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positions (2013) 21 (3): 755–759.
Published: 01 August 2013
... well-recognized contribution to the films is her achievement in Kabuki acting. The Kabuki theater is an all-male theater, with its onnagata actors playing women's roles. Despite the intermittent presence of female Kabuki actors over the history of Kabuki, their achievements have not received...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
...James Reichert “ Oyama and Anxieties about the Feminization of Japanese Film” offers an alternative perspective on the gender politics behind the switch from oyama , or male actors specializing in female roles, to actresses in early Japanese film. To date, most treatments of this issue have...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 677–708.
Published: 01 August 2023
... traces by a variety of different actors. Drawing on a range of concepts from cultural studies and visual ethnography, the article provides a close reading of these traces, treating them as important historical documents and examples of how human actors interact with the built environment during China's...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of reality, memory, and time are significant tropes in Matsumoto's films. Bara no soretsu , for instance, set in the gay district of Tokyo, freely shifts between various points in time, mixes narrative fiction and documentary, and allows for the intermingling of the actors' own personal memories...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 659–667.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Li Zhang In this essay I suggest that rather than asking whether China or Vietnam is becoming neoliberal, we might be better served by asking how Chinese or Vietnamese political and social actors make use of neoliberal ideas and techniques for their own ends. A central task of the anthropology...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 763–792.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and Hmong studies, the Hmong lead actor from Gran Torino , and a Hmong PhD student in English. With special attention to how regimes of gender and sexuality manifest racial and ethnic hierarchy, the piece asks questions about the consequences of hypervisibility for Hmong Americans who have been chronically...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... to his birthplace. Hùng reembodies his torn Vietnamese identity through montage of spaces of poverty, crime, and loss. The chain-smoking poet, played by Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu Wai, drifts silently through interiors that seemingly bear no relationship to the dangerous, grimy streets outside. I...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 423–449.
Published: 01 August 2018
...—they lag behind ongoing transformations of private-sector life occurring around them. First exploring the arrival of heroin during early post-Mao economic liberalization campaigns, the author shows how in the late 1980s and early 1990s the opiate briefly circulated among private-sector actors who...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
... rural villages in two provinces of Vietnam between March and December of 2012, this essay relies on the narratives of actors involved in the local industry, such as a wedding shop owner, a language trainer, and guesthouse owners, as well as interviews with local government representatives, parents...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
... on the ways in which such industries construct intimacy and intimate social relations among various reproductive actors. How do commissioning parents pursuing gestational surrogacy in India using donor eggs negotiate the process of selecting an egg donor? In addressing this question, the author analyzes...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
... force. Under such conditions, and as the author shows in this article, it is the narrative of the suffering of foreign workers and the shame of Koreans that most effectively responded to the state and other actors' abuses against foreign workers. Overall, this article suggests that the emergent...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 253–277.
Published: 01 February 2010
... as the answer to the second. This essay maintains, however, that local state actors played the central and effectively centralizing role in informatization ( xinxihua ) projects in Nanhai City, Guangdong province. Through local e-government projects and a series of policies regarding land use, financing...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
... historical actors often employed to organize their experiences, project themselves onto others, and advance their political desires. The Caribbean House of Mirrors: Constructing Regions in Area Studies Ileana M. Rodríguez- Silva At the turn of the twentieth century, Puerto Rico s inhabitants experienced new...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Nitya Vasudevan This article focuses on films that star the young Tamil cinema actor Dhanush and that are set in Madurai and surrounding nonmetropolitan locations in the state of Tamil Nadu. Through these films, the article examines the construct of the area or the pettai as a production...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Penh's built landscape over the last decade have been produced by a motley group of actors stoked by exuberance over property values and expectations of growth. Prominent among this group are Asian developers motivated by projected windfalls of property-centric development and spurred on by competition...
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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 (2023) 31 (3): 649–676.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of cultural capital for postcolonial actors. jschutte@colostate.edu Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Angloscene personhood chronotope China‐Africa postcolonialism What is it like to be an African student in Beijing? What representational materials are available...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 May 2023
... writing say? What other actors and factors shape his persona? What can we learn from all this about the nexus of precarious labor and cultural production? The stories of Picun, Xiao Hai, and migrant worker literature subvert simple oppositions of grassroots versus state discourse and unofficial versus...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 377–420.
Published: 01 May 1999
...- pared to do battle with our nation’s king of actors over this new conti- nent; who would have expected that on opening day their audience Goldstein I Mei Lanfang and the Nationalization of Peking Opera 379 would be so thin-a far...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 695–725.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., twenty-­four 7 3 10 – inch color still photographs, which serve as frontispiece; second, the Cather ❘❘ A Thousand Words: The Powers and Dangers of Text and Image 697 original screenplay that was distributed to the actors and staff prior to mak...