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positions (2015) 23 (1): 167–174.
Published: 01 February 2015
... media racialization internationalist Cold War ideology representation of violence Reframing the Visualizing Cultures Controversy: Let’s Talk about the Digital Medium Jing Wang Eight years have lapsed since the Visualizing Culture controversy broke out...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Peter Nickerson 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 A Poetics and Politics of Possession: Taiwanese Spirit-Medium Cults and Autonomous Popular Cultural Space Peter Nickerson My intent in this essay is to discuss cults of spirit possession and healing...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2021
... contains important clues for understanding modern Chinese literature. This article offers a new reading of that canonical text by focusing on the problem of medium. Synthesizing author biography, media history, and textual analysis, it examines three intermedial references in the preface—the famous lantern...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., but it was also a medium through which programs and listeners found creative outlets to question state-produced truths. Against the popular belief that documentary texts are based on facts, and as sites for reproducing the real, most documentaries can be read as dramatizations working within the dramatic economy...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 607–636.
Published: 01 August 2013
... as the product of a certain social discourse, a relational condition linking desire with language in which the hysterical subject attains false satisfaction with the conversion of actual or repressed desire into the symptom and always distrusts the signifier as a medium of truth. Satisfaction is always deferred...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 161–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... At the same time, stylistically, the film celebrates, or at least fully appreciates, the arrival of technological modernity by 1930, which enables the spectacles of lights in the form of a new visual medium for a mass-consumer society. Moreover, the motif of hands, which is enhanced by hard lighting...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
... dynamics that is not inherent to digital video as a medium but has been stimulated by its impact on the Chinese independent documentary scene. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Voice, Liveness, Digital Video: The Talking Head in Contemporary Independent Chinese Documentary Luke...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 August 2015
... an alienating experience and provocation for solitary reflection on the (un)happiness of life under capitalism into a medium of collective reflection. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 cell phone (keitai) neoliberalism technological mediation labor postwar Japan network labor...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
... between the empowered colonizer and powerless colonized, this study complicates our understanding of Japanese settler culture by considering the poetic representations of the nonelite Japanese. As a humorous and often vulgar cultural medium widely embraced by the general public, senryu approaches...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and mid-1970s, that define the “family portrait [ quanjiafu ]” as an important cultural genre, in dynamic contrast to photographic propaganda of the same period. Prior to the entrance of contemporary experimental artists, there was a subtle attempt to turn the photographic medium into narratives...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
... literature as the conventional basis for thinking the relationship of art to politics in Japan. Additionally, his writings address questions of medium specificity and spectatorship in film studies from a distinct angle. They allow us to rethink the conditions of responsibility for spectators against...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., occupying a specific space in popular stardom. With his increasing presence on global screens, Kaneshiro’s image is transposed from cinema to the Internet, a medium where fans can now actively participate in star construction. This essay focuses on Internet fan forums as a primary venue to investigate...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 499–524.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of the agricultural sector and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), tasked with the country's food security and sufficiency. The response is a nostalgia for the feudal economic setup, which has long plagued the nation's history. With globalization ushering in a new economic order no longer to be determined...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 557–570.
Published: 01 August 2010
... such a photograph? As a redeployment of the Emer- sonian pictorialist practices of photography once prevalent across East Asia? Or as an evocation of other mediums, such as landscape ink painting? Or, since the pictorialist practices it uses to evoke...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 255–292.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., handwriting manu- als, epistolary fiction, and social commentary, I recover what Shibukawa and others had to say about writing as a medium of self-­presentation and self-­transmission, and about the techniques and tools that interfered...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 69–96.
Published: 01 February 1995
... medium of its embodiment, in the language’s own particulars of time and space? How does a scholar/translator, steeped in one tradition, who saw his own role very much as a cultural sentinel, imagine the possibility of cultural...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 253–266.
Published: 01 February 2001
... globalization in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. We encounter nostalgic longings in advertising in Hong Kong, spirit-medium cults in Taiwan, and a number of case studies from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) examining the popular consumption of self...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 841–868.
Published: 01 November 2020
... television and radio, which sheds light on the People s Action Party (PAP) s media- political strategies of the late 1950s and 1960s. Yet just as Singapore s separation from Malaysia has been documented as an abrupt, shocking break, the ascension of television over radio as the of cial medium to combat...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 695–725.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., the trial foregrounded an issue implicit in all Japan’s postwar censorship trials, even the ones that dealt only with a single medium: What assumptions about the perceived powers and accompanying dangers of liter- ature, as a textual medium...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 February 1996
... Mountain Shrine on a humid July evening in 1992, a dozen women- myself among them-leaned forward to hear the aged karnzsarna spirit medium Mrs. Maiko Abo. Mrs. Abo’s quiet words, everyone knew, were val- ued gifts, since she...