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positions (2012) 20 (2): 561–591.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Alfred Montoya Drawing on archival research and fieldwork conducted in Ho Chi Minh City and its environs in 2007–2008, this article examines a shift from a moral-economic model of protection/patronage turning on the long-standing figure of “the People,” to a biopolitical mechanism of power...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Celia Lowe 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 The Potential of People: An Interview with Chayan Vaddhanaphuti Celia Lowe Chayan Vaddhanaphuti is an activist-intellectual who works on land rights and indigenous knowledge among ethnic minorities...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 711–742.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Simon Avenell Duke University Press 2008 From the “People” to the “Citizen”: Tsurumi Shunsuke and the Roots of Civic Mythology in Postwar Japan Simon Avenell What could be more emblematic of postwar Japanese democracy than the spontaneous birth...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Henrietta Harrison 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Clothing and Power on the Periphery of Empire: The Costumes of the Indigenous People of Taiwan Henrietta Harrison The indigenous people of Taiwan define themselves in part by wearing what they refer...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 719–758.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the highest levels to the lowest, are interpreted as instrumental action in pursuit of individual utility. The examination centers on the “strategies” that different people in different positions utilized to advance their own “interests.” These interests are, in turn, implicitly considered the real motive...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 367–391.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Tomiyama Ichirō Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Colonialism and the Sciences of the Tropical Zone: The Academic Analysis of Difference in "the Island Peoples" Tomiyama lchird "The Southern Islands" and the Sciences of the Tropical Zone The Sciences...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... invested in their initiatives out of concern for future economic development. By the late 2000s, however, a new neoliberal youth subject came to dominate South Korea. Having internalized the ruthless competition on the labor market, these young people centered their lives on building “specs...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 589–619.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of shanzhai, I argue, makes visible an imaginary of collectivity, one that disrupts the state's continuous claim to “the nation” as a signifier for “the people.” To realign the national interest with that of “the people,” state media reshapes the shanzhai discourse by separating “shanzhai economy” from...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Suk-Young Kim North Korea is a fashion-conscious nation where political leaders are preoccupied with how to dress the nation's people through rigid social practices, such as imposing military-style uniforms to various social sectors and systematically recommending certain designs to civilians...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 635–659.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Lili Lai The phenomenon of “modernization indoors, dirt and chaos outdoors” ( shinei xiandaihua, shiwai zangluancha ) is now prevalent all over rural China. This article attends to the political and economic roots and social determinants of “dirty villages,” aiming to show how people's...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 423–450.
Published: 01 May 2021
... uses the Marxist‐tainted term shaoshu minzu (ethnic minorities) as the official designation for the non‐Han people, the concept of indigeneity is irrelevant to understanding China and its ethnic diversity. This article investigates how reform‐era China has witnessed the emergence of an indigenous...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Nicholas de Villiers; Yongan Wu Zhang Bingjian's documentary Readymade (2008) focuses on the lives of two Mao Zedong impersonators in the People's Republic of China: Mr. Peng Tian, a forty-six-year-old farmer from Hunan Province enrolled in the performance art program of Beijing Film Academy...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... The focus is on how individuals, networks of people, and institutions presented and relied on information about families, physical appearance, personal interviews, and affective ties to make sense of migratory patterns resulting from Japanese military expansion. The article argues that by the mid-1940s...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
...C. J. W.-L. Wee The Singapore People's Action Party (PAP) state's adapted Euro-US modernist impulses were reflected not in high cultural achievements but in building construction. Since independence, the PAP has revamped Singapore's colonial downtown into a conceptually empty postnational space...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 573–602.
Published: 01 August 2014
... practices in a rural township in Hebei Province. Like many other places in the People's Republic of China, the township has seen a revival of popular religion in recent decades. This revival has often been described as a rebounding and selective adaptation of traditions that had been suppressed...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 809–836.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the North Korean people. The history of vinalon is a confluence of the colonial industrial system, the postliberation nationalist ideology of state building, the dynamics of multinational postwar reconstruction, and the monopoly of economy and politics by the regime of Kim Il Sung. Vinalon City...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 231–257.
Published: 01 May 2015
... unrepresented in Japanese literature, not least because they were still so new. This was the space of the danchi , enormous apartment complexes designed to house thousands of people and essentially comprising self-contained “new towns” built on the outskirts of Japan's rapidly growing cities during the high...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
..., the traditional Chinese view of the ideal relationship between government and people is analogous to that which should exist between parents and children or between a shepherd and his flock. The actions of both parties should be in strict accordance with a moral code, under which the rulers of a society, who...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Allison Alexy Abstract In contemporary Japan, police and law enforcement are often reluctant to assist in family conflicts. In practice, law enforcement and the family law system offer little assistance for people struggling with family conflicts in particular, following the logic that “law does...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89–143.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Barry Sautman In May 2008 Time magazine's annual “ Time 100” list of influential people in the world put the Dalai Lama at the top. This outcome was related to the preceding six weeks of protests in Tibet and attendant Western criticisms of China's Tibet policies, but it also reflected the two...