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positions (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and local activism, as well as long-term strategies for migrant rights or migrant integration. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 critical humanitarianism sex work human trafficking market governance transnational social movements Thailand References Agustín Laura...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 561–591.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is not a luxury,” wrote two critics, “but rather a scienti c, moral, and political necessity.”53 The legislation, and the humanitarian and technoscienti c discourses that complement it, illuminate a set of preoccupations that distinguish...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Western evangelical Christians that cared for special needs youth. In these homes, intimate reproductive and emotional labor practices that were inspired by first-world understandings of care “revalued” marginalized children and prepared them for middle-class lives abroad. The global humanitarian aid...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christine Hong As an introduction to the special issue of positions: asia critique on the unending Korean War, this opening essay calls critical attention to the war's temporal contours, shifting focus from the question of the Korean War's origins that bedeviled Korean studies throughout the Cold...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 685–712.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Ma Vang This essay examines the Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 1997 to critically engage with the context of the “secret war” in Laos (1961–75) and the “refugee question.” In doing so, it explores the ways in which the state deploys the concept of citizenship: first, as a validation of the...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Katri Kauhanen The Korean National Council of Women, a women’s organization established in 1959, has received criticism in Korean literature for its collaboration with the authoritarian regimes that ruled South Korea for decades. This article, however, argues for a different kind of interpretation...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Amie Parry; Liu Jen-peng Both avant-garde and popular, Lucifer Hung's writing has attracted a significant amount of critical attention in Chinese academic circles for its explicit sexual and violent content. This article identifies an ethical conundrum faced by critics who want to support Hung's...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... critical study of the structures impinging on Vietnamese real estate markets shows that seemingly bottom-up challenges to the state are in fact linked to much more top-down dynamics. The case of geomancy shows that analysis of individual actions must always pay attention to the way such actions are often...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the war. The second part of the essay explores South Korean critical literary representations of military labor that deexceptionalize military labor by situating military labor back in the broader continuum of sexual proletarianization, that is, in the context of production of other developmentalist...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89–143.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Barry Sautman In May 2008 Time magazine's annual “ Time 100” list of influential people in the world put the Dalai Lama at the top. This outcome was related to the preceding six weeks of protests in Tibet and attendant Western criticisms of China's Tibet policies, but it also reflected the two...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... in 1996, some artists produced a critical politics on the side of victims, but after 1996 the artists produced a politics of loss that capitalizes on the shock of the massacre to make the point that Thai society has forgotten it. In this essay, I examine these visceral evocations of terror, grief...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
... critical interventions have succeeded in calling into question the seeming immutability of “black-and-white” racial distinctions, which most scholars have conventionally understood as the most important justificatory and operational logic of colonial rule. However, when viewed from a historical perspective...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 633–644.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-Hsing . 2010 . Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialization . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Choo Hae Yeon . 2016 . Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Fassin Didier . 2011 . Humanitarian...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 205–214.
Published: 01 February 2005
... affairs of other states had already been trampled down by the wars of the 1990s—especially the “humanitarian” war against Serbia—and are now being annihilated by Pozzana and Russo After the Invasion of Iraq 207 the...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
... . 2006 . “ The Other Revisited: Critical Afterthoughts .” Anthropological Theory 6 , no. 2 : 139 – 52 . Foucault Michel . 1967 . “Des Espace Autres” (“Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heteroto-pias”) , translated by Miskowiec Jay . web.mit.edu/allanmc/www/foucault1.pdf ( accessed...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 621–635.
Published: 01 August 2001
... relationship with Vietnam and the United States, forged in the context of the “American War,” is helping to reveal the painfully contradictory and layered position of postcolonial Korea. How can Vietnam, as a site of critical inquiry...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 807–835.
Published: 01 November 2015
...- tiny. The war brought appalling destruction, killing some 4 million people. Hundreds of thousands of orphans were left wandering the streets seeking food and shelter.” What began, then, as a militarized project renarrated as “humanitarian...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
... platform to criticize China’s involvement in Sudan. US Olympic Committee chair- man Peter Ueberroth called Lomong “a terrific selection” and “a wonderful statement.”6 This article explores how the 2008 Beijing Olympics became a...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 632–643.
Published: 01 May 1995
... Ichir6 Tomiyama’s contribu- tion to this collection which analyzes what was once Japan’s “tropical zone” and reproduces the criticism of the “lazy native,” pioneered by H. S. Alatasl” and so prevalent in Western analyses of South...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 671–684.
Published: 01 August 2012
...- called homelands, necessarily draw our inquiries into new methodological and epistemological con gurations. Entering this “zone of awkward engagement,” to borrow a phrase from Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing,3 new critical inquiries about Southeast Asia...