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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...
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 dramatic economy...
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...
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 New...
positions (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of 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...
positions (2021) 29 (4): 835–868.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of human cognition—referred to as “public opinion,” “values,” “culture,” “political culture,” “tradition,” or “belief”—by nonviolent means. The author calls this approach to knowledge the values paradigm. A separate, but related argument is that this paradigm has proven more important than the availability...
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...
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...
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...
positions (2002) 10 (3): 525–546.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., can you not see that this lack of position, this spiritual aphasia, is a rather universal phenomenon?7 Wang then traces the historical evolution of Chinese spiritual values. He takes as a point of departure the ancient Chinese belief...
positions (2008) 16 (1): 15–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
... 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 reserve the beliefs of the purported insider...
positions (1993) 1 (2): 321–348.
Published: 01 May 1993
... 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 state...
positions (2011) 19 (3): 781–798.
Published: 01 August 2011
... 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 identity...
positions (2001) 9 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
... there is an enormous number of adherents of popular beliefs, so that it is difﬁcult for the government to regulate [popular religion] with laws. Recently the social and political situation has been unstable, and with the addition of the individual...
positions (1994) 2 (2): 406–416.
Published: 01 May 1994
... 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. Tseng’s image...
positions (2001) 9 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2001
.... 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 History...
positions (2011) 19 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2011
... centesis. The thorniest dilemmas occur in the contested terrain of disability, 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...
positions (1995) 3 (1): 1–68.
Published: 01 February 1995
... Yangming [Wang Shouren (1472-1528 Although each of the positions 3: 1 Spring 1995 4 three schools of thought placed emphasis differently, they shared a basic belief that an affinity exists...
positions (2016) 24 (2): 337–341.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., 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 were, according to thinkers and artists in this movement...
positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
... categories. Sev- eral parents expressed essentialist views of race in their descriptions of their encounters with Indians during their surrogacy journeys. One Australian woman, for instance, related her belief that Indians “are just an amazing...