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positions (2016) 24 (3): 589–619.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of shanzhai is thus reworked to fit with a value-making notion of creativity so as to be channeled into a developmental force suitable for building the nation's own brands. The ideological struggles manifested in these shanzhai moments call for new perspectives in understanding the Chinese state's operation...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 711–746.
Published: 01 August 2000
... in the early 1920s under the new Sait¯o government-general was highly receptive to Yanagi’s special brand of cultural activism. Many of the Korean organizers of the March First Movement sought to make use of Woodrow Wilson’s...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 895–921.
Published: 01 November 2022
...,” shanzhai refers to the provenience of cheap brand imitations, made by mountain dwellers who cannot afford the original. The term is commonly used to describe creative and ironic brand imitation in the People's Republic of China today. Until the 1950s, the inhabitants of the Wa hills did indeed live...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
... makes them complex. Plastered on billboards, placards, news kiosks, and trolleys; advertising Sun-Maid Raisins, Ford Model Ts, Pond's, Cutex products, cigarette brands, and Brunner Mond chemical fertilizer; and ubiquitous to all forms of media; the modern Chinese advertisement is a picture of and story...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of such politically and formally radical content strove to legitimize the film and, by implication, also its source text, as politically and aesthetically defensible in both legal and artistic circles. But because the film had to function in its generic context as well, as a studio-branded “porno,” I insist also...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 555–582.
Published: 01 May 2016
... particular brand of royalist nationalism. The general line of the argument based on the interpretation of Vajiravudh's infamous articles is the king singled out the ethnic Chinese—known to be the largest ethnic minority as well as the dominant force controlling the Siamese economy—as the national other...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
... between place, suzhi (quality), and the migrant body is made to appear logical and commonsensical. I consider a common discursive practice of branding the baomu (maid), namely identifying the domestic worker and comments on the service provided by the domestic worker according to her place of origin (e.g...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 393–420.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., but the film ultimately does not disrupt the shift in government rhetoric that now brands Moros, previously perceived as “insurgents,” as terrorists in their own land. In the end, despite its purported desire to empower Moros and humanize them by making them seem just like other Filipinos, the film reinscribes...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 803–838.
Published: 01 November 2023
... it was believed that some of the subjects of the moving image had already been seen and located in photographs discovered previously in the 1990s. This reaction seemed diametrically opposed to that of the mainstream media (and social media), which excitedly praised the discovery of the “brand‐new” evidential...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 May 2023
... culture and their easy association with political power and resistance, respectively. As a member of the Picun Literature Group who expertly navigates this space, Xiao Hai has become a representative of the Picun “brand,” building a mediagenic public persona in the process. Who is Xiao Hai? What does his...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 585–587.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Tani Barlow Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Editor’s Introduction Our lead article takes readers to “WTO-­era China.” Fan Yang’s “From Bandit Cell Phones to Branding the Nation: Three Moments of Shanzhai in WTO-­era...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 799–827.
Published: 01 August 1999
... policies in India and their transnational contexts. These subjects may not be wholly resistant to the spread of global brands such as Barbie but may certainly subvert the project because they are not positions...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 423–450.
Published: 01 May 2021
... : State University of New York Press . Litzinger Ralph A. 2000 . Other Chinas: The Yao and the Politics of National Belonging. Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Luo Yu . 2017 . “ An Alternative to the ‘Indigenous’ in Early Twenty-First-Century China: Guizhou's Branding...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 August 2008
... 488 pleasure when they can referee among branded consumables, for they are compelled to choose between this brand and that, but never allowed release from the branded world of hyperconsumerism. The work of this “poet...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 741–742.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and Communications at RMIT University, Melbourne. She recently published Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change (2009). Tamara Jacka is a Senior Fellow (Associate Professor) in the Department of Political...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 161–186.
Published: 01 February 2001
... of Chinese (“black hair, Chinese products”) is seen ascending the Great Wall hand in hand.The words accompanying the image are “The Great Wall will never topple, Chinese products must be strong.” The domestic film brand Lekai, which had been suffering...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the cultivation of “high-suzhi” citizens, Sun Wanning’s essay focuses on “the other side of the coin”: the production and branding of “low-suzhi” subjects, and the politics of differentiation and boundary-keeping between high- and low-suzhi citi...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 479–509.
Published: 01 May 2003
... in menswear: the retaining of brand-name labels on the sleeves of jackets and on the limbs of sunglasses. The practices transgress Western sartorial conventions by retaining and displaying what ought to have been removed following the purchase...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 529–533.
Published: 01 August 2006
... early medieval period. We see his caution taken to heart in Margaret Hillen- brand’s “The National Allegory Revisited.” Hillenbrand initially points out an inconsistency. Fredric Jameson’s theory of the “third-world national alle...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 May 2021
... capital that non- Han get from the Han- majority state. Zhang s cultural entrepreneurship means the eco- nomic incentive that gets dangled in front of minority elites as well as those who would profit from managing branding and brand maintenance. Tani Barlow, Senior Editor ...