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positions (2002) 10 (1): 79–110.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Wesley Sasaki-Uemura 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Competing Publics: Citizens’ Groups, Mass Media, and the State in the 1960s Wesley Sasaki-Uemura Prelude on a Phone Booth A virtual museum on the internet about public telephones in Japan carries...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 281–301.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Yurou Zhong Abstract Since its inception in 2002, the Beijing New Worker Band has become a representative art group formed by and dedicated to migrant workers. Changing its name three times in twenty years, the band has demonstrated a strong capacity to adapt to uncertain political tides...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 761–787.
Published: 01 November 2016
... not only in investigating other Asian nations but also in conceptualizing the Japanese empire as a multiethnic nation. Tsuboi Shōgorō—a founding father of modern Japanese anthropology—and his scholarly group, the Tokyo Anthropological Association, employed a variety of visual media in their work, ranging...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Four, led the way from the U.S. military base to the Korean audience in 1964, along with their rivals, the Key Boys. Other Korean rock bands, then known as the “group sounds,” followed suit. Group-sound rok flourished in the live music salons, outdoor festivals, and go-go dance clubs, captivating...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 423–450.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yanshuo Zhang Abstract This article probes a long‐overlooked concept in modern China—ethnic indigeneity—to propose new ways of looking at the relationship between the Chinese nation and its multiethnic minority groups. The Western scholarly community has long held that because the Chinese state...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 383–415.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Ming Tiampo This article is a theoretical investigation of the Gutai's collective enterprise, examining the creative process of Gutai Art Exhibitions from 1955 to 1962 and looking in particular at the Outdoor Exhibitions and Gutai Art on Stage. I will argue that the group's leader, Yoshihara Jiro...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Sunyoung Park In the early 1930s, a new group of women writers with a leftist inclination emerged on the Korean literary scene. Some critics have questioned the feminist commitment of these writers, suggesting that their works may have subordinated the cause of women's liberation...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2014
... given to marginalized groups that have long been unable or unwilling to voice discontent in public, and that this has been a crucial element in the revitalization of protest. I give particular attention to, firstly, the formation of the category of the “precariat” in Japan and its relation...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
...—the authors trace the development of the Foxconn Technology Group as a case that demonstrates the aggressive nature of capital expansion in China and its impact on the lives of Chinese workers. While the Foxconn Group produces Apple products for the world's consumers, it simultaneously produces a new Chinese...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 347–374.
Published: 01 May 2009
...) Foundation, in the public sphere of Taiwan since the late 1960s, and particularly the controversies surrounding the group's rapid growth during Taiwan's democratization since the late 1980s. The development of the Buddhist group from an unknown grassroots to a global United Nations NGO, as the article...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 243–264.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., a loosely affiliated group of antipollution thinkers and activists have been exploring the relationship of human society to its environment in extremely creative and fruitful ways. Beginning with the methylmercury poisoning called “Minamata disease” of the 1950–70s, this group began what they called...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Penh's built landscape over the last decade have been produced by a motley group of actors stoked by exuberance over property values and expectations of growth. Prominent among this group are Asian developers motivated by projected windfalls of property-centric development and spurred on by competition...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 333–355.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Chun Chun Ting Abstract In response to Sun Wanning's (2014) critique that individual desire for recognition has limited the political potential of migrant worker literature, this article looks to the Picun Literature Group at the Migrant Workers Home to examine the dynamic between the collective...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 735–762.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of disability movements that aimed to challenge the inaccessibility and cruelty of a society made by and for nondisabled people. Yokota was involved with two key groups of this kind—the literary coterie Shinonome and the activist group Aoi Shiba no Kai—and over several decades published multiple books about...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
...-India nexus. These structures not only prescribed particular evidentiary standards regarding personal interactions and signifiers that became part of national and international norms, but they also created hierarchies of affect and emotional attachment deemed appropriate for particular groupings...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 737–762.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Soo Ah Kwon This article interrogates the shortfalls of neoliberal democracy and its political practices for citizen (and noncitizen) subjects in the United States by drawing on ethnographic research of a diverse group of second-generation Asian and Pacific Islander youth's attempt to challenge...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 225–267.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Reiko Tomii Collectivism is a lively phenomenon in a rapidly globalizing world of contemporary art today. Artists' groups proliferate in many regions of the world, calling into question the modern myth of originality and individualism. These collectives actively explore new possibilities...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Travis Workman This article discusses the philosophical works of Sŏ In-sik, who published mainly between 1937 and 1940, following his five-year imprisonment as a member of the M-L (Marxist-Leninist) group and the Korean Communist Party. While it recognizes a major shift in his thinking in 1938...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the historical avant-gardes of the West, and it was transmitted to the postwar generation of artists, most notably, to the artists' collective Jikken Kōbō (Experimental Workshop; active 1951 – 57). This group exemplified the postwar Japanese reception of the Bauhausian philosophy of unified art, and Takiguchi...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 417–449.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Expo '70 Destruction Joint-Struggle Group (EDG) in 1969. The EDG presented an alternative manner of art collectives in its open “joint-struggle” with other collectives and individuals, as well as in its collaboration with other cultural practitioners and political activists who shared the anarchic...