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positions (2019) 27 (4): 713–737.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the domains of choice of spouse, food, and dress. While tradition and modernity are conceptualized as binaries, the single women in these novels seem to be wrestling with a way of articulating a selfhood without having to pick a side. In their refusal to conform to ideas of Indian selfhood wherein...
positions (1996) 4 (1): 87–89.
Published: 01 February 1996
... Get up and dance with my pals Like young men and women in a nightclub We don’t smile, remain quiet Look a little intoxicated A single woman’s time is like a porkchop But you don’t come...
positions (2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of the industry documented by the analysis include the recruitment of women from other provinces in the study location to marry a foreigner and matchmaking services for single men facing difficulties finding a spouse, given the current local demographic context. Based on ethnographic fieldwork...
positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Katri Kauhanen The Korean National Council of Women, a women’s organization established in 1959, has received criticism in Korean literature for its collaboration with the authoritarian regimes that ruled South Korea for decades. This article, however, argues for a different kind of interpretation...
positions (1995) 3 (1): 255–280.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Dai Jinhua Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Invisible Women: Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Women‘s Film Dai Jinhua Dai Jinhua is one of the outstanding younger scholars of the new generation of Chinese...
positions (1996) 4 (2): 381–414.
Published: 01 May 1996
... most cases it refers to men or women, either married or single, who are having sexual affairs with married women or men. Some writers also use the term to refer to unmarried men and women who live together without intending to get mar...
positions (2006) 14 (1): 37–66.
Published: 01 February 2006
... the case of single women, they can live by selling their bodies [i.e., as prostitutes/sex workers]. So why would they have to live on the streets? (emphasis added) With this moralistic, maternalist perspective, Pang judges women who have...
positions (2007) 15 (3): 553–579.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Guo-Juin Hong Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Framing Time: New Women and the Cinematic Representation of Colonial Modernity in 1930s Shanghai Guo-Juin Hong What Is Time? Modern Time The February 1935 issue of Shanghai’s Liangyou huabao The...
positions (2009) 17 (2): 411–434.
Published: 01 May 2009
... nation with burgeoning writings of a new historiography, particularly in the literary field. Writers have re-created scenes and the effects of atrocity in order to fill in the gaps in history as a new Taiwan is being written into existence. In this body of literature, women as victims have clearly been...
positions (2020) 28 (1): 19–64.
Published: 01 February 2020
... precondition of women assuming significant roles as professional artists. When I first lived in Beijing in 1980 at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the most important art school in China, the entire enrollment of girls was housed at one end of a single dormitory corridor, which had been sectioned off from the...
positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jongwoo Jeremy Kim This essay does not concern the history of comfort women per se; rather, it treats disruption and transgression in the discourse of comfort women, as filmmaker Byun Young-Joo sets in motion in The Murmuring (1995). This essay is particularly concerned with Byun's visual language...
positions (2020) 28 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 August 2020
... recognized as the sparks that ignited the “all-island struggle” of 1956. This article considers the roles that Isahama’s women farmers played in inspiring the mass mobilization of 1956. While scholars have characterized the power of their protests as stemming precisely from their apolitical character—from...
positions (1997) 5 (1): 73–108.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Hyun Sook Kim Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 History and Memory: The "Comfort Women" Controversy Hyun Sook Kim For an experienced event is finite . . . confined to one sphere of experience; a remembered event is infinite...
positions (2003) 11 (3): 647–674.
Published: 01 August 2003
... spectral, vista that is of a nature drastically different from the ﬂow of tele- visual images. Without a single word, not even any discernible facial ex- pression, those old women nonetheless emit a lasting comment on the life and struggle of Ermo, a...
positions (2011) 19 (2): 365–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... traveled regularly between the Philippines and China. Single men returned to China to find a wife, have children, and then return to the Philippines. Some mar- ried Filipino women, whom they brought to China.19 In the opening scene of...
positions (1997) 5 (2): 403–437.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Laura Hyun Yi Kang Si(gh)ting Asian/American Women As Transnational labor Laura Hyun Yi Kang Her hands grasping two pairs of tweezers occupy the center of the black- and-white photograph; they cover up any distinguishable facial features...
positions (2013) 21 (3): 579–605.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 I Speak in the Third Person: Women and Language in Colonial Vietnam Ben Tran The first day — who knows when — that the word “I” (tôi) appeared in Vietnamese poetry, it was truly surprising. It was as if “I” was...
positions (1995) 3 (2): 392–417.
Published: 01 May 1995
...You-me Park Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 "And They Would Start Again": Women and Struggle in Korean Nationalist literature You-me Park I still remember the day in 1972 when I came home from school to find the whole...
positions (2005) 13 (2): 411–439.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Wynn Wilcox 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Women and Mythology in Vietnamese History: ) ) Lê Ngo. c Hân, H`ô Xuân Hu o ng, and the Production of Historical Continuity in Vietnam Wynn Wilcox Three Myths about Two Vietnamese Women Lê...
positions (1997) 5 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Won Soon Park Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Japanese Reparations Policies and the "Comfort Women" Question Won Soon Park Introduction The Japanese Imperial Army left an indelible mark on the destinies of many Asian...