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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
... through acts of architectural destruction and reconstruction that likewise infuse capitalist logics and values, such as privatization and self-actualization, into the cityscape. Emerging geographies of neoliberalism in Vietnam are shown to be contingent upon the pathologization of socialist “ruins...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 192–223.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Roy Richard Grinker Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Mourning the Nation: Ruins of the North in Seoul Roy Richard Grinker This essay focuses on south Korea, one half of a “postcolonial” community, by which I mean a community...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
... are becoming possible, the economic domain is perceived as the domain of the impossible — even a modest move against neoliberal economics is rejected as potentially catastrophic. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Reply: What to Do When Evil Is Dancing on the Ruins of Evil Slavoj Žižek...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 181–194.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Qi Wang 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 The Ruin Is Already a New Outcome: An Interview with Cui Zi’en Qi Wang Cui Zi’en is a director, film scholar, screenwriter, novelist, and outspoken queer activist and scholar based in Beijing. He earned...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 195–221.
Published: 01 February 2017
... that renders cityscapes as symbolic witness to cultural ruin while dispensing with the technique of melodramatic italicization as expressive device. The author's discussion mobilizes an analytical category called “new junk aesthetics” to characterize these disparate urban fables whose narratorial logic seeks...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 223–248.
Published: 01 February 2017
... among multiple owners. Studied by anthropologists and architectural historians as signs and ruins of another era, havelis and the lifestyle associated with them have nevertheless been kept alive for popular audiences by novels, television, and, most prominently, commercially successful Hindi films...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 235–265.
Published: 01 May 2021
... unacknowledged as ideology, and modified to fit the needs of capital and democratic legitimacy. The article concludes with a call to embrace ideology as a self‐reflexive concept and practice on the grounds that there is still much to excavate and learn from the ruins of twentieth‐century state socialism...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
... the activist documentary's commitment to politics and history, as they renew the viewer's sensory and affective awareness of the place and the landscape and thereby render them ruins. Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Korean documentary cinema audiovisual turn time-image place landscape...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 773–786.
Published: 01 August 2004
... for confronting the complex ambiguities that contemporaneity thrust on them. Mourning the Wall: Wounded People, Ruins, and Rituals New modes of expression that some artists pursued included earthworks and performances enacted at the wall itself. Though...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 121–139.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., between 1946 and 1965, Joaquin published his most memorable works. Setting his stories amid the bombed- out ruins of Manila, he sought to come to grips with the turbu- lent present by invoking the memory of the past. For Joaquin, one of the most devastating outcomes of the war was the loss of what...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... architectural orders, while at the same time becoming a proficient architec- tural draftsman. Indeed, Cret’s curriculum stressed the painstaking pictorial reconstruction of European architectural monuments, “ancient ruins,” and “unfinished cathedrals.”7...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 2011
... and endings. Before he had even seen Still Life, Perry Anderson said that Jia Zhangke is the master of cinematic endings. The final scene of Still Life — ­walking in the clouds — ­is a masterstroke: atop ruins, a worker continues with demolition...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 145–175.
Published: 01 February 2020
... thoughtlessly discarded by others with a public memorial is another. In Feidu (The Ruined Capital; 1996) (fig. 3), Yin staged such a memorial for the rapidly vanishing old Beijing, a nostalgic urban icon sentimentalized by its famed siheyuan (court- yard houses), seamlessly linked to their neighbors...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., visible only as “ruin.” “In the ruin,” writes Benjamin, “history moved perceptibly onto the stage. And in this form, history does not assume the form of the process of an eternal life so much as that of incessant decay. Allegory thereby declares...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 18–23.
Published: 01 February 1993
... for earth, swirling orange and white, gills opening and leeching, in and out of the high window bars. 3 Might all the pieces of ruins put together present yet another architecture? Ridiculous the great...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): v–ix.
Published: 01 August 1994
... and loathing” of the captured, prostituted, corporeally ruined body of a female other. The practice that gave rise to the scopic self that preoccupies the scholar Inouye (to an unhealthy degree, he alleges) is Takuboku’s encryp- tion...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 570–602.
Published: 01 August 1994
... and shame at having been insulted at the hands of a monk all fluttered chaotically in his heart. Back then, I held myself back to save Brother Yang’s reputation, but now that woman’s gone and ruined his good name anyway.18...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 49–54.
Published: 01 February 2005
..., at the site of the ruins of these villages, stands the infamy called Canada Park, built with Canadian, tax-deductible dollars. In 1991, during a trip to Israel and Palestine, a friend took me to Canada Park, and there I saw my...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and with the hope of retrieving what is now absent from the historical ruins. As if to echo the emphasis on national history, lm history has often been con gured along the axis of the nation- state. When cinema was approaching its second centennial...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 653–685.
Published: 01 November 2019
... residents wearing wed- ding gowns and posing in front of the ruined architecture in the Cheorwon area was projected on the screen behind the podium in a local church. Cho found that the conversations with these women were full of contradictions as their topics easily moved back and forth between...