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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 (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... with a critical study of the structures impinging on Vietnamese real estate markets shows that seemingly bottom-up challenges to the state are in fact linked to much more top-down dynamics. The case of geomancy shows that analysis of individual actions must always pay attention to the way such actions are often...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 621–651.
Published: 01 August 2016
... family of Thailand. By bringing the suffering and courageous actions of these two women into conversation across time and space, the nature of national crisis and the impossibility of loyal dissent in the Cold War United States and late reign Rama IX Thailand are refracted and made acutely visible...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 435–479.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Daisy Yan Du Conventional studies of the Chinese Cultural Revolution usually come from a human-centered perspective that focuses on politics, revolution, and class struggle dramatized in well-established artistic forms such as literature, live-action film, theater, and painting. This kind...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
... censorship, ownership, and control over national ideologies. What we call “politics” and “resistance” are not necessarily concerted and motivated series of actions by specific actors but instead occur at particular conjunctures when public engagement with media stimulates forms of cultural friction across...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
..., the traditional Chinese view of the ideal relationship between government and people is analogous to that which should exist between parents and children or between a shepherd and his flock. The actions of both parties should be in strict accordance with a moral code, under which the rulers of a society, who...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 305–341.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Yi-Ping Lin This article analyzes how the first collective action toxic tort in Taiwanese history, Former RCA Employees’ Mutual Aid Association v. Radio Corporation of America (RCA) , produced a space of deliberation about the causal effects of chronic exposure to organic solvents to human health...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
... determinist readings that stem from structuralism, and against the return to autonomy through recourse to the historical context of modernity. The place of cinema must be one in which these can be thought together as an active enmeshing of the spectator and the world through the action of the lens. For Nakai...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
... markers of poverty, which have been coined and widely narrated along with the very scheme. Importantly, however, their action does not just end up with a makeshift delineation of the other poor but also marks the embodiment of what they blame. The author’s ethnography brings to light how precarious...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 593–618.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., historical consciousness and individual action. Copyright 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Nakai Masakazu critical theory New Left in Japan Japanese philosophy References Ando Takemasa . 2014 . Japan’s New Left Movements: Legacies for Civil Society . Oxon, UK : Routledge...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of different disciplines whose work traverses the same fields. These various engagements with physical and abstracted particulate entities render emotions, values, beliefs, and reasoning in ways that further shape collective actions (or inactions) in dealing with the consequences of the initial creation...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
...C. J. W.-L. Wee The Singapore People's Action Party (PAP) state's adapted Euro-US modernist impulses were reflected not in high cultural achievements but in building construction. Since independence, the PAP has revamped Singapore's colonial downtown into a conceptually empty postnational space...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1009–1039.
Published: 01 November 2012
...,” “labor-power (or power of action),” and “autonomy,” the article tries to draw a clear line between these two conflicting aspects and extract the “center of possibility” of this very unique thinker/activist's work. Those whom I call “Osugi Children” from Uno Kozo and Tosaka Jun to Gilles Deleuze and Harry...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and contingency. The unforeseen accident lurks as a break in the action, which takes place outside ritual structure and goes beyond representation and repetition. During the performance that I detail, there was one such moment — completely unexpected — that reveals more about the mimetic possibilities...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in two parts. The first section discusses Michel Foucault's concept of human capital and Ludwig von Mises's theory of human action to define neoliberal economic man and then relates these concepts to the formation of a variety of rich-merchant stories. The second section delves into the question of how...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
... suggests that while such actions appear to subvert dominant racial hierarchies that privilege white skin, revealing potential spaces of resistance to racialized preconceptions about kinship, they in fact rely on essentialized notions of race and beauty and reflect new articulations of biological race...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Moinak Biswas This article considers a possible logic of evolution in Indian cinema, which rests on the movement from space as stage of action, imbued with value, to a multiplication of secularized intermediary spaces. The encounter with the city—a defined geography and grid—made its own...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Tani Barlow This essay raises for discussion complicated issues of political community, political action, racial identification, and moral panic. Barlow's commentary on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) controversy asks why identification with brutal images seems to lead no further...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 31–48.
Published: 01 February 2005
... patternsofresponse.Thecoloralertsaddressedbodiesattheleveloftheirdis- positions toward action. The system was not in any direct way a subjective positioning device. It was a body-aimed dispositional trigger mechanism. Massumi Fear (The Spectrum Said) 33 Bodies would...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 February 1995
... action:-koutou,' or kneeling on two knees and touching the head to the ground. It is a history drawn almost exclusively from the writings of English and American diplomats, politi- cians, soldiers, and academicians. Through repetition...