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positions (2004) 12 (2): 479-507.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Heather Bowen-Struyk 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Revolutionizing the Japanese Family: Miyamoto Yuriko’s “The Family of Koiwai” Heather Bowen-Struyk Miyamoto [Chuj¯ ¯ o] Yuriko’s short story “The Family of Koiwai” [“Koiwai no ikka,” 1934...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671-693.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Nicole Huang Family portraits from the 1960s and 1970s have been a source of inspiration for contemporary Chinese artists. In recent experimental works, many artists have used family portraits to reinvent the very ideas of the camera, the album, and the familial gaze as vehicles of longing...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 793-804.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Julie Thi Underhill At twenty-two, Julie Thi Underhill met her dying grandmother Thị Oai and began a portrait series in her mother's home village. Seven years later, she returned with her family to Phước Lập, a Hindu Chăm village in south central Viet Nam, where she photographed and filmed her...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 31-58.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Sheila Miyoshi Jager Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 A Vision for the Future; or, Making Family History in Contemporary South Korea Sheila Miyoshi Jager In the bright hours of a cool April afternoon, a group of Seoul National...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 49-54.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Freda Guttman 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Canada Park: Two Family Albums Freda Guttman In June 1967, the Palestinian villages of Beit Nuba, ‘Imwas (Emmaus), and Yalu were occupied, bulldozed, and totally demolished by Israel on the or...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 37-66.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jesook Song Duke University Press 2006 Family Breakdown and Invisible Homeless Women: Neoliberal Governance during the Asian Debt Crisis in South Korea, 1997 – 2001 Jesook Song This article examines the relationship between the South Korean welfare...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 437-468.
Published: 01 August 2019
... operation of affective politics between Korean housemaids and Japanese expatriates in the domestic arena. This article argues that the hybridized images of the Korean housemaids in Japanese families not only poses one specific form of the gendered subaltern whose voices were fragmented and refracted but...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 497-526.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Ann Marie Leshkowich Over the past several decades, transnational adoption of Vietnamese children has developed from a response to war into a routine option for foreigners trying to build families. This article explores how the logics that have emerged within Vietnam to make sense of the...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389-415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of this “return” of themes that had been repressed for political reasons since the end of the war. Trần Anh Hùng was born in Vietnam in 1962. He and his family left as refugees at the end of the war in 1975. Cyclo , filmed on location in the first large-scale foreign production in Vietnam, marked his...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103-130.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Yoon Sun Yang Yi Injik's Tears of Blood (1906) is the pioneering piece of “new fiction” ( sin sosŏl ). As many works of this male-authored genre revolve around women's conflicts regarding marriage, family, and home life, literary critics often condescendingly disregard them as domestic fiction, an...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281-302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... 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 (2018) 26 (4): 719-747.
Published: 01 November 2018
... essay, the author highlights the ambiguity of the film’s use of the two senses of goemul —humanity and monstrosity—in portraying the current geopolitical dangers that threaten the cosmopolitan inhabitants of Seoul and, in particular, threaten the social cohesion of the family as the most elementary form...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 469-497.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jamie Coates Over the past thirty years, moving overseas has been a positively valued aspiration in China. On both a government level, and within popular discourse, migration has been propagated as a means to be better citizens, and a better nation, resonating with families’ desire for a better...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 567-589.
Published: 01 August 2009
... article frames suzhi jiaoyu as a form of governmentality, dedicated to teaching children the “conduct of conduct” in postsocialist Beijing. Based on ethnographic research conducted in elementary schools, among families, and in public spaces in Beijing, the article focuses on how attempts to define and...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321-349.
Published: 01 May 2010
... family-nation. Status shame for the wife-in-monogamy becomes reconstituted into stigmatic sex in new emergent social subjects and practices, such as mistresses and live-in migrant domestic maids, sex workers and predatory single urban professional women, adulterous women and men, promiscuous sex...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211-239.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... The focus is on how individuals, networks of people, and institutions presented and relied on information about families, physical appearance, personal interviews, and affective ties to make sense of migratory patterns resulting from Japanese military expansion. The article argues that by the mid...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 145-165.
Published: 01 February 2015
... online nationalism and the critical centrality of visual images therein, one must also consider the generational characteristics of present-day college students, cultural formations in their online communities, their family backgrounds, global networking, and particular societal factors, including...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369-401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... underscores the utopian character of such imagining in light of the still-dominant social expectation that after her youth, a woman will dedicate her energies to her family as much as or more than to herself. The uneasy coexistence of these competing frameworks marks a point of tension and negotiation between...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 621-651.
Published: 01 August 2016
... family of Thailand. By bringing the suffering and courageous actions of these two women into conversation across time and space, the nature of national crisis and the impossibility of loyal dissent in the Cold War United States and late reign Rama IX Thailand are refracted and made acutely visible...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789-812.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the financial support of his wife and family; and Chen Yan, a fifty-one-year-old “housewife” from Sichuan Province who is the only female Mao impersonator in China. Zhang's coverage of her life both onstage and off parallels a television interview with her that reveals the personal struggle she has...