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positions (2011) 19 (2): 281–305.
Published: 01 May 2011
... body, and “stuplime” (coined by Sianne Ngai) farce are among the formal innovations occasioned by the digital maelstrom of informatic capital. Taken together these indicate a transformed terrain of domination and struggle—one that requires an attention to regional specificity as well...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 229–256.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of the image through farce in cinema and capital. As the real wanes, cinema- ­as-­weapon produces a counter-­farcical imaginary. His article provides a timely discussion of the rise of new Chinese cinemas and Philippine digital independent...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 579.
Published: 01 May 2000
... under the bed. Lee is in great pain, yet the overall effect shares something with classic French farce. Is the mixture of the comic and tragic something you deliberately try to create? TML: My films, I think, are all very sad. But that is just...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 February 1998
... to serious failures and vicious jokes. The historical tragedy of the Anti-Japanese War (depicted in Red Sorghum), to apply Marx’s formula, recurs as another crisis of national destruction, yet in the form of farce. The fact that the writing...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 632–643.
Published: 01 May 1995
... repeats itself (not always as farce as Marx suggested) as Michael Dutton shows in his analysis of the “mass-line” approach to policing and Pozzana shows in her treatment of Marxism in crisis. Is history simply genealogy? Or is history...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
... postmodern farce in our society, where the values system of ‘votive religion’ flourishes.”24 Thus the Song Qili affair gives this article’s author a chance to indict what he takes to be the widely shared values of an entire society, as expressed...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2014
...-­Search ‘Farce Japan Times Online, November 24, 2010, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2010/11/24 /national/students-­stage-­rally-­to-­protest-­time-­consuming-­job-­search-­farce/. 41. Nakamura, interview. 42. PAFF...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 349–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and a stimulating place in which to live, work, and play.”30 On the other hand, that same government refuses to relax its anachronistic laws governing sexuality. What ensues bor- ders on national farce. Everything looks perfect when...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 177–193.
Published: 01 February 2005
.... Lydia Polgreen, “Bollywood Farce: Indian Actress and Family are Detained,” New York Times, July 18, 2002. 24 He was later acquitted on a technicality. 25 From an omniscient eye, atop a pyramid, scanning an illuminated globe to a circle...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
...’ zhi wai zai kan gezaixi” (“The Heterogenous Time/Space of Opeila: Reading Koa-a-hi below and beyond the Nation”) . Min su qu yi (Journal of Chinese Ritual, Theatre, and Folklore) 148 : 7 – 42 . ———. 2005b . “First as Farce, Then as Tragedy: Popular Allegory and National Analogy...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 565–586.
Published: 01 May 2004
... integrity. When the shamans are totally surrounded by video cameras and microphones and their sacred performance cannot be seen unless through the mediatized lens, then I would argue that the ritual becomes a farce. It was this seemingly...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 489–510.
Published: 01 May 2010
... with women. Thus, he figured, the problem of “Mr. Puyi” was hard to cure.32 In January 1932, less than two months before the puppet state was estab- lished, a report said that the Japanese army had been preparing a farce...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 August 2022
... the 2018 Spring Festival, I returned to Zhengzhou. The period of neglect for Zhengzhou's urban villages, which had begun as tragedy, ended as farce. The migrants who'd lived in the urban villages had either quietly found new places to rent or returned their rural hometowns. Old Duck Village was gone...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 805–830.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Government of Cambodia.” The absence of any mention of Cambodia in the version of the act nally enabled funding of the tribunal through congressional appropriations. See Roger Cohen, “For Cambodia’s Dead, Farce Heaped on Insult,” International Tribune...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in public? They have the virtue of constituting something like a rehearsal for the moment misrecognized by Badiou as already possible. But what of their transformation from singularities into repetitions (or perhaps farces, à la Marx...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 May 2006
...- ments. Nevertheless, Pan-Asian proletarianism threatened to play the role of farce to the tragedy of Japanese imperialism. These essays reexamine the cultural production of those who believed that if the logic of international- ism mimics...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
... satire, comedy (huaji), wit, farce, or irony. “Satirists intentionally make us unsympathetic to the people they describe,” he wrote. “In their domain irony reigns above humor, for irony is a dish best served cold.”33 Sohigian ❘❘ The Rise...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1127–1157.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the developmental trajectory of the postwar avant-­gardes as a tale “of tragedy” (the heroic gestures of the “historical” avant-­gardes) “followed by farce” — the colorful flamboyance of the “neo” avant-­gardes.7 Yet for most observers, the avant-­garde...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Koreans — and here, Arnold is specifically concerned with the Committee of the People’s Republic of Korea — were not canny, strategic performances. Indeed, in the eyes of the major general, it was only a mere farce, a pathetic mimicry, a false...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
.... Government yes, and a farce! Now, the other side of the coin. In The Government and Politics of Hong Kong, dubbed by the Far Eastern Economic Review the “standard reference in Hong Kong’s system of government,” Miners discussed the HYK...