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positions (2005) 13 (2): 379–410.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Ya-Chung Chuang 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Place, Identity, and Social Movements: Shequ and Neighborhood Organizing in Taipei City Ya-Chung Chuang Introduction: An Urban Legend One summer afternoon in June 1995, a college student on the way home after...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Wanning Sun Work on migration and gendered mobility has shown us that places are constituted not only by their location and physical features, but also by the specific, often regulated forms of bodies that inhabit them. In this essay, I want to call into question the process by which the connection...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 491–517.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Kären Wigen Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Politics and Piety in Japanese Native-Place Studies: The Rhetoric of Solidarity in Shinano Karen Wigen The Literature of the Local in the "Age of the Provinces" Alongside the strongly unified...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 653–685.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Inspired by Marc Augé’s theory of non-place, this essay critically examines the policy to create an eco-friendly image of the DMZ that became prevalent among public art projects such as Dreaming of Earth , proposed by sculptor Jaeeun Choi and renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, and the construction...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 529–539.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Don Mee Choi 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Korean Women—Poetry, Identity, Place: A Conversation with Kim Hye-sun Don Mee Choi Kim Hye-sun (b. 1955) is a prominent contemporary South Korean poet, who is identified as one of the “women poets...
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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 (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the enlightenment project. Rethinking responsibility was paramount. Where a ground was once provided by the reason of a detached observer, this individual had vanished, undermining the dominant assumptions of aesthetics. Because it corresponded with this unmoored world, cinema offered a place to think this crisis...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
... golden age as Taiwan's most popular genre of commercial theater and temple festival performance, from the late 1940s to the early 1970s, and the author places the ritual within the context of the decommodification of women's bodies and commodification of gendered performance taking place at the time...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 13–42.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of perennial problems in the present. On the other hand, there are those whose real interest is in trying to understand what the ideas meant at the time they were written—they seek to reconstruct the place of the ideas within a given historical context and how those ideas functioned to address political...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... as images in the global marketplace, in other words, they also serve to reify and fix in place the lived spaces and historical processes that they pictorially represent. This reification takes place in collusion with the distinctive characteristics and constraints of nineteenth-century photographic...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... from the transcribed taidan, now archived as an oral history document as part of the Teach311.org project. The taidan ultimately serves as a clarifying example of the need to excavate the relationships among places, radioisotopes, and research that have come to define human relationships. The issues...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... space, given that 80 percent of the population lives in public housing. The films inscribe city space by depicting the ordinary and the potentially tragic cultural meanings that are emitted from this place. They represent an interest in depictions of class, though not in class-based politics. Such films...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
... in place of the unabashed gender hierarchy of Chosŏn Korea; how to perceive women as belonging not to a class-divided family but to a nation where each one is supposedly given an equal standing to one another. In “Tears of Blood,” the homogenizing project conflictingly intersects with the ideology...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 551–572.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Gao Bingzhong This article narrates how a temple fair worshipping a dragon god, the object of superstition for about sixty years, became an official piece of intangible cultural heritage. This story takes place in three chapters: First, the temple fair as a local tradition was revived after China...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... needs children have been placed in foreign homes. This article highlights the efforts that take place in China to transform unwanted disabled and ill children into internationally desirable daughters and sons. I draw upon extensive ethnographic fieldwork in four medical foster homes in China run...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 761–787.
Published: 01 November 2016
... placed them within a hierarchical frame; then, secondly, it investigates how they visualized the multiethnicity of the Japanese empire by bringing all the other ethnicities to one place. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Tsuboi Shōgorō multiethnic Japanese empire Japanese...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 31–54.
Published: 01 February 2011
... international feminism and adopt the notion of the “local” to define their place in the world. This essay highlights the “troubling” effects the import of “gender” has on feminist theory building in China and delineates the various and sometimes conflicting efforts Chinese feminists have made to restabilize...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... as an evacuated, reformed historicity (as in the exit of funu and the reentry of nuren ). These manuals of elite civility on bookshop shelves hint at the effort of becoming that characterizes contemporary Chinese identity. Place, gender, beauty, consumption, and memory are brought into a relation with one another...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
... . By alluding to Heian serial relationships, she aestheticizes alienation from her partners on her dates. By echoing classical matrices of seasonal words, poetic places, and conventional associations in all stages of romance, her accounts of consumer objects carry their own advertised associations as well...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., and nonnormative and queer sex. Figuring the latter through recycled concubinage imaginaries places a limitation on the would-be modern feminine subject, programmatically warning her against what she cannot and must not become. Duke University Press 2010 Imagined Concubinage Ding Naifei “Thinking Sex...