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positions (1993) 1 (1): 160–193.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Lydia H. Liu Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Translingual Practice: The Discourse of Individualism between China and the West Lydia H. Liu The meaning of a word is its use in the language.-Wittgenstein The concept...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 May 2022
... stateless becomes rather narrow considering that there are no universal standards for citizenship or nationality. Furthermore, because discriminatory policies, laws, and practices can mean that citizenship is experienced unequally, even among citizens, citizenship can be experienced in such an ineffective...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 611–641.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Reiko Tomii 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Historicizing “Contemporary Art”: Some Discursive Practices in Gendai Bijutsu in Japan Reiko Tomii We now reach a point at which we should not relegate gendai into the generic concept of contemporain...
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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 (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
... for considering how transnational neoliberalism and state socialism have intersected to shape knowledge, governmentality, and everyday cultural practices. We ask, how does the endurance of socialist interpretive frameworks and logics of morality contest or rework neoliberalism and its global modes of regulation...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 547–577.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Robert Oppenheim This article makes a case, in the study of Korea's colonial modern transition, for supplementing the examination of writings with attention to historical modalities of writing itself considered as a material inscriptive practice, and thus also for the interdisciplinary engagement...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 703–723.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... Kerner frames the discussion by noting that there are in effect two different types of “butoh film”; on the one hand, there are films that document, constituting a record of an event, and on the other hand, there are films that integrate butoh elements into the practice of filmmaking itself. Iimura's...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Luke Robinson This article addresses the use of the human voice in contemporary Chinese independent documentary in relation to xianchang . Broadly analogous to the Anglophone concept of “liveness,” xianchang is a shooting practice that interrogates questions of immediacy (being “on the scene...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 573–602.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., the idea of the imperial metaphor points to an intimate relation between religious practices and the state that merits attention. This article examines how the state—not only the long-defunct imperial bureaucracy but also the Maoist state—is imagined as a central provider of cosmic order in religious...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Takeuchi and Wang each drew on Lu Xun to develop a new vision of politics at times when narratives and processes associated with the nation-state and capitalism eclipsed critical political practice. Intellectuals in both interwar Japan and post-Mao China stressed an evolutionary vision of modernity...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Erik Harms This article situates localized Vietnamese practices of geomancy within the broader history of land-use right reforms in the postreform era. On the immediate level, geomancy appears to represent individualized attempts to reconstruct private homes and cultivate personal landscapes...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 529–558.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Melissa J. Pashigian This article concerns the ways in which the enumeration of in vitro fertilization (IVF) births emerges as a practice that is simultaneously associated with a socialist nationalist project and post- Ðổi mới market reform. It explores the brief history of and changes in the ways...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 737–762.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Soo Ah Kwon This article interrogates the shortfalls of neoliberal democracy and its political practices for citizen (and noncitizen) subjects in the United States by drawing on ethnographic research of a diverse group of second-generation Asian and Pacific Islander youth's attempt to challenge...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
... into the larger emperor-centered community. However, as I will argue, this elusive project of cultural incorporation revolved around mutually constitutive definitions of Japanese-ness and Korean-ness that the colonial state was seriously invested in managing but, in practice, could hardly control. On the one hand...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Kenneth Paul Tan Forum theater is an interactive practice whose “third-world” revolutionary origins have been transposed into techniques for dealing with “oppressions” within bourgeois societies. By constructing an analytical framework that articulates a Marcusean “one-dimensional society” approach...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
... around these female impersonators. Taking a cue from the work of feminist film historian Miriam Hansen, my study devotes particular attention to how opponents of the oyama often linked their criticism of the practice with disapproving commentary on the troublesome impact that the female fans...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... In the absence of hard evidence from the informal “survival” sectors, the article draws on ethnographic and anecdotal evidence to explain the lack of political will in enforcing IPR laws. Taking into account the myriad ground-level practices around media forms and platforms, the concept of global media...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 567–589.
Published: 01 August 2009
...T. E. Woronov This article is a close study of the discourses and practices of suzhi jiaoyu or “Education for Quality” in contemporary Beijing. Through a study of efforts to raise the “quality” of the capital's children in order to raise the “quality” of the Chinese nation and its future...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
... that it is no longer viable as a legal institution, though is it not extinct as practice in both privileged and nonprivileged forms), against which an embattled wife-in-monogamy is sculpted in relief. The wife-in-monogamy in such a cultural-social milieu is thus constitutively produced as always at risk. Fictional...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 253–277.
Published: 01 February 2010
... industrialization. Through this process, a fractured system emerged for the public and private meanings attached to informatization and to the city itself. This was manifested in everyday practice and discourse among local policymakers, entrepreneurs in both new and old economies, and average residents...