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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... repudiated his racialized body as signifying Oriental perfidy. The consequential trauma then provoked the desire for Oriental purity and drove him toward imaginary identification with the putative original nation. The subject fulfilled desire and drive by fetishizing the Confucian junzi identity. I trace how...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 318–355.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Craig Clunas Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Oriental Antiquities/Far Eastern Art Craig Clunas When I was fourteen I came to London with my father. We were on the way to Cambridge, where I was to investigate the possibility...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 643–669.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Enrique Bonus Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Marking and Marketing ”Difference“: Filipino Oriental Stores in Southern California Enrique Bonus In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself -Frantz...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 1993
... University Press. Said , Edward . 1979 . Orientalism . New York: Vintage. Said , Edward . 1983 . “Introduction: Secular Criticism”. In The World, the Text, and the Critic , pp. 1–30. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Said , Edward . 1986 . “Orientalism Reconsidered...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 555–582.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Wasana Wongsurawat “Jews of the Orient,” the infamous and highly polemical article penned by King Vajiravudh Rama VI of Siam and first published in one of the nation's leading newspapers in 1914 has long been employed as the fundamental evidence of the innate anti-Chinese nature of Siam's...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 44–56.
Published: 01 February 1994
...Jeffrey Nunokawa Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Oscar Wilde in Japan: Aestheticism, Orientalism, and the Derealization of the Homosexual Jeffrey Nunokawa What follows is an excerpt from a book I am writing about the Victorian...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 73–90.
Published: 01 February 1994
... End Press. Hwang , David Henry 1986 . M. Butterfly . New York: Plume Books. Jacobus , Mary , Evelyn Fox Keller, and Sally Shuttleworth 1990 . Body/Politics: Women and the Discourse of Science . New York: Routledge. Kondo , Dorinne 1990 . “M. Butterfly: Orientalism, Gender...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 733–758.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Alice Ming Wai Jim 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Urban Mediations in Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Notes on A Very Good City and Local Orientation Alice Ming Wai Jim Over the last decade, contemporary art in Hong Kong, informed by travel- (ing...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 551–579.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and recognition they desire. For lesbian co-mothers, law and family are mutually constitutive practices oriented toward both the present and the future. Co-mothers make decisions about childbearing and family formation that take into account existing legal frameworks for family recognition, but their strategies...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 129–149.
Published: 01 February 2024
... challenge historical narratives of a smooth transition from the Maoist collective-oriented and public-spirited hero to the private and individualistic new subject of the Reform era. The mobilization of ecological labor instantiates a distinct formation of neosocialist desires and subjectivities oriented...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... linked to pathways of power that flow up, down, and sideways. While Vietnamese market-oriented socialism is not always described as neoliberal, this article shows that the anthropological critique of neoliberalism offers an important model and method for understanding the situated context of geomancy...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 529–558.
Published: 01 May 2012
... changes that have occurred in Vietnam over the past twenty-five years, individuals and institutions continue to draw on socialist orientations as they encounter market changes, leading to practices and subjectivities that are neither clearly socialist nor neoliberal. Rather, they are at once partial...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... young brother, who struggles for survival in a threatening urban underworld. I query whether these familiar narrative tropes of abjection provide new spaces for understanding the shift away from a war-torn society, or whether they replicate a persistent, romantic self-Orientalizing thread in modern...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
... is that the combination of the female star body's overdeterminedness with malleability makes it a privileged site for constructing, deconstructing, and reconstructing the nation-oriented cinema and the correlated identity. My major concern is how Cheung's distinctly foreign presence in both films collaborates...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 461–487.
Published: 01 May 2014
...). This is simultaneously linked to the translation of Orientalism/postcolonialism to Japan both as historical experience and as intellectual frustration of the non-West in its challenge to generate indigenous cultural theories. The last issue is further elaborated with the help of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's work on affect...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 691–720.
Published: 01 August 2014
...,” while they do act on their need to acquire more land, water, food, and living space within political and economic constraints. In many cases, they appeared to be even more radical developmentalists than that of the modernization-oriented state. This, perhaps, is a result of what Michael Herzfeld called...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 665–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Hinojosa's war writings are part of an Orientalism that is deployed in the service of anticolonial and antiracist critique but that also recapitulates aspects of the colonial imaginary. These works also engage in an auto-critique of how certain segments of the Chicana/o population came to be beneficiaries...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 743–784.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christine Hong Reading North Korean defector memoirs and Korean American “roots” narratives as forms of “second culture” relative to North Korea, namely, an alternative US-oriented culture whose representational authority is held as exceeding that of the socialist state of origin, this essay...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tamara Jacka In contemporary China, concerns about the suzhi , or “quality,” of individuals, groups, and populations pervade the social imagination and inform a wide spectrum of discourses and debates. Suzhi is of critical importance to contemporary China's booming, globally oriented market economy...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
... on the application of the conventional matrices of associations in classical poetic language to contemporary consumer-oriented intertexts. Foregrounding intertextuality provides a means of gauging premodern and modern texts in terms of multiple modes of textuality, canons, and cultural assumptions in Japanese verse...