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positions (2016) 24 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Celine Parreñas Shimizu For the first heterosexual male porn star of Asian descent in the West, Keni Styles's tumblr project shows the full frontal power of the face so as to increase the representations of diverse Asian and Asian American male sexualities online. In his new video Look, I'm Azn...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of organization. The stakes of understanding this splitting of state power, however, is that it compels us to reconsider the concept of the social “margin,” for the Sôaikai did not simply police Koreans in the “margin” of Japanese society. Rather, its work marked the division of Korean surplus populations...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
... attributable to place of origin. I argue that an understanding of the ways in which the mobile body is inscribed with difference is crucial to uncovering the variegated processes commodifying and objectifying the migrant body. Duke University Press 2009 Suzhi on the Move: Body, Place, and Power Wanning...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 321–348.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Angela Zito Ritualizing Li: Implications for Studying Power and Gender Angela Zit0 In 1878, as part of his series on Universal Religion, American scholar Samuel Johnson differentiated the Chinese mind from the Hindu: Hindus were...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 253–289.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Diane Dorfman Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 The Spirits of Reform: The Power of Belief in Northern China Diane Dorfman When Sun Xiulan’s son began having periodic convulsions (choufeng) she called on a spirit healer...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Henrietta Harrison 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Clothing and Power on the Periphery of Empire: The Costumes of the Indigenous People of Taiwan Henrietta Harrison The indigenous people of Taiwan define themselves in part by wearing what they refer...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... such expansion as well as connect and contrast metropolitan and postcolonial modernities. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Seoul and Singapore as “New Asian Cities”: Literature, Urban Transformation, and the Concentricity of Power Jini Kim Watson With the recent...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 531–555.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in order to highlight the interaction between ideas and physical infrastructure, and to consider the dynamics of power over space. The discourse surrounding the bullet train’s debut—including planning materials, passengers’ impressions, and representations in popular culture—shows the mutual influence...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 15–40.
Published: 01 February 2023
... to be reckoned with. Trump's 2016 US election caught the world by surprise and bears witness to the power of rural voters. Moreover, throughout history, the rise to power of Communist parties in Vietnam, Laos, and China depended on peasant revolutions, as did Zapatistas in rural Mexico and the Naxalite-Maoist...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 695–725.
Published: 01 August 2010
... often hinged on an understanding of the affective power of still images versus moving ones and of images versus text. Central to the censor's charges of obscenity against both the still photos and the screenplay was the contention that they were actually moving images. The essay explores why the censors...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 179–203.
Published: 01 February 2016
... GIs as powerful agents and of migrant club hostesses as trafficked victims, the author highlights their shared conditions of “indentured mobility” as constrained subjects bound by migrant labor contracts in their quest for mobility. Revisiting the persisting power asymmetry between US GIs and migrant...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Margherita Long This article tells the story of one reader’s search for an environmental humanities approach to the work of Ōe Kenzaburō. When the Fukushima Power Plant melted down in March 2011, Ōe had already been an antinuclear activist for almost fifty years. Yet the conviction that drove his...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 159–173.
Published: 01 February 2019
... and, above all, with Carl Schmitt. What can life do, what can the body do, what potentials do life and the body hold? Is the force that life nurtures external to it or immanent in it? In other words, is biopower, the power to make something live, an immanent potential in life or is it a force that intervenes...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
...David Tobin The official China Dream of the Great revival tells a story of China reversing “humiliation” by Western powers and returning to its premodern, rightful place at the center of world affairs. However, since ethnically targeted violence in Ürümqi in 2009, leading thinkers and policy makers...
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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 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to that of law. The emergence of this new form of power deployment works not only in collusion with the populist government's urgent desire to consolidate its legitimacy and power, but also in collaboration with expanding global governance through which Taiwan's nation-state status bid hopes to find a promising...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... him to discover deep flaws in the novel's capacity for mimesis. I agree, but not with their conclusions that he therefore abandoned the form. On the contrary, I suggest that it was the very power of the novel to hold competing conventions of representation in tension, and to work through the epistemic...
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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...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
... institutionalized regimes of listening are configurations of power, the effects of which subtly but powerfully impact Vietnamese Americans' ordinary lives. Such regimes of listening operate as technologies that regulate subjects' quotidian modes of conduct and in so doing work to reproduce recognizable forms...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 115–144.
Published: 01 February 2019
... networks of power/knowledge mediate and oppressively dominate not simply populations but the material and epistemological conditions that process the commodification of labor power The final section looks at biopolitics from the perspective of the analysis of capitalism in its imperialist stage. The author...