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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... series delves into issues of photography theory, on questions of indexicality and performativity, and the relations between photographic images in specific cultural climate. The author analyzes how these images may indicate the political fluctuations between the Asia-Pacific War, the 1970s, and 2003...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 251–254.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and Invisibility: Indexicality and Performativity; Asia-Pacific War Memory in Tsukada Mamoru’s Identical Twins Series (2003) and Suzuki Norio’s Photos positions 25:2  May 2017 254 of Onoda Hiroo (1974 Focused on photo...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 511–552.
Published: 01 August 2007
... the prod- uct and the visually presented, idealized social context, women’s language advertisement performs precisely the same function acoustically in the imagination through the indexicality of the text. Figure 8...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 575–630.
Published: 01 August 2002
... of the upper classes—laying them bare in order to eradicate the illusions of false pleasures. In practice, by the height of the Cultural Revolution, this meant near-total adherence to public bodily performance that indexed a Communist sexual puritanism...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... In aggregating price increases as a visible, measurable phenomenon, the index performs “in ation,” which then makes intervention possible. Prices in capitalism are constructed as autonomous, thus lending the CPI an aura of objectivity. In many...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 305–328.
Published: 01 May 2008
... uses the received notion of filial piety as narrative trope, but also transforms it into what I would term an index of emotive morality. As such, Kim’s employment of filial piety generates a new way of conceptualizing Korean national identity...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 717–747.
Published: 01 August 2006
... and develop an ethnographic reading of the performative acts of the young female contestants onstage. Drawing upon various media, Mani ❘❘ Beauty Queens 721 such as community newsmagazines and official pageant Web...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 633–670.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... The subject matter of this performance piece becomes photographic ontology itself — ­especially the indexical claim of the 1957 photo, interrupted by the spatial displacement of the studio backdrop and the temporal disjunction from...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
... that there was a distinctly “lighter feeling.”1 Her descrip- tion of a changed atmosphere indexed a “structure of feeling,” a sense of a changed quality of life emerging after the violent decades of harsh authori- tarian rule and mass social unrest. Following...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 471–502.
Published: 01 May 2002
... class privilege of her family (as indexed by the presence of many servants, several cars, shooting and hunting parties, expensive ingredients, and the organization of domestic space, all of which recalls the leisured ease of the diegetic space...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 669–692.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... . . . Firms and citizens need to know that they have alternatives to bribery; and where no alternatives exist, Vietnam’s leaders need to create them. The surveys also show that firms that seek out alternatives to bribery actually perform...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
... “the Center for Global Risk and Security, part of the RAND Corpo- ration’s National Security Research Division,” and “the Safety and Justice Program in RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment.” This nomi- nal accretion, a performative gesture...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
... James E. Roberson In the introductory chapter to Time Passages, entitled “Popular Culture: This Ain’t No Sideshow,” George Lipsitz writes that “at their worst,” the messages and products of popular culture “perform the dirty work...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 451–455.
Published: 01 August 2007
...- indexical aspect of this gendered speech that provided advertisements with their reality effect. Her insight brings her to argue that feminine language advertising is linked not to print culture, but rather to photographs and the “talkie” movie...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 67–98.
Published: 01 February 2006
... this convergence points to a more interesting and possi- bly socially transformative difference; they disagreed over what might com- pel a person to watch a performance, begging the question of how a govern- ment, a television station, or a theater troupe...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2021
... helped perform these negotiations on the level of representation. They made these shifts visible, audible, legible and mortal. In a media- ecological understanding, individuals and collectives are so entangled with media (i.e., media technologies, media practices, and the mediated) that previous...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 165–188.
Published: 01 February 2008
... collisions” as an example of an external shock that could lead to “traumatic neuroses.”4 At its inception, then, trauma indexed the relationship of modernity and contingency, of the accident as something that befalls one from the outside...
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positions 10441299.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in the Western Anglosphere (Sahlins 2015). The contemporary indexing of collective historical third world solidarity struggle among African students attending elite Chinese universities (Ke-­ Schutte 2019) is suggestive of aspiration toward an alternative, non-A­ nglo-­ global common of the kind that a number...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 541–554.
Published: 01 August 2003
..., are displaced by target indexes.15 Commensu- rately, external pressures associated with membership in the World Trade Organization and the national creditworthiness of the state (measured by Standard and Poor’s)ease China toward compliance. Neoliberalism...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 557–570.
Published: 01 August 2010
... between photographs and reality by an appeal to the semiotic notion of “index,” or a sign with a causal relationship to that which it represents. Arguably, one of the prob- lems this notion has led to is the conflation of the photographic practice...