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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the frame of second-generation survivorship in order to better reveal the ways in which his narratives contribute to understandings of the Battle of Okinawa and its ongoing effects on survivors. It is Medoruma's experience as the child, grandchild, and relative of numerous survivors of the Battle of Okinawa...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... examines how the new labor regime, established by Foxconn, generates more pressure on workers, leading to increased levels of anxiety and desperation among young factory workers. The article's principal research question is how a labor crisis was structurally produced in a mega global factory regime, when...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 145–165.
Published: 01 February 2015
...), which by 2006 had formed close relationships with major commercial forums championing anti-Japanese nationalism as a populist strategy, and (b) the generation of Chinese born after 1980 ( 80 hou ) and their identity politics, illustrated by a discussion on those who are university students in Hong Kong...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Cho Hae-joang The financial crisis of 1997 and the concomitant economic recession have transformed South Korean society at breakneck speed. Highly motivated and adventurous youth, whom the media called the “new generation,” played a crucial role in revitalizing the economy. The state and industry...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Sandra So Hee Chi Kim Regarding her highly acclaimed first book of poetry, Notes from the Divided Country , second-generation Korean American poet Suji Kwock Kim has stated that she considers the representation of the traumatic experiences of the Korean War as “the responsibility that one has...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 307–327.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Claudia Pozzana; Alessandro Russo The authors discuss the role that two key categories of Wang Hui's “General Introduction” to The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought , namely, the pair “heavenly principles/axiomatic” and “temporal circumstances,” play in opening a basic renovation of the investigation...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 389–420.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and cultural memory (in Marita Sturken’s terms). It argues that the memoirs’ higher potential appeal is based on their relevance to contemporary concerns, on building links between the wu nianji 五年級 (fifth-grader) generation and present-day youth, and on depicting history as recoverable through elements...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Megan Steffen Abstract Drawing on over twenty-four months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted between March 2013 and January 2018 in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, this article identifies neglect as a generative process. It demonstrates three related points: (1) that neglect generates...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Purnima Mankekar; Akhil Gupta By examining the affective regimes generated by call center workers in Bangalore, the authors argue that the forms of alienation and intimacy they generate are coimplicated, rather than in opposition, to each other. In contesting the presumption that the intimate...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 793–814.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of affection connects human and nature, embodying the symbiotic relationship among the people, animals, objects, and natural environment of Taiwan. In this sense, historical trauma is articulated in each character's memory about the generation before in relation to the bicycle. In scrutinizing the way the war...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tri Phuong This article examines a series of media events occurring during General Vo Nguyen Giap's death that shine the spotlight on politics of the body in the public arena. The author's analysis focuses on the general's corpse, its connection to the larger body politic of the Vietnamese nation...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... narratively through a meditation on uncanny spaces—spaces of wandering, longing, anxiety, and loss. I argue that Hùng's Cyclo represents the return of themes that have been repressed in Vietnamese cinema and literature and in everyday life in general in Vietnam, until recently. Nostalgia and loss can now...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
... national community. As a way of dialoguing with and thereby enriching Euro-centric debates on the place of racialized culture in the study of empire, this paper will show how attention to colonial sensibilities figured centrally in the government-general's avowed goal to “assimilate” colonized Koreans...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and the beginning of recovering (and reconstructing) the long-neglected general wartime history of Taiwan. At the same time, however, this new discourse of Taiwanese veterans (and recovered memory of the war) challenges the national and social unity created by political amnesia in postwar Taiwan. Issues related...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of such politically and formally radical content strove to legitimize the film and, by implication, also its source text, as politically and aesthetically defensible in both legal and artistic circles. But because the film had to function in its generic context as well, as a studio-branded “porno,” I insist also...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
... husband and daughter who do not approve of her impersonating Mao and refuse to support her. Zhang's documentary raises several important questions about the continuing “cult of personality” of Mao Zedong as a cultural icon, and the mixed feelings he stirs up in different generations of common people when...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89–143.
Published: 01 February 2010
...-decade-long construction of the Dalai Lama's international persona as a “man of peace” and “compassion personified.” This essay interrogates the ubiquitous representation of the Dalai Lama as an apostle of nonviolence. It argues that while he urges nonviolence in general, the Dalai Lama has supported...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 351–387.
Published: 01 August 2018
... general equivalent, vitality ( shengming jingli ). Rather than investigating the meanings that were ascribed to the “population problem” ( renkou wenti ) and the contours of public debates about it, this article focuses on the concrete statistical techniques that produced it in the first place...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
...,” a stigmatic marker of poverty, with an eye to the neoliberal production of a “culture of poverty.” The author argues that a “culture of poverty,” which is invoked in Seotap, is neither a subculture that is passed down from generation to generation among a particular group of the poor, nor a disposition...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of national division with the sensibilities of the millennial generation. Feeling that their lives are rendered ingyŏ (surplus) under neoliberal governance, the precarious youth empathetically relate to the history-laden image of spies, whose belonging in society has been disavowed or forsaken. Appropriating...