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positions (2008) 16 (2): 457–482.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Jeffrey Santa Ana Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Feeling Ancestral: The Emotions of Mixed Race and Memory in Asian American Cultural Productions Jeffrey Santa Ana The current era of war, militarism, and neocolonialism in the Pacific...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and between the United States and Japan. Especially in the long postwar period, these songs have invoked memories of the past and dreams for the future in making politically significant present-day claims. Duke University Press 2009 Memory and Music in Okinawa: The Cultural Politics of War and Peace...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 793–814.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Chialan Sharon Wang Abstract This article focuses on Wu Ming‐Yi's 2015 novel, The Stolen Bicycle , and examines the way individuals’ storytelling is interwoven with scientific and historical facts to construct cultural memory and reinscribe the meaning of native soil. The novel unfolds...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 389–420.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and cultural memory (in Marita Sturken’s terms). It argues that the memoirs’ higher potential appeal is based on their relevance to contemporary concerns, on building links between the wu nianji 五年級 (fifth-grader) generation and present-day youth, and on depicting history as recoverable through elements...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and 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 (2023) 31 (4): 893–918.
Published: 01 November 2023
... audiences. Viewers are compelled “to believe” the human aspect of loss (Sandomirskaja 2011 : 252). Silenced Memories was uploaded to YouTube for recirculation (Phoothong 2016–17 ). However, even a documentary focused on parental loss could be subject to censorship under Thailand's culture of fear...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 403–428.
Published: 01 May 2014
...! Notes   1. Liao Ping-­hui, “Taiwan under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1895 – 1945: History, Culture, Mem- ory,” in Taiwan under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1895 – 1945: History, Culture, Memory, ed. Liao Ping-­hui and David Der-­wei Wang...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 August 2023
... on the battlefields and the neglect of the Vietnamese refugees living at the margins of South Korean society have been effaced from public memory. Through the work of selective memory, the “multicultural” South Korea presents itself yet again as a caring supporter of Vietnamese migrant wives. It is through...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 805–830.
Published: 01 August 2012
... shifts to an overview of Cambodian American cultural production in order to explore the status of memory in the country of origin and the country of settlement, and to illustrate the ways Cambodian American film, literature, and art are engaged in multiple forms of resistance that potently revise...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Chih-ming Wang Intrigued by the question of diasporic return, this article is concerned with the cultural politics of what I call “homecoming stories” of the Vietnamese diaspora. In order not to be confused with the imaginary returns that have been practiced in many Vietnamese-US writings...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of personal histories, to locate and reinvent a “past” that was still very much the present. While recent studies of visual culture in postsocialist or post-Holocaust societies focus on “postmemory,” this article examines the mechanisms of materializing and restructuring personal memory that were in place...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
... designed for the consumption of global audi- ences who carry different ideological, national, ethnic, and cultural baggage, and more important, audiences whose historical memories and national positions 23:1  doi 10.1215/10679847-2870486...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
...). I raise questions concerning the relationship of photojournalism and art photography, indexicality and per- formativity of the photographic image/act, war memory and contemporary militarism, and the lingering subject of the cultural...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 693–719.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ratheesh Radhakrishnan The “region”—understood in terms of the linguistically organized states—has been one of the central categories around which debates about cultural politics in India have been organized in the last two decades. This article argues that within this scholarship, the “region” has...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... observation is that beautification, sexual styling, and spiritual/cultural cultivation are consistently linked in narratives of “becoming-woman” in a newly successful genre of aspirational literature, which we are calling “manuals of elite civility.” We argue that these narratives may be understood...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 633–670.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Yomi Braester The essay examines photography at Tiananmen from 1949 to the present. Personal mementos are placed within personal narratives and used as scaffolding for memory work. Documentary films juxtapose photography with other social practices at the square. Photography both conveys and shapes...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 677–708.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Gerda Wielander Abstract Built on visual and running/walking ethnography, this article analyzes visual traces left on remnant danwei walls in postsocialist China. The article considers danwei walls as yiji (remnant traces) that serve as loci of political memory and as a medium to host other visual...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 687–707.
Published: 01 August 1997
... can often reshape personal memories. The process of history making is highly complex; it takes place in the United States through a variety of cultural arenas, including the media, Hollywood nar- rative films, and museums, in addition...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 418–449.
Published: 01 May 1995
... new” was unimaginable at that time, and therefore cultural memory was evoked in order to set the stage for revolution. As Marx put it succinctly, “. . . the dead served to exalt the new struggles, rather than to parody the old Hence...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 409–433.
Published: 01 May 2008
... discourse on the politics of gender and modernity. Ethnographic histories reside in this tension between a historicity of knowledge and a knowledge of history.”14 We trace here the fragmentary cultural memories back to the times when crying has...