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positions (2015) 23 (2): 317–347.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ou-Byung Chae This article examines the genealogy of postcolonial state culture in South Korea in the context of the changing imperial order in East Asia. First, we reveal an uneasy, uncomfortable, and antagonistically complicit relationship between colonial culture, anticolonial culture, and...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... invested in their initiatives out of concern for future economic development. By the late 2000s, however, a new neoliberal youth subject came to dominate South Korea. Having internalized the ruthless competition on the labor market, these young people centered their lives on building “specs...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 37–66.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jesook Song Duke University Press 2006 Family Breakdown and Invisible Homeless Women: Neoliberal Governance during the Asian Debt Crisis in South Korea, 1997 – 2001 Jesook Song This article examines the relationship between the South Korean welfare...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Important Dates in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan in Proletarian Arts positions 14:2  doi 10.1215/10679847-2006-001 Copyright 2006 by Duke University Press...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 609–636.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Susie Jie Young Kim Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 What (Not) to Wear: Refashioning Civilization in Print Media in Turn-of-the-Century Korea Susie Jie Young Kim On the eve of colonization in 1910, Korea was engulfed by a power strug...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... sexual-labor commodities that were less visible, such as female prostitution and other masculine (a)sexualized service labors. Surrogate Military, Subimperialism, and Masculinity: South Korea in the Vietnam War, 1965–73 Jin-kyung Lee It is little known in the United States that...
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positions (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 during...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Pil Ho Kim; Hyunjoon Shin Like any other genre of Western popular music in the postwar period, rock was introduced to South Korea via the U.S. Armed Forces, a powerful symbol of postwar American hegemony. Until the late 1960s the U.S. military camp shows, clubs, and radio broadcast remained the...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 437–468.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jiyoung Suh This article examines the presence of Korean housemaids who worked for Japanese settlers in colonial Korea, 1910–45, and its connection to the urban landscape in the colony. It provides a historical investigation of the Korean housemaids who emerged among female workers in the urban...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 499–529.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Cindi Textor This article considers the politics of representing “Korea” in Japanese-language texts, focusing specifically on the work of “Zainichi” writer Kim Sŏkpŏm (1925–). The author begins by identifying parallels between what Kim calls “the spellbinding of language” ( kotoba no jubaku ) and...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
... capitalist modernity. The article also uses a global framework to rethink the narrative of Japanese mediation as the lens by which to examine Korea’s modern experience within Korean historiography. References “1931 nyŏn i omyŏn (2)” (“When the Year 1931 Comes”) . 1930 . Chosŏn ilbo (Korean Daily...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Soo Ryon Yoon This article traces eight performers from Burkina Faso, who in 2014 protested unfair labor practices at the Africa Museum of Original Art in South Korea, where they had been hired to perform. In the process, they demonstrated political and artistic endeavors in live concerts and dance...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Katri Kauhanen The Korean National Council of Women, a women’s organization established in 1959, has received criticism in Korean literature for its collaboration with the authoritarian regimes that ruled South Korea for decades. This article, however, argues for a different kind of interpretation...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
... top-down, often paternalistic measures, such policies were carried out ostensibly to elevate women’s status as a form of state feminism professing equality for the sexes. Comparing North Korea with China, this article explores how communist feminisms attempted to tackle the dilemma of sexual...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 77–102.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Chungmoo Choi Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Discourse of Decolonization and Popular Memory: South Korea Chungmoo Choi The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
... genuinely feminist function within the discursive environment of colonial Korea. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Rethinking Feminism in Colonial Korea: Kang Kyoˇngae and 1930s Socialist Women’s Literature Sunyoung Park In June 1932, a train was returning to Korea...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jong Bum Kwon This article examines the formation of “Neo-Korea” —the constitution of the social and political imaginary of the present as a radical break from the dark past. Democracy and neoliberalism, dominant imaginaries of contemporary Korea, required forgetting. This article shows how new...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 510–536.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Gi-Wook Shin Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Marxism, Anti-Americanism, and Democracy in South Korea: An Examination of Nationalist Intellectual Discourse Gi-Wook Shin Our movements of transformation aim to obtain a national liberation...
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positions (1995) 3 (3): 695–722.
Published: 01 August 1995
...Charles K. Armstrong Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Surveillance and Punishment in Postliberation North Korea Charles K. Armstrong Michel Foucault’s archaeology of power and surveillance in the modern West, and in...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Sheila Miyoshi Jager Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 A Vision for the Future; or, Making Family History in Contemporary South Korea Sheila Miyoshi Jager In the bright hours of a cool April afternoon, a group of Seoul National...