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positions (2019) 27 (4): 825–844.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., this translated text provides insights into the “culture turn” among many Chinese anarchists in the wake of the Sino-Japanese Wars. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 culture war Chinese anarchism cosmopolitanism References Chou Li-ching . 2014 . “ Politics, Power and Critique...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 719–758.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of China social theory mass society neoliberalism cultural turn When a discovery occasions the restructuring of current ideas, this is not due exclusively to logical considerations or, more particularly, to the contradiction between the discovery and particular elements in current views...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and mid-1970s, that define the “family portrait [ quanjiafu ]” as an important cultural genre, in dynamic contrast to photographic propaganda of the same period. Prior to the entrance of contemporary experimental artists, there was a subtle attempt to turn the photographic medium into narratives...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 421–437.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to visible racial identities, an instance of misrecognition for a visible racial identity that turns and/or propels the plot, and the retrieval of Filipino culture through family members or a romantic interest. The article closes with a discussion of the invisibility narrative in three recent Filipino...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
... economies, but factors that were somehow lacking in Singaporean culture. By helping to turn a cultural desert into a vibrant global city, artists could claim a positive role in attract- ing and retaining world-­class talent for Singapore’s economy...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... is fed up with the ketchup and French fries of the ubiquitous McDonald’s and is now turning to indigenous regional peasant cuisines such as Cuihua’s northeastern pickles for a fresh alternative.22 Subnational local languages and cultures...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
... and vocabularies specific to a hybrid colonial culture. It is the more contoured and ambivalent dynamics of colonial race relations that the senryu poetry brings forth, which, in turn, questions the existing narratives of Japanese colonialism. Duke University Press 2008 Writing Colonial Relations of Everyday...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jina E. Kim Mass media radio culture and literature occupied an important and large space in the making of 1970s culture under Park Chung Hee’s Yushin regime. Radio technology and the sounds produced by radio broadcasting indelibly came to be used by the state to maneuver and discipline the masses...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 551–579.
Published: 01 May 2011
... have produced not only cultural values that are attuned to the culture of diasporic labor but also economic value in the form of spectatorship constantly mined by capital for its continued stability. To illustrate these connections, this study focuses on the discourses of narrative imperialism...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... local cultural originality — finds itself face to face . . . with the culture of the mother country.”19 Fanon’s gendered inflection offers an important psychoanalytic insight on the traumatic turn toward the imagined original culture. Cul...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... But they also do important cultural work. In the context of education reform in late socialist China, the collective interpretation of horror stories provides a moral arena in which truths about how to raise and educate children correctly are produced and naturalized. They constitute negative models, usually...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang; Winnie Won Yin Wong This special issue reflects upon the student protest and public controversy over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visualizing Cultures website in 2006 from multiple perspectives. Three sets of questions raised by the incident are addressed...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 481–512.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the individual and the nation. Many South Korean painters from this period turned to the idea of materiality, the amplification or replication of soil, rice, and earthenware on painted surfaces, as a means to create a visual culture that was bound to a unique Koreanness while simultaneously emerging as universal...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 May 2009
... narrative. The main argument is about what I call a “representation crisis,” the deep feeling that both language and narrative have lost their referent in the post-martial law cultural state in Taiwan. I point out that these writers' mistrust of official histories leads to an inward turn toward personal...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 67–98.
Published: 01 February 2006
... by cultural critics in both the PRC and the West with respect to the obvious empirical differences in the organization of staged productions?4 I begin to answer this question by rereading Fredric Jameson’s formulation of the cultural turn. Jameson...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 675–688.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., at the level of both civil society and the state. This conception does not emerge from the sources, but it is part of the belief structure underlying the discipline of history, solidified after the so-called “cultural turn” in the 1980s. While the “cultural turn” aimed to shift attention from the state...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2001
... of “culture.” However, despite the turn of traditional disciplines to the study of the commonplace and everyday happenings, pop- ular culture, with few exceptions, has not yet been institutionalized as a field in its own right. The ever-proliferating...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 835–868.
Published: 01 November 2021
... structural factors in explaining social change was not unusual in the context of a widening debate between materialists and culturalists taking place throughout academia following the cultural turn of the late 1970s and early 1980s (Burke 1992 : 120). Whether considered as a paradigm in its own right...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 219–236.
Published: 01 February 2002
... in these essays.23 Second, at a time of extreme uncertainty among social historians, when the so-called linguistic turn and the new cultural history were placing them uncomfortably on the defensive during the 1990s, Strukturwandel offered...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 633–662.
Published: 01 August 2006
... popular culture is feted to the point of obsession; the notion of Taiwan as “orphan of Asia” strikes a poignant chord, yet in recent years the island has arguably turned imperializer itself across the poorer swathes of Southeast Asia...