist media activist, a white academic in media...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 755–759.
Published: 01 August 2013
... the recognition they deserve, and today, the notion that onnagata must be male actors, and female actors cannot do the job is considered common knowledge both in popular and academic discourses. Yamada, however, had substantial stage experience in Kabuki, performing hand in hand with major Kabuki actors. Moreover...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 721–740.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Li Li The cultural phenomena or objects that are gloriously listed on the national register of Intangible Cultural Heritage are mostly dispersed in rural villages around China. With “intangible cultural heritage” rapidly becoming a prominent academic topic in China, the relationship between...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of an entirely new topography. This topography is generally not visible to the “specialists” who engage in area studies work, nor to the “native social species” they study. It is accessible only from the perspective of the facilities and institutions that handle the “metadata” produced out of academic evaluation...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 689–718.
Published: 01 November 2021
... them. This solution, however, reveals a deeper crisis facing the field: even though new types of sources will continue to fuel the growth of PRC history, scholars farthest from Xi Jinping's organs of repression can share sources and write about them freely, while academics subject to authoritarian...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 281–289.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in China; others are in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Taiwan. Some write in a more academic idiom, while others report directly from their experiences. The diverse answers they bring to the question of how transnationalism has transformed queer Chinese politics today indicate that both...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Amie Parry; Liu Jen-peng Both avant-garde and popular, Lucifer Hung's writing has attracted a significant amount of critical attention in Chinese academic circles for its explicit sexual and violent content. This article identifies an ethical conundrum faced by critics who want to support Hung's...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 151–177.
Published: 01 February 2000
... and, as such, constructs a consciousness, an Us, an objectified and hallucinatory collective that “straightens” and homogenizes practice in the original sense of orthodoxy. In this article, positivist academic discourse, cloned from the colonial core...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Tani E. Barlow Duke University Press 2008 Introduction The political life of academic intellectuals is a theme positions often returns to. Wen Tiejun’s “Four Stories in One: Environmental Protection and Rural Reconstruction in China...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 559–584.
Published: 01 August 2001
... of the meanings of marriage through ritual. But the claim to a universal truth also results in an elision of the modern scholar’s own practice. Instead of seeing academic writing as a representation of historical practice that parallels historical practices...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 185–190.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang; Winnie Won Yin Wong This piece is an interview conducted as an e-mail Q&A by the editors with Huan Zhang in November 2013. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Sino-Japanese history digital media online pedagogy global academe visual culture Interview with 2005...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2000
... conquest, no longer wields the machete as the main mechanism of order. Academic discourse, bureaucratic administration, commodity fetishism, and media for advertising are cruise missiles to the early muchacho’s machete, weapons that distance...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 239–251.
Published: 01 February 1998
..., but there is no consensus. In light of this lack of consensus, are today’s debates nothing more than repetitions, each merely adding one more definition to an already vague concept of culture? Looked at from an academic perspective, in this era -when...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 417–429.
Published: 01 May 1994
... will gravitate toward “theory” because the academic prestige hierarchy is unmistakable.23 Owing to the changing academic fashion, theories and nontraditionalist approaches have become the sine qua non of innovative scholarship.24 Further, the aca...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 101–149.
Published: 01 February 2000
... been more than a decade and a half since Edward Said made his debut with Orientalism. Since then, according to some academics and schol- ars, the world, that is, its power constellation, together with the discursive structure engendered from...