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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
... disciplinary regimes of capital and the state. Duke University Press 2009 Para-existential Forces of Invention: Nakai Masakazu’s Theory of Technology and Critique of Capitalism Aaron Stephen Moore Technology and the Political Technology (gijutsu) was an important lens through...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 145–158.
Published: 01 February 2019
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 159–173.
Published: 01 February 2019
... and, above all, with Carl Schmitt. What can life do, what can the body do, what potentials do life and the body hold? Is the force that life nurtures external to it or immanent in it? In other words, is biopower, the power to make something live, an immanent potential in life or is it a force that intervenes...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Shi-chi Mike Lan This article studies the history and historiography of Taiwanese World War II veterans (commonly known as Taiji Riben bing or Taiwanese-native Japanese soldiers), who served as Japanese paramilitary fighting the Chinese and Allied forces. Hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese were...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
...-projected attitudes. While thematically arranged, usually in sequences more or less centered on romantic entanglements, these poems reflect the rational, national, industrial capitalist environment and its totalizing effects. Critical lines of escape are left only in the force of fresh juxtaposition...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 607–636.
Published: 01 August 2013
... on the work. First, the concept of hysteria is used to describe the thematic use of symptoms in the novella, to theorize the modernist text itself as symptom, and finally to propose the hystericizing force of the text on the reader or critic. The article understands hysteria beyond individual etiology...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 837–849.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Henry Em; Christine Hong; Kim Dong-Choon For over two decades, Kim Dong-Choon has written about the history of violence leveled at the population since Korea was liberated from Japanese colonial rule and partitioned by Soviet and US forces in 1945. His research and theoretical reflections on state...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
...” (specifications) in order to increase their marketability. This article argues that the state and the family joined forces in order to help young people accept the deregulation of the labor market. While the state established an education market, parents (especially “manager moms”) contributed to the development...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 115–119.
Published: 01 February 2015
... that the image is not neutral; images have a malleable rhetorical force that defies reduction to a stable meaning. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Japan colonial imagery twentieth century East Asia Image/Text::Text/Image James L. Hevia The controversy over...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Seunghan Paek This article explores community in contemporary South Korea's commercially saturated urban environments by investigating a recent government-run city improvement project in which the entanglement of institutional power and local commercial forces created a peculiar form of community...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 581–613.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Barry Sautman; Yan Hairong Since garnering the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been lionized, particularly by Western politicians and media, who now promote him as the leader of the “democratic forces” in China. Meanwhile, Liu's politics and those of the award...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 689–710.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Allen Chun Identity politics has accented the primacy of subjectivity of all kinds. I deflate the importance of identity in the short term here, as a preamble for arguing that our identities have always been fictions that are shaped by underlying institutional forces; that is, contrary to what we...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Pil Ho Kim; Hyunjoon Shin Like any other genre of Western popular music in the postwar period, rock was introduced to South Korea via the U.S. Armed Forces, a powerful symbol of postwar American hegemony. Until the late 1960s the U.S. military camp shows, clubs, and radio broadcast remained...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
... is a new version of the ancient cosmology of the eternal struggle of antagonistic forces. As to the possibility of radical change, it points out the ambiguous functioning of the coupled possible/impossible in today's ideology: while in the domain of technology and private pleasures, unheard-of things...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Tani Barlow This essay addresses a crucial object world of modern urban China, commodity advertising. It shows how attention to advertisements requires forceful wresting of images out of linear time. That the ads are themselves illustrations of linear time in popular narratives of modern history...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... examine the spatial opposition between streets and interiors, and why Hùng focuses so strongly on abjection, silences, and failed articulation of desires. The figure of the poor, beautiful woman forced into prostitution to save her family is almost a cliché in Vietnamese fiction—and so is that of her poor...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1159–1189.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of city residents on points of difference, and the circulation of representations of difference — of an apparent Chinese indifference to cruelty, and of an Anglo-US disregard of certain cosmological forces of retribution — produced a legacy of cultural differentiation in Shanghai that strained Sino...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 497–546.
Published: 01 August 2013
... in the context of modern colonial urbanism was an essential condition for the development of this culture of political diversity. This article describes the new forces brought about by the colonial regime — the imposition of a modern state apparatus, the introduction of French education, the opening of society...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 67–98.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Gavin Walker Today, in a world characterized by the dispersion of the concentration of the productive forces, an increasingly multinational composition of global finance capital and its specialized class of handlers, it is relatively common to hear that the problems of “area studies” and its...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 115–144.
Published: 01 February 2019
... presents concrete examples of biopolitical forces at work in the state unemployment system of Japan during the interwar period, which institutionally normalized discrimination against colonial workers from Korea. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 biopolitics capitalism labor power...