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positions (2001) 9 (2): 449–466.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Joan Kee 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Claiming Sites of Independence: Articulating Hysteria in Pak Ch’˘ol-su’s 301/302 Joan Kee The first fifteen minutes of Pak Ch’˘ol-su’s 301/302 (1995) is a veritable mélange of stylized poses, lush...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 459–489.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Yukiko Hanawa Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 inciting sites of political interventions: queer 'n' asian Yukiko Hanawa It has always been an unstable identity, psychically, culturally, and politically. It, too...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Hanmee Na Kim Discussions of “America”—as both a physical and imagined site—flourished in the Korean press during the 1920s and 1930s. What was perhaps most intriguing about these discussions was that they were greatly contradictory. On the one hand, America was upheld as the model for new skills...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 653–685.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the Pyungwha Nuri Gil (Spread Peace Trail). The essay further analyzes the key examples from the 2015 Real DMZ Project , the annual art event, started in 2012, on the site of Cheorwon, that serve as alternatives to public art projects for domestic visitors and international travelers. I argue that Hayoun...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of that promise with another series of haewŏn chinhon rituals, this time better prepared and stronger in numbers. This article analyzes one of these rituals in detail, not only focusing on its structural aspects but also considering it as a site to reexamine Gayatiri Spivak's conceptualizations of the subaltern...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of ethnic, refugee, and national subjectivities and communities as well as the hegemonic discourses that underwrite them. This essay urges an epistemological shift from the site/sight-specific approaches to race, ethnicity, and nationalism that typically dominate ethnic studies, area studies, anthropology...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 201–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Hosoe's art photography—share an interest in exploring the area surrounding Tokyo Bay. Through this comparison, I examine the ways that Tokyo's periphery is invoked as a site of anxiety in the context of the radicalized politics and high-growth economics of the Japanese 1960s. What does it mean...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 243–264.
Published: 01 May 2018
... “Minamata studies” ( Minamatagaku , 水俣学) as a way to develop new modes of analysis and remediation of toxic sites. This article focuses on the key category of the lived site, the genba (現場), and the role it plays in the politics and medicine of environmental disease. Finally, this article explores...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., but it was also a medium through which programs and listeners found creative outlets to question state-produced truths. Against the popular belief that documentary texts are based on facts, and as sites for reproducing the real, most documentaries can be read as dramatizations working within the dramatic economy...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 97–127.
Published: 01 February 2016
... commercial volunteers. These forms of intimacy include cleaning animal feces as well as gaining physical proximity and even tactile contact. At first glance, commercial volunteerism at such sites appears to convey the idea of ethical capitalism, which Slavoj Žižek describes as “consumption for a cause...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 335–345.
Published: 01 May 2011
... who is made to bear the exceptional gift of otherworldliness as well as the stigma of being bared as false and fictitious. This double coding becomes a productive site of critique of the miracle in the various unveilings of history in film and social life. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 439–462.
Published: 01 May 2011
... but as objects of sex. They are feminized by the hands of the indifferent narrators of the images, and the workers' entirety as humans is reduced to those who are only good at making a living in bed. To analyze, Suzuki takes “Philippine cinema,” the theme of this journal, to mean a site that both veils...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 31–54.
Published: 01 February 2011
... conflicting perspectives. These responses demonstrate that contrary to its universalist claims, “gender” is a specific concept that finds support among particular groups of feminists only. This essay also tries to explain why Chinese feminists insist on the “local” as a site of theory building and identity...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 133–157.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Timothy Yun Hui Tsu This paper examines postwar Japanese experiences of kakyō , or “overseas Chinese,” focusing on three “sites”: the black market, Chinatown, and Kabukichō. It argues that Japanese society assigns to the Chinese immigrant community stereotypical meanings that reflect first...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Christina Schwenkel; Ann Marie Leshkowich The recent global economic crisis has called into question triumphalist narratives of neoliberal capitalism and its global uniformity. In this introduction to the special issue on Vietnam, we examine Vietnamese “market socialism” as a fertile site...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of people, spatial designations, and material exchanges. The focus on the personal is part of an effort to continue interrogation of Asia and its constitution as object of knowledge and lived experience in the past, present, and future. This article attends to the “the personal” as a site of potentiality...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 267–285.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in positions . I look closely at the works by two artists, Montien Boonma and Ann Hamilton. I argue that their works are artistic embodiments of Vipassana meditation and social sufferings, both issues that Engaged Buddhism engages with. Furthermore, I point out that Boonma's installations and Hamilton's site...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 763–792.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Louisa Schein; Va-Megn Thoj; Bee Vang; Ly Chong Thong Jalao Clint Eastwood's feature film Gran Torino (2008) represents an ongoing site of cultural struggle from the perspective of Hmong Americans, not only because of issues around the portrayal of Hmong culture and society, but also because...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
... is that the combination of the female star body's overdeterminedness with malleability makes it a privileged site for constructing, deconstructing, and reconstructing the nation-oriented cinema and the correlated identity. My major concern is how Cheung's distinctly foreign presence in both films collaborates...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... art practices has been the exploration in 1990s independent film of the suppressed nonelite subjectivities in public housing. Some filmmakers took public housing to be a space separate from the commercial downtown, and they suggested that this space represents an ambivalent site of modernity in its...