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positions (1997) 5 (2): 579–588.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Long Nguyen Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Portfolio Long Nguyen positions 5:2 All artwork is reprinted with the permission of the artist, Tales of Yellow Skin #2 Oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches (1991). Tales of Yellow Skin #6 Oil...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
... notions of race, nationality, and skin color in the context of egg donation. In contrast to dominant assumptions that intended parents primarily seek donors who match their own racial/ethnic backgrounds, most commissioning parents in this study sought Indian egg donors with darker skin tones. This article...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Todd A. Henry Recent approaches to the study of Euro-American empires have increasingly highlighted the importance of what the anthropologist and historian Ann Stoler calls “cultural sensibilities” (rather than skin color) as the de facto criterion by which national membership was assigned...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
... gives them a “virtual” quality (Bergson), with a few distinct traits. First, the gaze tends to focus on surfaces and physical textures (e.g., a tattoo engraved on her father’s and her own skin). When the vérité (truth) of cinematic mimesis is rigorously pursued, Kawase’s reflexive gaze becomes one...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 649–676.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Jay Ke-Schutte Abstract Postcolonial theorist Frantz Fanon noted in Black Skin, White Masks that the postcolonial subject's nightmares have a time and a place—a socius of the colonial encounter that haunts and recontextualizes the future of the colonized eternally within that shape-shifting...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 165–179.
Published: 01 February 2004
...! 173 we don’t have to wear sunglasses, and we won’t have to worry about getting skin cancer from the sun. Every time we come full circle, we find out that a Pardosaur baby by the side of the Spring Mammoth is missing. We...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 91–116.
Published: 01 February 2023
... who were within an amalgam of races and classes, and whose destinies were under the charge of the British. Describing brown as skin color and as landscape (“the surface of a muddy puddle”), Clifford also, as in the excerpt above, conceives of brownness through language strewn in the muddiness...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 637–671.
Published: 01 August 2007
... who darken their skin as a sign of respect toward African American musicians. “Your parents, your grandparents are Japanese,” he raps. “You can never be the black person you want to be.”1 Although the percentage of Japanese rappers...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 659–681.
Published: 01 August 2013
... speaks on, the fish keep swimming across in front of the camera in close-­up, so prominently that one could stop and study the bluish gray pattern of their skin or count the scales. The apparently arbitrary combination of the fish with a young...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 113–177.
Published: 01 February 1998
... AIDS is synonymous with for- eigners, particularly dark-skinned ones? And why the saturation? The obvious answer to the last question is a marketing strategy by the magazine’s publisher to sell its product by making it conspicuous...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 1995
... who makes excessive (Xbj requests for favors can be described as having “thick facial skin” ( J$3&J The image here is of a person who has little regard for the fact that others might avoid him...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 February 2021
... 29) explains the consequences of color for full recognition as a Dutch person: the necessity of a Dutch education, self- fashioning as Pure Dutch, and perfect pronunciation of the Dutch language. Nieuwenhuys, a self- styled Indo or Indies fellow, also refers often to skin color and the so- called...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 367–377.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Chen Haiyan Chinese ink painting printmaking woodcuts The Black Cat and I Chickens Turning into Little Cars Dragonfly A Skinned Sheep Horse and Rose Ink Studio Beijing Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Fantastic Dreams: The Art of Chen Haiyan Amjad Majid...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1067–1093.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... This obsession plays out in terms of a cinematic vision, which allows for willful self- delusion, role- playing, and a masquerade of faked racial identity. Lamarre discusses Tanizaki’s obsession with skin color, particularly white skin, as an ambivalent...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 155–177.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of intimate aspects of the body to their customers, arousing concerns about, for example, odors generated by the body, facial and body hair, fingernail and toenail size and shape, and skin texture, to name just a few. Such messages can be understood...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 159–187.
Published: 01 February 2022
...), Takara's company president at the time, asserts that he found in Dakko-chan an opportunity to recast one of his favorite scenes from Bōken dankichi 冐險 ( The Adventures of Dankichi ), a manga he loved as a child. The manga chronicles a boy adventurer's encounter with simian-like, dark-skinned “savages...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 459–501.
Published: 01 May 1999
... were ranked at the top of these typologies. For Victorian evolutionists, “only the large-brained, white-skinned races had in fact ascended to the top of the pyramid8Other groups were seen as exhibiting earlier stages of Caucasian...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 671–676.
Published: 01 August 1993
... channels of nirai kanail for the black-skinned, white-skinned GIS who would come Eke hai2 that dream last nr'ght, 0 dream of midnkht dream leave no trace...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 705–733.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to the plastic surgery industry—the photographic surface and the human skin. The photograph, which can depict “whatever the patient or surgeon might desire, without pain or contingency,” represents an “idealized surface” for the cosmetic surgery industry for its capacity to “[represent] the past, present...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 473–493.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the mottos of the shop was expressed in a sign on the wall: “Biến cái không thể thành có thể” (“Turning the impossible into the possible Next to this sign hung a poster featuring before and after shots of a woman whose skin had been lightened...