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positions (2015) 23 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Tani Barlow This essay raises for discussion complicated issues of political community, political action, racial identification, and moral panic. Barlow's commentary on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) controversy asks why identification with brutal images seems to lead no further...
positions (2015) 23 (4): 665–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... empire. It examines the array of cross-racial identifications operant in his Korean War trilogy— Korean Love Songs, Rites and Witnesses , and The Useless Servants —which attach variously to Japanese and Korean civilians as well as to North Korean and Chinese soldiers. In so doing, this article shows how...
positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
... a layered inscription of citizenship, loyalty, and labor via “the personal” formed the basic structure of meaning mobilized in identification documents. It traces the specific ways in which this emerged around practices and policies developed to monitor and control Chinese migration within the Burma-China...
positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... repudiated his racialized body as signifying Oriental perfidy. The consequential trauma then provoked the desire for Oriental purity and drove him toward imaginary identification with the putative original nation. The subject fulfilled desire and drive by fetishizing the Confucian junzi identity. I trace how...
positions (2011) 19 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 February 2011
... with a history of (ethnonationalist, classed, pan-Asian) identifications produced in the Japanese colonial period (1910–45). If the task of the south Korean developmental state in the 1960s and 1970s was to legitimize its project via the ethnonationalization of the commodity form and to set the course...
positions (2011) 19 (2): 421–437.
Published: 01 May 2011
... family’s subsequent embarrassment. The excess of Gusto’s enactment of a racial stereotype costs him both his family’s honor and, in the context of black-white triangulation, his argument regarding the proper racial identification for Filipino...
positions (2006) 14 (3): 717–747.
Published: 01 August 2006
... words. While the 1999 Miss India USA pageant was predominantly popu- lated by Indian immigrants in the United States, I am invested in under- standing how “South Asia(n)” circulates as a term of racial identification and cultural territory within...
positions (1997) 5 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 May 1997
... uprisings seems to be multiply overdetermined by processes of racialization in the United States, a strong distrust for the Korean state, and historical memory of specific, local identifications that are in contradiction...
positions (2013) 21 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 February 2013
... as they reacted to the March 1 movement. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Tabloid Coloniality: A Popular Journalist Maps Empire Mark Driscoll What convergent set of historical formations of racialized gender, of gendered race, of the sexualization...
positions (1996) 4 (3): 459–489.
Published: 01 August 1996
... outweighed by detriments because the practices of the members are necessarily regulated within a racialist regime. Within certain racial practices, the requirement of identification with a group is codified within the logic of structures...
positions (2008) 16 (2): 457–482.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... Feeling ancestral describes the dialectic between the celebratory color blindness of racial mixture in global commerce, on the one hand, and cultural memory in the empathic and often painful identification with heritage and geneal...
positions (1994) 2 (1): 133–174.
Published: 01 February 1994
...; there are several advantages to the hegemonic subject when he assumes this surrogate. Identification with the white French woman maintains the racial “generality” of the subject, and her perspective maintains Europe as the center...
positions (1995) 3 (3): 759–789.
Published: 01 August 1995
... racial difference. But most important, the omission of material history-which seems to allow the “nation” to triumph as a nodal point of identification- conspicuously signals the way that the American director can displace...
positions (1999) 7 (3): 667–696.
Published: 01 August 1999
... identifications outside national timdspace.6 The contributions of secondary migrants to the Korean American com- munity have not been adequately recognized.’ In Southern California, Korean Argentineans play a strategic role in bridging...
positions (2021) 29 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 February 2021
... relations of her time. Racial Slurs and Whispers in Situated Testimonies of Dutch Imperial Fiction Laurie J. Sears It was awful for Aunt Christian to see [the Indies Native] Waginem sit down on a chair and put the fair [infant] Kitty to her big brown breast. Aunt Sophie was there every time to clean...
positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and as a transnational racialized surrogate labor in the U.S. war in Vietnam. The essay first examines the ways in which military labor is elevated into military service/duty by a complex of (supra)ideological causes such as ethnonationalism, masculinism, racism, and transnational anticommunism. By delinking...
positions (2008) 16 (3): 661–688.
Published: 01 August 2008
... called a “king” father, satiates the need for an idealized masculine identification that will allevi- ate the growing sense of exigency and loss in the aftermath of the currency crisis. Importantly, this discourse constructs an imaginary...
positions (2002) 10 (2): 239–243.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of modern life came to predominate even in a sector as ﬁnite as Taiwan, with its ambiguously racialized population and its history on the periphery of more dominant political economies. Lo is very clear that the pursuit of modernity and modernity’s...
positions (2006) 14 (1): 131–164.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of Aryan superiority on the basis of the notion of racial purity. . . . Ironically, nowadays there are people who are taking an avid interest in racial intermixing and hybrid- ity as a means of improving the Chinese race [Zhongguo renzhong...
positions (2003) 11 (3): 735–763.
Published: 01 August 2003
... orientation. As these two examples suggest, Asian America is a political identiﬁcation and an ever-changing, transnational sociocultural formation.5 My essay ex- amines politicized ideas of community that entrench Asian American racial...