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positions (2012) 20 (3): 671–684.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Fiona I. B. Ngô; Mimi Thi Nguyen; Mariam B. Lam In the introduction to the special issue, Ngô, Nguyen, and Lam argue that Southeast Asian American studies can model both epistemological and ontological inquiries about the circulation of, the negotiation with, or challenges to the knowledge regimes...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 51–72.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Hyunah Yang Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Revisiting the Issue of Korean “Military Comfort Women“: The Question of Truth and Positionality Hyunah Yang Obiective Truth and Marginalization of the Women In early 1992, when the issue of Korean...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Tani Barlow Issue 20.1 introduces changes in the positions project which widen the “Asia” or “Asias” that contributors can expect to reference in their work. The journal's name change from positions: east asia cultures critique to positions: asia critique signals several changes. The cultures...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Ayelet Zohar This manuscript engages with two central ideas: the first concerns issues related to the problem of truth value in photography, vis-à-vis issues of fictionality and the powers of the false. This discussion is set forth through the analysis of two photographic series—Tsukada Mamoru's...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 225–267.
Published: 01 May 2013
... perspective in understanding the distinctive local developments of modernity and postmodernity worldwide. This issue focuses on twentieth-century Japan to examine some critical issues concerning collectivism and art, including the impetuses and origins of collectivism, the evolution of modern and contemporary...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., if not completely absent, in the postwar discussion of war-related issues such as jus post bellum (war crimes, compensation to the civilians and veterans) and commemoration of the war until 1990. In the 1990s, with the publication of oral history projects and autobiographical works, the history of the Taiwanese...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
...James Reichert “ Oyama and Anxieties about the Feminization of Japanese Film” offers an alternative perspective on the gender politics behind the switch from oyama , or male actors specializing in female roles, to actresses in early Japanese film. To date, most treatments of this issue have...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 February 2015
... on a single topic in the more than two decades' history of the listserv, providing a small window onto the mentality of the academic world mostly dominated by US scholars regarding the MIT incident and other relevant issues. Some commentators on H-Asia were thoughtful and open minded. But a number...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Tani Barlow This essay raises for discussion complicated issues of political community, political action, racial identification, and moral panic. Barlow's commentary on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) controversy asks why identification with brutal images seems to lead no further...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... characterized in the genba, raised in this special issue, when generators of knowledge seem incapable of meeting on common ground to address uncertainties about pollutants, radioactive or otherwise, despite treading over the same figurative or physical ground. This essay introduces and analyzes key extracts...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
... consciousness, raising a number of aesthetic, thematic, and ethical issues (e.g., flatness, cinematic truth [ vérité ], “non-Aristotelian” dramaturgy [Brecht]). Among the numerous issues Kawase’s introspective style raises, the author focuses on its nonsubjective grammar and its (latent) critique of the liberal...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva; Laurie J. Sears This article highlights the overall aims of the special issue, which reconceptualizes island worlds as situated historical places, that is, islands and their networks as spaces that come to life through the multiple and contested meanings constantly...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 281–289.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Petrus Liu; Lisa Rofel In the introduction to the special issue, the guest editors examine the key issues in the current dialogue on Chinese politics and transnational queer formations. The editors explain the origins of the special volume in a transnational queer conference, emphasizing...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christine Hong As an introduction to the special issue of positions: asia critique on the unending Korean War, this opening essay calls critical attention to the war's temporal contours, shifting focus from the question of the Korean War's origins that bedeviled Korean studies throughout the Cold...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 525–549.
Published: 01 May 2011
... context. The ideological acts of the female protagonists, with their own depictions of risk perception and risk management, allow the characters' adaptation to the quicksand conditions of their fluctuating financial affairs. Issues on tourism, prostitution, labor flexibility, and the social practices...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
.... North Korean leaders have issued numerous fashion statements with the intention to promote fashion as a national project meant to groom ideal corporeality. While many other socialist regimes have glorified masculine clothing as a preferred means to represent revolutionized women, North Korean fashion...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Christina Schwenkel; Ann Marie Leshkowich The recent global economic crisis has called into question triumphalist narratives of neoliberal capitalism and its global uniformity. In this introduction to the special issue on Vietnam, we examine Vietnamese “market socialism” as a fertile site...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Angela Zito In autumn 2010, I reread the fifty-four issue-books of positions for its use of images. This essay demonstrates that where the image's gestures animate, supplement, and haunt the written text, we find the edge of our critical practice. Journals, like framed shots, have their limitations...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 267–285.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in positions . I look closely at the works by two artists, Montien Boonma and Ann Hamilton. I argue that their works are artistic embodiments of Vipassana meditation and social sufferings, both issues that Engaged Buddhism engages with. Furthermore, I point out that Boonma's installations and Hamilton's site...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 659–667.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of neoliberalism today thus is to investigate how such historically and culturally contingent articulations of neoliberal logics and techniques work out (or do not work out) in diverse social and political settings. To illustrate this point, I highlight some of the convergent and divergent issues in two important...