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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 (2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Danièle Bélanger Vietnamese immigrant female spouses account for the second largest group of “foreign brides” in Taiwan and South Korea. This essay examines the local industry in Vietnam that facilitates and organizes marriages between local women and foreign men. The analysis focuses on how...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 113–132.
Published: 01 February 1994
...Sophie Volpp Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 The Discourse on Male Marriage: Li Yu's 'A Male Mencius's Mother" Sophie Volpp Difference is an effect of inventive syncretism.- James Clifford, "On Ethno- graphic Authority...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 551–579.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sara L. Friedman; Yi-Chien Chen Abstract This article analyzes the tension between marriage and family rights in the context of Taiwan's marriage equality movement and the then-pending legalization of same-sex marriage following a 2017 Constitutional Court ruling. It focuses on the efforts...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 581–606.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and address. Evidence of family membership for purposes of legal transactions and social interactions has rested in the koseki document. However, during the past several decades some women have questioned the social pressure and legal requirement to change their names in marriage, choosing instead to maintain...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 633–656.
Published: 01 August 2021
... discourses that treat marriage and parenthood as largely class- and gender-neutral institutions and presuppose a nuclear family model. Such uncritical approaches to marriage and parenthood leave the normative power of these systems intact even as they provisionally open to greater numbers of people...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Yoon Sun Yang Yi Injik's Tears of Blood (1906) is the pioneering piece of “new fiction” ( sin sosŏl ). As many works of this male-authored genre revolve around women's conflicts regarding marriage, family, and home life, literary critics often condescendingly disregard them as domestic fiction...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 349–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., the latter with the movement for same-sex marriage and participation in the armed services in the United States. This essay extends the application of these terms to Singapore, where between 2001 and 2004 the state tentatively and partially relaxed its restrictions on homosexual activity (e.g., the “Nation...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 291–320.
Published: 01 May 2010
...” or “poststructuralist” turn, the historical transformation of the political signifier of “China” already provided an occasion for a critical theory of the subject for queer Chinese writers. Beginning with a close reading of Chen Ruoxi's Paper Marriage , one of the earliest full-length queer novels in Chinese...
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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...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 713–737.
Published: 01 November 2019
... marriage but to resolve the tension between the demands of “Indian tradition” on middle-class young women and their desire for a selfhood inflected by neoliberal discourses of autonomy. This dichotomy is symbolized in the novels in the tension between mothers and daughters and plays out primarily across...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527–563.
Published: 01 August 2017
... withheld information from the public. Of particular interest are stories of gender transgression, defects of the reproductive system, uncommon problems related to pregnancy, the marriages of individuals with cross-gender identification, transsexual childbirth, human intersexuality, and sex metamorphosis...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 595–629.
Published: 01 August 2017
...) and Chetan Bhagat's novel Two States: The Story of My Marriage (2009) form key texts in this analysis. These texts serve as good examples of a wide repertoire of high- and middlebrow experiments with affect and its aesthetic forms in a context of intensified transactions and seepages between public...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 301–321.
Published: 01 May 2022
... As many researchers have pointed out, inter-Asian marriages have mostly been focused on “marriage-scapes” or global hypergamy from southern underdeveloped countries to northern developed countries. Such research has examined gender mobility or geographies of power (Constable 2005 ; Williams 2010...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 559–584.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., and adultery.]1 Apart from a universal development of human civilization driven by tech- nological discoveries, Morgan perceived a universal, linear development in marriage systems and family organization, from promiscuous matriliny dur...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 329–358.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... At different points in time, Vietnamese have drawn upon strains of these discourses in order to persuade, justify, require, or deny love, marriage, and childbearing. One of the most remarkable appeals to these discourses of love has come from older...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of nationality plays a significant role in this understanding of women and the nation: legal regulation of transnational and interracial sexual encounters, marriages, and procreation not only determines women’s ability to define the nation and its...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 811–823.
Published: 01 November 2019
...:4 doi 10.1215/10679847-7727007 Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press positions 27:4 November 2019 812 ual rights and gender equality. Her films include The Lucky One (Chong er, 2012), Our Marriages: Lesbians Marry Gay Men (Yisheng qiyuan, 2013), Yvo and Chrissy (Ruci Shenghuo, 2017), and Playmates...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 329–376.
Published: 01 May 2004
... for new forms of modern, “romantic love,” a freer notion of marriage based on romantic love and disdain for the constraints of the “household” linked to Confucian ethics was being sought. New cooperatives based on “Work and Study” were formed...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 453–468.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., across East Asia. From new household forms—including divorcees, single parents, adults living alone or with chosen kin, same-sex couples, and transnational marriages—to shifting ideologies of how families should be organized and kinship ties recognized, families have been at the center of substantial...