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positions (2019) 27 (4): 799–809.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Fan Popo; Bao Hongwei Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Love Your Films and Love Your Life: An Interview with Fan Popo Fan Popo and Bao Hongwei, with an introduction by Bao Hongwei Introduction Invited by the Institute for Screen Industries Research, the University of Nottingham...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
... unspectacularly undertaken in sites that are ethnically and temporally local. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Listening as a Labor of Love: Commerce, Community, and Little Saigon Radio Minh-­Ha T. Pham On Saturday, June 13, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this is what...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 381–414.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Xiaoqun Xu Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 The Discourse on Love, Marriage, and Sexuality in Post-Mao China: A Reading of the Journalistic Literature on Women Xiaoqun Xu Since the early 1980s a new genre of writing, called journalistic literature...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 669–694.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Ban Wang 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Love at Last Sight: Nostalgia, Commodity, and Temporality in Wang Anyi’s Song of Unending Sorrow Ban Wang The rise of nostalgia in China in the 1990s was symptomatic of the epochal changes in the preceding...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 329–376.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Hiroko Sakamoto 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Translated by Rebecca Jennison The Cult of “Love and Eugenics” in May Fourth Movement Discourse Hiroko Sakamoto “Great Teacher, Democracy! Great Teacher, Science!” This was indeed an...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 165–208.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Samir Dayal Duke University Press 2007 Repositioning India: Tagore’s Passionate Politics of Love Samir Dayal If this is an era of globalization, it is also an age in which resistance to the culturally and economically disadvantageous aspects of a...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 329–358.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Harriet M. Phinney Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Objects of Affection: Vietnamese Discourses on Love and Emancipation Harriet M. Phinney Scholarship on the politics of love and romance and on the link between the construction of...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Janet S. Shibamoto Smith Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Changing Lovestyles: Fictional Representations of Contemporary Japanese Men in Love Janet S. Shibamoto Smith Introduction This essay is a study of one emotion, romantic love, in a single literary...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 595–629.
Published: 01 August 2017
... general speculations explains why affect often takes fantasmatic, spectral, elegiac, or other ambiguous aesthetic forms and tints. Risk, Incorporated: Dr. Love and Mr. Money Nandini Bhattacharya To read affect as “habitus” is one way of deciphering how a dyadic moder...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 51–99.
Published: 01 February 2017
... one hand, and from the anticipations of romantic love in urban spaces, on the other; and, that the experience of popular cinema becomes inextricable from both. In other words, as Hindustani film songs incorporated the premodern, pastoral literary trope of prem nagar , this trope—the city of love...
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positions (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 possibility...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 435–454.
Published: 01 May 2009
... realist styles into an aesthetics of “disillusioned cinema”: a postmodern urban genre that simultaneously derides personal fantasies of sexual love and political fantasies of nation building. Both films use the formulas of romance to highlight the illusions and alienations of contemporary love, of...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Eating Air: A Motorcycle Kungfu Love Story (1999), and Royston Tan's 15 (2002). The filmmakers accept the “arrival” of the extended public-housing cityscape as a fait accompli and an iconic marker of Singaporean identity. However, they also look at public housing as locales where utopian impulses foster...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... commentary. Through a close reading of rich local-language rap song texts combined with fieldwork interviews, this essay argues that unlike the standard Mandarin-dominated, mainstream popular love songs, local-language rap songs are characterized by strong social messages, which thus enable Chinese youth to...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Erin Y. Huang This article examines Chinese filmmaker Li Shaohong’s film productions in the 2000s—including Baober in Love , Stolen Life , and The Door —and provides a gender history of post-socialist Chinese femininity and masculinity. Rather than reading the “post” as the transition from...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 603–630.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Tina Mai Chen Originally penned by Mao Zedong in 1961 as an inscription on a photograph of female militia, “Bu ai hongzhuang, ai wuzhuang” 不爱红妆爱武 装 (“They love their battle array, not silks and satins”) for many sums up a presumed erasure of femininity in favor of a universalized masculine subject...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
... exclusion. The locus of the gong , defined variously according to different contexts, which is often erected in the name of love in order to uphold the sense of community, paradoxically also serves the cause for cruelty and abjection against difference, both outside and inside the community. Immanentism...
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positions (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 (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
... words and consumer items, thus providing a contained sandbox for aesthetic play without endangering corporate decorum and sponsorship. A running theme in her tanka is the ever-elusive partner in love, a motif providing the basis for the building up toward an always-deferred satisfaction, jouissance . By...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ding Naifei Imagined concubinage refers to fictional representations of urban marriage and romantic love in crisis in early 1980s Taiwan by women writers in short stories, novellas, and novels featuring female protagonists. This article's main question arises from a Taiwan context wherein a...