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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
.../reproductive labor. Second, this essay conceptualizes the net idols' production of cute culture as emotional labor and claims that the digital media economy has effectively expanded the practices through which value is extracted from women's unwaged labor far beyond the domestic sphere. Third, it demonstrates...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 159–187.
Published: 01 February 2022
.... Courtesy of LIFE Photo Collection. In Japanese kawaii 可愛い (cute) culture, blackface has proved difficult to abandon, persistently reappearing since World War II despite numerous efforts to expose its violent origins and damaging effects. The attraction of blackface in a nation with historically...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in non-­Japanese spaces. This article has three basic points. First, images of bishjo in Hong Kong youth culture have shifted from a material nexus of cute consumption tar- Yiu and Chan ❘ “Kawaii” and “Moe” 855...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2022
... hologram eyes, which could be worn as an accessory, gained immediate popularity as part of what is usually referred to as “kawaii” (cute) culture, with thousands of people lining up to purchase the new toy. Kawaii culture is usually connected with Japan's sense of infantilization after the defeat...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 401–429.
Published: 01 May 2004
... them under the rubric of “Cute Things from Paradise Vietnam.” Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto has observed that such juxtapositions of incongruous cultural artifacts are a facet of everyday life in Japan.32 As in other instances in which “goods produced...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Activists and the New Working Class in China . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . Lukacs Gabriella . 2015 . “ The Labor of Cute: Net Idols, Cute Culture, and the Digital Economy in Contemporary Japan .” positions: asia critique 23 , no. 3 : 487 – 513 . Marx Karl . 1844...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 467–493.
Published: 01 May 2001
... protagonists, who, independent and self-possessed though they might be, still provided the audience with the reassurance that these assertive young women were fundamentally feminine. Since “cuteness” constitutes an entire cultural style in contemporary...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 271–300.
Published: 01 May 2003
... rebellion against the cult of cuteness and ineffectual innocence still endorsed bymanyJapanese men. In the 1970s, the media was flooded with images of childish-looking women who visuallycoded the desired traits of docility, naïveté, and powerlessness...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 479–509.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Matthew Chew 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 The Dual Consequences of Cultural Localization: How Exposed Short Stockings Subvert and Sustain Global Cultural Hierarchy Matthew Chew The clothes worn by contemporary urban Chinese should not appear unfa...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
... on the application of the conventional matrices of associations in classical poetic language to contemporary consumer-oriented intertexts. Foregrounding intertextuality provides a means of gauging premodern and modern texts in terms of multiple modes of textuality, canons, and cultural assumptions in Japanese verse...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
... accumulation and youth culture share. The paradig- matic labor subjectivity of the Fordist era was the “organization man” (in Japan, the salaryman), whose status was commensurate with his work expe- rience.31 By contrast, the driving force of neoliberal...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 165–188.
Published: 01 February 2008
... generated the pervasive infantilization and impotence of an entire culture. Transformations from horror to cuteness (and the reverse), the incessant virtualization of trauma, metamorphoses effected in the monstrous guises...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 423–464.
Published: 01 May 2000
... another study portraying contemporary Japan in light of odd events and uncritically assuming they are somehow uniquely Japanese. Contrary to such an affirmation of estab- lished cultural diving lines, I locate the roots of these odd events directly...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 97–127.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., maximizing individ- ual in liberal political economy.15 Manual labor in the context of commercial volunteerism is not held in contempt and disdain, as it has been historically and cross-­culturally.16 Instead, hard labor is a postindustrial virtue...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 467–499.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Anne Allison Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 463 Transgressions of the Everyday: Stories of Mother-Son Incest in Japanese Popular Culture Anne Allison...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2008
... genre, the romance novel. More specifically, it is a study of changes in late-twentieth- century cultural understandings of romantic love as inscribed in the fic- tional romance. Transformations in representations of romantic heroes...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 717–734.
Published: 01 August 2003
... about his experiences in Taiwan’s media culture and the films he directed himself, Dou-san: A Borrowed Life (1994) and Buddha Bless America [T’ai-p’ing t’ien-kuo] (1996).1 Since Buddha, he has been writer, director, and host of the cable...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 73–90.
Published: 01 February 1994
..., and a Critique of Essentialist Identity.” Cultural Critique 16 : 5 –29. Lowe , Lisa 1991 . Critical Terrains: French and British Orientalism . Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Ogasawara , Dale 1993 . “Beyond the ‘Rice Queen’: Different Politics, Varying Identities.” Color Life...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 667–686.
Published: 01 August 2004
... as iconographies calibrated according to subjectively held perceptions of the artist’s specific cultural, national, and racial backgrounds. This process is founded on the immediate verification of the images as metaphorical rep- resentations of the external...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... writing as emerging queer cultural production by framing it within progressive discourses of inclusion, but find that the explicit content of Hung's stories at best only rests uneasily within such a framework and therefore propose limited but significant reservations about Hung's queer, feminist...