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positions (2010) 18 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to be displaced by the emerging tongzhi _movement through its political praxis of “coming out.” By tracing the trajectory of identity formation process via the (re)articulation of Crystal Boys , this paper thus highlights the centrality of prostitution in the state production of heteronormativity in Taiwan...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 689–710.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Allen Chun Identity politics has accented the primacy of subjectivity of all kinds. I deflate the importance of identity in the short term here, as a preamble for arguing that our identities have always been fictions that are shaped by underlying institutional forces; that is, contrary to what we...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 145–175.
Published: 01 February 2020
... the contemporary art world. The author’s inquiry suggests that Yin’s reluctance to embrace her gender identity as central to her ecological art reflects her species-based environmental ethics that goes beyond identity politics. Yin’s ecological focus manifests her situated knowledge as a metropolitan resident...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 145–165.
Published: 01 February 2015
...), which by 2006 had formed close relationships with major commercial forums championing anti-Japanese nationalism as a populist strategy, and (b) the generation of Chinese born after 1980 ( 80 hou ) and their identity politics, illustrated by a discussion on those who are university students in Hong Kong...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 911–942.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Viet Thanh Nguyen This article considers the challenges facing Southeast Asian American studies and the interventions the nascent field can make, particularly into Asian American studies, Southeast Asian studies, and American studies. Nguyen argues for dislodging the implicit identity politics...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 13–42.
Published: 01 February 2009
... conclusions. In particular, the acceptable parameters of context have remained strictly delimited by the whispered yet pervasive identity politics of the field itself. Despite its osten- sibly inclusive tone, context has unfortunately become...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as their personal junzi identity and as a public discourse for citizen morality. But political opposition to the regime led to the revival of the communist abject in the “Marxist conspiracy” crackdowns, which failed in the liberalizing post – Cold War context. The elite subsequently privatized their Confucianism...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 569–599.
Published: 01 August 2008
... refusal not only of disciplinary rules but also of basic rites of courtesy and belonging. In this sense, the analysis of everyday life of students at Beijing University shows not only that sociological categories or communitarian identities are no guarantee of politics, but also that politics among...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in Japan as the ground for commodification and political repression. I call this the “divided margin.” The divided margin represented a larger colonial and policing strategy of dividing and conquering Korean proletarian movements and working-class identification by promoting and supporting ethnic identity...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jin Liu This essay sets out to examine the emerging trend of Chinese rap songs that are rendered in nonstandard local languages or dialects in mainland China in the age of the Internet. It first disputes the common criticism, based on limited data, of Chinese rap as lacking social and political...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... by which the three lmmmakers present the city- state as a palimpsest of suppressed urban cultures. Class, Cultural Identity, and Utopia’s Denizens By and large, the three lms seem to focus their identity politics and class issues at a local...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
... context, I point toward strategies of recharting the national or regional identity that are sensitive to gender and postcolonial politics. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 The Palimpsest Body and the S(h)ifting Border: On Maggie Cheung’s Two Crossover Films Yiman Wang...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Joyce C. H. Liu This essay discusses what I define as the psyche politics employed in the discourse of identity and of subjectivity in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945), and how the use of such politics of psyche recurred in postcolonial Taiwan, especially in the discourse...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., or postcolonial politics. Taking up this conundrum as marking the limits, both aesthetic and political, of the positive and legitimizing discourses of global gay identity, we argue that there is an innovative queer cultural politics to precisely the aspects of Hung's writings that cause the most discomfort...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Identical Twins (2003), a series of staged photographs of two young men dressed alternately in Japan's imperial military uniform and modern casual dress, posing in a jungle setting, coinciding with the public debates on Japan's possible involvement in the Iraq war in 2003. The author utilizes the ideas...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 159–171.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Rolando B. Tolentino The article maps out a political place for positions based on the idea of “writing to the future” or a political wager on the future precisely because of the valences of failure in the present. Using Alain Badiou's idea of truth and the state, and citing the conditions...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Consequently, the Taiwanese veterans were absent in postwar discourse of veterans and public memory of the war. This politically imposed amnesia in the public memory served as a form of amnesty for the Taiwanese veterans, allowing the Kuomintang (KMT) government to redeem these former enemies and re-represent...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 561–592.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and political outlook as well as the identity of socialist feminists in today’s China. References Bai Di . 2014 . “Lishi shiming de zhongjie? Zai zibenzhuyi weiji zhong sikao nüxingzhuyi yu zibenzhuyi de guanxi (shang)” (“Is It the End of the Historical Mission? A Study on the Relationship between...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 207–237.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., and, first and foremost, in the writings of Nishida Kitarō (1870-1945) and the Kyoto School of philosophy. By regarding Takeuchi's Lu Xun and his resistance, and Takeuchi's central notion of the contradictory self-identity of literature and politics, in light of Nishida's dialectics of individual and world...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 463–498.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., whose body, labor, and travel provide the nexus for illumination of the cultural politics of representation of the self and other. The sense of self and identity in film alludes to the larger polity in which Philippine and Singaporean self-representations quote and implicate the other. What then becomes...