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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and between the United States and Japan. Especially in the long postwar period, these songs have invoked memories of the past and dreams for the future in making politically significant present-day claims. Duke University Press 2009 Memory and Music in Okinawa: The Cultural Politics of War and Peace...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Pil Ho Kim; Hyunjoon Shin Like any other genre of Western popular music in the postwar period, rock was introduced to South Korea via the U.S. Armed Forces, a powerful symbol of postwar American hegemony. Until the late 1960s the U.S. military camp shows, clubs, and radio broadcast remained...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... voice against the Chinese education system, high official culture, and mainstream discourse. Furthermore, rendered in regional languages, these rap songs are infused with distinctive local knowledge and the sensibilities of a specific place. The songs articulate a distinct musicalized, collective local...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 101–124.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Manishita Dass The city of Bombay emerged as an emblematic space of India's postcolonial modernity in Hindi cinema during the 1950s, India's first decade of independence. This article focuses on the mise-en-scène of musical sequences—from popular Hindi films such as C.I.D. (dir. Raj Khosla, 1956...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 267–290.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yiren Zheng Abstract This article examines the role of whistling as an elusive voice in the literary world from around the third century onward. It argues that as an alternative to normalized forms of vocal, musical, and poetic expression, whistling destabilized, blurred, and reconfigured notions...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
... about his disabled son Hikari’s musical sensibility were more interesting for an ecological politics than what he repeated explicitly after the disaster? This article discusses the Hikari figure’s relation to music in two texts, both referenced by Ōe in his post–3.11 activism: a 1991 short story called...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... classical music or architecture; but at the same time, Harbin, with its easily recognizable Russian minority, was seen primarily as a space of criminal lawlessness and a haven of commercialized sex and eroticism. All of these features were hardly associated with nobleness in the increasingly austere...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... on public discourse, historical chronologies, monuments, and music, the body of visual art about Thai state violence during the 1970s Cold War period raises some of the most relevant questions. Before the public articulation about the October 6, 1976, massacre was made possible by the twentieth anniversary...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 403–428.
Published: 01 May 2014
... stance is in itself intriguing, since their chosen genre of expression is generally viewed in Europe and the United States as being inherently apolitical. Coupled with the fact that it is a musical genre without the same kind of mass public appeal as Mando-pop or Canto-pop makes one ask not only why...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 403–433.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Benjamin Tausig During ten weeks of antigovernment protest in spring 2010, the Thai military used physical and psychological tactics, including coercive broadcasting of music and sound, to combat demonstrations in Bangkok. Before a violent crackdown in May, protesters and soldiers spent ten weeks...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 345–392.
Published: 01 May 1998
...E. Taylor Atkins Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The War on Jazz, or Jazz Goes to War: Toward a New Cultural Order in Wartime Japan E. Taylor Atkins How funny to listen to jazz music on the night before going out to kill the jazzy...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 382–405.
Published: 01 May 1994
... film entitled Music for the Movies: Tom TurQetnitsu, the interview sought Kobayashi’s views on film music. Specifically, it was to have focused on Kobayashi’s long professional relationship with composer Takemitsu Toru, whose...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 637–671.
Published: 01 August 2007
... and misunderstanding of black music, culture, and style. Yet regardless of whether overseas hip-hop is seen as superficial imitation or conscientious respect (or some of both), hip-hop is taking root in a substan- tial way in Japan as in many parts...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 February 1994
..., a gold-leaf print with a solitary boat not sailing on water but its absence. For hours we spoke of music, a score of Don Qazxote on the table, a song slowly composing itself...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 87–113.
Published: 01 February 2005
... media tactically, rave demos experiment with new forms of music (anarchic noise and techno beats) and media (3–D videos projected onto the sides of buildings through the course of a rave demo). Organizers have attempted to mix art and activism...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 579.
Published: 01 May 2000
...) and that of “the woman downstairs” (Yang Kuei-mei). Several glossy musical numbers punctuate the action, complete with backup dancers and lip-synching to the film songs of 1950s/1960s Hong Kong movie star and pop queen Grace Chang (Ge Lan). I...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 885–910.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Chi Tan, Ho Chi Minh City Television’s deputy director said, “We want to create more opportunities for young people, particularly those in rural areas, who love music and want to be involved in singing.” Vietnam Idol brings to fruition...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2007
... writing, particularly in the complex connections among music, literary language, and dialect in practices central to Chinese cultural life, such as folk opera. Thus they lack the capacity to analyze the relationship between consciousness...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 51–99.
Published: 01 February 2017
....” Interventions 10 , no. 3 : 285 – 302 . Weidman Amanda J. 2007 . Singing the Classical, Voicing the Modern: The Postcolonial Politics of Music in South India . Calcutta : Seagull Books . Moving toward prem nagar: An Intimate Genealogy of the “City of Love” and the Lyrical Worlds...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 389–407.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the lens of Tsai’s camera.4 In a unique porno-humorous vein, emotions are banished to the abstract world of the musical and commercialized through the imported media of pornographic films, where the flesh prevails with its overwhelming...