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positions (2015) 23 (1): 175–180.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Ian Condry Online communication has a tendency to operate without clear contextual cues. What does the Visualizing Cultures controversy say about the contexts in which race, Asians, and history intersect? The website All Look Same offers an intriguing example of the difficulties of combating racism...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
... notions of race, nationality, and skin color in the context of egg donation. In contrast to dominant assumptions that intended parents primarily seek donors who match their own racial/ethnic backgrounds, most commissioning parents in this study sought Indian egg donors with darker skin tones. This article...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 457–482.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Jeffrey Santa Ana Feeling Ancestral: The Emotions of Mixed Race and Memory in Asian American Cultural Productions Jeffrey Santa Ana The current era of war, militarism, and neocolonialism in the Pacific is a time in which capitalist expansion...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 637–671.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Ian Condry Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Yellow B-Boys, Black Culture, and Hip-Hop in Japan: Toward a Transnational Cultural Politics of Race Ian Condry My name is Yellow B-Boy ore no namae wa kiiroi B-Boy I’m all that, and number...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 519–567.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Barry Sautman Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Theories of East Asian Intellectual and Behavioral Superiority and Discourses on ”Race Differences” Barry Sautman In a 1993 interview, Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s longtime strongman...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Laurie J. Sears Storytelling brings into vivid focus the emotions and affects that different classes and races of people experienced in the imperial Dutch Indies island worlds. The storyteller explored in this article is Maria Dermoût (1888–1962), a mixed-race Dutch woman ( Indo ) who was born...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 323–349.
Published: 01 May 2017
...William H. Bridges, IV This essay considers the nonfictional writings on black literature and American race relations penned by Nobel laureate Ōe Kenzaburō between the years 1961 (when Ōe attended the Asian-African Writers Conference held in Tokyo) and 1968 (when he delivered a series of speeches...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 February 2019
..., but the crucial pivot around which this hostility can be better understood is the question of race. What happens when we racialize area studies—that is, to investigate the racial unconscious of area studies—where the “area” as such has been turned into a fetish, with its attendant racial, gender, and libidinal...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
... makes the Chinese fetishization of clean and elegant hands particularly fascinating is the extent to which familiar categories of gender and class become “raced” in the process of their rearticulation. Xiao Hong's story alerts us to the operation of what I'd like to call “the logic of internal...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and national advancement in an economically and racially stratified world order. In this sense, overseas language travels operate as spaces that both reinscribe as well as destabilize existing social hierarchies along race, class, and nation. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 youth...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
... discussed below, women are paid formal wages only as domestic workers. Yet focusing on the intersections between these sectors illustrates the critical ongoing significance of global and regional class hierarchies and the intersections of gender, race, and nationality within the context of global capitalism...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
... and vocabularies specific to a hybrid colonial culture. It is the more contoured and ambivalent dynamics of colonial race relations that the senryu poetry brings forth, which, in turn, questions the existing narratives of Japanese colonialism. Duke University Press 2008 Writing Colonial Relations of Everyday...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89–143.
Published: 01 February 2010
.... This disconnect arises from the Dalai Lama's self-orientalizing approach to “race” and racial oppression, within which the peoples and interests of the West are valorized and those of the developing world subordinated. That, in turn, is a function not only of Western state and popular patronage, but also...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 421–437.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Filipino-American social invisibility emerges from the culture of U.S. imperialism, specifically the historical legacies of colonialism and the racial ideology of orientalism that shut them out from the social processes producing institutional knowledge about race. Consequently, Filipino Americans...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 115–144.
Published: 01 February 2019
... the discourses of Marx and Foucault and revolves around the concept of “aleatory.” The second section investigates three aspects of Foucault’s analysis of biopolitics: race war, circulation, and competition/interest/social policy. The author argues that this is the area in which Marx and Foucault converge, where...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 437–468.
Published: 01 August 2019
... but also marks the colonial landscape in Korea as the contested terrain of revealing fractures in the dichotomous colonial narratives and the intertwined frames of race/ethnicity, class, and gender. References Beverley John . 1999 . Subalternity and Representation . Durham, NC : Duke...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and their divergent and even self-conflicted views toward maritime commerce, immigrants, and people of different races. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 imperial identity pirates Sino-Java diplomatic history cultural memory genre References Abramson Marc S. 2008 . Ethnic...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 159–187.
Published: 01 February 2022
... amid the political turmoil surrounding the revision of the US-Japan Security Treaty, Dakko-chan came to express a wide range of contradictory feelings about race, sex, and nation, illustrating how affective attachments to racist forms have accrued rather than dissipated through their movement into new...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 547–577.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Korea's “multiracial” pasts for a generation of Western authors, a commitment that superseded the overall assignment of meaning to the temple within histories of race, religion, or nation. Meanwhile, Starr's 1911 photographs show the practice of some Korean visitors to the temple of literally “writing...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of ethnic, refugee, and national subjectivities and communities as well as the hegemonic discourses that underwrite them. This essay urges an epistemological shift from the site/sight-specific approaches to race, ethnicity, and nationalism that typically dominate ethnic studies, area studies, anthropology...