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positions (1996) 4 (2): 253–289.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Diane Dorfman Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 The Spirits of Reform: The Power of Belief in Northern China Diane Dorfman When Sun Xiulan’s son began having periodic convulsions (choufeng) she called on a spirit healer. The...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., but it was also a medium through which programs and listeners found creative outlets to question state-produced truths. Against the popular belief that documentary texts are based on facts, and as sites for reproducing the real, most documentaries can be read as dramatizations working within the...
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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 (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... different disciplines whose work traverses the same fields. These various engagements with physical and abstracted particulate entities render emotions, values, beliefs, and reasoning in ways that further shape collective actions (or inactions) in dealing with the consequences of the initial creation of the...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... The Future Eve revealed Jikken Kōbō's affinity with the Bauhaus in its collective engagement with production of theater, its strong interest in merging art and technology, and ultimately, its belief in art's relevance to social and public issues of the time. Jikken Ko¯bo¯ and Takiguchi Shu¯zo¯: The...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... filled with decontextualized buildings designed by famous foreign architects. While this uniformly high-rise environment and urban development is common among the high-economic-growth East and Southeast Asia countries since the 1980s, one difference in Singapore's urbanism is a utopian belief that once...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 649–658.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Alain Badiou Duke University Press 2005 Translated by Lorenzo Chiesa Further Selections from Théorie du sujet on the Cultural Revolution Alain Badiou “Love What You Will Never Believe Twice” (June 9, 1979) Belief and confidence.—How Yukong moved the mountains...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 538–541.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Myung Mi Kim Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Chart Myung Mi Kim Purpose lost Sure belief lost Hostile warrant Ritual feign Burning stylus...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 551–572.
Published: 01 August 2014
... places and the greater society, between state and society, between the traditional and modern, between popular beliefs and scientific knowledge, and between the common people and elites. For a long time, Chinese society has been troubled by...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 15–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
... when confronted with the claims of those who professed a belief in latah. The intellectual obverse of insider belief is invariably the possibility of some kind of “outsider suspension-of-belief,” since it is a truism that to share without...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 525–546.
Published: 01 August 2002
... Wang then traces the historical evolution of Chinese spiritual values. He takes as a point of departure the ancient Chinese belief in the mandate of Heaven (tianming), which belief he sees to develop eventually into the inculcation of a moral...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 406–416.
Published: 01 May 1994
..., presenting himself as someone else, becoming someone other than himself. Tseng is in fact undertaking a performance. His photo image plays on, destabilizes, our belief in recognizable identity. He is always more and other than what “he” seems...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 781–798.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Copyright by Duke University Press positions 19:3 Winter 2011 782 However, once theology is unrestricted by religious belief, it can create the intellectual space for considering fundamental issues of cultural...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 337–341.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Buddhist aesthetics and art practices, and with Hasegawa Saburo, who drove forward in manifesto and in arts practices a belief that mod- ern abstract art was compatible with the native arts of Japan and Korea. Five-­hundred-­year-­old Joseon pots...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 321–348.
Published: 01 May 1993
...), coeditor and anthropologist James L. Watson argues for primacy of performance over belief, while coeditor and historian Evelyn Rawski dis- agrees, seeing belief and performance as both necessary to ritual life and necessary for its control by the...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
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positions (1996) 4 (2): v–x.
Published: 01 May 1996
... whose nations benefitted most from the predatory potentials of social science taxonomy.” Diane Dorfman’s essay, “The Spirits of Reform: The Power of Belief in Northern China,” takes off from where Barshay leaves readers. Pressed...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 175–180.
Published: 01 February 2015
... can tell the difference between Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese. This is worrisome because it signals an enduring belief in the visuality of racial difference, something that can seem to make sense if we think of prototypical images of race...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2001
... reexamination of various forms of history. Instead, I will explore the discur- sive effects of the persistent belief in modernist historicism. My questions are Howdoes a belief in historicity render the consumption of historical realism Ma Nostalgia Industry and Popular...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., rather than feminism, as women choose or refuse to bring their pregnancies to term. In the face of different beliefs about disability, Rapp articulates the most profound challenges to current conceptions of “choice”; here, women emerge not as...