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positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
... the discourse of normalcy surrounding former comfort women who must endlessly negotiate with the social regulations of womanhood. Bodily desires are emphatically configured in Byun's film even in standard interview scenes, and the architectural setting of the former comfort women's residence (the House...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
... arbitrary cultural markers of poverty to secure their normalcy and distance themselves from other “losers.” Despite staying outside a nation’s governmental scheme based on the measured distinction between the poor and the nonpoor, transnational sojourners whom the author met in Seotap summon the arbitrary...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 393–420.
Published: 01 May 2011
... a State-Christian normativity on which the “normalcy” of Philippine citizenship is based. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Managing the “Moro Problem”: Fractured Nation/Narration in Bagong Buwan Gladys Nubla When Bagong buwan (New Moon), Marilou Diaz-­Abaya’s...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 165–188.
Published: 01 February 2008
... their own constitutions and are defined by a monopoly over the use of violence, both internally and externally. That is, states make war. Or they at least always hold in reserve the possibility of making war. Without that possibility, normalcy...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 923–925.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of Sydney. Her work examines literary, cinematic, and media representations of marginalized individuals, including North Korean refugees and aging and/or disabled bodies, focusing on how these depictions reflect the discourse of (ab)normalcy in South Korean society. Her work appears in Cross-Currents: East...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 203–227.
Published: 01 February 2023
... basis, reserving rooms to dance, cook, and make artwork with residents. Meeting repeatedly helped create a sense of community and normalcy in and as places. That sense of normalcy, rather than some unknown horizon, provided hope for participants. As Nakamura Naofumi and Genda Yuji ( 2014 : 18...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
... domestic space in the city does not, in itself, signal normalcy. It is a space that is contested and invaded by firstly, the tension between the entertainer-­wife of one brother and her in-­laws, the neighborhood toughs who publicly question...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 367–377.
Published: 01 May 2015
... nonchalance and unquestioned normalcy such that everyday situations suddenly become positions 23:2  May 2015 374 Figure 5  Horse and Rose (2005, ink and color, 364x146cm, image courtesy of Ink Studio...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 713–736.
Published: 01 August 2012
... normalcy requires the family to forget that it shares part of this legacy of madness with the person designated as the madman, their other. Thus the drive to appoint certain persons to madness in order to preserve and police normalcy for others...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 349–387.
Published: 01 May 2000
... to embrace global capital and its ideology, the appearance and normalcy positions 8:2 Fall 2000 354 of the Shanghai modern entered intellectual and commercial circulation as the standard version of historical memory...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 67–94.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the positionality of particular passivity; Takeuchi Yoshimi saw this clearly a half century ago in the way Asia was identi ed in colonial modernity.26 Normalcy derives from this peculiar status of the West, with the pre- sumption of its intimate...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 741–767.
Published: 01 November 2023
...-A, was disbanded a year later, in 1953, and largely was considered an unsuccessful propaganda campaign, it was then adapted into a larger narrative regarding the expansion of “white” or safe areas. It is the graphic quality of whiteness as safety that marked a renewed cartography of normalcy, which also stands...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 441–471.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... But the construction of abnormality presupposes normalcy. Thus, implicit in the topography of deviancy is a confirmation of gender regularity and its cen- trality in a comprehensible, orderly human society. The vision that reads evil into a gender vacuum...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 671–706.
Published: 01 August 2011
... is based on the fact that today’s capitalism already overcame the logic of totalizing normality and adopted the logic of the erratic excess: The more varied, and even erratic, the better: normalcy starts to lose its hold. The regularities start...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 831–850.
Published: 01 August 2012
... stand between the world of survivors and that of ordered normalcy: “The more I remembered, the more I felt excluded and alone.”23 The condition of sudden blindness that affected Cambodian refugee women is a manifestation of this retreat...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 93–112.
Published: 01 February 2004
... with a section that worked for the bureaucrats of Manchukuo (such as Kishi Nobusuke) actively promoted this “Normalcy of Diplomatic Relations.” People like Seshima Tatuzô, who entered the financial world owing to his military background, secretly maneuvered...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 215–234.
Published: 01 February 2005
... see the eruption of vi- olence there as a deviation from normalcy rather than as an irruption of a long tradition of resistance. All the easier it is, then, to plug the southern Philippines into the grid of America’s war on terror...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 663–685.
Published: 01 August 2006
... by a father who worked outside the home and a mother whose primary responsibility was to the domestic sphere, particularly the bearing and raising of children. This model of normalcy was also implicitly heteronormative, meaning that all...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 91–116.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of colonial violence become habituated and routine until future generations only recall past normalcies as myth and legend. These long processes can seem nonviolent—benevolent, even. The slow drip of domestication allows one to forget that what they are witnessing, feeling, and experiencing, is injustice...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 705–733.
Published: 01 November 2022
... point of origin and an imagined destination within the corporeal locus, one that requires a processual hiatus of normalcy; recuperation takes time, space, and bodily pain. Plastic surgery also remains—in the messiness of biomedical waste taken care of behind the scenes, at times poking its bones out...
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