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positions (1993) 1 (1): 24–76.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Miriam Silverberg Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Remembering Pearl Harbor, Forgetting Charlie Chaplin, and the Case of the DisappearingWestern Woman: A Picture Story Miriam Si lverberg As soon as he heard that the Germans had invaded...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
... them as a force in its anticommunist campaign since 1949. Overall, forgetting the history of Taiwanese-native Japanese soldiers helped to create and maintain national and social unity in postwar Taiwan under the KMT rule. As a result of this amnesia, Taiwanese veterans have been rather insignificant...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 713–740.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Joseph Jonghyun Jeon This article situates Park Chan-wook's Oldboy (2003) in the wake of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) crisis in South Korea and argues that the film's particular emphasis on forgetting signals a turn away both from traditional, Freudian theorizations of trauma and from...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jong Bum Kwon This article examines the formation of “Neo-Korea” —the constitution of the social and political imaginary of the present as a radical break from the dark past. Democracy and neoliberalism, dominant imaginaries of contemporary Korea, required forgetting. This article shows how new...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of forgetting and of the enjoyment of neoliberal democracy, with free markets, elections, and a history without trauma. Duke University Press 2010 Art for October: Thai Cold War State Violence in Trauma Art Sudarat Musikawong On August 15, 2001, the exhibit Prawatisat lae...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 893–918.
Published: 01 November 2023
... at large to keep silent, historians, archivists, and filmmakers collectively resist forgetting. Together they lay claim to photographic and audio evidence as well as personal painful memories to illustrate and generate public dialogue, telling truths through sight and sound. Some of these archival efforts...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 805–830.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of Cambodians” as “the start of a ten- year occupation,” Sim’s address privileges forms of forgetting despite its declara- tion of remembrance.4 Indeed, the lack of closure afforded victims of the Khmer Rouge regime within the Cambodian public...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of recuperation and as memories that continue to generate a sense of danger.”2 The perilousness of memory in Okinawa is related to processes of remembering and forgetting a war in which nearly one-third of the population on the main island perished...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 August 2016
... forget. positions 24:3  August 2016 666 May you never remember and may you never forget. This enigmatic, subjunc- tive statement resonates with a lesson that LaCapra has stressed...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 831–850.
Published: 01 August 2012
... have proposed, may thwart the quest for justice, as others have pointed out. In that sense, these concepts are potentially contradictory and even con ictual. In the same vein, both remembrance and forgetting have been argued, compellingly...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 215–234.
Published: 01 February 2005
... 1896 all the way to 1902. The aim of the politics of memory was to encourage the remembering of the war against Spain and the forgetting of the war against the United States. This was conducted through the censored press, civic rituals...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 837–849.
Published: 01 November 2015
...: In his recent book, The Korean War: A History, Bruce Cumings refers to North Korea as the party of memory and the United States as the party of forgetting.8 Who is the party of forgetting in South Korea? KDC: When I spoke earlier about...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 687–707.
Published: 01 August 1997
... produce both memory and forgetting. Forgetting can be produced through the absence of images. Many hor- positions 5:3 Winter 1997 690 rific events of twentieth-century history...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 713–736.
Published: 01 August 2012
... she wishes to forget, I argue that the nation- state continues to discipline those in exile, preventing them from reaching the freedom they might have hoped to nd upon leaving. The only way out, it would seem, is a permanent state...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 799–809.
Published: 01 November 2019
... to your own life. The problem for me is when I write scripts, I often forget whether things really happened or not, or whether some stories are based on reality. Right now, I am in a state of mind where I sometimes forget what the reality of my life is. I sometimes even forget the boundaries between...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... A speci c violence involved in nation building is compulsory forgetting, or “forgetting to remember.” As Homi Bhabha puts it, “It is through this syntax of forgetting — or being obliged to forget — that the problematic identi cation of a national...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 827–850.
Published: 01 August 1999
... tale of massive forgetting, Orville Schell has pointed to the hedonism and self-indulgence of the 1990s urban Chinese, whom he sees as obsessed with getting rich and eating well, totally alienated from the more noble goals of nation...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 February 2008
... ask- ing ourselves: What happened? Should we remember or try to forget? If we remember, how do we envision the past? A slide reading “Utopian Vision” is projected on the white screen. Bartha starts playing the beginning...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 137–155.
Published: 01 February 2005
..., in retrospect, it paraded as science and objectivity. What was at the heart of this profound orchestration of forgetfulness was, in fact, the Cold War. The massive polarization staged by the contest be- tween the so-called free world...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 411–434.
Published: 01 May 2009
... amnesia.11 Essential to the Guomin­ dang (GMD) government’s successful domination on Taiwan, this amnesia is similar to what Homi K. Bhabha calls “the obligation to forget”: “It is through this syntax of forgetting — or being obliged to forget...