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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of modernity. Advertising objectifies the social. Thus while enlightened social theory in Chinese advertising markets is a phenomenon noted here in great detail, the point is that “society” underlies modernist theory as such. The discovery of the social in philosophy and in the dialectical advertising image...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 719–758.
Published: 01 November 2021
... not simply reverse these binaries but aims to encompass both sides through a reappropriation of classical social theories such as those of Marx, Durkheim, and Freud. Building on long-neglected aspects of these theories, such as their varied approaches to a co-constitutive relation between social appearance...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of foreign ideas (113). In other words, to introduce the thought police and their fight against so-called thought crime, Ishihara posited an intellectual history of Japan as well as a kind of social theory of the historical formation of contemporary Japanese society. Similar intellectual histories appeared...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 835–868.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Historical writing in China, as elsewhere, is informed by internal debates concerning which conceptual frameworks should be applied to understanding and interpreting the past for others—these frameworks of interpretation are what is meant by “theory.” To some, microhistory, individual history, and social...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 May 2005
... with Igarashi’s work. Chen is preoccupied with rethinking social theory and, in particular, evaluating Chinese theo- rists during the era between the bourgeois 1920s and postsocialism. In fact, his essay presents a similar reading strategy...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 627–651.
Published: 01 August 2011
... to sinify Marxism. Marxism provided Mao with a universalist theory, but his transformation of Marxist universalism by emphasizing particularity justi ed his endeavor to construct an alternative modernity. Mao conceived socialism in rural, third...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 561–592.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and a socialist approach to women’s problems have been a reality on Chinese soil that deserves recognition for feminist theory building. Socialism as a historical legacy and memory is indicative of China’s postsocialist situation, which, as the author argues, has a deep impact on the epistemological, theoretical...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... series delves into issues of photography theory, on questions of indexicality and performativity, and the relations between photographic images in specific cultural climate. The author analyzes how these images may indicate the political fluctuations between the Asia-Pacific War, the 1970s, and 2003...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 593–618.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Michael Lucken This article explores the contemporaneity of Japanese philosopher Nakai Masakazu (1900–1952). It starts with the reception of his work in the 1960s, a period that deeply changed not only social conventions and habits but also aesthetics. This first part is followed by an exploration...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 491–505.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Wen Tiejun Within China, evaluating the experiences of the reform since 1978 is a hot topic among intellectuals. However, the economic theories in today's China are almost all imported from abroad and cannot adequately explain China's economic development. The author, having been long engaged...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 739–761.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of socialism more than ever, the essay also points out how China's problems precisely pose a challenge to Žižek's emancipatory politics and even become the radical externalization of his theory. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Sinicizing Žižek? The Ideology of Inherent Self- Negation...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2006
... a new generation of theoretically sophisticated scholars analytically link general social theory to singular political events. Mary Ann O’Donnell’s “Attracting the World’s Attention: The Cultural Supplement in Shenzhen...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 537–565.
Published: 01 May 1995
... of utilitarian liberalism itself. Moreover, this liberal social theory, fully articulated during the nineteenth century, might be located in the more general modern transformation of European intellec- Pietz I Capitalism and Perversion...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 463–464.
Published: 01 May 2009
... studies, and critical theories at the Graduate Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. She was the former chair of the Association of Cultural Studies in Taiwan. Her research interests...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 225–249.
Published: 01 May 2007
... historiography and social theory begun by Karl Marx, embellished by Max Weber, converted into the worst kind of political propaganda by Samuel Huntington, and recently codified by David Landes. This misnamed “world history of civilizations...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 217–218.
Published: 01 February 2022
... , forthcoming from Columbia University Press. Xiuying Cheng is an associate professor with the Department of Public Administration and Policy at Renmin University of China. Her research area includes social theory, political sociology, and China studies. Erica Kanesaka is a postdoctoral research...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 895–906.
Published: 01 November 2021
... articulations identifiable under Maoism. Debates will continue about the privileging of the details of our empirical work set against the meaning making and abstractions of our theories. For historians, there is no way out of this—much as is the case with our posture toward social reality...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 430–445.
Published: 01 May 1994
... revolutionary tourism, nor mere celebration of testimony. It is rather through the route of feminism that economic theories of social choice and philosophical theories of ethical preference can be complicated by cultural material.- Gayatri...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 172–181.
Published: 01 February 1996
... an expression of “post-ism,” a very modern search for ever newer theories that can apply to allegedly ever changing social condi- tions. Moreover, while postmodern critiques deride Marxism as epistemo- logically naive and disavow its emphasis...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 November 2018
... .” In Asian Popular Culture , edited by Lent John , 189 – 201 . New York : Westview . NetEase . 2017 . “ The Warlords .” NetEase : www.163.com.ent.163.com/special/00032G7E/The_Warlords.html ( accessed August 17, 2017 ). Routledge . 2011 . “ Social Theory Rewired: Liquid Modernity...