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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 migrant advocacy human rights postcolonial ethics civil society actors South Korea “The Frog That Has Forgotten Its Past”: Advocating for Migrant Workers in South Korea EuyRyung Jun Introduction “Such a thing did...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 7–38.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Noriko Aso 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Sumptuous Re-past: The 1964 Tokyo Olympics Arts Festival Noriko Aso In his well-known 1967 work The Society of the Spectacle Guy Debord sug- gested that “the spectacle is not a collection of images...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Yoshikuni Igarashi 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Unfinished Business of Mourning: Maruyama Masao and Postwar Japan’s Struggles with the Wartime Past Yoshikuni Igarashi The political scientist Maruyama Masao established himself as one...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 457–486.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Bruce Suttmeier Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Seeing Past Destruction: Trauma and History in Kaiko¯ Takeshi Bruce Suttmeier Twenty years ago I watched a man die on a trail near the village of My Khe. I did not kill him. But I...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 580–608.
Published: 01 August 2007
.... Gerald Fabian and Guy Wernham, illus. Nemi Frost [San Francisco: Alamo Square, 1991 Courtesy of Bert Herrman and Alamo Square Press Performers of the Paternal Past: History, Female Impersonators, and Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction Ta-wei Chi In Emerging from...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 707–721.
Published: 01 August 2011
... as “totalitarian,” as advocates of a ruthless and cynical state authority, perhaps the time has come to bring out their positive side, especially their egalitarianism of law (the same law for all). Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Three Notes on China: Past and Present Slavoj Žižek Theory...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 763–779.
Published: 01 August 2011
... 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 A Cinematic Parallax View: Taiwanese Identity and the Japanese Colonial Past Tonglin Lu In his introduction to The Parallax View, Slavoj Žižek uses two anec- dotes — one about the widely assumed but false analogy between...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of a communist past in Malaysia, both of its politics and suppression, inflects the present. The films provide an opening to recognize how the absence of communism today is the effect of the ideological clearing of all leftism that became the hallmark of the end of the British Empire in Malaysia. Communism...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 423–450.
Published: 01 May 2021
... huiwang” 羌族文化抢救十年回望 ( “A Retrospective Look at the Rescuing of Qiang Culture after Ten Years” ). Xiqiang Wenhua 西羌文化 ( Culture of Western Qiang ), no. 24 : 105 – 11 . Entrepreneurs of the National Past: The Discourse of Ethnic Indigeneity and Indigenous Cultural Writing in China Yanshuo Zhang...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 559–584.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Christian de Pee 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Premodern Chinese Weddings and the Divorce of Past and Present Christian de Pee The following verses from the Satires by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65–8 b.c.e.) appear as the first epigraph...
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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 (2009) 17 (3): 713–740.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of South Korean corporate enterprise, this unraveling has broader consequences for the national imaginary. The article thus draws a parallel between the film's residual selves and Derridean ghosts as discussed in the Specters of Marx (1994), which are less the expressions of a repressed past returning...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 423–449.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Nicholas Bartlett Long-term Chinese heroin users in a southwestern mining city complain that they feel stuck in the past. Departing from narratives that focus on the potency of the opiate, this article argues that this cohort of heroin users experience their struggles as a form of hysteresis...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 561–592.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to their place in the economic structures of Chinese society. Productive and reproductive work (past and present) are therefore main fields of research. The distinctive terminological mark of socialist feminism, however, is its emphasis on China’s socialist past as a legacy and resource for today’s society...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 793–814.
Published: 01 November 2022
... generation's trauma is received by the generation after in the form of family tales, journals, recordings, strained parent‐child relationships, invested sentiments in family bicycles, and even supernatural experiences, the article discusses the way the historical past is invoked as “affective archives...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Jihoon Kim Abstract This article discusses several documentary films since the 2010s that portray the place and the landscape related to Korea's social reality or a personal or collective memory of its past, classifying their common trope as the “audiovisual turn.” The trope refers to the uses...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 893–918.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Sudarat Musikawong; Malinee Khumsupa Abstract None of the perpetrators involved in the October 6, 1976, massacre in Thailand have been brought to justice. It has been this “culture of impunity” that limits the possibility of truth projects. Past state violence has been protected by the country's...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of people, spatial designations, and material exchanges. The focus on the personal is part of an effort to continue interrogation of Asia and its constitution as object of knowledge and lived experience in the past, present, and future. This article attends to the “the personal” as a site of potentiality...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 497–526.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Ann Marie Leshkowich Over the past several decades, transnational adoption of Vietnamese children has developed from a response to war into a routine option for foreigners trying to build families. This article explores how the logics that have emerged within Vietnam to make sense...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Christophe Robert Trần Anh Hùng is best known for three films: The Scent of the Green Papaya (1993), Cyclo (1995), and Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000), known as his Vietnam Trilogy. In this article I propose the notion of the return of a repressed, painful, and violent wartime past, which takes form...