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positions (2012) 20 (3): 885–910.
Published: 01 August 2012
... a traditional “peoples and cultures” line of thinking. Through what can be called “geocultural publics,” the author recognizes Idol 's attempt to mobilize different levels of public culture in the service of global movement — national, local, popular, global, youth, media culture — as enacting forms of cultural...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of “bad parenting,” in contrast to stories about children who, despite limitations or difficulties, manage to ascend to great heights thanks to “good parenting.” This article examines two well-known public stories that circulated in the early 2000s in relation to the reform movement known as suzhi jiaoyu...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 79–110.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Wesley Sasaki-Uemura 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Competing Publics: Citizens’ Groups, Mass Media, and the State in the 1960s Wesley Sasaki-Uemura Prelude on a Phone Booth A virtual museum on the internet about public telephones in Japan carries...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 219–236.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Geoff Eley 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Commentary Politics, Culture, and the Public Sphere Geoff Eley When I rashly agreed to contribute a commentary to this collection, I knew that I would learn far more than I could ever hope to add...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 329–378.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Weigang Chen 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Peripheral Justice: The Marxist Tradition of Public Hegemony and Its Implications in the Age of Globalization Weigang Chen The Issue: Culture and Peripheral Justice How do we explain the intriguing fact that precisely...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 633–662.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Margaret Hillenbrand Duke University Press 2006 The National Allegory Revisited: Writing Private and Public in Contemporary Taiwan Margaret Hillenbrand The idea for this article began some time ago when I gave a presentation on questions...
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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...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 499–529.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Tessa Morris-Suzuki 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Ethnic Engineering: Scientific Racism and Public Opinion Surveys in Midcentury Japan Tessa Morris-Suzuki The science of race and the scientific study of public opinion are not normally bracketed...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 865–893.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Lorenzo Andolfatto Abstract Recent discussion concerning the Chinese government's autocratic practices has been orienting public attention toward the large scale of its surveillance apparatus. Observed from afar, the integration of digital and material infrastructures for discipline and control...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 439–473.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Donald M. Nonini Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 “Chinese Society,” Coffee-Shop Talk, Possessing Gods: The Politics of Public Space among Diasporic Chinese in Malaysia Donald M. Nonini Public Spaces, Bodies, Powers Recent discussions...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... existed in the advanced West — that rational design will make rational societies without superfluousness. The commercial downtown and successful public housing jointly become the embodiment of a uniform urban space of physical perfectibility. An important part of the emergence of Singapore contemporary...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 595–629.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Nandini Bhattacharya In this essay the author traces the mobilization of vocabularies of risk, uncertainty, and insurance within private and public affective worlds in contemporary India, and their aesthetic forms as found in Indian film and literature today. Rituparno Ghosh's film Noukadubi (2011...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Consequently, the Taiwanese veterans were absent in postwar discourse of veterans and public memory of the war. This politically imposed amnesia in the public memory served as a form of amnesty for the Taiwanese veterans, allowing the Kuomintang (KMT) government to redeem these former enemies and re-represent...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tri Phuong This article examines a series of media events occurring during General Vo Nguyen Giap's death that shine the spotlight on politics of the body in the public arena. The author's analysis focuses on the general's corpse, its connection to the larger body politic of the Vietnamese nation...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... art since the prewar period, continued to cultivate the spirit of defiance against the establishment in the postwar art world. However, as a respected man of culture, he was also involved in a project of building the first national museum of modern art for the purpose of public enlightenment...
Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 5 Tong Lam, untitled (2016), from the series Where There Is No Room for Fiction . Light box. All village “public” spaces such as this former schoolyard were accessible to landowning villagers only. Yet a group of English-speaking South Asian kids from the area's upscale apartments More
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 497–546.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Philippe Peycam A public political sphere, to exist, requires the convergence of phenomena primarily of socioeconomic and cultural nature. In early twentieth-century southern Vietnam, the emergence of new socially, economically, and culturally determined categories among the indigenous population...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Carl Cassegard The precarity movement (or antipoverty movement) represents a startling revival of public protest in Japan. This revival can be understood as a turn to a more confrontational stance within an already active current of freeter activism. My aim is to throw light on this shift...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chi-she Li; Tsung-yi Michelle Huang In this essay we argue that stories of rich merchants enable us to see new forms of neoliberal subject imaginary. They serve to teach the public about how to become a profit-seeking person, given that previously formal education did not prepare citizens...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang; Winnie Won Yin Wong This special issue reflects upon the student protest and public controversy over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visualizing Cultures website in 2006 from multiple perspectives. Three sets of questions raised by the incident are addressed...