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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 on the...
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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 of...
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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 (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 (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 is in...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... 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 that...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
... specifics of China's history and state-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. Readymade Mao...
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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 and...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... artists 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...
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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...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 223–248.
Published: 01 February 2017
... films. 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 (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 (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
... engaging in affective labor but also creating a “new idealism”—a sense of hope for their future rooted in commercial activity and conditioned by state supervision that results in the formation of new subjectivities. This article provides a close reading of Chen Xiao's story, a young unemployed college...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., Japan, and South Korea gamble with the future of their younger population in order to secure their country's place in neoliberal globalization. Further, the introduction reviews pertinent literature on the developmental state, neoliberalism, affective/emotional labor, and postcapitalist politics that...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89–143.
Published: 01 February 2010
... patronage, but also of the Dalai Lama's generally conservative worldview. The construction of the Dalai Lama's persona of “man of peace” adversely affects efforts to resolve the Tibet question. The “Free Tibet movement” is built around the pacifist persona of the Dalai Lama. The movement garners support...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 145–169.
Published: 01 February 2010
... configurations, referrals, and affective structures set up by Mishima himself, and thus more often than not participates in the continuation and concretization of the Mishima myth. I argue that Taiyô to tetsu ( Sun and Steel , 1968) contains a glimpse into the construction of this discursive machine, and that...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2010
... repudiation is complicit with the dominant moral-sexual order upheld by Taiwan's state culture. In querying this limiting continuity, this artcile demonstrates in particular that the novel represents a particular “state affect” of gendered sexual shame linked to prostitution, a shame that later came to be...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 695–725.
Published: 01 August 2010
... often hinged on an understanding of the affective power of still images versus moving ones and of images versus text. Central to the censor's charges of obscenity against both the still photos and the screenplay was the contention that they were actually moving images. The essay explores why the censors...