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positions (2006) 14 (1): 165–192.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of colonial realism was initially focused on the critical writings of KAPF. The colonial theorization of realism, which had not started until 1929, was much influenced by the contemporary socialist literary doctrine; given its own indebtedness...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2006
... realism in Chinese thought and poli- tics. Rather than a history of politics, Button offers an aesthetics of read- ing based on the premise that one must “read with the grain” of socialist realism before one can read against it. Button thus...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 294–317.
Published: 01 May 1994
... The waning of the New Poetry Movement and the Self-strength Liter- ary Group corresponds directly with the ascendancy of the Vietnamese Communist party and its strict enforcement of the literary conventions of socialist realism. Vietnamese...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
... not be registered by this dominant mode of representa- tion called socialist realism. Socialist realist aesthetics were meant to idealize every sector of China s reality and it often failed to portray what socialism actually meant to people because the down- to- earth meanings of socialism often remained slippery...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... ways, these sto- ries provoke thought and make moral arguments for attending to the inner subjectivity of children. Narrative practices associated with “tales of famous men” (mingren zhuan), socialist realism, and the “speaking bitterness...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 243–244.
Published: 01 February 2006
... 2006 Contributors Peter Button is a professor of modern Chinese studies at McGill University. He is com- pleting a book manuscript titled “The Aesthetics of Totality: Chinese Socialist Realism...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 405–425.
Published: 01 May 2006
... discussed in the Soviet Union where the methodology had originated. Some of the most illuminating moments of the debates were found in Han So˘r-ya’s “Toward Dialectical Realism,” An Ham-gwang’s “On Advocating Socialist Realism and Revolutionary...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 935–936.
Published: 01 November 2020
... literature, literary representations of precarity, and cultural responses to the 3/11 Fukushima disaster of 2011. Young Ji Lee teaches East Asian art history and visual culture at Duke University. She is cur- rently working on a book manuscript entitled Inventing a Visual Currency: Socialist Realism and East...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 435–479.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in the mid-­1960s.14 Even under Joseph Stalin’s totalitarian rule (1922 – 1952), when socialist realism gradually became the norm, numerous animated fairytales with talking animals appeared on the silver screen. Undoubtedly, there were also debates...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... Yet, as recent work on the aesthetics of socialist realism has shown, socialist art, architecture, lm, and literature were more heterogeneous and experi- mental in content and form than commonly recognized.22 Socialist cultural productions also...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 632–643.
Published: 01 May 1995
.... Arif Dirlik and Maurice Meisner, [Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 19891, 118-119).Ever since the advent of socialist realism in art or realism in political science and international relations, many scholars, while affirming...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 329–358.
Published: 01 May 2008
... A Time Far Past, one of the first postwar novels to be published that did not follow the literary dictates Phinney ❘❘ Vietnamese Discourses on Love and Emancipation 345 of the party.54 Le Luu broke from the socialist realism endorsed by the party...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 647–674.
Published: 01 August 2003
... experience. The four particular films, selected from the heyday of socialist realism in New China cinema to post–Fifth Generation filmmaking, present a good occasion for us to describe those generic features or conventions. At the same time, the cross...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 450–482.
Published: 01 May 1995
... configuration of self that was no less formulaic than that portrayed earlier in socialist realism. Only the formula was different. Now the indi- vidual rather than the collective hero and heroine appeared on the pedestal. But because...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 307–334.
Published: 01 May 2011
... socialist realism), an objective situation becomes visible through the individual lives that Brocka depicts, the sites overdetermined by this objectivity, through whose image the spectators encounter what I have been referring...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 525–546.
Published: 01 August 2002
... experience, as a result of its corrupted use by the tenets of Maoist socialist realism, that leads straight to the withering of the humanist aesthetic in contemporary Chinese culture.13 The experience of the sublime, however, in constituting...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 193–218.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of socialist realism, I would argue that Song of Youth remains important politically because it gives a chance to come to a deeper under- standing of socialist realism’s failures. What I have tried to suggest is that we are better...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1127–1157.
Published: 01 November 2012
... new theatre of the late 1970s and early 1980s signaled both a departure from dominant stylistic models — primarily naturalism and socialist realism — and a substantial redefinition of the socio-­cultural functions of the stage. The new...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 555–584.
Published: 01 August 2003
... campaigns, women, and the urban poor. In the post-Kwangju minjung movement, the working class became its central hero, and the cultural activities were informed by socialist realism.71 Whilethenegativeaspectsofsocietywererelentlesslycriticized...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 May 2006
... realism seems simultaneously to mock the serious- ness of proletarian realism (advocated from 1929) or socialist realism (from positions 14:2  Fall 2006 258 1932) even as it embraces with its own kind of seriousness...