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positions (2021) 29 (4): 835–868.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of Maoism. Research on China was impacted by all of these developments, perhaps none more than the application of mass communications theory to modeling of the CCP-led revolution. Studies of Communist Party and Nationalist Party elites by Ithiel de Sola Pool and political scientist Robert North showed...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Tani Barlow This essay raises for discussion complicated issues of political community, political action, racial identification, and moral panic. Barlow's commentary on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) controversy asks why identification with brutal images seems to lead no further...
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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 (2015) 23 (1): 145–165.
Published: 01 February 2015
... grassroots identity politics among the post-­ 1980s youth in China and overseas. The result is a digital culture reflecting the characteristics of Generation Post-­1980s such as their individualism and tendency to rely on images to communicate...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of consciousness of the modern nation-state as well as the ground for subjectivation. Through such a discursive mode of psyche politics, a certain sense of community is engineered. We observe that the function of abjection operates in double directions: the internal effacement and the external exclusion. The locus...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 351–387.
Published: 01 May 2017
... growth, and the cosmopolitan Marxism of urban life, Tanigawa (along with the other members of his commune) practiced a rigorous subtraction from the dominant ideological and aesthetic discourse of postwar Japanese life. Remapping their politics by imbricating activism with the line of writing, they moved...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 569–599.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... May Fourth’s politics, therefore, can best be seen as deployed in daily life, fragmented in the gestures and movements of individuals, their interaction and production of structures. In her analysis of the social space of the Paris Commune...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 423–450.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of Indigenous Peoples in 2007. This document, signed by more than 144 countries, seeks to protect the political, economic, and cultural rights of indigenous populations, granting them self- determination to decide on matters of relevance to their communities, rendering illegitimate any efforts of forced...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2009
... nationals,” and the gender politics of Japanese nationality in the context of imperial conquest as exemplified by the intermarriage between Japanese and Taiwanese. Gender inequality under nationality law survived the end of World War II, and new forms of discrimination in the legal regulation of women...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
...James Reichert “ Oyama and Anxieties about the Feminization of Japanese Film” offers an alternative perspective on the gender politics behind the switch from oyama , or male actors specializing in female roles, to actresses in early Japanese film. To date, most treatments of this issue have...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jin Liu This essay sets out to examine the emerging trend of Chinese rap songs that are rendered in nonstandard local languages or dialects in mainland China in the age of the Internet. It first disputes the common criticism, based on limited data, of Chinese rap as lacking social and political...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
... of transnational capital. They also find sustenance among Hong Kong intellectuals located within the university community, especially those who practice the social and political sciences. In the latter case, the passage cited above may...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 99–114.
Published: 01 February 2019
... terms are obviously not entirely independent but rather compete or even interfere with each other. With the political, social, and cultural transformations linked to globalization, from the expansion of communication to the encounter between cultures in a postcolonial context, in which all the old...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Hendrik M. J. Maier The Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar (1922–49) appears to have known it all along: his poems, evoking loneliness and failed communication, written in a self-proclaimed new language, were to remain incomplete and unfinished. Incomplete because they were to be read again and again...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 435–454.
Published: 01 May 2009
... realist styles into an aesthetics of “disillusioned cinema”: a postmodern urban genre that simultaneously derides personal fantasies of sexual love and political fantasies of nation building. Both films use the formulas of romance to highlight the illusions and alienations of contemporary love...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... eclipse instances of long-­standing community organizing and local activism, as well as long-­term strategies for migrant rights or migrant integration. positions 25:4  November 2017 774 Thai Political Economy Since...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 779–804.
Published: 01 August 1993
... not fit this picture. We now have done considerable research into complex net- works of trade, pilgrimage, migration, and sojourning that linked villages to wider communities and political structures. Also, through central-place theory, we now...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): v–ix.
Published: 01 August 1996
... the relation of literature and psyche, Yukiko Hanawa’s essay “inciting sites of political interventions: queer ’n’ asian” passes over the horizon of person- hood to political community. Her question, “Who and what is an Asian American queer...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 219–236.
Published: 01 February 2002
... to take part in an encompassing pro- cess of focused political communication” and the need to fashion a resilient “communicational infrastructure” toward that end.22 It now functions as a mobile theoretical term analogous to state or society...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 459–489.
Published: 01 August 1996
... provisionally perhaps, grounds for political relationality rather than evidence for identity politics. It is in this sense that I want to think of the possibility of community: a community that is at once both skeptical of the categories...