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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... with a critical study of the structures impinging on Vietnamese real estate markets shows that seemingly bottom-up challenges to the state are in fact linked to much more top-down dynamics. The case of geomancy shows that analysis of individual actions must always pay attention to the way such actions are often...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 653–685.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the Pyungwha Nuri Gil (Spread Peace Trail). The essay further analyzes the key examples from the 2015 Real DMZ Project , the annual art event, started in 2012, on the site of Cheorwon, that serve as alternatives to public art projects for domestic visitors and international travelers. I argue that Hayoun...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., but it was also a medium through which programs and listeners found creative outlets to question state-produced truths. Against the popular belief that documentary texts are based on facts, and as sites for reproducing the real, most documentaries can be read as dramatizations working within the dramatic economy...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sylvia Nam Foregrounding the interconnections that fuel speculation in Phnom Penh, this article examines experiments by developers and investors who not only seek to bring built projects to the real estate market but also work to build markets by reconfiguring space. The staggering changes to Phnom...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 795–820.
Published: 01 November 2017
... patriarchal norms. This resistance is also a reactive stance against Indian influence as embodied by the real and potential coupling of Nepali women and Indian men whose children would further “Indianize” Nepal. This article suggests that restricting Nepali women's right to pass citizenship is a form...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 281–305.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jonathan Beller The cinematic mode of production has orchestrated the real subsumption of society by capital unevenly in the Asia-Pacific, affecting film form, genre, gender, performativity, and exhibitionism in various ways, as well as structures of agency and regimes of truth. Variations...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 13–42.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of perennial problems in the present. On the other hand, there are those whose real interest is in trying to understand what the ideas meant at the time they were written—they seek to reconstruct the place of the ideas within a given historical context and how those ideas functioned to address political...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... monuments and surrounding urban spaces serve not only to “document” these buildings as signifiers of civilizational difference but also to transform them into a form of currency (both real and symbolic) in the unequal economy of colonial exchange. At the same time that these buildings begin to circulate...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1191–1213.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Nancy Stalker Matthew Barney's 2005 film-cum-performance-piece, Drawing Restraint 9 ( DR9 ), portrays a budding romance between two individuals he terms the “Occidental Guests,” played by Barney and his real-life partner, the singer Björk, aboard a Japanese whaling ship. In the film's climactic...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to imitate the perceived colors of the real world and its identification with mere surface appearance. Among Kandinsky’s greatest enthusiasts was Walter Benjamin, whose fragmentary writings on color celebrated its spiritual powers and resistance to the conceptual abstractions of language. Although he...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 101–124.
Published: 01 February 2017
... as a site of social critique and utopian fantasy. The urban landscape created through these musical performances and the often highly stylized studio sets is not meant to be read as an authentic representation of real-life locales. Instead, the set as artifice insistently draws attention to its constructed...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 581–606.
Published: 01 August 2021
... their surname by refusing to register their marriages to their “husbands.” Claiming themselves “married” but not legally registering their marriages, this growing group of name-change resisters defines their nonregistered marriages as jijitsukon 事実婚 (common-law or real marriage). Drawing on ethnographic...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 781–798.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., if the revolution is restored to its place as the pursuit of the Real, therein lies a Lacanian puzzle: “what comes rst, the signi er or some deadlock in the Real?”24 Žižek examines the relation- ship between the structure and the event to explain...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 446–463.
Published: 01 May 1994
... history. The problem is also of some critical urgency in India. For most Hindus, gods, spirits, and the so-called supernatural have a certain “reality.” They are as real as “ideology” is- that is to say, after 2iiek, they are embedded...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 649–658.
Published: 01 August 2005
... in a splacement that is finally real, confidence is con- centrated in the fidelity to courage, conceived as the differential of a recom- position that is more porous to the real, less exposed to the law. At the two extremities of Marxism, you will find...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 669–692.
Published: 01 November 2017
... University Press . Jones Lang LaSalle . 2006 . “Real Estate Transparency Index.” www.jll.com/greti/Documents/GRETI/Global_Real_Estate_Transparency_Index_2006.pdf . Kim Annette Miae . 2008 . Learning to Be Capitalists: Entrepreneurs in Vietnam's Transition Economy . New York : Oxford...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 367–377.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and ink painter, Chen Haiyan has created a folkloric, mythical order using her dreams. This dreamworld is not a parallel space that she views as an observer but an integral part of her “real life,” where she participates as a protago- nist...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 557–570.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... In his introduction to this issue, Zhu (who not only made the photograph but was also editor of the journal) discloses what he believed to be the real stakes of such pictorialist photography. Hav- ing referred to Japan’s recent violence...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 669–677.
Published: 01 August 2005
... the following: one rebels, one is right?1 Or is it rather: one must rebel? The two, perhaps, and even more the spiraling movement from the one to the other, real rebellion positions 13:3 © 2005 by Duke University Press. positions 13:3  Winter 2005...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
... discussion will exam- ine two typical publications: Merchant Guilds: The Rise of the Mainland’s New Wealthy Class and The Wild World of Real Estate: The Real Story behind the Impossibly Lucrative Business.24 In Merchant Guilds, “merchant guilds...