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positions (1997) 5 (2): 551–577.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Peter Nien-chu Kiang Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Pedagogies of life and Death: Transforming Immigrant/Refugee Students and Asian American Studies Peter Nien-chu Kiang Changing Landscapes Nearly three decades have passed since Third World...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 661–688.
Published: 01 August 2008
... capitalism and the nation-state and remains outside the symbolic order that constructs the masculine national body. Moribund masculinity counters what I call expenditure with reserve, as a symbolic structure in which masculine death always yields social and cultural meaning. I consider death that leaves...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Alexander Zahlten Abstract This article explores the popular shift to a media‐ecological understanding in post‐1960s Japan. Bookending its investigation with two actual funerals held for fictional characters in 1970 and 2007, it tracks the trope of death to map the increased interlocking of media...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 815–838.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of Korean Chinese to South Korea—offer clues to the causes of the crisis of community, in which collective ethics and responsibility to others have been eroded. This article answers questions about the death of a Korean Chinese boy, who voluntarily becomes a stranger by entering into the zone of “nonlife...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1127–1157.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rossella Ferrari The article examines the trope of the “death of the avant-garde” in the context of contemporary Chinese theatre. It addresses comparable “death discourses” such as the so-called theatre crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s and critiques of “pseudo avant-gardism” that have been...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 769–799.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Arnika Fuhrmann This article examines contemporary Thai artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook's video work on death since 1997. Investigating Araya's willed, long-term artistic history of intimacy and exchange with the dead, the article focuses not on the artwork's relation to mourning but rather on how...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 499–529.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., nonessentialist difference. The author examines Kim Sŏkpŏm’s specific solutions to this critical impasse in his works of fiction, particularly Karasu no shi ( The Death of a Crow , 1957) and Mandogi yūrei kitan ( The Curious Tale of Mandogi’s Ghost , 1970), demonstrating that Kim is able to destabilize...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 825–844.
Published: 01 November 2019
... semibiographical writing, published in 1983, about this anarchist network, the translated text centers on the event of the death of Wu Zhihui—another famed anarchist intellectual—which had evoked much discussion and correspondence among intellectuals in the circle. The text particularly shows Huang and his fellow...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
... “Hi o megurasu tori” 火をめぐらす鳥 (“Light Circling Bird”), and a 2009 novel called Suishi 水死 ( Death by Water ). I read these texts along with Isabelle Stengers’s 2009 ecomanifesto In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism to argue that the disabled musician offers powerful tools...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 August 2020
... their desperation as mothers and wives simply trying to protect their families from certain death—it proposes a reconsideration of this assessment. A Marxist feminist perspective that centers on the concept of social reproduction enables a linking of their struggle to a broader genealogy of political struggle...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 61–84.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of turmoil” in its aftermath. Stories circulate widely about men who were labeled as sodomites, humiliated and tortured in public, and sentenced to hard labor; some reportedly were beaten to death or committed suicide during this period. Using oral history and archival cases collected by the author...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 679–703.
Published: 01 November 2022
... know little about how media forms other than the written word contributed to this conversation. To address these gaps in our understanding, this article investigates how the practice of cinema, through the paradigmatic example of Ōshima Nagisa's film Kōshikei 絞死刑 ( Death by Hanging ) (1968), intervened...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... by the “rule of law” inscribed by the US Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC). In order to undermine the Koreans' insistent claims to self-governance, the US Counter Intelligence Corps ultimately made “acts of language”—such as slander or rumors—punishable by death by the US military. According to the CIC...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 621–651.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Tyrell Haberkorn On April 5, 1951, Ethel Rosenberg was sentenced to death for allegedly conspiring to commit espionage and sell US atomic information to the Soviet Union. On August 28, 2009, Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul was sentenced to eighteen years in prison for allegedly insulting the royal...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in contemporary Japan. These street usurers point to a desire to escape a foundational ethical code of capitalism: the obligation to reciprocate. Yet this break from debt morality requires a redemption that involves theft, slavery, and death. These manga comment on the forms of debt in Japan's consumer-driven...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tri Phuong This article examines a series of media events occurring during General Vo Nguyen Giap's death that shine the spotlight on politics of the body in the public arena. The author's analysis focuses on the general's corpse, its connection to the larger body politic of the Vietnamese nation...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
... a dynamic approach for critically analyzing the birth, death, and rebirth of forum theater in Singapore, and the contrasting and yet complementary ways in which TNS and Drama Box have negotiated with new opportunities and limitations in their socially conscious artistic practice. That forum theater has...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 403–428.
Published: 01 May 2014
... this band chose melodic black metal (an offshoot of death metal) but also why it is attempting to articulate a political position through such means. Reading Wuhe's more nuanced account on the incident with ChthoniC's use of it highlights the tension between history, memory, and its political usages...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 229–258.
Published: 01 February 2008
..., rapacious widow ghosts visit Thai construction workers, causing several deaths and terrifying villagers in the area whence the workers hailed. In theatrical acts of civil disobedience, Thai democracy protestors conjure the spirits of those who have...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 194–223.
Published: 01 February 1993
... can only be perceived as confirming one of the irreducible facts of modern life-that it is radically contradictory. And, not unlike the upheavals of nineteenth-century Europe characterized by Nietzsche’s declaration of the death...