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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 450–485.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Henry H. Em Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 "Overcoming" Korea's Division: Narrative Strategies in Recent South Korean Historiography Henry H. Em Since the division of Korea in 1945 and the establishment of separate states in 1948...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 77–102.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Chungmoo Choi Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Discourse of Decolonization and Popular Memory: South Korea Chungmoo Choi The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 329–369.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jie Li This article examines a collection of documentary films produced by the South Manchurian Railway Company (Mantetsu) in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo as the first part of a broader study of films produced in and about Manchuria in the 1930s and 1940s. Taking up a common description...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 317–347.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ou-Byung Chae This article examines the genealogy of postcolonial state culture in South Korea in the context of the changing imperial order in East Asia. First, we reveal an uneasy, uncomfortable, and antagonistically complicit relationship between colonial culture, anticolonial culture...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Cho Hae-joang The financial crisis of 1997 and the concomitant economic recession have transformed South Korean society at breakneck speed. Highly motivated and adventurous youth, whom the media called the “new generation,” played a crucial role in revitalizing the economy. The state and industry...