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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Seunghan Paek This article explores community in contemporary South Korea's commercially saturated urban environments by investigating a recent government-run city improvement project in which the entanglement of institutional power and local commercial forces created a peculiar form of community...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 591–616.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Luigi Tomba This article discusses the rhetoric and practices of China's middle-class “community building” ( shequ jianshe , as the campaign to reorganize urban residential communities that started in the late 1990s is called), and the role of suzhi (quality) in building models of “harmonious...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 418–449.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Michael Dutton Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Dreaming of Better Times: ”Repetition with a Difference“ and Community Policing in China Michael Dutton Introduction Zi Zhang asks: “Can one know what the future will hold in ten dynas...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 February 2013
... “disguising” of his Marxist view of history behind a Hegelian logic of nation-state formation and discusses the problem of mimesis and representation in the inversion of Hegel. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 So˘ In-­sik’s Communism and the East Asian Community (1937 – 40) Travis Workman...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Minh-Ha T. Pham This article draws together communications and media studies with feminist theory and refugee scholarship to closely consider Vietnamese-American subject and community formations from the reference point of sound and audition. Specifically, it examines the ways in which...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 555–582.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., expressed their absolute and undivided loyalty toward the crown. The lower-/working-class Chinese either assimilated with the majority or faced persecution for sedition of all sorts—from republicanism and Bolshevism in Vajiravudh's reign to communism during the Cold War years. In reality, the Thai state's...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 471–502.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Parama Roy 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Reading Communities and Culinary Communities: The Gastropoetics of the South Asian Diaspora Parama Roy Parables of Beginning I begin this essay not with Madhur Jaffrey (who will assume a leading role...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 373–404.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Heather Bowen-Struyk Duke University Press 2006 Rival Imagined Communities: Class and Nation in Japanese Proletarian Literature Heather Bowen-Struyk It may seem a bit contrary to pursue the question of the nation in Japanese proletarian...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 21–45.
Published: 01 February 2021
... are produced, concentrated, and accumulated as well as how persons and communities might negotiate the imperial field. As such, these works engage the question of dialectical ethics in narrative. Reading Pineda, we see how individual experience may yield, through a specifically utopian impulse in narratives...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 721–740.
Published: 01 August 2014
... these villages and academia becomes increasingly inseparable. Situated between academia and the village itself, between words and things, intangible cultural heritage is actually the product of dialogues and debates between the academy and villagers, between scholars and rural residents. A community of knowledge...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
... technology of insurance would solve the social problem by reincorporating the poor into the national community and would transform the poor into thrifty, responsible subjects. Nevertheless, the supporters of private firms managed to stave off the creation of a public insurance company until 1916, when...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of consciousness of the modern nation-state as well as the ground for subjectivation. Through such a discursive mode of psyche politics, a certain sense of community is engineered. We observe that the function of abjection operates in double directions: the internal effacement and the external exclusion. The locus...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and national community membership emerged under the Guomindang (GMD) regime. The law confirmed male supremacy in the constitution of the national community by embracing married women's outsiderness and upholding the system of patrilineality. In the new millennium, legal reforms pursued by social movements have...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 163–182.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Zawawi Ibrahim; Lin Hongxuan The Penan of Sarawak, East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, are an indigenous community who have adapted to survive under the strictures and expectations of the Malaysian nation-state while proudly holding on to their traditions and identities. One such tradition...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
... national community. As a way of dialoguing with and thereby enriching Euro-centric debates on the place of racialized culture in the study of empire, this paper will show how attention to colonial sensibilities figured centrally in the government-general's avowed goal to “assimilate” colonized Koreans...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of reception, or interconnected interpretive communities. To elaborate this idea, this article focuses on one of these events, the anti-Japanese protest of April 2005, and in conclusion, compares the reception of this event to the reactions to Visualizing Cultures website. Both events followed a familiar...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527–563.
Published: 01 August 2017
... itself, emanating from both domestic contexts and abroad. These stories provide crucial evidence for the growing frequency of sex-change-related discussions in Chinese-speaking communities in the immediate post–World War II era. Additionally, this essay has one broader aim: to offer a historiographical...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 133–157.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Timothy Yun Hui Tsu This paper examines postwar Japanese experiences of kakyō , or “overseas Chinese,” focusing on three “sites”: the black market, Chinatown, and Kabukichō. It argues that Japanese society assigns to the Chinese immigrant community stereotypical meanings that reflect first...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
... should be men of learning, virtue and ability, must ensure that the community enjoys peace, order and security, leaving individuals free to pursue their affairs without undue governmental interference. In return, the people must impose their full trust and confidence in their rulers, and have cause...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 351–387.
Published: 01 May 2017
... growth, and the cosmopolitan Marxism of urban life, Tanigawa (along with the other members of his commune) practiced a rigorous subtraction from the dominant ideological and aesthetic discourse of postwar Japanese life. Remapping their politics by imbricating activism with the line of writing, they moved...