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positions (1998) 6 (2): 439–473.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Donald M. Nonini Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 “Chinese Society,” Coffee-Shop Talk, Possessing Gods: The Politics of Public Space among Diasporic Chinese in Malaysia Donald M. Nonini Public Spaces, Bodies, Powers Recent discussions...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 473–493.
Published: 01 May 2012
... through contemporary individual acts of self-fashioning, projects of physical aestheticization and the manufacturing of new individual fates evident in the activity of studio portraiture and its postproduction digital manipulations in photo recovery shops. Some of the ways in which different modes...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
... rural villages in two provinces of Vietnam between March and December of 2012, this essay relies on the narratives of actors involved in the local industry, such as a wedding shop owner, a language trainer, and guesthouse owners, as well as interviews with local government representatives, parents...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 643–669.
Published: 01 May 1997
... Fanon, Black Skins, White Masks To shop in an oriental store is to experience a state of being in a “different” world. From the outside, oriental stores appear innocent and harmless: natural-looking components of ethnic enclaves...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 379–410.
Published: 01 May 2005
... 389 drugstore.19 The shop had been well known locally, and Chang was en- thusiastic and had very good local connections. In the course of the move- ment, the store turned into a central place for concerned residents to stay...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
... reunions, captured solemnly in local photo shops. My conversations with the women prompted me to locate the “creators” of these artifacts. Between 2004 and 2006, I interviewed a group of retired studio photographers, now also in their seventies...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the entanglement of diverse agents of power in everyday life. Kwangrim Plaza is an eight-­story building with an additional under- ground story. Its forty-­five different shops occupy various sections and layers of the building, creating a visually...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 401–429.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Viet- namese, telling me with some pride how not long ago he had had a camera crew from NHK television in his tiny shop. Pulling a magazine out of his desk drawer, he bemusedly translated the text on the cover into Vietnamese...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
...- vative ideological bubble. Because her verses are largely about romance and shopping, we can situate them within a happy world of lovers and shop- pers who are oblivious to history. Thus the consumer mode is treated as the dominant mode under...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 545–564.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of Japanese post-­ Fordist production, such as shop-­floor sovereignty and feedback between managers and labor, should be replaced by “top-­down fat cats ordering the disposable mice around.”23 Finally, similar to the axioms “Society must...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... on April 16 and march to the Japanese consulate in Hongqiao. This is a route of several kilometers that carries you through the entire city center, including the central shopping street, Nanjing Road, and a major transit way, Yan’an Road. Police...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 February 2024
... on an ethnographically inspired approach to food practices and foodscapes. This meant engaging directly in Hanoian everyday food practices such as shopping at traditional markets, minimarts, and supermarkets, and eating at a wide variety of food spaces, particularly those frequented by the middle classes. I draw on ten...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 585–606.
Published: 01 August 1993
... unprecedented in human history. The reconstructed buildings of Fuzimiao primarily house shops and restaurants, while the streets of the quarter are filled with the semipermanent booths of a bustling street market. The “old...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 507–521.
Published: 01 May 2023
... model, like the Oxfam Charity Shops in England and the Goodwill secondhand clothing shops in the United States. We wanted to copy them, so in 2006 we set up our first shop in Picun. Things just kept developing until eventually we had fifteen shops open at one time in the migrant worker parts of town...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
...- positions 21:4  Fall 2013 994 gon: “Hey, I tell you what. I’ve got big dreams in this country. . . . Maybe I could start something called Little Saigon. Imagine a little community with shops...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... court near the downtown Figure 1 Inside the mee pok man’s block of flats; shopping area that is From Mee Pok Man (1995), directed by Eric Khoo. © Zhao Wei Films popular with tourists...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 345–392.
Published: 01 May 1998
... collectors, coffee-shop and cafe proprietors, and critics-might be described as a “marginal” subculture, with its own sense of values, fashions, and modes of speaking. But the jazz community’s marginal status can be overstated- to the point...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 87–113.
Published: 01 February 2005
... saturated landscape of Shibuya, the capital of Japan’s retail consumer culture. Located off the crowded and information-filled main shopping streets that branch out from the busy train station, Miyashita Park is a weedy and unkempt space that has...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
... evade the political controls placed on bullion.38 Gold shops in Saigon pro- duced taels of gold, a unit of measurement, as well as paper- thin sheets called leaves. Bars and leaves stamped with the name of reputable gold shops cir- culated as far...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 125–144.
Published: 01 February 2017
... into insanity and the family out into the streets. After his mother dies on the street, Rarichan moves to the town where he is given refuge by Biyathumma (K. P. Raman Nair), a Muslim widow who runs a tea shop. From this moment, Rarichan’s gaze...