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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and nationalism elsewhere in the digital era. Saint, Celebrity, and the Self(ie): Body Politics in Late Socialist Vietnam Tri Phuong A cultural practice does not carry its politics with it, as if written upon its brow forever and a day; rather, its political functioning...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2014
... to predecessor terms such as good-for-nothing ” ( dame ) or lower stratum ( kasô ). Secondly, I turn to the vitalistic element in the precarity movement's discourse, which is evident in the celebration of fun and the sensual or bodily experience of being “alive.” The rhetoric of “life” in the precarity movement...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 161–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... At the same time, stylistically, the film celebrates, or at least fully appreciates, the arrival of technological modernity by 1930, which enables the spectacles of lights in the form of a new visual medium for a mass-consumer society. Moreover, the motif of hands, which is enhanced by hard lighting...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... that are contained within the nation-state. From this perspective, the function of the nation-state seems more and more identified with globalization and its concomitant homogenization and centralization. In recent years, these rap songs celebrating locality have joined in a larger movement that promotes the use...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to imitate the perceived colors of the real world and its identification with mere surface appearance. Among Kandinsky’s greatest enthusiasts was Walter Benjamin, whose fragmentary writings on color celebrated its spiritual powers and resistance to the conceptual abstractions of language. Although he...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 469–497.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of the consequences of a world that increasingly celebrates mobility, with implications for how “being at home in the world” is imagined today. References Anderson Bridget . 2015 . Us and Them?: The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls . 1st ed. New York : Oxford University Press...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
... ask how they can avoid a “nightmare” of frontier insecurity derailing dreams of international power. This article uses a postcolonial approach to critically analyze tensions between ethnic inclusion and exclusion in visual and textual narratives from a Xinjiang regional exhibition that celebrated...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... The International Council of Women, while criticizing communist women for their close relationship with the state, celebrated the achievements its South Korean affiliate made as a state-registered organization. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 South Korea Korean National Council of Women...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Suzy Kim Feminism, both as theory and praxis, has long grappled with the dilemma of sex difference—whether to celebrate women’s “difference” from men as offering a more emancipatory potential or to challenge those differences as man-made in the process of delineating modern sexed subjects. While...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 323–349.
Published: 01 May 2017
... in Kinokuniya Hall on American race relations). In these nonfictional musings, Ōe posits an analogous existential dilemma shared by the postwar Japanese and post–civil rights era African-Americans. Ōe's proposed solution to this dilemma—a kind of existential freedom rooted in celebrating ethnic and racial...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 517–546.
Published: 01 August 2020
...John M. Knight Woman was a category in flux during China’s revolutionary 1920s. Alongside commercial magazines that celebrated the arrival of the modern girl ( xiandai nüzi ) were political currents that prioritized class and nation as sites for women’s liberation. Scholarship has criticized...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... historically distinct technologies of feminine selfhood in Taiwan today. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 gender Taiwan variety TV celebrity genealogy identity individualization “From Sparrow to Phoenix”: Imagining Gender Transformation through Taiwanese Women’s Variety TV...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 373–383.
Published: 01 February 2012
... discussions afterward between the director and his audience. Jia Zhang Ke was, by that time, an underground celebrity. His lms had won international prizes, but they were of cially banned by the Chinese government, and pirated copies of them could...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 491–517.
Published: 01 August 1996
... studies, and a renewed celebration of &6do sentiment. After decades of dis- favor, homeland patriotism was back. Brimming with boosterism and appealing overtly to local pride, the new local literature rehabilitated a pre- war rhetoric...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 201–233.
Published: 01 February 2000
... experiments did move numerous patriotic hearts across different strata and throughout the globe. Now every celebration of such patriotic acts is without exception accompanied by an equally passionate championing of Hong Kong for its...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 February 1999
... invested position. For Kong it boils down to how the history of modern China should be conveyed, what sort of generic formulas are already in place in an Anglophone world that celebrates one narrator over another, and whether the reader...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 417–420.
Published: 01 February 2012
...; abjection and assimilation; loss, forgetting, historical/community/cultural amnesia; remembrance, reclamation, reimagining, the possibility for re- membering and celebrating a larger arena of thinking, speaking, acting that can...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 113–177.
Published: 01 February 1998
... of American media in defining black celebrity, but also provide graphic illustration of how foreign icons are manipulated to express Japanese domestic concerns. At the time the posters were displayed, it was far easier for the Japanese media...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 711–746.
Published: 01 August 2000
... aesthetic of Japanese hand- icrafts in the late 1920s. Yet no small part of Yanagi’s continuing celebrity derives from his reputation as a heroic defender of Korean art and culture against Japanese imperialism. During the decade preceding his...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to be metonymies of Hong Kong local celebrities. Third, the objectification we found in our fieldwork appears to fall under the operation of what Scott Lash and Celia Lury called the “thingification of media.” Coincidental transpositions of manga images...