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positions (2021) 29 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 February 2021
... America, this article underlines the two scholarly interventions of the special issue in the study of world making: (1) it refashions the notion of comparison to move away from the project of “knowing”—habitually constituted through a top-down gaze aimed at assessment and measuring, which consequently...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 201–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Hosoe's art photography—share an interest in exploring the area surrounding Tokyo Bay. Through this comparison, I examine the ways that Tokyo's periphery is invoked as a site of anxiety in the context of the radicalized politics and high-growth economics of the Japanese 1960s. What does it mean...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ground” of sorts. They perceived Russia as 1) a European country that in many ways looked most similar to Asia, and particularly Korea; 2) a mighty modern nation-state that simultaneously seemed to be hopelessly backward, even in comparison to colonial Korea; and 3) a country with a racially white...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 115–144.
Published: 01 February 2019
... methodological comparison? Reading Marx’s Capital alongside Foucault’s lectures on biopolitics clears a path for analyzing this question, revealing more clearly the revolutionary stakes of thinking Marx after Foucault and vice versa. The essay has three sections. The first section outlines this area between the...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Sanfoqi during Yuan and early and mid-Ming times. These transgressions that violated Chinese official tributary order became memorable and made Sino-Java relations a definite point of comparison for the late Ming maritime piracy problems. This article argues that the cultural memory of Sino-Java military...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 February 2020
... iconography evolved into soft sculpture objects in cloth and paper. Their arrested ephemerality decenters the human subject, drawing attention to haunting absences in conventional stories of art, feminism, and nation. In comparison with the monumental work of Ai Weiwei 艾未未, who also created pieces in response...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 159–205.
Published: 01 February 2009
... what extent the comparison of U.S. and Japanese nationalisms would slacken the disciplinary exclusivity of area studies and transform its mode of knowledge production. The essay is a prelude to a transpacific study in which our historical inquiry will put the United States and East Asia in a continuous...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 253–279.
Published: 01 February 2016
... care deficit, Taiwan and Japan have nevertheless adopted divergent approaches to recruiting and training migrant care workers (“deferential surrogates” vs. “professional others”). This comparison demonstrates national diversity in the intersecting formation of care regime and migration regime. It also...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 621–651.
Published: 01 August 2016
... the Thai Criminal Code; the logic of the courts which convicted them; and the public discourse surrounding both trials. Developing sedition as a lens of comparison and a strategy of analysis, their actions are examined as transgressive in three intersecting and overlapping registers: law, dissent in...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
.... Communism is made meaningful in Amir’s films both as a lived experience and as a displacement that is absent from the postcolonial everyday. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Amir Muhammad communism comparison Malaysia documentary References Amoroso Donna J. 1998...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 February 2019
... . “ Comparison as Relation .” In Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses , edited by Felski Rita Friedman Susan , 79 – 98 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . Shin Leo K. 2006 . The Making of the Chinese State: Ethnicity and Expansion on the Ming Borderlands . Cambridge...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): v–ix.
Published: 01 August 1996
... concerned with scholarship that must, by virtue of its presence as lan- guage, make comparisons, impose starting points, and track orderly flight (Myung Mi Kim’s hypnotic poetics again). Uno’s object is to show why the...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 225–227.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Politics and Interna- tional Studies at SOAS, University of London. His current research examines contemporary Islamic political thought in Southeast Asia. He is now working on a manuscript titled Log- ics of Comparison: The Conceptualization of Islamic Liberalism and Comparative Political Thought, which...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 417–419.
Published: 01 August 1996
... and sat, several times. Meals offered up from yet more pinecones burning. A second class of words in which comparisons are made. The pond after rain, a lily. Water shed and water level. Harnessed water-electricity. Drown...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 259–261.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Grounds of Comparison: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson (2003). He is currently working on a book on world literature in the era of financial globalization and another book on the concept of instrumentality. Binh Danh was born...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 723–726.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., statistically anticipatable racial differences, the conceit of typicality and the specimen, and the scien- tistic measures of classification, taxonomy, and comparison. The ultimate result of Tsuboi’s thesis, assimilation of difference, was to privilege...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 761–768.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Andrew Gordon’s terminol- ogy of “imperial democracy” in the construction of prewar citizen and sub- ject, perhaps this time in comparison to the construction of subjects and citizens in Japan’s colonial sphere. Research into the links between...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the economy; it is the very terrain on which its promises are brokered and managed. If developers helped to facilitate speculation focused on urban land, they also worked to make Cambodia’s economic arcs legible through comparison...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2011
... campaigns have effectively contained the technology in that part of the world.21 Comparisons across Cultures Here, then, is a direct link to contemporary India, but one that demonstrates the absence of a connection, because Rapp’s beliefs about...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Thirties America . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Yi Yŏng-mi . 2012 . “Pangsonggŭk Susa Panjang Pŏpch’ang yahwaŭi wisangkwa pŏbe taehan t’aedo” (“Comparison of Attitudes toward Law in ‘Chief Detective’ and ‘Anecdotes of Law and Order’ ”) . Taejung sŏsa yŏngu 24 : 391 – 418...