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positions (2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
...: the introduction to Japan of new trends in foreign thought, and the articulation of a new approach to philosophy based on the everyday thought of the ordinary person (common man's philosophy). A focus on these projects reveals the influence of one of the two women cofounders, Tsurumi Kazuko, and contributes...
Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 12 Women in relaxing in the common space. Scene from Theresienstadt ( The Führer Gives the Jews a City , 1944) in the Theresienstadt camp. More
positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... characterized in the genba, raised in this special issue, when generators of knowledge seem incapable of meeting on common ground to address uncertainties about pollutants, radioactive or otherwise, despite treading over the same figurative or physical ground. This essay introduces and analyzes key extracts...
positions (2013) 21 (3): 755–759.
Published: 01 August 2013
... the recognition they deserve, and today, the notion that onnagata must be male actors, and female actors cannot do the job is considered common knowledge both in popular and academic discourses. Yamada, however, had substantial stage experience in Kabuki, performing hand in hand with major Kabuki actors. Moreover...
positions (2019) 27 (1): 145–158.
Published: 01 February 2019
... . Virno Paulo . 1999 . Il ricordo del presente: Saggio sul tempo storico . Torino : Bollati Boringhieri . capitalism globalization world biopolitics commons subjectivity Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 ...
positions (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Lisa Onaga; Harry Yi-Jui Wu The issue of “the particulate” as an abstraction and as matter plays a crucial role in the histories of development and industrialization in Asia. The particulate functions as an important grain of irritation in our efforts to identify analytically salient commonalities...
positions (2018) 26 (4): 781–815.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Emily Wilcox Contrary to the common perception that dance in Mao-era China was dominated by the importation and adaptation of Soviet ballet, examination of historical sources in corroboration with Chinese-language dance scholarship suggests that China’s pre–Cultural Revolution socialist period...
positions (2019) 27 (1): 67–98.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Gavin Walker Today, in a world characterized by the dispersion of the concentration of the productive forces, an increasingly multinational composition of global finance capital and its specialized class of handlers, it is relatively common to hear that the problems of “area studies” and its...
positions (2020) 28 (4): 729–755.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Frank’s life and legacy inspires a hybridized narrative and visual style in manga that blends the emotionality and interiority of shōjo with the more graphic depictions of violence common to shōnen manga for young boys. In so doing, it encourages a reevaluation of the shōjo mode and its ability to bear...
positions (2021) 29 (3): 581–606.
Published: 01 August 2021
... their surname by refusing to register their marriages to their “husbands.” Claiming themselves “married” but not legally registering their marriages, this growing group of name-change resisters defines their nonregistered marriages as jijitsukon 事実婚 (common-law or real marriage). Drawing on ethnographic...
positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Jihoon Kim Abstract This article discusses several documentary films since the 2010s that portray the place and the landscape related to Korea's social reality or a personal or collective memory of its past, classifying their common trope as the “audiovisual turn.” The trope refers to the uses...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
... postcolonial ethics of shame and responsibility that appeals to the common history of suffering and hardship between South Koreans and migrants should be rethought as a political process of re-reconciling the claims of rights of the foreign worker under the state's economic interest and sovereignty...
positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
... husband and daughter who do not approve of her impersonating Mao and refuse to support her. Zhang's documentary raises several important questions about the continuing “cult of personality” of Mao Zedong as a cultural icon, and the mixed feelings he stirs up in different generations of common people when...
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...
positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... Roland Barthes's analysis of fashion discourse provides a specific critical apparatus for situating Heian poetics and consumer discourse on common ground. I borrow his insights on how classes of commodities and language concerning their uses enter into creative cross-referencing, in a way that resembles...
positions (2010) 18 (2): 291–320.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Petrus Liu This essay resists a common scholarly tendency to treat “queer theory” and “Chinese political economy” as analytically separate issues by arguing that the emergence of new sexual positions and discourses has transnational and material origins. Long before the “linguistic...
positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and its symbolic and practical ties to the bodies of other common citizens. The author frames these interlinked relationships as “body politics,” a process in which the interaction of corporeal bodies in public spaces and their representations by channels of mass media would subject the national body...
positions (2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... This study focuses on the films Macho Dancer (1987) by Lino Brocka and Sibak (1993) and Burlesk King (1998) by Mel Chionglo to foreground the specific categories by which these tripartite sexual relations occur within a common delineated space: the filmic space of cinema, and the territory of male...
positions (2011) 19 (2): 581–613.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and its allies, Liu also endorses the total Westernization of China and wholesale privatization of its economy. Despite the common conception of Liu as an advocate of democracy in the face of China's authoritarian government, he seemingly does not even back universal suffrage. The award of the prize...
positions (2012) 20 (2): 595–625.
Published: 01 May 2012
... their public positions for private gain. This outcome suggests that both regulatory regimes and the techniques used to promote accountability may have more in common than is commonly thought as it also raises the possibility that recombinant forms now exist. The patterns also provide comparative insights...