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positions (2021) 29 (3): 607–632.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Timothy Gitzen Abstract This article explores the limits of family in contemporary South Korea by simultaneously examining the discourses and practices of anti-LGBT protesters and the state alongside an ethnography of queer and HIV/AIDS activism. The author argues that the limits of family in Korea...
positions (2018) 26 (1): 111–150.
Published: 01 February 2018
... military intervention in South Vietnamese cities. In the novel, the character of the Vietnamese superspy appears as a figure for the ambivalent political situation of the Republic of Vietnam within the geopolitics of the Cold War. Sovereignty, Surveillance, and Spectacle in South Vietnamese Spy Fiction...
positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of their given medium. South Korean radio used the documentary turn in the 1960s and 1970s as a way of responding to the growing repressive regime and technological innovations. These documentaries specifically used dramatization to reenact truth and reality. Therefore, docudramas can be heard as a site...
positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Soo Ryon Yoon This article traces eight performers from Burkina Faso, who in 2014 protested unfair labor practices at the Africa Museum of Original Art in South Korea, where they had been hired to perform. In the process, they demonstrated political and artistic endeavors in live concerts and dance...
positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Katri Kauhanen The Korean National Council of Women, a women’s organization established in 1959, has received criticism in Korean literature for its collaboration with the authoritarian regimes that ruled South Korea for decades. This article, however, argues for a different kind of interpretation...
positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
...We Jung Yi This article examines Cold War icons transfigured in new media ecology by looking at the South Korean webtoon (web cartoon) Secretly, Greatly . In featuring the superfluous existence of kanch’ŏp (North Korean spies) dispatched to the South, the graphic narrative interweaves the legacy...
positions (2021) 29 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sungyun Lim Abstract This article examines false registration as a method of domestic adoption in South Korea. The article argues that the practice of falsely registering adoptees as natural births in the family registry emerged in response to the highly restrictive adoption laws in South Korea...
positions (2022) 30 (2): 377–407.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Carolyn Areum Choi Abstract The pursuit of overseas English language education by South Korean youth has resulted in a hierarchy of educational destinations, with migrants studying English in the Global North attaining higher cultural capital compared to those learning English in the Global South...
positions (2015) 23 (4): 785–806.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jinsoo An This essay examines Cold War political discourse in South Korea's Manchurian action films. It opens by questioning the interpretive parameters of South Korea's cinematic war narratives, which isolate the military conflict of the Korean War (1950–53, in its conventional periodization...
positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
...EuyRyung Jun In this article, the author discusses how South Korean migrant advocacy that has emerged since the mid-1990s relied on mobilizing the moral responsibility of local civil society and the state on the dehumanizing conditions of foreign workers—most of whom are from China, Southeast Asia...
positions (1995) 3 (2): 510–536.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Gi-Wook Shin Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Marxism, Anti-Americanism, and Democracy in South Korea: An Examination of Nationalist Intellectual Discourse Gi-Wook Shin Our movements of transformation aim to obtain a national liberation...
positions (1996) 4 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Sheila Miyoshi Jager Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 A Vision for the Future; or, Making Family History in Contemporary South Korea Sheila Miyoshi Jager In the bright hours of a cool April afternoon, a group of Seoul National...
positions (2006) 14 (1): 37–66.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jesook Song Duke University Press 2006 Family Breakdown and Invisible Homeless Women: Neoliberal Governance during the Asian Debt Crisis in South Korea, 1997 – 2001 Jesook Song This article examines the relationship between the South Korean welfare...
positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jin-kyung Lee In reconsidering South Korean military involvement in the Vietnam War between 1965 and 1973, this essay focuses on the multivalent relationship between military labor and masculine sexuality in the overlapping contexts of class stratification, nationalist economic development under...
positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Pil Ho Kim; Hyunjoon Shin Like any other genre of Western popular music in the postwar period, rock was introduced to South Korea via the U.S. Armed Forces, a powerful symbol of postwar American hegemony. Until the late 1960s the U.S. military camp shows, clubs, and radio broadcast remained...
positions (2002) 10 (2): 471–502.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Parama Roy 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Reading Communities and Culinary Communities: The Gastropoetics of the South Asian Diaspora Parama Roy Parables of Beginning I begin this essay not with Madhur Jaffrey (who will assume a leading role...
positions (1997) 5 (2): 467–489.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Gayatri Gopinath Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities in Motion Gayatri Gopinath In Funny Boy, Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Shyam Selvadurai’s 1994 novel in six stories, the upper...
positions (1997) 5 (2): 589–604.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Anuradha G. Advani Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 509 The Development of a South Asian American Labor Organization: An Examination of Identity-Based Organizing Anuradha G...
positions (2000) 8 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Joseph Tse-Hei Lee 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 The Lord of Heaven versus Jesus Christ: Christian Sectarian Violence in Late-Nineteenth-Century South China Joseph Tse-Hei Lee This article draws on a case study of communal conﬂicts between the Bap...
positions (2017) 25 (3): 507–526.
Published: 01 August 2017
... a profound influence over the literary output of both figures, though in considerably different ways. This article revisits the 1926 sojourn in Japan as a formative moment in the lives of two South African writers that would subsequently be reformed, and to some extent deformed in their writings following...