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positions (2008) 16 (1): 229–258.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Rosalind C. Morris Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Giving Up Ghosts: Notes on Trauma and the Possibility of the Political from Southeast Asia Rosalind C. Morris Ghostly Occurrences In Bao Ninh’s 1991 novel The Sorrow of War, ghosts of the Vietnam War...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 385–388.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of internationalist work through journal projects are noted. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Is a New Internationalism Possible? Wang Hui, translated by Tani Barlow The title of my essay comes from a lecture topic that Alessandro Russo assigned to me...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 497–546.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of a public political sphere, what Jürgen Habermas called a culture of open rational enquiry. Figure 1  French Indochina in the 1930s. Map by author From the Social to the Political: 1920s Colonial Saigon as a “Space of Possibilities” in Vietnamese Consciousness Philippe Peycam...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek Replying to the critical remarks in “Poeticizing Revolution,” the text clarifies the topic of Mao Zedong's dialectics and of the possibility of radical social transformation today. It points out Mao's total misunderstanding of what Hegel meant by dialectical process: Mao's dialectics...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in the interwar years offers up a possibility of critique. The central question historians can address and struggle over is What social formation does modern commodity culture support? The dialectical image is not referential, so it does not determine social forms. Rather, it proffers conditions in which...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
...; in images, still and moving; in diagrams and tables), no critique or even understanding, would be possible. Even then, visual information remains a gesture toward larger problems “beyond the frame.” I argue that discursive constitution through cultural performativity describes the journal's critical mission...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Fisch This article explores the discourses and realities surrounding life and labor in contemporary Japan through a keitai (smartphone) game entitled Days of Love and Labor (Ai to rōdō no hibi). While promising players a simulated employment experience in order to reflect on the possibility...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... that were previously conceived as laying outside market logic. While the examination of the penetration of market exchange into intimate spheres of everyday life is not new, the author explains how, in the specific case of surrogacy, nuclear familial love and intimacy are possible only because of the market...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 621–651.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the law, and gender performance. A fourth register of sedition—scholarly work that aims to be seditious—offers the possibility of challenging the strictures of crisis in which dehumanizing and disproportionate punishment, such as that experienced by Ethel Rosenberg and Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, becomes...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the possibility of politics. However, he claims that Lu Xun's writings and practices represent a time when Chinese intellectuals were more closely connected to social movements and thus present the possibility of radical transformation. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Takeuchi Yoshimi Wang...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 209–239.
Published: 01 February 2019
... the normal macrolevel focus on the definition of areas. By focusing instead on microlevel studies of the shifting webs of connection that link a particular locus to the wider world it is possible to shed some new light on the social and cultural meaning of area in historical perspective. This article...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 351–387.
Published: 01 May 2017
... by this tension of exile itself, inaugurates a series of potential moments through which the possibilities of resistant mappings can be understood. For Tanigawa, the political potential of this mapping rather lies in mobilizing the histories of the affective memory of struggle that are sedimented...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Identical Twins (2003), a series of staged photographs of two young men dressed alternately in Japan's imperial military uniform and modern casual dress, posing in a jungle setting, coinciding with the public debates on Japan's possible involvement in the Iraq war in 2003. The author utilizes the ideas...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 February 2012
... offer the possibility of a “containment strategy” constituted of specific space/time relationships, recalling what M. M. Bakhtin named as “chronotope,” which restores time to any consideration of space and allows for the identification of changing conjunctural configurations prompted by momentary...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 159–171.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in the Philippines, the academic discourse has shifted from critique of to collaboration with the state. The article then draws from the cultural production of independent digital cinema—representing the most abject of subaltern identities and conditions—to show the limits and possibilities of wagering on the future...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 595–625.
Published: 01 May 2012
... their public positions for private gain. This outcome suggests that both regulatory regimes and the techniques used to promote accountability may have more in common than is commonly thought as it also raises the possibility that recombinant forms now exist. The patterns also provide comparative insights...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 659–667.
Published: 01 May 2012
... historical trajectory. Finally, I briefly discuss some research possibilities that deserve further attention in the future study of postsocialist assemblages from the margin. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 “The party committee, administration, and people of Hai Bà Tru’ng District...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 737–762.
Published: 01 August 2012
... into question the practices of imperial statecraft and categories of possible democratic citizenship in pursuit of a new political imaginary. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Deporting Cambodian Refugees: Youth Activism, State Reform, and Imperial Statecraft Soo Ah Kwon...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... be expressed in film and literature, which was not possible until the 1990s. This stems from a reevaluation of wartime suffering occurring now, a generation after the end of war in Vietnam in 1975. This also results from a gradual easing of state controls on arts and media in Vietnam in the 1990s. Recent...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1009–1039.
Published: 01 November 2012
...,” “labor-power (or power of action),” and “autonomy,” the article tries to draw a clear line between these two conflicting aspects and extract the “center of possibility” of this very unique thinker/activist's work. Those whom I call “Osugi Children” from Uno Kozo and Tosaka Jun to Gilles Deleuze and Harry...