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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 (2021) 29 (3): 581–606.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Linda White Abstract The koseki 戸籍 (family or household registry) has long served as a material representation of the conceptual structure of Japanese family relations. Membership in a family has been stipulated and proved through registration in a koseki document defined through a shared surname...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 551–579.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sara L. Friedman; Yi-Chien Chen Abstract This article analyzes the tension between marriage and family rights in the context of Taiwan's marriage equality movement and the then-pending legalization of same-sex marriage following a 2017 Constitutional Court ruling. It focuses on the efforts...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 453–468.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Seung-kyung Kim; Sara L. Friedman Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Recent decades have brought tremendous change to families, and the laws governing families...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 869–894.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of social development as important in the late-1950s PRC, how it shaped policy discussions, and how it structured everyday life. Social reproduction emerged as a salient category as production broke from the grasp of the patriarchal family form and the attempt to socialize life was pushed to the limits...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 607–632.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Timothy Gitzen Abstract This article explores the limits of family in contemporary South Korea by simultaneously examining the discourses and practices of anti-LGBT protesters and the state alongside an ethnography of queer and HIV/AIDS activism. The author argues that the limits of family in Korea...
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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...
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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 (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 (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 (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...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 633–656.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and the familial contexts in which they reside and carry out their daily lives. Many are rearing children in multigenerational, extended family households and are juggling a variety of gendered family roles and responsibilities that shape their parenting practices. Their experiences highlight the limits of rights...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Allison Alexy Abstract In contemporary Japan, police and law enforcement are often reluctant to assist in family conflicts. In practice, law enforcement and the family law system offer little assistance for people struggling with family conflicts in particular, following the logic that “law does...
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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...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 719–747.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., 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 of kinship...
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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 (2020) 28 (1): 207–236.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Manwen’s self-portraiture locates a troubled self against familial relations and social-cultural confinement and searches for self-expression through mirror reflection and spatial articulation. Issues specific to the discussion include spatial anxiety, where the self reconciles familial place and social...
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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 (2021) 29 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sungyun Lim Abstract This article examines false registration as a method of domestic adoption in South Korea. The article argues that the practice of falsely registering adoptees as natural births in the family registry emerged in response to the highly restrictive adoption laws in South Korea...