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positions (2019) 27 (4): 597–621.
Published: 01 November 2019
... cultural flows. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 film and media theory phenomenology aesthetics national cinema Japanese film Imamura Taihei André Bazin References Andrew Dudley . 1995 . Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Cinema . Princeton...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
... . 1971 . “Eigateki hyōgen ni tsuite: 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...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
... such as stage productions, films, magazine illustrations, paintings, and posters. The article ultimately argues that visual media in North Korea are not merely consumerist objects but by far the most important form of bodily discipline. Their functions are wide in scope—they educate, entertain, and...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 841–868.
Published: 01 November 2020
... open the provincial confines of media theory to a more global, materialist trajectory. This article connects the televised broadcast of Singapore’s independence in 1965 to early enthusiasm for radio’s disembodied voice during the colonial, interwar period. The discussion then examines how Amir...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
... deconstructionist agenda to produce a new conception of the national film historiography. My analysis of Cheung's “foreign” presence and “body too much” demonstrates that “national cinema” must be redefined from a foreignizing perspective. By relating star theory and the theory of performativity to the postcolonial...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 417–423.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in film history. I do not agree with the popular theory that depictions of friendships between men in socialist revolutionary films can be viewed as homoerotic. In my view, this form of male bonding, which excludes women and denies the...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 539–564.
Published: 01 May 2004
... criticized psycho- analysis precisely because in their eyes sociohistorical dimension is lacking.17 Lu Fantasy and Ideology in a Chinese Film 543 Although Lacanian theory has had a lasting impact on feminist theorists18...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 731–762.
Published: 01 August 1999
..., and Nationalism in Hindi Film 733 between aesthetics and politics, and analyses of the reception of these texts. Most of my other work in mass media has consisted of ethnographic analy- ses of the reception of popular...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 255–280.
Published: 01 February 1995
... most of China’s Fifth Generation filmmakers learned their art, and at the Institute of Comparative Literature at Beijing University, where she teaches courses on Chi- nese and Western films, film theory, women in films, and feminism and women’s...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 499–524.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Alvin Yapan The article problematizes the trend in the sex films Kesong puti ( White Cheese , 1997), Talong ( Eggplant , 1999), Kangkong ( Water Spinach , 2000), and Itlog ( Egg , 2002) to derive their titles from agricultural produce and contextualize their narratives within the agricultural...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Hansen chronicles, reformers felt that the German film industry debased itself by catering to the tastes of women viewers, particularly those from the lower classes. In another study, Hansen explores the mainstream media backlash that targeted...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 435–479.
Published: 01 May 2016
... evolutionary ideas are also pervasive in sociology. Karl Marx once proposed a progressive stage theory of human civilizations: primitive, slavery, feudal, capitalist, socialist, and communist. Du ∣∣ The Dis/appearance of Animals in Animated Film during the Chinese...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 51–99.
Published: 01 February 2017
... seeing, being, and moving that have been fundamental to the experience of twentieth-­century modernity.4 Theories of visual culture and architecture Sunya ∣∣ Moving toward prem nagar 53 Table 1. Song Film Year Director Singers Lyricist Music...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
...- ing of Philippine realist films of the 1980s and 1990s, to locate the political economy of what it calls “the Macho Machine” through a transformed post- colonial and postmodern position within cultural theory. positions 19:2  doi 10.1215...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
... specifics of China's history and state-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. Readymade Mao...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 547–573.
Published: 01 August 2002
... 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 in this...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2021
... . Anime's Media Mix: 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...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
... missions 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...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 763–798.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Lydia H. Liu Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Beijing Sojourners in New York: Postsocialism and the Question of Ideology in Global Media Culture Lydia H. Liu The television serial Beijing Sojourners in New York was aired on the CCTV...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 149–183.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Shu-mei Shih Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 The Trope of ”Mainland China” in Taiwan‘s Media Shu-mei Shih Most discussions of cultural forms in Taiwan today need to be contextual- ized in a cultural economy that ineluctably...