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positions (2014) 22 (4): 809–836.
Published: 01 November 2014
... reality, as vinalon is worn as clothing and produced by the workers. The everyday dimension is precisely where the ideological workings of state power are hidden. Furthermore, the history of vinalon reveals a characteristic of ideology of work—the subsumption of life by labor—a characteristic...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., in hopes of finding opportunities for a better life: Lee ❘❘ Writing Colonial Relations of Everyday Life 603 When my wife and I arrived at Shimonoseki Port it was deep into the night, and the forlorn crescent moon...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 30 (3): 429–453.
Published: 01 August 2022
... villages into a manageable, calculable, and abstract grid, diverse social forces simultaneously attempt to create, defend, or extend spaces of social reproduction, everyday life, and grassroots control. Thus, the new village's anti-capitalism combined an eminently modern criticism of capitalism...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... that were previously conceived as laying outside market logic. While the examination of the penetration of market exchange into intimate spheres of everyday life is not new, the author explains how, in the specific case of surrogacy, nuclear familial love and intimacy are possible only because of the market...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 803–838.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of things that are difficult to freeze and solidify. His concept of the “flow of life” describes an affinity with life (in the form of everyday life) that he theorized films possess but photographs do not. This article seeks a visual sociological method to explore film as a medium that embodies the reality...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 27–47.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Kirsten W. Endres Abstract With Vietnam's countrywide electrification rate approaching 100 percent, electricity has become ever more indispensable and essential to the quality of everyday life. The steady upsurge in household electricity consumption over the past years has been driven by a growing...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 February 2024
..., and the search for the good life, eating out has become embedded in everyday life in late-socialist Hanoi. Ongoing food transformations are seeing many of these food practices move from the streets to air-conditioned restaurants. Based on eating ethnography, this article analyzes the boom in eating out...
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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 (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): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
.... But TNS and Drama Box also differ in quite significant ways. TNS addresses a mostly English-­speaking, theater-­attending, middle-­ class audience, while Drama Box inserts Chinese-­language forum theater into the organic everydaylife spaces...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
... manifests itself in everyday urban life. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 community signboard renovation contemporary South Korea everyday life Jean-Luc Nancy dissensus References City Government of Gunpo . 2008 . A Report of Gunpo Urban Landscape Improvement Project...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
... on the everyday thought of the ordinary person. In discussing the latter project (common man’s phi- losophy), I first draw from Tsurumi Shunsuke’s explication in a 1951 essay, Ward ∣∣ Rethinking Intellectual Life in Early Postwar Japan 441...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
... against the increased commodification of the necessities of everyday life, as well as their subjection to the supposed laws of the market and government-business col- lusion, clearly influenced Nakai’s insistence on a critique of capitalism in his...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2013
... and the Colonial Order of Things (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995). 22. Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. Steven Rendall (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984), 61. ...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., this article explores the everyday experiences and subjective transformations produced by English-language travel overseas. Drawing upon surveys, interviews, and focus groups, the authors find that temporary sojourns to English-speaking destinations such as Vancouver represent more than rational, instrumental...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 675–688.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Fabio Lanza References Bloch Marc . 1954 . The Historian's Craft , translated by Putnam Peter . Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press . Brown Jeremy , and Johnson Matthew D. , eds. 2015 . Maoism at the Grassroots: Everyday Life in China's Era of High...