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positions (2014) 22 (3): 635–659.
Published: 01 August 2014
... University Press 2014 Everyday Hygiene in Rural Henan Lili Lai I noticed the state of hygiene immediately when I first arrived in Zhaozhou, the county seat. On the streets of the county seat everyone spits. Trash heaps, complete with odors...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 809–836.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., as the immense factory was called, was a transnational object par excellence, but at the same time, it was immutably localized for the ordinary North Korean people, replete with its labor heroes who achieved superhuman levels of productivity. This industrial narrative has a dimension of concrete, everyday...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 869–894.
Published: 01 November 2021
... everyday life during the Mao period. Everyday life is historical, produced in different ways under different material conditions, structured and shaped by social forms in motion. Thus, it is not an analytical frame through which historians can view the real content of the Mao period underneath the thin...
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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 (3): 539–567.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Rebecca E. Karl This essay takes a 1920s scandalous case—the Ma-Wang Incident—as a study of the relationship established in Chinese journalism between events and everyday life. It argues that journalism, as a commodity form, and the emergence of everyday life as a problem of sociality were...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 569–599.
Published: 01 August 2008
... refusal not only of disciplinary rules but also of basic rites of courtesy and belonging. In this sense, the analysis of everyday life of students at Beijing University shows not only that sociological categories or communitarian identities are no guarantee of politics, but also that politics among...
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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 (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
... before the Cultural Revolution had drawn to an end. Duke University Press 2010 Locating Family Portraits: Everyday Images from 1970s China Nicole Huang Contemporary Chinese artists have used family portraits from the 1960s and 1970s to create experimental...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Takushi Odagiri This article examines Kawase’s films, with a focus on her early documentaries in autobiographical forms (in the 1990s and early 2000s). Far from being a simple mimesis of her everyday reality, Kawase’s cinema-verité–like autobiographies have distinct features. In particular...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
... scholars of China view twentieth-century history as a unilinear succession of nation-states that, regardless of ideological affiliation, destroyed pluralistic local particularities and everyday idiosyncrasies in favor of national unity and industrial productivity. The communist movement is, according...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 231–257.
Published: 01 May 2015
... everyday life. Qualitatively different from the everyday life ( nichijô seikatsu ) of earlier points in Japan's modernity, nichijôsei connoted banality as a newly all-subsuming condition. Through the juxtaposition of such chronotopes, Gotô deconstructs the discourse of “miraculous” economic growth...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 389–420.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of everyday life. The article also highlights borrowings from existing discourses of national history in the analyzed memoirs and their new contributions thereto: a focus on the postwar period; a strong generational consciousness; an idea of historical continuity as embodied in present everyday life...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
... for considering how transnational neoliberalism and state socialism have intersected to shape knowledge, governmentality, and everyday cultural practices. We ask, how does the endurance of socialist interpretive frameworks and logics of morality contest or rework neoliberalism and its global modes of regulation...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... narratively through a meditation on uncanny spaces—spaces of wandering, longing, anxiety, and loss. I argue that Hùng's Cyclo represents the return of themes that have been repressed in Vietnamese cinema and literature and in everyday life in general in Vietnam, until recently. Nostalgia and loss can now...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2013
... empire, exploring the politics of colonial relations beyond the realm of the formal and explicit. They consider issues of bodily habitus, emotional experience both ecstatic and abject, sexual fantasy, and the everyday language of racism. The concept of sensibility ties these investigations of colonial...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
... the grain of hegemony, without being co-opted by authoritarian capitalism. Both have attempted this in often-contrasting ways: for instance, TNS addresses a mostly English-speaking, theater-attending, middle-class audience, while Drama Box inserts Chinese-language forum theater into the organic everyday...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 429–460.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a desire to envision difference out of this repetition, to imagine a way out of the endless everyday of the present. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Fantasies of the End of the World: The Politics of Repetition in the Films of Kurosawa Kiyoshi Baryon Tensor Posadas Kurosawa...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 99–114.
Published: 01 February 2019
... and new nations find themselves implicated in one sense or another, this antithesis has not disappeared but rather has taken on new forms. This must increasingly lead us to a reflection on the possibilities and obstacles for translation, both as an everyday practice in which millions of people...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
... is made meaningful in Amir’s films both as a lived experience and as a displacement that is absent from the postcolonial everyday. The What- Has- Been and the Now of a Communist Past in Malaya in the Films of Amir Muhammad Carlo Bonura At first glance, considering Malaysia as exemplary of island imperial...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2021
... temporality and everyday temporality in intensified media capitalism. As characters attain the ability to die, they are increasingly reanimated (to die again) in other media. Death and reanimation thereby become an expression of transformations at the intersection of media‐systemic, economic, and aesthetic...