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positions (2021) 29 (2): 235–265.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Christian Sorace Abstract After the collapse of socialism in Mongolia, democracy promised life after ideology. This article argues that what disappeared during the democratic transition was not ideology but a conceptualization of ideology as an explicit object, field of intervention...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 497–546.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Philippe Peycam A public political sphere, to exist, requires the convergence of phenomena primarily of socioeconomic and cultural nature. In early twentieth-century southern Vietnam, the emergence of new socially, economically, and culturally determined categories among the indigenous population...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 175–180.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... As we come into contact with images online, we expand our awareness but also simultaneously move into realms where we have only a limited grasp of the contexts in which things are made, and the goals to which they aspire. social media race war Asian Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Andrew Kipnis Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 ”Face“: An Adaptable Discourse of Social Surfaces Andrew Kipnis I come to the study of “the Chinese conception of face” with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I hesitate to focus...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
... 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Politics and the Body Social in Colonial Hong Kong Fred Y. L. Chiu Preamble In 1966, a year before riots broke out in Hong Kong protesting British colo- nial rule, an official government inquiry sought...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 217–251.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Andrew E. Barshay Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Toward a History of the Social Sciences in Japan Andrew E. Barshay The Triple Paradox of Japanese Social Science Japanese social science is social science. Although a form of national excep...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 647–674.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Xiaobing Tang 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Rural Women and Social Change in New China Cinema: From Li Shuangshuang to Ermo Xiaobing Tang The title of this essay may sound slightly clichéd, since it would be extremely hard to find a film in New...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 379–410.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Ya-Chung Chuang 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Place, Identity, and Social Movements: Shequ and Neighborhood Organizing in Taipei City Ya-Chung Chuang Introduction: An Urban Legend One summer afternoon in June 1995, a college student on the way home after...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 539–567.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Rebecca E. Karl This essay takes a 1920s scandalous case—the Ma-Wang Incident—as a study of the relationship established in Chinese journalism between events and everyday life. It argues that journalism, as a commodity form, and the emergence of everyday life as a problem of sociality were...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ryan Moran This article analyzes debates surrounding the creation of the post office–run kan’i seimei hoken (basic life insurance), or kanpo . Beginning in the 1890s and early 1900s, intellectuals concerned with the new discourse of the social problem, which referred to the problem of worker...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 869–894.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Alexander F. Day Abstract This article explores the way PRC historians use analytical categories by looking at the emergence of a divide between production and the social reproduction of labor (all the work that goes into producing and raising laborers) that transformed and structured rural...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 619–640.
Published: 01 August 2022
... (apartment complex), a low-rent housing complex where the fire broke out. Based on fieldwork in Beijing's northern fringe, this article examines the spatial transformation of residences from cramped one-story farmhouses to gongyu and how it signals the social stratification of migrant tenants. The emergence...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 67–112.
Published: 01 February 1998
...Sugiyama Mitsunobu Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The World Conception of Japanese Social Science: The Koza Faction, the Otsuka School, and the Uno School of Economics Sugiyama Mitsunobu The influence of Marxism on the social sciences in Japan...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 573–592.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Chua Beng-Huat Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Commentary ”Asian-Values“ Discourse and the Resurrection of the Social Chua Beng-Huat The so-called Asian-values discourse emerged into global attention out of the rise...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 151–177.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Kang Chao; Marshall Johnson 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Nationalist Social Sciences and the Fabrication of Subimperial Subjects in Taiwan Kang Chao and Marshall Johnson Nationalist Imagination and Positivist Social Sciences A distinctive feature of imperial...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 795–820.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-discriminatory citizenship laws are rooted in historical social and geopolitical tensions with India, especially nationalistic fears about Indian encroachment into Nepali territory and politics. This article argues that resurgent resistance to equitable citizenship laws does not simply reflect hegemonic Hindu...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 421–437.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Elizabeth H. Pisares If social invisibility is defined as the derivation of a social identity through nonvisible characteristics, Filipino-American social invisibility is the derivation of an ethnic identity given character by its chronic misrecognition and effaced representation in U.S. culture...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 191–208.
Published: 01 February 2024
... in rapid deforestation. We suggest that the potential of this imaginary for socioecological criticism and alternative visions depends on social structure and historical context. While bangbot were instrumental in violent anti-colonial revolt, lending political legitimacy to rural ethnic elites, in today's...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 371–398.
Published: 01 May 2024
...-political differences between space and place (Douglas 1991 ; Gupta and Ferguson 1992 ; Low and Lawrence-Zuniga 2003 ), propose home to be regarded as an experience/place imbued with social and cultural values (Barrios 2011 , 2014; Brun and Lund 2008 ; Hoffman 2016 ). This article explores what...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 May 2023
... their subjectivity? In this article, the labor trajectory of Zuo Mei, a young migrant woman, is traced over six and a half years. The author relates Zuo's experience to what Mario Tronti calls the “social factory,” where the extraction of surplus occurs not just on the factory floor but also through social relations...
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