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positions (2013) 21 (4): 769–799.
Published: 01 November 2013
... possibilities and that they may further be read to defamiliarize popular conventions of depicting female death as well as Buddhist forms of engaging with the dead in Thailand. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Making Contact: Contingency, Fantasy, and the Performance of Impossible Intimacies...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
... is a new version of the ancient cosmology of the eternal struggle of antagonistic forces. As to the possibility of radical change, it points out the ambiguous functioning of the coupled possible/impossible in today's ideology: while in the domain of technology and private pleasures, unheard-of things...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 383–415.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the Second World War. Despite this emphasis on the individual, I argue that the collective enterprise of the Gutai altered the creative process irrevocably, and that it is impossible to consider the work of any artist separate from the group. In his article “Gutai kusari” (“Gutai Chain”) on the tension...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 469–497.
Published: 01 August 2019
... lifeworlds of many Chinese transnational migrants. Due to the impossibility of simultaneously achieving the promises of success, pleasing one’s family, and attaining a sense of cosmopolitanism, many migrants resign themselves to the instabilities of mobile life. Their experiences are suggestive...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 499–529.
Published: 01 August 2019
... ) and the unresolved debate over Frederic Jameson’s statement that “all third-world texts are necessarily . . . national allegories.” Kim’s “spellbinding” refers to the dual impossibilities faced by postcolonial Korean writers in Japan, who can neither maintain a distance from the Japanese language nor take full...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 403–433.
Published: 01 May 2016
... impossible in Thai political life. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Thailand music Bangkok nationalism class sound Red Shirts A Division of Listening: Insurgent Sympathy and the Sonic Broadcasts of the Thai Military Benjamin Tausig “Fine, don’t dissolve...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 621–651.
Published: 01 August 2016
... family of Thailand. By bringing the suffering and courageous actions of these two women into conversation across time and space, the nature of national crisis and the impossibility of loyal dissent in the Cold War United States and late reign Rama IX Thailand are refracted and made acutely visible...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... the rhetorical strategies and lack of epistemological confidence that characterized his journalistic writings of 1935-40. Prior to Principles of Thought for a New Japan , Miki used a rhetorical strategy of conditionals arguing that unless new principles of universal validity were created, it would be impossible...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... for well-intentioned readers. We propose that both the narrative form and content of Hung's science fiction address the homophobic deployments of what we term reticent schadenfreude. By exposing how it renders oppositional or deviant sexual positionalities impossible or off the map of civil discourse...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 795–820.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Barbara Grossman-Thompson; Dannah Dennis In 2006, the Nepali government made it feasible for women to pass citizenship onto their children. In 2015, a new constitution overrode these gains and again made it impossible to grant citizenship through the maternal line alone. Nepal's current gender...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 781–798.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the “impossible real” as a deadlock. The incompatibility between the symbolic and natural orders brings out an external truth that “provokes us to think”25 and makes pos- sible our pursuit of the Real. The subject can thus only be deconstructed...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 1994
...- mative rhetorics or, indeed, polemics-which might awaken us from our epistemological lethargies to a serious and consequent encounter with that impossibility of knowing which is at the same time the sole condition of possibility...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 317–348.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., positions 8:2 © 2000 by Duke University Press positions 8:2 Fall 2000 318 that it contains within it the conditions of impossibility of subjectivity as well. Here one must confront the radical implications...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 February 2007
... relation to the other at the same time as it is rendered impossible. The impossibility of the ethical relation is well represented throughout Address Unknown. Dog-eye pummels Chang-guk, Chang-guk beats up his mother, his...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 281–305.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to process information. Thus farce is not false simply by being opposed to a verifiable truth; it emerges in an environment of general dissolution in which truth itself is impossible to establish, where the distinction between truth and falsehood...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 May 2005
... [Japan] excluded this style of shows from itself. However, that was only a su- perficial exclusion, and it was impossible to completely erase them. The “modern” is the surface: Rampo becomes the reverse side. Such a reverse...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 649–658.
Published: 01 August 2005
... Moved the Mountains,” a tale Mao often made use of, focuses precisely on this delimitation. By attempting to move the mountain with a pickax, old Yukong turns it into the pretext for an impossible confidence. He coura- geously subjectivizes...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 461–487.
Published: 01 May 2014
... anthropology as a form of atonement of the modern West here resonates with the delicate logic of negotiating a gift economy of ideas as the idealized but impossible form of exchange between the primi­ tive and the modern. The unforgivable atonement...
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positions (1995) 3 (3): v–ix.
Published: 01 August 1995
... and undercutting the potentially progressive elements of semiotic excess in his film by fudging on viewer identification. Capra found it ultimately impossible to depict sexual desire between a white woman and an Asiatic because once he had...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 319–343.
Published: 01 May 2007
... translation undoubtedly has to do with the context where the Cantonese-speaking train cops are to be obeyed and not negotiated with. Nevertheless, it also highlights the impossibility of commu- nication between native Chinese and the Western...