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positions (2018) 26 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and, simultaneously, destabilizes with plurality and ambivalence. It also sheds light on how participatory fan discourse plots new contours of the transnational stardom and the cultural economies in the cyber era. References Barthes Roland . 1972 . Mythologies . London : Granada . Bassom David...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 231–251.
Published: 01 February 2010
... in the West. While it seems difficult to differentiate his images from crude exploitation and general degradation of women, his photographs attract many female fans. I argue that we are invited and directed to see his photographs in ways that “engender” the viewer. I focus on the “Araki industry,” which has...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 511–536.
Published: 01 May 2010
... bitterness” performances in order to create a new class order and a new political consciousness. In the current moment, this use of negative models articulates with discourses on suzhi, or “quality,” in which Fan and others serve as negative...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
... leave me, dear, leave me with nothing to rely on, with nothing!” After World War I, starting in the 1920s, discourses of democracy arose around the world and hit Taiwan in waves. All kinds of vulnerable Silvio ∣∣ Crying Songs and Their Fans: Taiwanese...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 333–355.
Published: 01 May 2023
... writing as well as media presence, Fan expresses a vision of equality that cuts through the false cultural hierarchy ubiquitous in the dominant discourse. For her, culture is not the prerogative of the elite; it is not an entity separated from everyday material life and secluded in some intellectual...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 547–573.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., and other kinds of Asian (particularly Hong Kong) films and pop music captured wider media attention and broader viewing audiences in the 1990s.25 Nostalgic tropes predominated in Japanese media discourses on the East Asian popular...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 561–567.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... In Java in Discord: Unofficial History, Vernacular Fiction, and the Barlow Editor s Introduction 563 Discourse of Imperial Identity in Late Ming China (1574 1620) Yuanfei Wang approaches a comparable history question, which is how sixteenth- century material and social conditions resulted in a low...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
... at the editorial board of the magazine or some unfortunate Tachibana fan, but the source of his frustration is clear. He takes exception to the way that the discourse of the Reader Correspondence section is trending toward a feminine register...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 637–671.
Published: 01 August 2007
... one hanpa naku, number one  — Rhymester, “B-Boyism” A Japanese rapper who calls himself Banana Ice released a song in 1995 called “Imitation + Imitation = Imitation,” in which he ridicules young hip-hop fans...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 February 1996
... Taiwanese” discourse on the whole are upper- and middle-class, urbanized, Fukien males between thirty and fifty. (Compared with lower- class Fukienese, this group feels greater anxiety in regard to whether their own d i s t i nct i ve ch...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 585–587.
Published: 01 August 2016
... “the people” right back into the old discourse of national progress. As Fan explains, belligerent positions 24:3  doi 10.1215/10679847-3618118­ Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press positions 24:3  August 2016...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 May 2023
... writing say? What other actors and factors shape his persona? What can we learn from all this about the nexus of precarious labor and cultural production? The stories of Picun, Xiao Hai, and migrant worker literature subvert simple oppositions of grassroots versus state discourse and unofficial versus...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 623–648.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., Situ Huimin司徒慧敏) and supported by Cantonese film leaders Ng Cho‐fan 吳楚帆 and Lo Duen 盧敦. The study interrogates the predicaments and vicissitudes of Union's cosmopolitan stances as it wrestled with the cultural politics of Chinese cinema during the Cold War. It elucidates the ethnically rooted...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 101–149.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Fred Yen Liang Chiu 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Suborientalism and the Subimperialist Predicament: Aboriginal Discourse and the Poverty of State-Nation Imagery Fred Yen Liang Chiu 1. The Suboriental/Subimperial/Subcolonial Triad in East Asian Context It has...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 August 1994
... shadow plays] (Beijing: Heijing chubanshe, 1959), 1-6. Zhang I Engendering Chinese Filmic Discourse 625 5 Leo Ou-fan Lee, “In Search of Modernity: Some Reflections on a New...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of alternative forms of economic dependence. Other scholars, including Sun Liping (2008), Song Liansheng (2011), and Fan Yinhuai (2013), have designated Dazhai as the exemplary site of Maoist China s socialist, even communist, economy during the campaign. Re ecting the popular public discourse circulating...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2024
.... People are drawn into competitive striving and the accumulation of private wealth to keep up with market demands, even as the socialist ethos of harmony, equality, and mutuality continue to be highlighted in official and popular discourse. Meanwhile, growing social inequality and ecological decline have...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 203–237.
Published: 01 February 1998
... than other fleeting discourses or movements that have been replacing one another at a dazzling speed since the cultural fever of the 1980s. Already nativist-postcolonial theory is showing signs of becoming passe. How long, one wonders...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 27–47.
Published: 01 February 2024
...), “It is the material culture within our home that appears as both our appropriation of the larger world and often as the representation of that world within our private domain.” In Vietnam, the advancement and proper use of things electric was underpinned by discourses of civilizational achievement until the late...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
..., pop- ular religion—the bodies of the urban poor—“suppl[ies] stately discourse with its concrete referents.” At the same time, participants in the possession cults themselves become in some way empowered—able to make magic from...