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positions (1993) 1 (3): 677–714.
Published: 01 August 1993
...David Pollack The Revenge of the Illegal Asians: Aliens, Gangsters, and Myth in Kon Satoshi's World Apartment Horror David Pollack World Apartment Horror (Japanese title: Wa'rudo apitomento hora') by Kon Satoshi, with Otomo Katsuhiro and Nobumoto...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 41–66.
Published: 01 February 2023
.... This article argues that the horror revealed by such stories is one that challenges Singaporean claims to ethnic and economic supremacy in the region, as it points to a return of a perceived threat from an allochronous rural world. Each presents a particular challenge to a sealed, prosperous, “first world...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... But they also do important cultural work. In the context of education reform in late socialist China, the collective interpretation of horror stories provides a moral arena in which truths about how to raise and educate children correctly are produced and naturalized. They constitute negative models, usually...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... In the struggle for “space,” both body and city are portrayed as intimate dystopias, where the most familiar things become the most estranging sites of horror. Copyright 2019 Duke University Press 2019 Chinese cinema Li Shaohong postsocialist masculinity and femininity home domestic space women’s...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 429–460.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of an “endless every- day” (owaranaki nichij10 To date, much of the critical commentary on Kurosawa’s films highlight his engagement with the discourse surrounding Japanese horror cinema. Since he initially gained wide international...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... 22 shock of horror are accessible through a “trauma art” rooted in a politics of the present, but such trauma art guarantees neither a politics of liberation nor a reconstitution of the victims’ dignity. I discuss the work of artists who...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 463–498.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of Mirrored Metaphors 467 Kelvin Tong’s The Maid is generically a horror film and ostensibly is a part of the commercial renewal of the genre within contemporary Southeast Asian cinema. It is, however, a text richly...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 1994
..., or “flash/boom”-the fulguration of what can never again be a perspectival landscape in which the truth of ontology is revealed to be absolute, unbearable, unspeakable, unimaginable, unthinkable, unrepresentable horror. I have just spoken...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 237–274.
Published: 01 February 2020
... a few cases, the new object is a composite thing that lands on the uncanny, lingering in a perceptual- mental zone that is somewhere between horror and the fantastic. One char- acteristic of horror, according to film theorist Noel Carroll (1987, 1990), is monstrous beings or impure things outside...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 449–466.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., the patriarchy asserts its authority and attempts to convince both male positions 9:2 Fall 2001 454 and female viewers of its validity. In 301/302, the use of the horror-cum- thriller format argues for this patriarchal...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 769–801.
Published: 01 November 2023
... was immediately recognizable. The film starts with a pastiche of scenes from World War II—Hitler giving a speech, Jews being driven out of their homes, bombs dropping in Europe, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a man rescuing a baby from an inferno. Mellow reads stirringly: “These are scenes of horror and tragedy...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 165–188.
Published: 01 February 2008
... generated the pervasive infantilization and impotence of an entire culture. Transformations from horror to cuteness (and the reverse), the incessant virtualization of trauma, metamorphoses effected in the monstrous guises...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 834–862.
Published: 01 August 1997
... to internationally publicize the horror of how the atomic bomb affected human beings. In discussing how best to accomplish this, they agreed that visual images would have the most direct impact and decided to publish a book of photographs. And so...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 279–309.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the empty shell of a debate imported tout court from Japan, it is enough to say that the response was to a horror.41 “It is reported that the number of peasants who are struggling on the death line is over 90 percent of the total population...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): v–viii.
Published: 01 August 1993
...” in Kon Satoshi’s progressive manga, World Apartment Horror, traces how the code operates. It can be instrumentalized. It can be commer- cialized. Aihwa Ong’s Hong Kong “astronaut” strategizes a sense of self in relation to global capital...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 August 2023
... sediment of the past and an incorporation of social structures and conventions (Crossley 2001 : 93). Body art, to use words by Julia Kristeva ( 1982 : 210), has the power to “lay bare, under the cunning, orderly surface of civilizations, the nurturing horror that they attend to pushing aside by purifying...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 297–332.
Published: 01 May 2019
... . “ Transnational Spectres and Regional Spectators: Flexible Citizenship in New Chinese Horror Cinema .” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 6 , no. 1 : 41 – 64 . Goh Daniel P. S. 2012 . “ Oriental Purity: Postcolonial Discomfort and Asian Values .” positions: asia critique 20 , no. 4 : 1041 – 66...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 869–904.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and ideas migrate from one part of the world to another (Driver and Yeoh 2000: 3). Sophia Siddique Harvey has read the horror lm genre in Singapore in the ways that they frame urban and tropical spaces. Harvey (2008: 25) argues that the spectral tropicality unsettles vectors of space, place and belong...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 223–248.
Published: 01 February 2017
... brothers’ low-­budget horror filmPurani haveli (1989) is a good place to begin a discussion of what the haveli tele- graphs as an architectural landmark in Hindi cinema. The film was made to exploit a particular market and genre with limited...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 13–17.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., to become a person created by words, for that, Walker argues, is the “sign of the emperor” and the horror of the tenno system in fictional form, which, at the end of this rigorous critique, refers to “Mishima’s necroperformative bequeathal...