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positions (2002) 10 (3): 631–668.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Junichi Isomae 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Translated by Richard F. Calichman The Space of Historical Discourse: Ishimoda Sh¯o’s Theory of the Heroic Age Junichi Isomae Postwar Thought and Ishimoda Sh¯o Subjectivity and the Theory of the Heroic Age...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 7–69.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Wang Hui 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Translated by Rebecca E. Karl The Year 1989 and the Historical Roots of Neoliberalism in China Wang Hui One could almost say that the twentieth century was summed up a bit early, in 1989, even...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 411–439.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Wynn Wilcox 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Women and Mythology in Vietnamese History: ) ) Lê Ngo. c Hân, H`ô Xuân Hu o ng, and the Production of Historical Continuity in Vietnam Wynn Wilcox Three Myths about Two Vietnamese Women Lê...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 287–329.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Bliss Cua Lim 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Spectral Times: The Ghost Film As Historical Allegory Bliss Cua Lim Ghosts call our calendars into question. The temporality of haunting, through which events and people return from the limits of time...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 423–449.
Published: 01 August 2018
... types of workers. Recovery, according to these long-time users, is not conceived of as an attempt to return to an earlier way of drug-free living; rather, to recover is to adapt to the economic and social demands of a different historical moment. The conclusion considers how understanding this cohort...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 507–538.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Minoru Iwasaki; Steffi Richter This essay aims to reconsider the logic and nature of Japanese historical revisionism, with reference to similar instances in Germany. Attention is paid to the written texts and statements of the Study Group for a Liberal View of History, with particular emphasis...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Chao-ju Chen What does the nation mean to women? How does the law draw national borders, and in what way is it gendered? This paper examines the ways in which women are related to the nation in Taiwan by discussing the legal regulation of nationality. Historically and contemporarily, the decisive...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 869–894.
Published: 01 November 2021
... everyday life during the Mao period. Everyday life is historical, produced in different ways under different material conditions, structured and shaped by social forms in motion. Thus, it is not an analytical frame through which historians can view the real content of the Mao period underneath the thin...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 745–778.
Published: 01 August 1997
...Gerald Figal Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Historical Sense and Commemorative Sensibility at Okinawa’s Cornerstone of Peace Gerald Figal The irony of the assertion “the atomic bomb saved lives” has recently been matched...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 245–284.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Maki Morinaga 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Gender of Onnagata As the Imitating Imitated: Its Historicity, Performativity, and Involvement in the Circulation of Femininity Maki Morinaga Beyond the studies of Japanese theater, onnagata, “female impersonators...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 177–249.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Marshall Johnson Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Making Time: Historic Preservation and the Space of Nationality Marshall Johnson 1. Islands of Meaning Jean-Yves Guiomar’s contribution to Les Zieux de mkmoire takes us back...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 547–577.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Robert Oppenheim This article makes a case, in the study of Korea's colonial modern transition, for supplementing the examination of writings with attention to historical modalities of writing itself considered as a material inscriptive practice, and thus also for the interdisciplinary engagement...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva This article introduces the house of mirrors as an analytical device with the aim of cracking open binary comparative work. It offers close readings of debates regarding US colonialism among Puerto Rican intellectuals and politicians at two distinct historical moments...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 793–814.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Chialan Sharon Wang Abstract This article focuses on Wu Ming‐Yi's 2015 novel, The Stolen Bicycle , and examines the way individuals’ storytelling is interwoven with scientific and historical facts to construct cultural memory and reinscribe the meaning of native soil. The novel unfolds...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 763–792.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Olga Fedorenko Abstract This article examines how the Korea Advertising Museum in Seoul participates in constructing narratives of past and present in postmillennial South Korea, and how historical advertisements create ambiguities within those narratives. The analysis is inspired by Benjaminian...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 389–420.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Adina Zemanek This article explores a recent stage of the national project in Taiwan as reflected in comic books. It compares historical comics and graphic memoirs as lieux de mémoire (according to Pierre Nora) and as stories that define Taiwan, situated between the historical apparatus...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2012
... signifier fades into the intellectual history of an earlier time; the word critique remains. Walter Benjamin's proposal that critique be the mark of the immanent yet apocalyptic claim to historical truth cannot be vacated. Thus twenty years after the founding of the project, we pause to invent...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and historical particularities. We caution against addressing “neoliberalism” as a uniform project that signifies the retreat of government or the triumph of a global market economy that fetishizes the “free”; instead we call for more attention to the ways in which socialism is deeply, though unevenly, woven...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 659–667.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of neoliberalism today thus is to investigate how such historically and culturally contingent articulations of neoliberal logics and techniques work out (or do not work out) in diverse social and political settings. To illustrate this point, I highlight some of the convergent and divergent issues in two important...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on considering the pornographic efficacy of such a strategy. I ask: What is the effect of injecting stilled historical images into a genre famous instead for its lush color moving ones? What can such a strategy tell us about postwar historical memory, the relationship of politics to pornography and of still...