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positions (2015) 23 (4): 619–631.
Published: 01 November 2015
... comics were constrained by the need to avoid discouraging military recruitment. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Korean War comic books masculinity Korean War Comic Books and the Militarization of US Masculinity Leonard Rifas The Korean War years, 1950...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 461–462.
Published: 01 May 2009
... 2009 Call for Papers Masculinity and Its Alibis Special-issue editors: Rosalind C. Morris, Joseph Massad Art curator: Radhika Subramaniam We seek essays, artwork, documents, and ephemera for a special issue of positions on the topic...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 661–688.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Hyon Joo Yoo Murphree In this essay, I formulate newly revised notions of subjectivity and the body, especially in what I define as “moribund masculinity.” The term refers to masculine subjectivity that refuses to fulfill the economic and ideological demand made on the male body by global...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jin-kyung Lee In reconsidering South Korean military involvement in the Vietnam War between 1965 and 1973, this essay focuses on the multivalent relationship between military labor and masculine sexuality in the overlapping contexts of class stratification, nationalist economic development under...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 269–316.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Jing Tsu 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Perversions of Masculinity: The Masochistic Male Subject in Yu Dafu, Guo Moruo, and Freud Jing Tsu The celebrated Chinese poet Xu Zhimo once compared the writings of his contemporary Yu Dafu to the sores...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 763–792.
Published: 01 August 2012
... silenced and invisibilized, and interrogates the counterpointing of Eastwood's character, Walt, and his normative white masculinity with two dysfunctional immigrant masculinities—that of the effeminate, childlike geek and that of the hyperviolent and transgressive gangster. The piece proceeds to read Hmong...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
.... North Korean leaders have issued numerous fashion statements with the intention to promote fashion as a national project meant to groom ideal corporeality. While many other socialist regimes have glorified masculine clothing as a preferred means to represent revolutionized women, North Korean fashion...
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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 (2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on cultural and socio-sexual relations among gendered and sexed publics in the Philippines, and how this is configured in a political economy that privileges Filipino masculinity as a “stabilizing term” in relation to a tripartite relation between “bisexual” men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 365–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... moral economy of the family, thereby preserving Chinese patriarchy. Simultaneously, men who are trapped between the traditional norms of masculinity and desire for self-expression become effete or ineffectual. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Strong(er) Women and Effete Men...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., usually as symbols of wealth and power, but also continued to wear the old styles that marked dominance over their own communities. In the eyes of the Chinese these traditional styles symbolized the savagery, ferocity, and extreme masculinity...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of the product” is banal. Her oeuvre marks only a “controlled release of jouis- sance within the frame of established desires.” Hyon Joo Yoo Murphree’s “Transnational Cultural Production and the Politics of Moribund Masculinity” concerns epochal anxiety...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 369–399.
Published: 01 May 2001
... where his potency and masculinity have been constantly undermined. By specularizing Rocky, Ch’il-su’s emasculation is exposed. He has been lying to Chi-na, who is looking for her prospective husband; he tells her that he attends a prestigious art...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 245–284.
Published: 01 May 2002
... is no doubt elusive for us to discuss, partially because the concept of gender has been posited as the pair of masculinity and femininity and as associated with sexin some way. (Although one recognizes gender to be divorced from the positions 10:2 ©...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 475–502.
Published: 01 May 1998
... it is crucial to understanding sexuality, the formation of masculine and feminine identity has not been widely studied in work on gender in Thailand. Recent studies of sexual behavior have been largely motivated by concern over how high-risk...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 441–471.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., however, greatly neutralizes her subversive potential, explaining away her oddity. Masculinized and con- sequently legitimized, the woman’s outstanding ability, though miraculous, upsets none of the gender distinctions that stabilize the traditional...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 465–497.
Published: 01 May 2000
... the key distinctions made in Heian texts—between kana and mana, Chinese po- etics and Japanese poetics, and masculine and feminine writing—against the grain of this received literary history. Through this analysis, I examine how the modern...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 133–174.
Published: 01 February 1994
... on his study of male subjects, and the etiol- ogy and significance of any given fetish he examined are to be understood within the discourse of the masculine order: the primacy of the phallus and the fear of castration. “In all cases...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 277–306.
Published: 01 May 1999
... anything smacking of the “feminine” (including women, the poor, homosexuals, intel- lectual activity, and social welfare) in order to glorify the “masculine” (defined as aggression, achievement, control, competition, and power). What...