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positions (2013) 21 (3): 755–759.
Published: 01 August 2013
...; considering the prevailing “common knowledge,” however, Yamada's accomplishment of Kabuki acting as well as what it can tell us will probably be subdued in historiography soon. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 What Could Have Happened to “Femininity” in Japanese Stagecraft: A Memorial...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 245–284.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Maki Morinaga 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Gender of Onnagata As the Imitating Imitated: Its Historicity, Performativity, and Involvement in the Circulation of Femininity Maki Morinaga Beyond the studies of Japanese theater, onnagata, “female impersonators...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 287–314.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Junnan Chen Abstract This essay probes the understudied relationship between the hypermediated urban environment and the coding of femininity in the late 1960s and 1970s Japan. Through reading Ōshima Nagisa's Man Who Left His Will on Film ( 1970 ), this essay explores the unique gender dynamics...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
... operated under the assumption that in one way or another the decision to abandon the use of oyama arose out of perceptions that the male actors failed to fully and/or realistically evoke femininity on the screen. In short, there has been a general agreement that dissatisfaction with the oyama derived from...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Fran Martin Through analysis of the fashion-and-beauty variety program 《女人我最大》 (English title Queen ), launched in 2003 by Taiwan cable channel TVBS-G and now spreading in syndicated adaptations in China, this paper examines the pop-cultural consolidation of a new category of feminine identity...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
... in this particular imagination of modern femininity. The hand fetish came in vogue in a time when the woman's body became the site and symbol of modernization and national rejuvenation in the wake of the antifootbinding movement. To a certain extent, women's hands are elevated to the glamorous status from which...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Stephanie Hemelryk Donald; Yi Zheng This discussion addresses the making of woman as postsocialist class-object, developing our core notions of class-making and spiritual homelessness through an exploration of the forms of the feminine in the taste structures in contemporary urban China. The key...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
... has continuously explored and expressed various degrees of femininity that seemingly contradict a stringent revolutionary spirit. The varying visual representations of traditional femininity and state-organized socialist ideals, which often equal masculinity, collide in North Korea so as to mark...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
... representations are one site where we may reread how status shame gets recoded as new sexual stigma. Feminist fictions invented a new subject as they constructed her for a rapidly changing Taiwan, pointing to how middle-class femininity needed to be reconstituted toward envisioning a gender-equal family-nation...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Erin Y. Huang This article examines Chinese filmmaker Li Shaohong’s film productions in the 2000s—including Baober in Love , Stolen Life , and The Door —and provides a gender history of post-socialist Chinese femininity and masculinity. Rather than reading the “post” as the transition from...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 229–254.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Youngmin Choe Abstract This article explores how and why fraudulence and deception get coded as feminine in Korean politics and popular culture. Focusing on the processes whereby deception gets conflated with the female body, it examines filmic articulations of physical and rhetorical attacks...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 769–799.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the artist sketches out a feminist anatomy of desire in an idiom of negativity. In close connection, it examines the artist's explicit pedagogic intent to initiate public discussions on femininity and sexuality in Thailand. In her video performances, the artist reads passages from Thai classical literature...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
... in The Murmuring . Utilizing the rhetoric of coming out, Byun documents Kang Deok Kyeong's protest against social erasure in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul. In a scene of domestic activities such as cooking, washing, and hairstyling, which are traditionally associated with femininity, Byun critiques...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 837–875.
Published: 01 November 2014
... through different visual means such as propaganda posters and cinema in order to explore the difficult relationships between politics and policy, as well as the uneasy position occupied by femininity on the national political stage. Focusing on the barefoot doctor as a case study, this article provides...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 713–737.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., chick lit emerged in the aftermath of economic liberalization, contributing to the configuration of a new feminine subjectivity—“the single woman in the city.” This article argues that the discourse of singleness in Indian chick lit is deployed not so much to solve the problem of singleness through...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., this article touches on the divergent roots of the women’s liberation movement and western feminism, the Maoist era’s negation of femininity, and the lingering patriarchal structure of art institutions. It was only after a series of groundbreaking exhibitions exploring the female psyche in the 1990s that women...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 177–205.
Published: 01 February 2020
... reinterpretations of Chinese works of the imperial era that represented idealized female figures from a male perspective. Ladies’ Room , a video that shows behind-the-scenes images of sex workers in a nightclub washroom, brings to mind earlier paintings that depict women in feminine space. Ladies’ Room , however...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 603–630.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Tina Mai Chen Originally penned by Mao Zedong in 1961 as an inscription on a photograph of female militia, “Bu ai hongzhuang, ai wuzhuang” 不爱红妆爱武 装 (“They love their battle array, not silks and satins”) for many sums up a presumed erasure of femininity in favor of a universalized masculine subject...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... The author also reads the ritual in the context of the feminine fan culture focused on the women who played the leading male roles that emerged during this period, arguing that the ritual idealized the intertwining of kinship and commodity relations that was gradually loosened during the postwar decades...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 551–579.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., national fantasy, and infantilized citizenship as ideological tropes that resolve the film's representation of prescribed feminine virtue, anxiety, melancholy, and maternal sacrifice. These discourses are constitutive of an invaginated visual economy that derives its conditions of possibility from...