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positions (2023) 31 (1): 117–142.
Published: 01 February 2023
... before discussing how one particular concept—that of the gap ( écart )—not only lies at the heart of his metaphysics but also forms the very basis for developing an adequate methodology for negotiating his encounter with East Asia. Finally, by also considering some of Jullien's recent ideas, the article...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 603–633.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Ying Xing At a time when professional law firms have widened the gap between the legal system and grassroots social life, “barefoot lawyers,” part-time legal workers in villages and towns, are paving the ways for people to “approach justice.” The emphasis on “welcoming law into the countryside...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 633–663.
Published: 01 November 2015
... narrative as a truthful revision of official histories, The Guest incessantly undermines the empirical ground for its version of history. What opens up as a result is the gap between cognition and affect, law and lawfulness; reconciliation emerges not as the natural consequence of establishing truth...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 267–290.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of Whistling (circa eighth century), uncovers the act of whistling as a gap: it is not yet a voice, not quite a kind of music, and it is beyond the realm of language. The whistler does not produce the whistling; it is his breath—passing through a bodily gap—that activates his body as a musical instrument...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that has provided him with an intimate look at the nature of war trauma and made him aware of the gap between war stories that survivors recount in public and the inarticulate expressions of war trauma that haunt many of them in private. At the same time, because he has not directly experienced the war...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
... activities. Starting with the liberal distinction between productive and unproductive forms of media piracy, a distinction that shores up a geopolitics of legality with Asia as its wild and recalcitrant outpost, this article explores the implications of the gap that opens up between legality and legitimacy...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 507–538.
Published: 01 August 2008
... on the manga of Kobayashi Yoshinori. This analysis of historical revisionism remains grounded in the many empirical studies on this phenomenon, but it seeks to supplement such research by focusing on the logical inconsistencies and gaps of this discourse. The Topology of Post-1990s Historical Revisionism...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 411–434.
Published: 01 May 2009
... nation with burgeoning writings of a new historiography, particularly in the literary field. Writers have re-created scenes and the effects of atrocity in order to fill in the gaps in history as a new Taiwan is being written into existence. In this body of literature, women as victims have clearly been...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of the monument. Although it has been widely covered by numerous media, few serious studies on the monument as a work of art have been undertaken, and this article seeks to fill the gap. Second, it aims to advance an interpretation of the statue as a paradigmatic embodiment of intersubjective gaze that unsettles...
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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 (2024) 32 (1): 151–170.
Published: 01 February 2024
... practices have taken on increasing importance as new vulnerabilities and social struggles emerge in the late-socialist era. Traditional healers are rapidly disappearing while public biomedical health services have not yet fully evolved into a trusted alternative, leaving rural people in a healthcare gap...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2023
... with sharp powers to disrupt current, received, disciplined studies of race and history. In “Deleuze and East Asia: Toward a Comparative Methodology of the Gap,” Jay Hetrick differentiates Orientalism and his arguments while noting their long partnership. His end point is that because Deleuze grasped...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 519–567.
Published: 01 August 1996
...), comparable to the gap between U.S. whites and blacks. He concluded that these results show that low IQ is responsible for Malay poverty and not the reverse, while Singapore’s pros- perity is owed mainly to high Chinese intelligence...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 7–69.
Published: 01 February 2004
... be incapable of concealing unemployment, the decline of social security, and the widening gap between rich and poor using the mys- tifications of a “transitional period”: indeed, “transition” is one of the most important unarticulated premises of all...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 607–636.
Published: 01 August 2013
... as hysterical. The figure of the hysteric emerges from within the gap between what is said (utterance) and what is meant (enunciation) — a gap between demand and desire — insisting that “you demand something of me, but what do you really want, what...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., as if their land were still the noble land of solidarity. The ruling ideology is, of course, well aware of this gap, and its reply is “maturity”: one should get rid of utopian hopes that can only end up in totalitarianism and accept the new capitalist...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., language, and writing: bye- bye European metaphysics. Whistling is a nonlinguistic sound, a trick of the mouth, that comes about not by flexing muscles but by breathing into a gap. Originating in warlordism and political chaos, whistling and its theory were political- aesthetic interventions accompanying...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the gap between his symbolic identification with British civilization and the racial real of his objectified Chinese body, and this gap constituted the trau- matic kernel driving his subject formation. Postcolonial discomfort refers to the unease...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
... a normative goal or substance, supposedly attainable by all. It is also a value coding used to differentiate and highlight gaps between, for example, the good and bad, rich and poor, civilized and uncivilized.14 Like money, suzhi enables one to draw...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
...- ity,” which, in addition to challenging the dominant US view of the Viet- nam War, also “bridge[s] the gap between their pasts, their current lives as exiles, and the English-­language readers of their countries of refuge.”3 In her survey...