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positions (2015) 23 (2): 317–347.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ou-Byung Chae This article examines the genealogy of postcolonial state culture in South Korea in the context of the changing imperial order in East Asia. First, we reveal an uneasy, uncomfortable, and antagonistically complicit relationship between colonial culture, anticolonial culture...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... postcolonial shift to industrial modernity and the specific processes of urban renewal that have characterized the developing Pacific Rim. Literary representations of such shifts—especially those surrounding state-sponsored urban renewal programs—enable us to track the contradictory experiences behind...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 197–200.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., and Postcolonial State Culture in South Korea, 1930 – 1950” debates the geneal- ogy of postcolonial state culture in South Korea in the context of the chang- ing imperial order in East Asia. Chae argues a theme that has interested a number of historians...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... than land and blood, is the focus of this essay’s analysis of the unending nature of the Korean War. In 1950, when the Korean War broke out, global attention focused upon a postcolonial civil war between two nation-­states...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
... postcolonial ethics of shame and responsibility that appeals to the common history of suffering and hardship between South Koreans and migrants should be rethought as a political process of re-reconciling the claims of rights of the foreign worker under the state's economic interest and sovereignty...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Joyce C. H. Liu This essay discusses what I define as the psyche politics employed in the discourse of identity and of subjectivity in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945), and how the use of such politics of psyche recurred in postcolonial Taiwan, especially in the discourse...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 173–194.
Published: 01 February 2017
... iterative images, the city as a visible space that was distinct, and situated within the state of Kerala, was undertaken. The “city” in Malayalam cinema is at once mediated by a history of its engagement with aesthetics and economics, as well as the modes with which precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Jon Solomon This essay presents a genealogy of the postcolonial/postimperial apparatus of area and charts its contemporary mutation in relation to the transition currently underway from industrial capitalism to bioinformatic capitalism. The restructuring of the university into a service industry...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
... progress since heping jiefang (peaceful liberation) by the People s Liberation Army (PLA) in 1949 (Zhongguo Guowuyuan Xinwenban 2009b: 4). The United States imperial encounters with the Philippines similarly Tobin Ethnic Outsiders in China s Postcolonial World Order 747 justified inequality ( economic...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
... literature and a refigured “postcolonial” theory. Watson selects Seoul and Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s in order to focus on the immediate postcolonial state’s panicky capital accumulation strategies and to give herself the space to think...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 715–744.
Published: 01 August 1993
.... What happens when a postcolonial state’s recourse to primordial national identity is hamstrung because it possesses several groups of people, with the attendant dangers of what the British called “communalism” (or “racial- ism within its...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2008
... and thus postcolonialism is not uniform; so-called postcolonialism of Algeria, in Africa, displays markedly different symptoms from Malaysia, in Southeast Asia. Third and most important, the postcolonial state emerges not from colonialism...
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positions (1995) 3 (3): 695–722.
Published: 01 August 1995
... of revolutionary nationalism. What are we to make, then, of a postcolonial state that claims to have rejected the western bourgeois model of politics, to have eliminated the ruling classes, to represent the poor and oppressed? What is the rela...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 717–747.
Published: 01 August 2006
... is produced as cultural tradition.”7 At Miss India USA I examine the beauty pageant as a formative site for ide- ologies of nationalism that resonate against both the secular nationalist proj- ect of the postcolonial Indian state and the multicultural...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 357–389.
Published: 01 May 1997
... and exploitation of the underprivileged -or between nationalism and political oppression. In South Korea, the postcolonial state reproduced the violence of colonialism through the continuous exercise of state power over the people. Further...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
... lines.2 Others imagined different political possibilities, including communist, Islamic, and transnational futures.3 A critical step in this postwar imperial formation, which would culminate in the postcolonial states of Malaysia and Singapore, was the Malayan Emergency, a counterinsurgency campaign...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 421–458.
Published: 01 August 1996
... American critics have, I conclude, suppressed the genre’s postcolonial condition and miscon- strued the immigrant’s minority status in the United States. In fact, post- colonial theorists and Asian American critics have derogated the very...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 241–257.
Published: 01 February 2003
... and the routes, geographies, and imaginaries mapped by these flows and by new migratory movements. Studies have focused on in- creased inequalities, on the emergence of new centers and peripheries, as well as on local creativities and resistance. Postcolonial...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., an exemplary spectacle of state sovereignty. Particularly in postcolonial contexts in which democratic states have arisen from politi- cal bloodshed and terror, state violence is not effaced; the new state is often imagined in enactments and fantasies...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 163–182.
Published: 01 February 2021
... exposes, through tales to be endlessly retold, the ongoing colonial projects enacted by the postcolonial state as his community experienced it on the Malaysian side of Borneo Island. But these postcolonial encounters are not unique to the Penan; rather, they are echoed by the eloquent reflections...