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positions (2015) 23 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Tani Barlow This essay raises for discussion complicated issues of political community, political action, racial identification, and moral panic. Barlow's commentary on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) controversy asks why identification with brutal images seems to lead no further...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 205–230.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., space, and moral eviction as a form of dispossession in a global city. While sex and prostitution were used as a trope to raise a moral panic around the bars, anxieties over the bars were tied to perceptions of cash. Opponents of dance bars...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 281–289.
Published: 01 May 2010
... by the state for a hyperlink to information on zoophilia on her research center’s Web site, offers a unique perspective on the relationship between sexual moral panic, legal reforms, and Taiwan’s desire for political independence.5...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and that such a repudiation is complicit with the dominant moral-sexual order upheld by Taiwan's state culture. In querying this limiting continuity, this artcile demonstrates in particular that the novel represents a particular “state affect” of gendered sexual shame linked to prostitution, a shame that later came...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 497–526.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the always- charged relationship between the United States and Vietnam, made this monster available as an object of moral panic at a particular moment. Prelude to a Moral Panic Media stories about abandoned infants and their mothers appeared...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Mobilization by numerous marginal groups and a massive inter- national petition drive helped counteract the ensuing moral panic so that my detailed self-­defense could be taken seriously by the court. Academic freedom was eventually safeguarded...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 607–632.
Published: 01 August 2021
... implications of these family laws. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 sex panics HIV/AIDS military law kinship queer activism We lack a safe space to talk about sex. —Carol Vance, Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality 6 Earlier iterations of the anti-sodomy law...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 629–679.
Published: 01 August 1994
...John Whittier Treat Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 AIDS Panic in Japan, or How to Have a Sabbatical in an Epidemic John Whittier Treat September. My doctor says he’ll take a chest X-ray. “Yes, that’s how it often starts...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in the industry in order to take on the racialization. And the casting call seeks to find those who defy and challenge, rather than buckle under, the reputation of Asian male sexual weakness. Moreover, they must demonstrate awareness of the moral panics...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 February 2007
...- deficiency syndrome).2 Enveloped in a SARS panic, the whole nation was decorated by a variety of masks that smelled of disinfectant. The successive red threat and white anxiety have brought about a quiet cultural revolution in Chinese society...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 9–30.
Published: 01 February 2005
... be circumscribed by the Schmittian friend-enemy division.12 It is not my intention to pass moral judgment on the particular kind of military logic deployed by the Bush administration. This military logic will rather be taken in what follows...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as their personal junzi identity and as a public discourse for citizen morality. But political opposition to the regime led to the revival of the communist abject in the “Marxist conspiracy” crackdowns, which failed in the liberalizing post – Cold War context. The elite subsequently privatized their Confucianism...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 680–710.
Published: 01 August 1994
.... But Hall’s basic insight was that the changes in British society had been mobilized from above and were legitimated through a populism that worked on the fuel of various insti- gated moral panics of a nonpolitical sort (e.g., ethnic...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
... invoked, indexing deep-­seated anxieties over the loss of national sovereignty and moral bankruptcy of corporate and political leaders. Furthermore, sto- ries about the imminent collapse of the “traditional family” fueled moral panic — grisly...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., the enormity made neutral, objectified, emptied of its moral value as well as its aesthetic intent.”34 In fact, Warhol’s Mao portraits have recently been banned from exhibition in China (we can speculate about whether this is due to the effeminacy...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 133–174.
Published: 01 February 1994
...] a similar panic, perhaps when. . . the throne and altar are in danger.”I3 Homi Bhabha attributes to the stereotype a fetishistic Jackson I Desire at Cross (-Cultural) Purposes 139 stabilization within colonialist...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 587–596.
Published: 01 May 2004
...; but this kind of imprisonment involves not even the slightest moral punishment or censure. On the contrary, those who have now been imprisoned are innocent; they are simply docile citizens, they have done nothing wrong. They have not only not revolted...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 February 2016