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positions (2005) 13 (1): 121–124.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Liberal Islam Network 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Translated by Laurie Sears Declaration of Universal Humanity Liberal Islam Network All the statements and official documents from the U.S. government about the plan to attack Iraq are...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 719–747.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., or to warn.” As Derrida points out, the term monster is linked to the sign that typically serves to mark the separation of human beings as a higher form of life from other animal species, so that the lack of this attribute comes to designate the condition of animality itself. Derrida’s paradoxical...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 399–407.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Chen Yu-Rong; Wang Ping Two activists identify hate speech and morality as two obstacles to LGBT human rights in Taiwan. Although there is no legal discrimination against homosexuals in Taiwan, the authors argue that their absence in the definition of law constitutes another order of violence...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 525–546.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Jian Xu 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Radical Ethnicity and Apocryphal History: Reading the Sublime Object of Humanism in Zhang Chengzhi’s Late Fictions Jian Xu Zhang Chengzhi is a well-known contemporary Chinese writer whose sen- timents and...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Elena Shih This article is interested in why and how Thailand functions as a pivotal destination for US human-trafficking rescue projects, and it situates transnational antitrafficking endeavors within Thai political and economic history. Based on ethnographic participant observation of the global...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Margherita Long This article tells the story of one reader’s search for an environmental humanities approach to the work of Ōe Kenzaburō. When the Fukushima Power Plant melted down in March 2011, Ōe had already been an antinuclear activist for almost fifty years. Yet the conviction that drove his...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
... two parts. The first section discusses Michel Foucault's concept of human capital and Ludwig von Mises's theory of human action to define neoliberal economic man and then relates these concepts to the formation of a variety of rich-merchant stories. The second section delves into the question of how...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 561–591.
Published: 01 May 2012
... deploying neoliberal practices and technologies centered on a new figure, here instantiated as “the Human.” In Vietnam in the early 2000s, an older social-evils-based HIV/AIDS apparatus was destabilized by new epidemiological conditions, a reproblematization of epidemic disease after SARS, and the arrival...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1159–1189.
Published: 01 November 2012
... that even though Chinese and Anglo-US notions of animal cruelty were rooted in different assumptions, they nonetheless shared a notion of humaneness that fostered a meeting of minds with regard to the administration of animal protection. Social and political circumstances, however, focused the...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 537–566.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Gary Sigley This essay examines how the human body has been variously imagined and acted upon in twentieth-century China. It does so by focusing on one particularly prominent feature of Chinese discourse concerned with the calculation, measurement, and shaping of the human body and human conduct...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
... value production and life, understood as code, has profound ramifications for the organization of the humanities, which are still indebted to very powerful presuppositions not only about species difference (such as the difference between human and animal) but also about the way in which species...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 241–279.
Published: 01 February 2019
... by racism in the production of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences? Above all else, racism must be apprehended as a structure of the modern world, and it is necessary to understand how it serves to repeatedly confirm the anthropological difference between European humanity and the rest of...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Ian Thomas Ash; Timothy A. Mousseau; Lisa Onaga Filmmaker Ian Thomas Ash and biologist Timothy A. Mousseau have orbited one another in the courses of their fieldwork in and around Fukushima, Japan, since 2011. One traces human stories; the other tracks signs of biological change in wildlife. Both...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 743–784.
Published: 01 November 2015
... examines the ongoing Korean War as the backdrop for the neoconservative emergence of human rights critique of North Korea. Examining the transnational funding matrix behind the publication and international circulation of the North Korean defector memoir, specifically the National Endowment for Democracy's...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., South Asia, and the former Soviet Union. I ask first, what were the ways that migrant advocacy groups that emerged in the aftermath of the Myongdong protest translated the problem of the human rights of the foreign worker? Second, what can those narratives that became dominant in Korea say about the...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 439–462.
Published: 01 May 2011
... transnational middle class such as advocates, academics, lawmakers, and the media people, including the Philippine elite. Recently, such overt sexualization of the workers has also subjected Filipino male workers in the night businesses. Whatever workers' sex and sexual orientation, they are seen not as humans...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2018
... absolve the residents of all earthly memories. As the tale progresses, the coder learns that he is the sole survivor among test subjects who received neurosurgical implants that use the human brain as an encryption mechanism, while the librarian realizes that he is the coder’s imaginary alter ego born out...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., astronomy, gemology, and urbanization, with many forgoing the label of feminist—or even women’s—art. Each sought to transcend the limitations of personal experience and achieve a greater human resonance. This study examines the work of thirteen women artists whose careers are relatively unknown in the...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Luke Robinson This article addresses the use of the human voice in contemporary Chinese independent documentary in relation to xianchang . Broadly analogous to the Anglophone concept of “liveness,” xianchang is a shooting practice that interrogates questions of immediacy (being “on the scene”) and...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 435–479.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Daisy Yan Du Conventional studies of the Chinese Cultural Revolution usually come from a human-centered perspective that focuses on politics, revolution, and class struggle dramatized in well-established artistic forms such as literature, live-action film, theater, and painting. This kind of...