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positions (2010) 18 (1): 51–87.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gyewon Kim This essay examines the interlayered relations between photography, archive, and science in imperial Japan and postcolonial Korea. It specifically takes its cue from two archival contexts: the archive made by Uchida Keitarô, a Japanese ichthyologist who surveyed in colonial Korea during...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 571–597.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Maki Fukuoka By the 1870s photography in Japan came to be called shashin , a term introduced from China and used in Japan since the eighteenth century. This article approaches the history of photography through the conceptual framework that surrounded shashin in the decades before its pairing...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 231–251.
Published: 01 February 2010
... 2010 Representation, Distribution, and Formation of Sexuality in the Photography of Araki Nobuyoshi Hagiwara Hiroko Araki Nobuyoshi has prolifically and continuously exhibited and published provocative photographs for over thirty years in Japan...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... a functional equivalence between Chinese civilization and that of the West. This essay examines the genealogy of this claim by situating Liang's work in relation to nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century practices of architectural photography. It argues that colonial photographs of Chinese architectural...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 633–670.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Yomi Braester The essay examines photography at Tiananmen from 1949 to the present. Personal mementos are placed within personal narratives and used as scaffolding for memory work. Documentary films juxtapose photography with other social practices at the square. Photography both conveys and shapes...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 905–933.
Published: 01 November 2020
... imagined as a form of justice that reinforces rather than detracts from the brutal logic of the drug war? Photography and the Biopolitics of Fear: Witnessing the Philippine Drug War Vicente L. Rafael Whatever it is I see, only my eyes are seeing it. Elderly female resident of Bagong Silang, Manila...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Ayelet Zohar This manuscript engages with two central ideas: the first concerns issues related to the problem of truth value in photography, vis-à-vis issues of fictionality and the powers of the false. This discussion is set forth through the analysis of two photographic series—Tsukada Mamoru's...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 557–570.
Published: 01 August 2010
...William Schaefer Duke University Press 2010 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Guest Editor’s Introduction Photography’s Places How does one place a photograph like the one...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 541–570.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Tim Shao-Hung Teng Abstract This article situates Lu Xun at the intersection of late‐Qing folkloric discourse and medical science by studying his 1925 essay “Lun zhaoxiang zhilei” (“On Photography”). “On Photography” is a rich yet enigmatic piece of writing that has yet to receive critical...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 473–493.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Nina Hien Through an often seemingly contradictory system of market socialism in Vietnam and specifically within the economic capital of Ho Chi Minh City, how may the ways in which people have been using photography and its practices since Ðổi mới (Renovation) elucidate modes of neoliberalism...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 201–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Hosoe's art photography—share an interest in exploring the area surrounding Tokyo Bay. Through this comparison, I examine the ways that Tokyo's periphery is invoked as a site of anxiety in the context of the radicalized politics and high-growth economics of the Japanese 1960s. What does it mean...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2016
... the economic institutions that market the intimacies of affect, care, reproduction, and sex. These industries include surrogacy clinics, bridal photography studios, ecotourism sites, and among others, overseas call centers. The article maps the types of labor that intimate industries create, the types...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 February 2020
... as both artist and woman. She works from within a national representational corpus, subjecting it to various experiments to reveal the fields of violence it has enacted from the Sino-Vietnamese War to the Great Sichuan earthquake. Lei Yan’s meditation through photography upon national, revolutionary...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 787–788.
Published: 01 August 2002
... 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Call for Papers Special Issue of positions: east asia cultures critique Photography’s Places in East Asian Cultures Submissions are welcome from all areas of the humanities and social sciences for a special issue of positions examining cultures...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 9–13.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., 1960. What is so significant about the image of Asanuma's stabbing is the fact that it merges the crucial moment of photography (“the decisive moment,” as coined by Henri Cartier-Bresson [ 1952 ] in Images à la sauvette ) and the instant of killing—the critical moment of death. Although...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 259–261.
Published: 01 February 2008
... received his BFA in photography from San Jose State University and his MFA in studio art from Stanford University. He teaches photography. Brian Hammer received his PhD in human geography from the University of Washington. He...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 761–787.
Published: 01 November 2016
...- opment of Japanese anthropology, this study attends to the expositions’ use of visual methods in representing the other. In the first section of this article, I analyze Tsuboi’s use of composite photography, which epitomizes the way that he...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 747.
Published: 01 August 2000
...), photographer Kimura Ihee (1901–1974), and photography critic Ina Nobuo (1898–1978). Natori regarded photography more as “a visual language” than as an art form. He soon established himself as a pioneer in the functional use of photography...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 431–432.
Published: 01 May 2017
... on historical and contemporary photography in Japan. Her recent curatorial project, Beyond Hiroshima: The Return of the Repressed Wartime Memory, Performativity and the Documentary in Contemporary Japanese Photography and Video Art, was shown on the seventieth...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 553–579.
Published: 01 August 2007
.... The deliberate defamation of her reputation buttresses the belief in the (mis)information presented, thanks to the evidential power of photography. In a most literal sense, her photo is used as indisputable evi- dence of her liaison with Dr. Wang...