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positions (2018) 26 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Kaneshiro and his Asian yet cosmopolitan star image. The author emphasizes four aspects of his stardom: (1) duality of appearance and acting, (2) cosmopolitan appeal as marketing strategy, (3) ambivalence between Hong Kongness and Japaneseness, and (3) Japanese connection. This article shows how online fan...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... go about the business of making class work for them in their everyday lives. The market is itself an ambivalent master, complicated yet further under the encouraging gaze of the Party-State. While the books perform a perfected loop of timely nostalgia and aspiration, the boundaries of class and taste...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
... vocabularies specific to a hybrid colonial culture. It is the more contoured and ambivalent dynamics of colonial race relations that the senryu poetry brings forth, which, in turn, questions the existing narratives of Japanese colonialism. Writing Colonial Relations of Everyday Life in Senryu Helen J. S...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 111–150.
Published: 01 February 2018
... military intervention in South Vietnamese cities. In the novel, the character of the Vietnamese superspy appears as a figure for the ambivalent political situation of the Republic of Vietnam within the geopolitics of the Cold War. Sovereignty, Surveillance, and Spectacle in South Vietnamese Spy Fiction...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 719–747.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of kinship and group identity. The significance of the goemul portrayed in Bong’s film may be that this monstrous creature is a “sign that shows, demonstrates, and warns.” It is through the creation of this sign that The Host brings to light the ambivalent and conflicted coexistence of tradition and...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 905–933.
Published: 01 November 2020
... does photojournalism become a kind of witnessing linked to the work of mourning? How are trauma and grieving braided together in the experience of photographers covering war? What is the role of the camera, and what are the ambivalent effects of the technical and aesthetic imaging of the dead and their...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 383–415.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., engendered a collective spirit of individualism that at once embraced utopian ideals of collectivism and was suspicious of any enterprise that encouraged a dissolution of self. Marked by this ambivalence, Yoshihara adapted the collective experience to create a community in which creativity became a...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 637–658.
Published: 01 August 2013
... texts such as the Shang shu, Shi ji , and Han shu , I will argue that the foundational narrative for the emergence of coinage in China was inextricable from theories of both sagely and tyrannical sovereignties — an ideological ambivalence that was reflected in the discourse on coinage itself. The coin...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
... underpinned them, overdetermined the party-state's ambivalent attitude toward modernity. The school campuses on which the Guomindang projected its social vision were, on the one hand, constructed as efficient, mechanical-clock-timed training grounds of wage laborers and, on the other hand, spaces of...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... personal pleasure and individual satisfaction. I propose that by demarcating a woman's freedom to “live for herself” and (re)make herself within a temporary life phase, the qingshounü concept is fundamentally structured by a central ambivalence: it at once imagines postfamilial feminine identity and...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... art practices has been the exploration in 1990s independent film of the suppressed nonelite subjectivities in public housing. Some filmmakers took public housing to be a space separate from the commercial downtown, and they suggested that this space represents an ambivalent site of modernity in its...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of Asia. What is at stake, according to Yang, is the status of post-­Chosŏn womanhood, modern female citizenship, and the ambivalence besetting an already ambivalent male author of “women’s fiction,” Yi Injik, who appears to have recognized...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 1019–1020.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. His recent publications include “The Ambivalence of National Imagination: Defining the ‘Taiwanese’ in China, 1931 – 1941” (2010), “ ‘L’Étranger’ across the Taiwan Strait: History of the Civil War...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 192–223.
Published: 01 February 1995
... and unification. I shall argue that these discourses are ambivalent and are framed with colonial metaphors of difference and domination. At times, the discourses represent north Koreans quite negatively as peo...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2004
... ambivalence and realism say about political claims made in the name of a scholarship perhaps necessarily removed from field experience? The figure of the politically engaged intellectual in international justice movements is vital...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
... enforce rules of identity. China s mega events reveal competing national narratives, both contradictory and mutually reinforcing, which interweave pride/humiliation, superiority/inferiority, and security/danger in China s national aesthetic (Callahan 2010: 9; Nordin 2012: 236). However, double ambivalence...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2011
... characters, and by extension their implied audience of actual and potential overseas workers, into the contradictions and ambivalences of the narratives of self-­fulfillment that subtend both national development and the trans­ national labor out...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... values that extends beyond the flagging of a caveat. It suggests that the strategic essentialisms of Asian values discourse express not only the postcolonial ambivalence between elite national hege- mony and resistance against global hegemonies...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 423–447.
Published: 01 May 2001
... organizations, many of which are focused on social, cultural, and religious issues rather than on advocacy or activism work.10 Moreover, the politicized act of “coming out” is viewed with ambivalence by many in Hong Kong.11 Because of the combination of...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 729–771.
Published: 01 August 2002
... boundaries that define human subjects, but it remains an ambivalent figure. Donna Haraway’s seminal essay “A Cyborg positions 10:3 © 2002 by Duke University Press positions 10:3 Winter 2002 730...