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positions (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
... labors in the future production of the journal, which will be online and likely no longer on paper? Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Reading as Watching: What We See and What We Get Angela Zito Performing Reading In late summer of I volunteered to report on my...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 727–769.
Published: 01 August 2010
... effects of shifting technologies of visual reproduction on national and gendered identities, with particular attention to the significance of the “fictional” status of such photographic images during this era of intense historical reality. Duke University Press 2010 Novels to See/Movies to Read...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 457–486.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Bruce Suttmeier Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Seeing Past Destruction: Trauma and History in Kaiko¯ Takeshi Bruce Suttmeier Twenty years ago I watched a man die on a trail near the village of My Khe. I did not kill him. But I...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 February 2011
... University Press 2011 Ways of Seeing the Nation: Chinese Painting in the National Essence Journal (1905 – 1911) and Exhibition Culture Lisa Claypool During the waning years of the Qing empire, the National Essence Jour- nal (Guocui xuebao, was published...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 231–251.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Hagiwara Hiroko The aim of this essay is to suggest a way to see and discuss a body of Araki Nobuyoshi's later photographic work that centers on images of bound and naked women. Araki has prolifically exhibited and published provocative photographs for over thirty years in Japan and for some years...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
... about the industrially produced commodity and its explosive value to “society” as such. The evidence of advanced Chinese advertising markets in the interwar years 1919–37 allows contemporary historians to see “society” or “the social” as it was first theorized, the social as the sine qua non...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1067–1093.
Published: 01 November 2012
... informs Tanizaki's description of the modern girl, even as that narrative is necessarily transformed in a Japanese context. Furthermore, Tanizaki in both novels also employs a narrative voice that evokes the filmic mode of seeing, including the close-up and montage. This article examines Chijin no ai...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 August 2014
... relatively denigrated or subaltern peripheries, that is, rural China. Many dilemmas and challenges facing the people described in these articles are held in common, and together they allow us to see a broad vision of contemporary China beyond the cities and the dominant mass media. Being rather ethnographic...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chi-she Li; Tsung-yi Michelle Huang In this essay we argue that stories of rich merchants enable us to see new forms of neoliberal subject imaginary. They serve to teach the public about how to become a profit-seeking person, given that previously formal education did not prepare citizens...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., in terms of using the imagination as a means of compassion, and understanding things one couldn't have experienced.” If Notes from the Divided Country is a work created from a sense of ethical responsibility, we could perhaps also see it more specifically as a project of ethical memory and ask, along...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., or critique of the present day are accessible through a trauma art recounting a politics of the present. By charting the shifting affective engagement and the conditions of production and exhibition, one can see how the stakes changed after 1996, from a trauma art that demanded “Never again!” to a critique...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... technologies these two men employed (wet-collodion photography and stereography, respectively) is crucial to decoding not only how these images look to us now but also the way they suggested and perpetuated imperial ways of seeing, evaluating, and profiting from technologically reproduced visions of “China...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 423–449.
Published: 01 August 2018
... cultivated “daring” dispositions to take advantage of dangerous emerging market opportunities. By the second decade of the twenty-first century, one-time private-sector pioneers see their heroin use as one of many maladapted habits hindering their participation in a local economy now dominated by different...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 773–798.
Published: 01 November 2019
... by national discourses on modernization, peasants deidentify themselves by abandoning their officially recognized rural identity only to see that they are disidentified by the authority that rejects their urban citizenship. The double dispossession leaves them no way to identify themselves. To deradicalize...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 905–933.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and their survivors? How has the drug war, by instilling a biopolitics of fear, transformed the latter’s ways of seeing and being? What becomes of justice amid images of injustice? For example, how do returning spirits of the dead that appear in dreams of their families stimulate phantasms of revenge? How is revenge...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 21–45.
Published: 01 February 2021
... are produced, concentrated, and accumulated as well as how persons and communities might negotiate the imperial field. As such, these works engage the question of dialectical ethics in narrative. Reading Pineda, we see how individual experience may yield, through a specifically utopian impulse in narratives...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 839–864.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the deconstruction of military intercolonialism. It also means tracing noninnocent multiplicity, decontinental seeing, and immanent dependencies emerging from formerly “obscure” sites. This focus on interconnective ecologies calls into question the divides between lands and oceans, mountains and seas—categorical...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 February 2024
..., and the search for the good life, eating out has become embedded in everyday life in late-socialist Hanoi. Ongoing food transformations are seeing many of these food practices move from the streets to air-conditioned restaurants. Based on eating ethnography, this article analyzes the boom in eating out...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 69–88.
Published: 01 February 2024
... and an unequal partnership. The social pressure they face highlights the continuing exclusionary role of marriage in present-day Chinese society, as their stand challenges the state-sponsored narrative of “leftover woman.” These women see their unmarried status not as a sacrifice or loss, but rather...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 291–320.
Published: 01 May 1996
... Moon-Heart’s Fragrant Essences of Spring, which is the focus of this essay, we find an illustration of the romantic impli- cations of the diagram nansehiise. In the story, as we will see, the protago- nist dreams of being taken...