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positions (2019) 27 (3): 437–468.
Published: 01 August 2019
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of cutie bishōjo , by tracking imported production of manga-maniac gadgets and local media, which complement sexual connotations. The transpositions from the lovable cuties of fancy goods ( fanshi guzzu ) to the desirable objects as replicas in texts and commodities, and extensions to one's own gaze...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 177–205.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., incorporates multiple female gazes: not only that of the artist but also those of the subjects, who look at each other and at their own mirror reflections. Female Writer , a diptych consisting of a photograph and painting of the writer Zhao Bo, recalls paintings from the “beautiful women” genre. Though both...
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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 (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., they are characterized by the camera’s introspective gaze, a gaze directed toward the filmmaker herself. The films show various reflexive images of the director, such as her shadows, her reflections on a car window, and her images taken by her relative. This introspective (self-mirroring) style of Kawase’s documentaries...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
... reproducing the single and contained national gaze that often frames comparative narratives, even when they acknowledge the overlapping geographic, sociocultural, and political circuits shaping historical subjects. Instead, the house of mirrors reveals the operational mechanisms of the national modern gaze...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of “civilization and enlightenment” and the colonialist gaze of the author, a well-known pro-Japanese collaborator. The contradictory interplay between nationalism, colonialism, and the idea of “civilization and enlightenment” splits Tears of Blood into two women's stories: one focusing on a young Korean girl's...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... class work for them in their everyday lives. The market is itself an ambivalent master, complicated yet further under the encouraging gaze of the Party-State. While the books perform a perfected loop of timely nostalgia and aspiration, the boundaries of class and taste will remain contentious...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Nicole Huang Family portraits from the 1960s and 1970s have been a source of inspiration for contemporary Chinese artists. In recent experimental works, many artists have used family portraits to reinvent the very ideas of the camera, the album, and the familial gaze as vehicles of longing...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 February 2021
... America, this article underlines the two scholarly interventions of the special issue in the study of world making: (1) it refashions the notion of comparison to move away from the project of “knowing”—habitually constituted through a top-down gaze aimed at assessment and measuring, which consequently...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 August 2023
... as a stepping stone for South Korea to transform itself from a war‐torn country to an economic subempire in Asia. Encounters with Vietnamese refugees in the aftermath of the war helped form South Korea's subimperial gaze, solidifying the racial inferiority of South Koreans to the United States but establishing...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 449–466.
Published: 01 May 2001
... this system, the patriarchy can no longer confine women in a particular location and is forced to acknowledge alter- native spaces of operation beyond the reach of its radar. The Ambiguous Gaze It is important to note, however, that the inability...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 133–174.
Published: 01 February 1994
... spectacle of both of these male gazes. These roles are irreversible, as “the male figure cannot bear the burden of sexual objectifi- cation Of course, Mulvey’s analysis is based on conventional, commercial American film and does...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 323–349.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 326 such as Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, and Chester Himes. This resituating exemplifies a fundamental shift in e’s engagement with black people, culture, and literature: e transitions from gazing at and rep...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 231–251.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., designed to have viewers look at his pic- tures in a certain way. Western viewers’ orientalist gaze was reckoned into the equation. The reviews based on biased notions about Japaneseness were positions 18:1  Spring 2010...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 November 2016
... by the visual regimes of American empire and to recenter the gaze on a queer visual regime that denatures the imperialist norm.15 Fuentes reconfigures the iconographies of the Filipino native body as sine qua non of queer-­embodied oppositional...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 763–767.
Published: 01 November 2013
... a politicization of belong- ing would at last allow conditions for mourning. Lest “ ‘Kawaii’ and ‘Moe’ — Gazes, Geeks (Otaku), and Glocalization of Beautiful Girls (Bishjo) in Hong Kong Youth Culture” appear to be a harmless bit...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 539–564.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... The history we perceive re- flects more on the ideological makeup of the interpreting subjects under the gaze of the Big Other than on what truly happened in the past. Although the same ideology that has produced this gap also represses...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 May 2005
...- cism, but because of its self-reflective gaze on the nature of modern society through its literary explorations of bodily senses. Before turning to Rampo’s own texts, it is necessary to trace the critical his- tory that has relegated Rampo’s...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 207–236.
Published: 01 February 2020
... does the self- portrait act as a self- expression or autobiographical narrative that problematizes the conventional conceptions of gender, gaze, and representation? Taking the self- portraiture series of Liu Manwen (b. 1962), especially her Ordinary Life 1996 99) and Monologue 2001), as examples...