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positions (2013) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2013
... experience to one another. This flexible term encompasses ideas of empirical apprehension of the world through the senses, of affect preceding or exceeding conscious articulation, and of the special cultivation of feeling whose history is inseparable from class and national ideologies. Building...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 329–358.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Harriet M. Phinney Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Objects of Affection: Vietnamese Discourses on Love and Emancipation Harriet M. Phinney Scholarship on the politics of love and romance and on the link between the construction...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 435–455.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Shih-Diing Liu Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Undomesticated Hostilities: The Affective Space of Internet Chat Rooms across the Taiwan Strait Shih-Diing Liu This essay aims to address the omission of affect from much of the theo...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Purnima Mankekar; Akhil Gupta By examining the affective regimes generated by call center workers in Bangalore, the authors argue that the forms of alienation and intimacy they generate are coimplicated, rather than in opposition, to each other. In contesting the presumption that the intimate...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in the larger literature on care work. Building from the scholarship on intimate labors, the author shows that surrogacy involves not just affective states of being; instead, surrogacy is a new form of value extraction that reaches deep into the body itself, commodifying aspects of life and the life force...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
...-controlled versus independent media also complicate universalizing theoretical claims. Zhang's film offers a unique illustration of recent developments by tracing the ways “Mao” has changed in meanings and affective responses since marketization. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Taiwan Taiwanese Opera fandom women affective economy References Adrian Bonnie . 2003 . Framing the Bride: Globalizing Beauty and Romance in Taiwan's Bridal Industry . Berkeley : University of California Press . Bacon-Smith...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 595–629.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Nandini Bhattacharya In this essay the author traces the mobilization of vocabularies of risk, uncertainty, and insurance within private and public affective worlds in contemporary India, and their aesthetic forms as found in Indian film and literature today. Rituparno Ghosh's film Noukadubi (2011...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
... with her affective, nondual consciousness, which (perhaps ironically) resembles scientific eyes that capture the everyday’s physical textures. Second, for this reason, the images are almost always sensual (affective) (e.g., embodied with a sense of touch and proprioception) or “haptic” (Laura Marks...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Laurie J. Sears Storytelling brings into vivid focus the emotions and affects that different classes and races of people experienced in the imperial Dutch Indies island worlds. The storyteller explored in this article is Maria Dermoût (1888–1962), a mixed-race Dutch woman ( Indo ) who was born...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Francisco Benitez Using the hit movies Kailangan kita ( I Need You , 2002) and Milan (2004) as examples, this essay explores how Philippine commercial film mediates the affective and emotional labor required to maintain flows of out-migration, despite narrative trajectories that uphold a final...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... The focus is on how individuals, networks of people, and institutions presented and relied on information about families, physical appearance, personal interviews, and affective ties to make sense of migratory patterns resulting from Japanese military expansion. The article argues that by the mid-1940s...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 223–248.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... Popular postindependence Hindi-Urdu films such as Madhumati (1958), Sahib bibi aur ghulam (1962), Bahu begum (1967), Lal patthar (1971), Kudrat (1981), Bees Saal baad (1988), and Purani haveli (1989), among others, have endowed havelis with an affective life that creatively processes and reflects...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... created varying trauma art about the October 6 massacre as an aesthetic of vengeance, grief, and yearning to heal, of the struggle to remember forgotten histories, and of satiric moral outrage. I argue that the affective engagements of foreclosing retribution, of reconciliation, justice, social healing...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 277–300.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Harriot Beazley; Jessica Ball Abstract This article contributes to debates about the temporal and affective implications of migration in Southeast Asia by presenting child-focused research concerned with children in rural Lombok, Indonesia, who have been “left behind” by their transnational...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 281–305.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jonathan Beller The cinematic mode of production has orchestrated the real subsumption of society by capital unevenly in the Asia-Pacific, affecting film form, genre, gender, performativity, and exhibitionism in various ways, as well as structures of agency and regimes of truth. Variations...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 335–345.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Patrick D. Flores The article explores the ways in which the discourse and affect of miracle is performed in Philippine cinema, with the view of understanding how it exploits and inevitably corrupts mysticism and spiritual belief. Central to this project is the woman miracle worker, the visionary...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 877–883.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the borders of spectacle, (homoerotic) desire, translation, audience, and affect. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Pop Tarts (Photographic Portfolio) Viet Le The boy bang/gang band project consists of campy images and music vid- eos of faux pan...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... postcolonial discomfort affected the trajectory of elite hegemony in decolonizing and postcolonial Singapore. The elite initially adopted a hybrid Malayan identity, which emulated the transformative multiracialism of their leftist comrades-turned-opponents. After undesired separation from Malaysia...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 461–487.
Published: 01 May 2014
...). This is simultaneously linked to the translation of Orientalism/postcolonialism to Japan both as historical experience and as intellectual frustration of the non-West in its challenge to generate indigenous cultural theories. The last issue is further elaborated with the help of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's work on affect...