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positions (2019) 27 (4): 597–621.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that is in Amit Wartime Theory of Japanese Film, Tradition, and Art 601 process. Unlike the more famous French film theorist, Imamura s empha- sis is not on the evolution of the medium itself, but on its reception, or the evolution of spectatorship and the appreciation for media at large. As such, Imamura s...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 679–703.
Published: 01 November 2022
... know little about how media forms other than the written word contributed to this conversation. To address these gaps in our understanding, this article investigates how the practice of cinema, through the paradigmatic example of Ōshima Nagisa's film Kōshikei 絞死刑 ( Death by Hanging ) (1968), intervened...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
...-controlled versus independent media also complicate universalizing theoretical claims. Zhang's film offers a unique illustration of recent developments by tracing the ways “Mao” has changed in meanings and affective responses since marketization. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 171–202.
Published: 01 February 2023
... . “ Realism in the Animation Media Environment: Animation Theory from Japan .” In Animating Film Theory , edited by Beckman Karen , 287 – 300 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Sugimoto Yoshio . 2010 . “ Class and Work in Cultural Capitalism: Japanese Trends .” Asia-Pacific Journal...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
...: katei eizōron” (“On Cinematic Expression: A Process Theory of Cinematic Images”) . In Mosha to kagami (Copy and Mirror) , 341 – 62 . Tokyo : Shunjūsha . film and media theory Nakai Masakazu aesthetics Kyoto school responsibility basho species Copyright 2018 Duke University Press...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2021
...: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Steinberg Marc . 2014 . “ Realism in the Animation Media Environment: Animation Theory from Japan .” In Animating Film Theory, edited by Beckman Karen , 287 – 300 . Durham, NC : Duke University...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 733–740.
Published: 01 November 2023
... on ground realities, and to provide a theory/practice balance to academic studies of war, we had invited journalists who were in the middle of covering the atrocities to join the forum. Drew Ambrose (Al Jazeera) discussed how shifting ground realities affected the tone and depth of media reports emerging...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 331–367.
Published: 01 May 2001
... on a bogus snuff film in 8MM The Violation of the Real or, a Topography of Mediatic Marginality The movie 8MM (dir. Joel Schumacher, 1999) tells us in no uncertain terms that, in its view, the degraded media festering beyond the Hollywood frame...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and now seeks to legitimize paradigms of development and institutions of global governance. How might this geopolitics of legality be deployed as useful provocation for a critical global media theory that accords to contemporary Asian media...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 217–218.
Published: 01 February 2022
... in South Korea. He is the author of Documentary's Expanded Fields: New Media and the Twenty-First-Century Documentary (2022) and Between Film, Video, and the Digital: Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-Media Age (2016). He is currently finalizing Post-verité Turns: Korean Documentary Cinema in the 21st...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 827–850.
Published: 01 August 1999
... Peace (hereafter The Gate) attempts to arrest this shock effect. Critics have praised the film. It escapes the sensationalism that informed much of the media coverage; it presents an impartial view of the movement’s successes and failures...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 695–725.
Published: 01 August 2010
... — ­a reader, a viewer of photographs, or a spectator of films? In the trial, each party — ­the defense, the prosecutor, and the judges — ­ advanced theories of the affective powers of the respective media of prose, photography...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 289–290.
Published: 01 February 2004
... 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Contributors Chris Berry teaches in the Division of Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He recently coedited Mobile Cultures, New Media in Queer Asia (2002...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 295–299.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the long pan-­Asian debate over the female impersonator’s feminine performance in film, as ana- tomically correct female actresses supplanted the oyama or onnagata figure. Some media viewers and critics voiced concern that impersonation created...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 683–701.
Published: 01 August 2013
... between visibility and concealment. It will be helpful to describe briefly the tension-­filled relationship between Taiwan’s tongzhi community and the media in the 1990s because Mickey Chen’s films direct our attention...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 281–305.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of the image. Film theory has tracked the structures of desire and disavowal that figure this paradigmatic captive body as female. My own view of the martial arts female is that she is the formal fusion of female “to-­be-­looked-­at-­ness” (Mul...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the preface as an act of narration, this article scrutinizes textual choices such as the confusing word dianying 电影 (film) and the outcry metaphor. The emergence of both modern vernacular literature and Lu Xun as a major literary figure, it is argued, should be historicized in a broader transnational media...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 547–573.
Published: 01 August 2002
... such dreams. The film, like other media representations mentioned above, projects its nostalgia toward the (imagined) past when Japan was still “Asia,” when Japan was displaying “Asian” vigor. However, what is suppressed...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2007
.... This would involve rethinking cultural citizenship theory through the Chinese “netizens’ ” habit of forcing the state into political responsiveness with media games. In light of Heinrich’s essay, of course, the disease communication vector is most...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and reduced to vision, that most decorporealized of the senses. Indeed, the fragmented style, the distorted temporalities, and the deinteriorized subjects of Kawabata and Yokomitsu owe a lot to the visual, and especially to the technologized visuality of film. Paradoxically, however, this fractured cinematic...