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positions (1999) 7 (3): 799–827.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Inderpal Grewal Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Traveling Barbie: Indian Transnationality and New Consumer Subjects lnderpal GrewaI In the extensive field of cultural studies of Barbie, there are only some cur- sory...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... care affect commodities mothers What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Affective Economies of Consuming Surrogacy in India Sharmila Rudrappa Introduction “We are thirty-­two weeks pregnant and everything is going very well. We feel truly blessed...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 113–177.
Published: 01 February 1998
...John G. Russell Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Consuming Passions: Spectacle, Self-Transformation, and the Commodification of Blackness in Japan John G. Russell The security of identity as Japanese may be contaminated, even guaranteed...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 687–710.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Patrick Flores 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Catholic Capital: Consuming Manuel Ocampo Patrick Flores Art which challenges the existing order in its own name as art will find its inherent limit in absolute negativity. —Manuel Ocampo...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Dean Brink This essay argues that Tawara Machi's poetry both sustains the intertextual bias of classical court poetry and uses it to incorporate some of the most ubiquitous texts of our age: advertising and other consumer discourse. Tawara's reinvention of contemporary tanka is based...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 439–462.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Nobue Suzuki Although “vaginal commodities”—feminized and sexualized bodies in the economic system—are found everywhere on the globe today, this article focuses on the ways in which such sexualized images of the Filipino “ Japayuki ” entertainers working in Japan have been produced and consumed...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 131–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
...' response to the controversy by highlighting how meaning is not only produced by the author; it is also consumed by various audiences that bring diverse sets of experiences into meaning making. It concludes that the controversy is less about content and more about who controls knowledge production...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
...—the authors trace the development of the Foxconn Technology Group as a case that demonstrates the aggressive nature of capital expansion in China and its impact on the lives of Chinese workers. While the Foxconn Group produces Apple products for the world's consumers, it simultaneously produces a new Chinese...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 591–616.
Published: 01 August 2009
... associated with the new forms of community governance: (1) the making of new subjects who are autonomous enough to choose what to consume (and therefore stimulate the market) but also responsible enough not to challenge social order; (2) the creation of subjects who will govern themselves at the level...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in contemporary Japan. These street usurers point to a desire to escape a foundational ethical code of capitalism: the obligation to reciprocate. Yet this break from debt morality requires a redemption that involves theft, slavery, and death. These manga comment on the forms of debt in Japan's consumer-driven...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a decade of rapid economic growth, inflation in Vietnam returned. In 2007 and 2008, the consumer price index recorded double-digit increases, raising concerns about the government's commitment to proper monetary and fiscal policies. This essay considers the paradoxical return of inflation to Vietnam...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 877–883.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Viet Le In contemporary Viet Nam, China, and Korea (among other Asian countries), popular cultural production has opened up new modes of transnational subjectivity, questioning the boundaries of community, identity, and identification. How are national and consumer desires linked? Boy bands...
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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 (2011) 19 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2011
... their insertion into an international labor market where they struggle to maintain a sense of national belonging. These subjects are figured as entrepreneur-consumers, whose mediation commodifies their own affect, bodies, and labor power and uphold global structures. Featuring primarily middle-class protagonists...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., in purchasing a life insurance policy, freely chose to return to the national community. Life insurance thus highlights the importance of consumer desire and free choice in modern regimes of governmentality. Postal life insurance also helps draw connections between issues of governmentality and labor power...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 May 2019
... socialist to globally commodified femininity, this essay unravels it as a complex cultural field of gender recoding, negotiation, and experimentation. Critiquing the “city” as an expanding network of consumer desires, Li’s urban cinema illustrates the dystopic imaginary of post-socialist home spaces...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 401–429.
Published: 01 May 2004
... While acknowledging a degree of relative autonomy at the level of aestheticization and consumption of Viet- namese food and zakka, I will argue that the abstract conception of a cute and consumable Vietnam acts to disguise, euphemize, and delimit...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 547–573.
Published: 01 August 2002
... is at stake than nostalgia. Hong Kong is held to be the modern equal of Japan in saliently promoted and widely consumed cultural artifacts. This current nostalgia is thoroughly infused with something Japan actually never had, which is a different mode...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 155–177.
Published: 01 February 2016
... 2016 by Duke University Press positions 24:1  February 2016 156 The inception of China’s beauty industry is part of the recent and dra- matic growth of the consumer economy that has been driven by enlarged...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 February 2001
... subject to a practical critique in the habits and attitudes of many who find this kind of consumerism repellent. These same critics of consumer showmanship may, however, be cultivating themselves in other (less visible but highly palpable) ways...