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positions (2023) 31 (2): 281–301.
Published: 01 May 2023
... with what cultures of labor in the twenty-first century could sound like. References Attali Jacques . (1977) 1985 . Noise: The Political Economy of Music . Translated by Massumi Brian . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Barthes Roland . (1977) 1988 . Image, Music...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 267–290.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., making the whistled sound an echo even before it sounds. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 whistling sound voice body poetics References Ban Gu 班固 . 1955 . Hanshu yiwenzhi 漢書藝文志 (“ Treatise on Literature ”), the sum of chapters in The History of [the Former] Han...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Four, led the way from the U.S. military base to the Korean audience in 1964, along with their rivals, the Key Boys. Other Korean rock bands, then known as the “group sounds,” followed suit. Group-sound rok flourished in the live music salons, outdoor festivals, and go-go dance clubs, captivating...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jina E. Kim Mass media radio culture and literature occupied an important and large space in the making of 1970s culture under Park Chung Hee’s Yushin regime. Radio technology and the sounds produced by radio broadcasting indelibly came to be used by the state to maneuver and discipline the masses...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
...”) and mediated distance (the reflexive consideration of such a practice). It is critical to any genealogy of independent documentary in the People's Republic of China. In turn, sound practice, and particularly direct sound, is critical to xianchang . Analyzing the use of talking heads in early independent...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 403–433.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Benjamin Tausig During ten weeks of antigovernment protest in spring 2010, the Thai military used physical and psychological tactics, including coercive broadcasting of music and sound, to combat demonstrations in Bangkok. Before a violent crackdown in May, protesters and soldiers spent ten weeks...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 389–421.
Published: 01 August 2018
... speakers of different languages. First, using imperfect or absent subtitles, Ahmad steers attention away from dialogue’s linguistic meaning, toward the purely acoustic pleasures of dueling cultural phonemes or prosody—what language simply sounds like. The soundscape harbors an aesthetic that transcends...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Minh-Ha T. Pham This article draws together communications and media studies with feminist theory and refugee scholarship to closely consider Vietnamese-American subject and community formations from the reference point of sound and audition. Specifically, it examines the ways in which...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 February 2017
... the bounds of these critical categories. Informed by the practices of both Ritwik Ghatak and Robert Bresson, Kaul and Shahani remain rigorously attentive to the concreteness of image/sound relations in cinema and acutely conscious of the perspectival system underlying conventional cinematic representation...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 491–505.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of development through the contribution of volunteers and villagers. Their production and daily life have been environmentally friendly, ecologically sound, and organically cyclical, in pursuit of sustainability. Duke University Press 2008 Four Stories in One: Environmental Protection and Rural...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of departure,” “acts within acts,” para-existential “middles” of chance and opportunity, and uncanny sensations irreducible to sight, sound, or understanding. At stake for Nakai in such concepts were the critical, transformative energies of the people themselves, which were increasingly subject to the various...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 893–918.
Published: 01 November 2023
... at large to keep silent, historians, archivists, and filmmakers collectively resist forgetting. Together they lay claim to photographic and audio evidence as well as personal painful memories to illustrate and generate public dialogue, telling truths through sight and sound. Some of these archival efforts...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 87–113.
Published: 01 February 2005
... protest, particularly by using mediated musical forms such as techno and DJ sound trucks, with dance, identity-camouflaging cos-play costuming (a subculture that consists of playing with the costumes and roles of familiar manga and animé characters...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 399–425.
Published: 01 May 2024
... on the disarticulation between sound and image. To wit, Zhao interrogates the basis of cinematic representation because his subjects—ingrained injustices in Petition , ignored diseases in Together , as well as inhumane working conditions in Behemoth —require this treatment. The pixelated image substrate of digital...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 382–405.
Published: 01 May 1994
... see. At this stage there is no music, only sounds; reality-based sounds are the only sounds-no dialogue as yet. As Takemitsu and I sit there watching these images, he really feels, responds, to the images. This is the stage where...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2024
... for the study of how Japanese contemporary identity is created and maintained through music. These scholars ask: If the study of Japanese music can move beyond Nihonjinron and its assumptions of purity of Japanese culture, what kinds of previously hidden sound histories and lives come forth...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
... the viewer's attention to its forgotten history or the memory of the people who occupy it. Second, more significantly, these documentaries’ emphasis on the audiovisual qualities of a place or landscape by framing it as an autonomous entity and creating the disparity of image and sound marks remarkable...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 337–341.
Published: 01 May 2016
... regime in 2010, Tausig shows that by employing the disci- plines of ethnomusicology and sound studies he can analyze how cultures are, paraphrasing him, structured as interventions into modernization and self-­production, to say nothing...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 2011
... most directly perceived change. Another mode of presenting change in Still Life is sound. Noise is constant from start to finish, and if you listen carefully to the noise, it has different elements: During the demolition process...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 February 2020
... to be still, gradually it begins to smile. Individual knots of threads pierce the scrim and reach laterally across a gulf of space to another wall of fabric. From behind the wall, six speakers emit a range of sounds, from low rumbling tones to high- pitched emanations. The noises are human but unintelligible...