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positions: asia critique (1 August 2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Takehiro Watanabe In late 1980s Japan, loan sharks surfaced as heroes in graphic novels set in the world of predatory moneylending. A genre of manga about usury gained popularity as monthlies began to run serialized stories that parody class inequality through gratuitous, chauvinistic depictions...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
... projects: the introduction to Japan of new trends in foreign thought, and the articulation of a new approach to philosophy based on the everyday thought of the ordinary person (common man's philosophy). A focus on these projects reveals the influence of one of the two women cofounders, Tsurumi Kazuko, and...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2010) 18 (1): 51–87.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gyewon Kim This essay examines the interlayered relations between photography, archive, and science in imperial Japan and postcolonial Korea. It specifically takes its cue from two archival contexts: the archive made by Uchida Keitarô, a Japanese ichthyologist who surveyed in colonial Korea...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1993) 1 (2): 526–549.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Tessa Morris-Suzuki Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Commentary Rewriting History: Civilization Theory in Contemporary Japan Tessa Morris-Suzuki There was a time when European historians were a confident breed. They cheerfully...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2012) 20 (4): 1009–1039.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Katsuhiko Endo This article closely examines the very “ambiguity” of Osugi Sakae's “philosophy of labor movement” in relation to the ongoing “street fighting” in Japan and elsewhere. In doing so, it attempts to reveal the significance of his work in today's context. On the one hand, Osugi's...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2013) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2013
... This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Guest Editor’s Introduction Imperial Japan and Colonial Sensibility: Affect, Object, Embodiment Jordan Sand These articles grew out of presentations at a...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2012) 20 (4): 1191–1213.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Japan and the West, especially the United States. This review essay attempts to understand Barney vis-à-vis a lineage of Western artists and scholars who have interpreted Japan in diverse ways. It asks whether and how Barney is echoing the Orientalist tendencies of earlier artists and whether and how...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Miwako Tezuka In post-1945 Japan, the government, guided by the occupation authority, reeducated the people with a democratic ideology. Belligerent nationalism was replaced by a national mission of enrichment of arts and culture. Takiguchi Shūzō (1903 – 79), a poet-critic and supporter of vanguard...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2013) 21 (2): 417–449.
Published: 01 May 2013
...KuroDalaiJee This essay focuses on a set of artists' collectives I call “ritual school.” The ritualist collectives distinguished themselves among numerous performance collectives that emerged throughout Japan from the late 1950s to the late 1960s by their antimodern styles, distinct mode of...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2000) 8 (3): 675–709.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Carol Ann Christ 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 “The Sole Guardians of the Art Inheritance of Asia”: Japan and China at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair Carol Ann Christ On a frigid winter night in St. Louis in 1903, a man named Blackmer sat in a...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2000) 8 (2): 499–529.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Tessa Morris-Suzuki 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Ethnic Engineering: Scientific Racism and Public Opinion Surveys in Midcentury Japan Tessa Morris-Suzuki The science of race and the scientific study of public opinion are not normally bracketed...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2000) 8 (3): 747.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Gennifer Weisenfeld 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Touring Japan-as-Museum: NIPPON and Other Japanese Imperialist Travelogues Gennifer Weisenfeld JAPAN is indeed a “Land of Color, Culture and Charm.” It is the land where East and West meet...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2014) 22 (2): 461–487.
Published: 01 May 2014
...” of postcolonialism to Japan, the author situates Imafuku's idea within the lineage of Japanese anthropology intertwined with the lineage of cultural anthropology, having Japan as its field. The work of postcolonial critics such as Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said is introduced alongside an in-depth...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2009) 17 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Ken C. Kawashima This article reconsiders the concept of the state apparatus by looking at the micropolitics and history surrounding the largest “Korean welfare organization” in interwar Japan, the Sôaikai (), or Mutual Love Association. As a welfare organization of Korean workers in Japan, the...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2009) 17 (1): 207–237.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., I hope to illuminate more effectively than has been done so far Takeuchi's rather dark and enigmatic book and to revalorize its significance as arguably one of the most intriguing, and certainly most idiosyncratic, wartime contributions on the topic of philosophy and the political in wartime Japan...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2008) 16 (3): 711–742.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Simon Avenell Duke University Press 2008 From the “People” to the “Citizen”: Tsurumi Shunsuke and the Roots of Civic Mythology in Postwar Japan Simon Avenell What could be more emblematic of postwar Japanese democracy than the spontaneous birth of...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2003) 11 (2): 271–300.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Laura Miller 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Mammary Mania in Japan Laura Miller Browsing through a Japanese women’s magazine, I found an advertisement for a product called “Angel Wings.” The copyannounced, “I stopped being an A cup...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2015) 23 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Fisch This article explores the discourses and realities surrounding life and labor in contemporary Japan through a keitai (smartphone) game entitled Days of Love and Labor (Ai to rōdō no hibi). While promising players a simulated employment experience in order to reflect on the...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... skills, the digital economy makes the idea of unpaid labor more acceptable by repositioning it as a prerequisite to attain lucrative and meaningful work. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 net idol cute culture digital economy social factory emotional labor affective labor gender Japan...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2015) 23 (3): 545–564.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Mark Driscoll Japan has gone from being the paradigmatic developmental state in the 1960s and 1970s to being a representative neoliberal state today. This dramatic ideological and political-economic transformation has come so suddenly that it qualifies as a kind of “hyperneoliberalism.” Whereas in...