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positions (1997) 5 (2): 439–465.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Eliza Noh Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 “Amazing Grace, Come Sit on My Face,“ or Christian Ecumenical Representations of the Asian Sex Tour Industry Eliza Noh We pledge to join our commitment and action with theirs...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 277–306.
Published: 01 May 1999
...L. H. M. Ling Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Sex Machine: Global Hypermasculinity and Images of the Asian Woman in Modernity L. H. M. Ling Three visions of globalization currently dominate the popular imagination...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 607–632.
Published: 01 August 2021
... ought to be conceived as a problem with sex incorporating both “substance” and the practice of having sex. He explores these limits of family through a broadening understanding of family law in Korea, focusing on the anti-sodomy clause in the Military Penal Code and mandatory HIV/AIDS testing...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Nicole Constable This article explores, ethnographically and critically, migrant women's contributions to three intersecting sectors of “intimate industries” in Asia: domestic work, sex tourism, and adoption. These three sectors are normally understood as separate and distinct, and in the cases...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 489–510.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Wenqing Kang This essay analyzes the language and representation of male same-sex relations in major urban tabloid newspapers, other journalistic writings, and legal discourses. It argues that the Western sexological concept of homosexuality was accepted and incorporated in early-twentieth-century...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Mary E. John Countries like India and China have become well known locally and internationally for their skewed girl-boy sex ratios, which have declined sharply in the very years marked by these countries' emergence as potential global economic giants. In India, these declines and the concomitant...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 15–43.
Published: 01 February 1994
...Rosalind C. Morris Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Three Sexes and Four Sexualities: Redressing the Discourses on Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Thailand Rosalind C. Morris All archetypes are spurious but some...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Status shame for the wife-in-monogamy becomes reconstituted into stigmatic sex in new emergent social subjects and practices, such as mistresses and live-in migrant domestic maids, sex workers and predatory single urban professional women, adulterous women and men, promiscuous sex, commercial sex...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 499–524.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Alvin Yapan The article problematizes the trend in the sex films Kesong puti ( White Cheese , 1997), Talong ( Eggplant , 1999), Kangkong ( Water Spinach , 2000), and Itlog ( Egg , 2002) to derive their titles from agricultural produce and contextualize their narratives within the agricultural...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Suzy Kim Feminism, both as theory and praxis, has long grappled with the dilemma of sex difference—whether to celebrate women’s “difference” from men as offering a more emancipatory potential or to challenge those differences as man-made in the process of delineating modern sexed subjects. While...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527–563.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Howard Chiang In the summer of 1953, the United Daily News (聯合報) in Taiwan announced the sex change surgery of the “first” Chinese transsexual, Xie Jianshun (謝尖順). Xie's story soon triggered an avalanche of media sensationalism in postwar Taiwan. This article adds greater historical depth...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sex worker rights organization. These disparate cases illustrate the hierarchical dimensions through which sex-trafficking interventions operate while entertaining US antitrafficking curiosities in Thailand. The author argues that these US antitrafficking projects illustrate how global markets in mass...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 439–462.
Published: 01 May 2011
... are the transnational middle class such as advocates, academics, lawmakers, and the media people, including the Philippine elite. Recently, such overt sexualization of the workers has also subjected Filipino male workers in the night businesses. Whatever workers' sex and sexual orientation, they are seen not as humans...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 425–458.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lisa Rofel This essay addresses the anxiety that many urban gay men in China express about “money boys”—a term used in English to refer to male sex workers who have sex with other men for money. The essay argues that money boys are a pressing issue for Chinese gay men because homophobia...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
... imperative, a series of new laws, litigation, and regulations has been put into place that criminalizes practically all sex-related publications and video images, more specifically any sex-related information, contact, and even inquiries on the Internet. How are we to understand such sexual mass hysteria...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on cultural and socio-sexual relations among gendered and sexed publics in the Philippines, and how this is configured in a political economy that privileges Filipino masculinity as a “stabilizing term” in relation to a tripartite relation between “bisexual” men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... classical music or architecture; but at the same time, Harbin, with its easily recognizable Russian minority, was seen primarily as a space of criminal lawlessness and a haven of commercialized sex and eroticism. All of these features were hardly associated with nobleness in the increasingly austere...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 349–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., the latter with the movement for same-sex marriage and participation in the armed services in the United States. This essay extends the application of these terms to Singapore, where between 2001 and 2004 the state tentatively and partially relaxed its restrictions on homosexual activity (e.g., the “Nation...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 February 2020
... in the English language, ultimately delving into the complex relationships among sex, gender, humanity, and art in contemporary China. Copyright 2020 Duke University Press 2020 contemporary Chinese art women artists feminist art and gender analysis References Jia Fangzhou . 2017...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 177–205.
Published: 01 February 2020
... reinterpretations of Chinese works of the imperial era that represented idealized female figures from a male perspective. Ladies’ Room , a video that shows behind-the-scenes images of sex workers in a nightclub washroom, brings to mind earlier paintings that depict women in feminine space. Ladies’ Room , however...