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positions (1998) 6 (2): 303–322.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Takashi Fujitani Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Minsh3shi As Critique of Orientalist Knowledges Takashi Fujitani The Subject of History The minshiishi, or “people’s history” project, was part of a larger intellectual...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 179–200.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Monanen Malialiaves 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Ah Neng’s Critique Monanen Malialiaves My mother died when I was a little kid so I lived with my Vuvu (grandma). One day Vuvu put me on her back and carried me to the field up the mountain...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 685–712.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., as a critical category of analysis that imbues the refugee figure with social and political critiques of the nation-state. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 The Refugee Soldier: A Critique of Recognition and Citizenship in the Hmong Veterans’ Naturalization Act of 1997 Ma Vang...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 911–942.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and objects of inquiry. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Refugee Memories and Asian American Critique Viet Thanh Nguyen Shades of Past, Present, and Future When I was young, I often saw Vietnamese soldiers patrolling the com- munity gatherings...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
... . “T’alsingminjŏk chŏngch’esŏngkwa kŭndae minjok kukga pip’an: Ch’oe In-hunŭi Ch’ongdokŭi sori yŏnjagŭl chungsimŭro” (“Postcolonial Political Subjectivity and the Critique of Modern Nationalism: The Case of Ch’oe In-hun’s The Voice of the Governor General”) . Urimalgŭl 44 : 229 – 50 . Shen Dan . 2011...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 319–346.
Published: 01 May 2021
...: Time, Tradition, and Form of Life in Buddhism .” Cultural Critique 98 : 22 – 71 . Ahmed Sara . 2000 . Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality . London : Routledge . Ahmed Sara . 2004 . The Cultural Politics of Emotion . Edinburgh, UK : Edinburgh University...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 719–758.
Published: 01 November 2021
... essential to the challenge of explaining history. I build on the important advances of post–cultural turn historiography even as I critique the limits it has imposed on scholarship, pursuing the possibility of a theorization of universality that does not efface particularity but seeks to explain both terms...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Jon Solomon 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Sovereign Police and Knowledgeable Bodies: Liu Xiaobo’s Exilic Critique of Politics and Knowledge Jon Solomon The questions I will raise in this essay concern the status of the exile-refugee...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 555–584.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Namhee Lee 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Between Indeterminacy and Radical Critique: Madang-g˘uk, Ritual, and Protest Namhee Lee The French Revolution is sometimes said to have really begun with the opening night of Beaumarchais’s Marriage...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Yoshikuni Igarashi 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Edogawa Rampo and the Excess of Vision: An Ocular Critique of Modernity in 1920s Japan Yoshikuni Igarashi In recent years, the works and life of the mystery writer Edogawa Rampo (1894–1965) have...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 235–252.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Satoshi Ukai 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Translated by Thomas LaMarre The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions: For a “Critique of Terrorism” to Come Satoshi Ukai Terrorism—The Ultimate Political Concept Let me begin with Carl Schmitt’s The Concept...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
... disciplinary regimes of capital and the state. Para-existential Forces of Invention: Nakai Masakazu’s Theory of Technology and Critique of Capitalism Aaron Stephen Moore Technology and the Political Technology (gijutsu) was an important lens through which Kyoto School...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... category for difference that wants to make itself heard. Duke University Press 2010 The Politics of Schadenfreude: Violence and Queer Cultural Critique in Lucifer Hung’s Science Fiction Amie Parry and Liu Jen-­peng Don’t interrupt the conversation! No one can delete your...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Tani Barlow Issue 20.1 introduces changes in the positions project which widen the “Asia” or “Asias” that contributors can expect to reference in their work. The journal's name change from positions: east asia cultures critique to positions: asia critique signals several changes. The cultures...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
... this eminently visible. This article explores the links between the Olympics and global citizenship through examining how the 2008 Beijing games became an international platform for critiques of China's political and economic relationships with Sudan, in light of the continued civil war ravaging the Darfur...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the conventions of novel narration itself, with unnerving success. “Gan” represents a culmination of his critical explorations of the ethics of novel form, and not the radical break from his former methodologies that has been theorized. This essay examines the method of self-conscious critique Ōgai employs...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 77–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Matthew Lau Walter Benjamin and filmmaker Jia Zhangke both use the trope of silence to register a critique of the effects of capitalist development on their respective societies that is fundamentally romantic. For Benjamin and Jia, the strength of the romantic sensibility is its break with more...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 67–94.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Naoki Sakai In characterizing one of the extraordinary achievements of positions: east asia cultures critique , one cannot overestimate a political investment gradually constituted, wittingly or unwittingly, throughout the career of the periodical by the editorial team to counteract the implicit...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 763–792.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of the very fraught politics of the film's production process itself. This collaborative piece stages conversations and critiques so as to be stylistically consistent with the ensemble nature of film production, bringing together the voices of a Hmong antiracist media activist, a white academic in media...
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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...