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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
... undergone the fluctuations of life in response to shifting relationships to Korean Chinese dwellers as well as to political economic transformations across their homeland and the receiving country. The author examines how these migrants experience and respond to endemic fear of becoming a “loser...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 545–564.
Published: 01 August 2015
... spreading ideologemes such as “winners and losers” (tachigumi/makegumi), to celebrating the new pre- cariat lifestyle in films like Freeter and the popular 2007 TV series Haken, and promoting neoliberal subjectivities across a wide expanse of media...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 261–302.
Published: 01 May 1998
... and Japan copro- duced and maintained. lgarashi I The Bomb, Hirohito, and History 287 WAR IS PEACE The foundational narrative that confines Japan to the ambivalent category of good enemy/loser...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in reproductive biological terms. Speaking cruelly, otaku are losers in the bourgeois marriage market, which stands in stark contrast to the illusory happy ending in Densha otoko, in which the otaku protagonist marries a bourgeois lady...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 195–221.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema , edited by Buckland Warren , 13 – 41 . West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell . Gandu (The Loser) . 2010 . Directed by Mukherjee (“Q”) Kaushik . Overdose Joint: Kolkata, digital . Gangar Amrit . 2010 . “Cinematographic Rigour: The Case of Four Indian...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 763–767.
Published: 01 November 2013
...- ments” of female celebs, otaku gaze, loser dogs, neah-­mo, tsiu-­mo, mo-­art, cheap chickens. And the authors show that people speak this language, as in “When all those otaku killers found their breasts flaccid and dangling, their faces...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2014
... with terms such as good-for-­ nothing­ or loser. Union Bochibochi in the Kansai region prefers the simple term pauper (binb “After all, ‘precariat’ isn’t eas- ily understood by Japanese people, but if you say ‘pauper’ we realize at once what...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
... and make a life in global Shanghai. As Katayama said, a few businessmen have talked about giving up, that it will be difficult to do business in China now. But I don’t agree, he said. “Most of these guys were in the losers club (makegumi) already...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
... technologies under conditions of rapid neoliberalization. Feeling like losers in a never- ending competition, the precarious youth readily relate to a tale of survival disseminated online. Therefore, I ve chosen a text about the struggle of North Korean spies in the South not simply to af rm the sticky...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 127–143.
Published: 01 February 1996
..., in the increasingly apparent culture and reality of utilitarianism, became, on account of the dogged persistence of their faith and the purity and fragility of their idealism, the declarations of so-called losers and outcasts. The most extreme among...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 481–495.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of enemies to ensure military business as usual. The most severe threat to peace- building efforts in East Asia, and in the world, is the US military- industrial complex, the biggest loser in case peace befalls any part of the world. Hence, in pushing for a peace treaty on the Korean peninsula...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 501–516.
Published: 01 August 2020
... as a spatialized Other to the West previously referred to the Soviet bloc, forever effeminized as losers of the Cold War, that is now conveniently mapped onto parts of East Asia. Such gendered binaries that configured the Cold War continue to influence contemporary politics as confirmed by the facile equation...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 263–283.
Published: 01 February 2005
...- keepers, losers at musical chairs; forget the existential questions of life (why? why me? and so on) for, quite remarkably, the natty, bitty practical every- day problems of translocation, displacement, and other forms of decay will suddenly flash...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 825–844.
Published: 01 November 2019
... has mobilized everyone in the world who is inclined to cannibalism. Without the elimination [of them] on a large scale we will not get a clear world. Yet such large- scale destruction is not even analogous to world wars, as we know them; such a mission goes further than that. Thus losers like Truman...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 457–478.
Published: 01 May 2004
... on the functional change from the state to nonstate actors. In this argument, transnationalism and sovereignty are in a zero-sum game in which the latter will be a loser eventually. It is true that the nation-state lost its earlier preeminence...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Seok’s description of other kosiwŏn tenants incorporated common stereo­ types of South Korea’s “losers” — the hidden or cyclic homeless, older wel- fare recipients (sugŭpcha), and migrant workers. His “truly frightening” picture replicated media...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 525–549.
Published: 01 May 2011
... invention or contrivance to determine by chance the winner or loser of money or of any representative of value or of any valuable consideration or thing.”28 Comaroff and Comaroff explain the changing historical fortunes...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 171–202.
Published: 01 February 2023
... hikisaku 希望格差社会:負け組の絶望感が日本を引き裂く ( The Society of Unequal Hope: The Losers’ Despair Will Tear Japan Apart ). Tokyo : Chikuma Shinsho . Yuasa Makoto . 2012 . “Intabyū: Moyai to shakai” インタービュー:もやいと社会 (“Interview: Moyai and Society”) . In Hinkon mattanashi!: Tocchirakari no jūnenkan 貧困待ったなし...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 623–648.
Published: 01 August 2023
... by creating the stars as world travelers (Hu 2018 ). Their films celebrated the success of the global liberal economy by depicting the glamorous lifestyles of the upper-middle class, concealing the truth that in the game of capitalism there must always be losers, no matter how hard they may work. Being...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of entering a top university. They suffer from a double burden: they have to overcome their sense of despair that they are already losers and have to work extremely hard to accumulate better specs than those students who are earning their degrees...