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positions: asia critique (1 February 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: asia critique (1 February 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 the...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 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...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2018) 26 (2): 243–264.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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: asia critique (1 November 2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Phnom 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...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 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 will...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 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: asia critique (1 November 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 to that of a...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 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 to...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... China—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...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
... and the Institute for the Science of Thought have been treated as largely incidental to examinations of the high-profile engagement in civil society activism of its young leader Tsurumi Shunsuke in the 1960s and beyond. This essay traces the group's ethos to its foundational principles and first two...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tamara Jacka In contemporary China, concerns about the suzhi, or “quality,” of individuals, groups, and populations pervade the social imagination and inform a wide spectrum of discourses and debates. Suzhi is of critical importance to contemporary China's booming, globally oriented market economy...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of baomu and baomus themselves—to endorse or deplore the performance of domestic workers, I show that public statements about the quality of individuals increasingly take on an external, spatial, and geographic dimension. In other words, the possession or lack of suzhi by an individual or group seems...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., remembering, and contesting. This article pursues the prehistory of these images to critically address the recollection and reinvention of familial ties and bloodlines in contemporary Chinese art. The article studies a group of photographs taken during the second half of the Cultural Revolution, the early and...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2011) 19 (3): 763–779.
Published: 01 August 2011
... meanings on this history of suffering to serve their own interests. This has contributed to keeping alive the division between Taiwanese and mainlanders. These two groups, initially divided on a vague and problematic notion of ethnicity, have lived together for six decades on the same island. Copyright...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
...-China-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: asia critique (1 August 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: asia critique (1 May 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 of...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 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: asia critique (1 May 2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 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...