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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...
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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 (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., South Asia, and the former Soviet Union. I ask first, what were the ways that migrant advocacy groups that emerged in the aftermath of the Myongdong protest translated the problem of the human rights of the foreign worker? Second, what can those narratives that became dominant in Korea say about...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 711–746.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Kim Brandt 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Objects of Desire: Japanese Collectors and Colonial Korea Kim Brandt Japan is one of the few countries in the world where ceramics are widely ac- knowledgedasamajorartform...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 609–636.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Susie Jie Young Kim 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- gle between China and Japan that led...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... commodities that were less visible, such as female prostitution and other masculine (a)sexualized service labors. Duke University Press 2009 Surrogate Military, Subimperialism, and Masculinity: South Korea in the Vietnam War, 1965–73 Jin-kyung Lee It is little known...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Minwoo Jung South Korea's economic restructuring following the 1997–98 Asian financial crisis increased deregulation, privatization, and labor flexibility, creating new forms of social precarity. This article examines this precarity to rethink the relationship between macrolevel social changes...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with 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 (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...
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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
...-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 difference...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 347–372.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Derek J. Kramer Abstract This article examines how Anglo‐American evangelicals in colonial Korea employed racialized understandings of the environment to justify a culture of recreation and health. In the metropole and periphery, missionary researchers studying climate, geography, and public health...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sungyun Lim Abstract This article examines false registration as a method of domestic adoption in South Korea. The article argues that the practice of falsely registering adoptees as natural births in the family registry emerged in response to the highly restrictive adoption laws in South Korea...