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positions (2002) 10 (3): 525–546.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Jian Xu 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Radical Ethnicity and Apocryphal History: Reading the Sublime Object of Humanism in Zhang Chengzhi’s Late Fictions Jian Xu Zhang Chengzhi is a well-known contemporary Chinese writer whose sen- timents...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 555–584.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Namhee Lee 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Between Indeterminacy and Radical Critique: Madang-g˘uk, Ritual, and Protest Namhee Lee The French Revolution is sometimes said to have really begun with the opening night of Beaumarchais’s Marriage...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 499–529.
Published: 01 August 2019
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., with the radical Left (excluding the anarchists) offering almost unconditional support to the “motherland of the world's proletariat,” the moderate Left and moderate nonleftist nationalists being positive about many but not necessarily all sides of the “Soviet experiment,” and the colonial government, together...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek Replying to the critical remarks in “Poeticizing Revolution,” the text clarifies the topic of Mao Zedong's dialectics and of the possibility of radical social transformation today. It points out Mao's total misunderstanding of what Hegel meant by dialectical process: Mao's dialectics...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 671–706.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek The essay analyzes revolutionary terror apropos of two exemplary cases: the Jacobin phase of the French Revolution and the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In both cases, terror should be dismissed not as a mass crime but as a failed articulation of the radical emancipatory will. Our task...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 713–736.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and constraining. By highlighting these constraints, this essay reimagines exile as a marginal position that could work to destabilize the false homogeneity of the nation-state and a space for the practice of radical freedom. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Exile of Freedom: The Nation- State...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
... “reemerged” — a decade after its proscription by the state — as a “legitimate” part of the global city's state-led and economically driven artistic and cultural “renaissance” calls into question the extent of its radicalism today, but it also offers suggestions for new and more sophisticated modes...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of authenticity and beauty free from social alienation. This search for aestheticized spaces outside capitalism, in combination with a rejection of fundamental social changes, put the Guomindang in ideological league with radical right-wing movements active around the world between the two world wars. My...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2014
... to not only open up new forms of participation for subaltern groups but also to present itself as untainted by older forms of radicalism, thus contributing to the revival of protest activism. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Let Us Live! Empowerment and the Rhetoric of Life in the Japanese...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jong Bum Kwon This article examines the formation of “Neo-Korea” —the constitution of the social and political imaginary of the present as a radical break from the dark past. Democracy and neoliberalism, dominant imaginaries of contemporary Korea, required forgetting. This article shows how new...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 691–720.
Published: 01 August 2014
...,” while they do act on their need to acquire more land, water, food, and living space within political and economic constraints. In many cases, they appeared to be even more radical developmentalists than that of the modernization-oriented state. This, perhaps, is a result of what Michael Herzfeld called...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of such politically and formally radical content strove to legitimize the film and, by implication, also its source text, as politically and aesthetically defensible in both legal and artistic circles. But because the film had to function in its generic context as well, as a studio-branded “porno,” I insist also...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 201–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Hosoe's art photography—share an interest in exploring the area surrounding Tokyo Bay. Through this comparison, I examine the ways that Tokyo's periphery is invoked as a site of anxiety in the context of the radicalized politics and high-growth economics of the Japanese 1960s. What does it mean...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the conventions of novel narration itself, with unnerving success. “Gan” represents a culmination of his critical explorations of the ethics of novel form, and not the radical break from his former methodologies that has been theorized. This essay examines the method of self-conscious critique Ōgai employs...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the possibility of politics. However, he claims that Lu Xun's writings and practices represent a time when Chinese intellectuals were more closely connected to social movements and thus present the possibility of radical transformation. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Takeuchi Yoshimi Wang...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... and difference-respecting multicultural and multiethnic Japanese empire, which were indeed the ideological foundations of the East Asian Community ( Tōa kyōdōtai ), as radical gestures of resistance to the Japanese empire, as frequently occurs. For regardless of Miki's intentions, the effect of his...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 August 2009
... instead—but only to the point where the ethnic consciousness did not become radicalized to the point of promoting national liberation. The problem of political repression has to be considered in light of the failings of this effort to neutralize proletarian identification through the promotion of ethnic...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 569–599.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of contingencies but also of precise intellectual choices had made the physical boundaries of the university porous and the ritual identity of its community open to contention. In the May Fourth years, the students explored and expanded the fragmentation of the communitarian bond by stating and living a radical...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 627–651.
Published: 01 August 2011
... pessimism, camouflaged by radical hubris and theatricality, can neither help us further our understanding of China's struggles to modernity, particularly Mao's endeavors for alternatives, nor inspire us for the renewed searches for social change. Žižek's poeticized version of the Chinese Revolution is thus...