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positions (2019) 27 (2): 297–332.
Published: 01 May 2019
... informed by a critical regionalism that undermines the supraracial, pan-Asianist ideology of the Singaporean heartland. Parodying aesthetics of documentary realism (namely its indexical relationship to social reality), Khoo develops his mockumentary syntax, which best characterizes his cross-cinematic...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Duke University Press 2013 Critical Mediations: Haewo˘n Chinhon Kut, a Shamanic Ritual for Korean “Comfort Women” David J. Kim A Promise Oh you restless and wronged spirits, who even before the blossoming of youth were dragged to a far away...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 779–809.
Published: 01 August 1997
...Lisa Yoneyama Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Critical Warps: Facticity, Transformative Knowledge, and Postnationalist Criticism in the Smithsonian Controversy Lisa Yoneyama The exhibition by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1127–1157.
Published: 01 November 2012
... condition of Chinese society in times of market economy and cultural commoditization. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 The Avant-­Garde Is Dead, Long Live the (Pop) Avant-­Garde! Critical Reconfigurations in Contemporary Chinese Theatre Rossella Ferrari The Avant-­Garde in the...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
... . Revista de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Magazine) , April 13 . The Caribbean House of Mirrors: Constructing Regions in Area Studies Ileana M. Rodríguez- Silva At the turn of the twentieth century, Puerto Rico s inhabitants experienced new depths of social and economic impoverishment produced by...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 693–719.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... Even when presented as a critique of the nation, the region retains much of its critical import from the ways in which the nation is imagined. Non- national resources that help sustain the region have not received the atten- tion they deserve...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
... discussed below, women are paid formal wages only as domestic workers. Yet focusing on the intersections between these sectors illustrates the critical ongoing significance of global and regional class hierarchies and the intersections of gender, race, and nationality within the context of global capitalism...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 225–267.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Reiko Tomii Collectivism is a lively phenomenon in a rapidly globalizing world of contemporary art today. Artists' groups proliferate in many regions of the world, calling into question the modern myth of originality and individualism. These collectives actively explore new possibilities of...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the military dictatorship of Park Chung Hee, the rising transnational anticommunism, and the U.S.-led neocolonizing capitalization of the greater Asian region. I argue that South Korean military labor in Vietnam was a type of sexual proletarianization, a process I define as mobilizing respectively...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 351–387.
Published: 01 May 2017
...,” “romantic,” and so forth. In examining a sequence of Tanigawa's poetry and certain of his critical essays, the author tries to disrupt such readings by arguing that his attempt to conceive of a practice of writing, not focused on the substantialization of “the people” or the region but, rather, on the...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
... ask how they can avoid a “nightmare” of frontier insecurity derailing dreams of international power. This article uses a postcolonial approach to critically analyze tensions between ethnic inclusion and exclusion in visual and textual narratives from a Xinjiang regional exhibition that celebrated the...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jin Liu This essay sets out to examine the emerging trend of Chinese rap songs that are rendered in nonstandard local languages or dialects in mainland China in the age of the Internet. It first disputes the common criticism, based on limited data, of Chinese rap as lacking social and political...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 403–433.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in a standoff in which such broadcasting figured crucially. An analysis of sound and its reception during those weeks reveals the precarious status of nationalism in a country where other political loyalties, including regionalism and class, have come increasingly (and in this case study, audibly) to...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 781–808.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Ken Yoshida This is a study of Hanada Kiyoteru, a communist literary and art critic whose position in the world of postwar art criticism has gone relatively unexamined in Japanese studies and art history in English. One of the more aggressive critical figures during the immediate postwar era, he...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 209–239.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Tessa Morris-Suzuki Area studies has always been controversial. Over the decades, the field has been criticized for lacking theoretical rigor and accused of complicity with the political agendas of the Cold War. More recently, controversy has tended to focus on the notion of “area” itself. The...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Sunyoung Park In the early 1930s, a new group of women writers with a leftist inclination emerged on the Korean literary scene. Some critics have questioned the feminist commitment of these writers, suggesting that their works may have subordinated the cause of women's liberation to that of a...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
... French Revolution. In this regard they criticized Clausewitz, because the present war involved the much larger regions of East and West. They also rejected Ludendorff, whose conception was likewise limited to the nation-state and was created out...
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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 (2010) 18 (2): 291–320.
Published: 01 May 2010
... “poststructuralist” turn, the historical transformation of the political signifier of “China” already provided an occasion for a critical theory of the subject for queer Chinese writers. Beginning with a close reading of Chen Ruoxi's Paper Marriage , one of the earliest full-length queer novels in Chinese, this...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
... generate excitement and nurture a culture of innovation necessary for the creative economy of renaissance Singapore, a global city for the arts. In the transition to this new climate, TNS and another professional theater company, Drama Box, have attempted to negotiate new forum spaces for critical thinking...