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positions (2000) 8 (2): 423–464.
Published: 01 May 2000
...: the violent acts of terrorism carried out by the Aum Shinrikyo cult in 1995 and the serial murders perpetrated by a fourteen-year-old boy in 1997. Despite their differing narrative motivations, both perpetrators shared a heightened sense of unease...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 165–188.
Published: 01 February 2008
... to always be held open in its futurity. Thus the uncanny appro- priateness of the rhetoric of Aum Shinriky in 1995 (the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the war) and its visions of “final war” (saishu¯ sens) as a total war, a virtual World War...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 429–460.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and Nagasaki in 1945. In more recent years, though, the proliferation of these apocalyptic fantasies takes on a particular resonance in the wake of the 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo’s subway system perpetrated by the Aum Shin- rikyô, an attack...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 263–268.
Published: 01 May 2000
... into a source of identity itself. But that is only half the picture. The possibilities opened up to some through the infantile play of a late capitalist, advertising-image, and virtual consumer culture have also condensed in others into a murderous Aum...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 593–647.
Published: 01 May 1999
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 87–113.
Published: 01 February 2005
... the passing of the wiretapping law (1999), regarded as a security measure against violence by AUM-like sects, and the nationally accessible JUKI-NET, an online resident registry system launched in 2002. Alongside such state-motivated efforts to promote...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 547–573.
Published: 01 August 2002
... in the context of a pro- longed economic recession and a series of gloomy social incidents, including highly publicized, brutal murders by teenagers and nerve gas attacks in the Tokyo railway system by the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo. Nostalgia...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 507–538.
Published: 01 August 2008