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positions (2019) 27 (1): 241–279.
Published: 01 February 2019
... by racism in the production of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences? Above all else, racism must be apprehended as a structure of the modern world, and it is necessary to understand how it serves to repeatedly confirm the anthropological difference between European humanity and the rest...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
... is related to or reflected in social difference. While area studies remain tenaciously tied to the geographical index of anthropological difference inherited from the colonial-imperial modernity, they are today in the business, like the rest of the humanities, of contributing to the construction...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Lili Lai This collection of mostly ethnographic studies of rural China, with some contributions from the rather different discourse world of Chinese anthropology, seeks to bring into visibility the heterogeneity of life in the countryside. They argue that rural China must first and foremost...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 761–787.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the emerging discipline of anthropology, and indeed they were involved in staging many of them. Yet, most discussions of the practices of museums and exhibitions — especially in displaying other ethnicities — have focused on how different cultures...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 May 2020
... dialectic, and conflicts arising from them. Philosophical anthropology is a field of inquiry distinct from either cul- tural or biological anthropology. That is, philosophical anthropology is a study of the human being, but the focus of its study is different from that of cultural or biological studies...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 February 1998
... study of the economics, government, sociology, anthropology, history, and arts of Russia, China, India, and Latin America, and have brought these different disciplines positions 6:1 Spring 1998 38...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 689–710.
Published: 01 August 2008
... participants of apparently different identities. Both cases assumed identity’s positionality without really problematizing its situatedness in other things. In anthropology, “writing culture” and debates surrounding the authority of native...
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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 (2024) 32 (1): 209–216.
Published: 01 February 2024
... population's pursuit of a better life regardless of circumstances and obstacles. On the contrary, it seems to have stimulated more and more interest in exploring the power and complexity of optimism, even in the face of the ruins of shattered dreams: “the anthropology of hope” (see the curated collection...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 461–487.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the structuralist moment (including systems theory, but also structural anthropology) of the cybernetic fold (1940s – 1960s), shame appears as “the exemplary affect for theory,” the digitalizer of difference that “form[s] the distinction between figure...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 101–149.
Published: 01 February 2000
... as the chorus volunteered by the one-nation, self-pro- claimed left. These developments warned me of the danger involved in my previous approach of anthropologizing a discursive formation that essen- tialized a cultural repertoire and practices. I would...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 203–227.
Published: 01 February 2023
... as something continuous with but qualitatively different from the present. The sense that the future was gone changed the nature of hope of in Kamaishi. This might be expected in a place with an aged population. As Jason Danely ( 2016 ) has argued, hope, particularly for elderly people, can shift from...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 569–594.
Published: 01 August 1996
..., Sociological, and Anthropological Studies of the le before 1970 In English-language literature of the 1950s and 1960s, the ie was frequently labeled a patrilineal unit by historians, sociologists, and anthropologists.5 Yet in most studies...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 253–266.
Published: 01 February 2001
... a critical ethnography of the popular in the context of an urban culture positions 9:1 Spring 2001 256 inundated with different forms and practices of mass media. She begins, in a seemingly traditional anthropological...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 721–740.
Published: 01 August 2014
...- ferences in terms of geographical region, ethnic group, and population, but I want to emphasize another difference — the difference between them as anthropological fields. Simply put, I believe that in these terms, the former was a “virgin field...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 333–335.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in Gender and Society and Sociological Theory. Her book, Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea, will be published in 2016. Nicole Constable is J. Y. Pillay Global-Asia Professor of Social Sciences (Anthropology...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 523–527.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of religion, entitled Beyond Indigenization: Christianity and Chinese History in a Global Context (2023). Mun Young Cho is a professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Yonsei University, South Korea. Her research interests include poverty, labor, development, and youth in China and South...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 923–925.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Asian History and Culture Review (2018), Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context (2020), and Rediscovering Korean Cinema (2019). Olga Fedorenko is associate professor at the Anthropology Department of Seoul National University. A scholar of Korean studies, anthropology of media...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 486–525.
Published: 01 May 1993
... , and M. Fischer 1986 . Anthropology as Cultural Critique . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Marks , Robert . 1985 . “The State of the China Field, or the China Field and the State”. Modern China II , no. 4 ( October ): 461–509. Merleau-Ponty , Maurice . 1962 . Phenomenology...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 723–726.
Published: 01 November 2016
... how all selves are dependent on another, Kang argues instead that the practice of photographing alleged racial ethnic differences was a foundational ele- ment in Japanese state anthropology. In the first case, Tsuboi’s pioneering...