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positions (2002) 10 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Jon Solomon 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Sovereign Police and Knowledgeable Bodies: Liu Xiaobo’s Exilic Critique of Politics and Knowledge Jon Solomon The questions I will raise in this essay concern the status of the exile-refugee...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 637–658.
Published: 01 August 2013
... legitimation of imperial sovereignty itself. This would be the discourse on kinship, which allowed theorists to equate the sovereign with the parent. Coinage, then, like sovereignty, would appeal to the language of kinship, and in this way would be translated from base tokens of material profit into symbols...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... car- ried over from the US occupation of Korea. A critical facet of the conflict operated on the plane of exceptional sovereign power, where the claims to defining the dynamics of “emergency” rather than the “nation” proved...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 457–478.
Published: 01 May 2004
... 458 to the sovereign interests of nation-states and are likely to place the latter “in a painful predicament.”2 Some scholars have gone so far as to argue that nation-states will dissolve with the rise of regional economies or deterrito...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of dispersed micro­ technologies of discipline and rationality.25 Thus rather than ritual politics of the body, the “democratized sovereign” defers to bio- politics. Biopolitics and sovereignty, however, have always been entwined. Giorgio Agamben...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 111–150.
Published: 01 February 2018
... political enmity), the republic was deprived, by its American ally, of the sovereign political right to decide upon the state of emergency. Insofar as the decision on the “extreme case of war” (as Schmitt argues in earlier writings) constitutes...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 661–688.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the size of his “empire” as compared with those of the kings, had fallen short of achieving the magnitude of their sovereign wisdom and reign: Cho˘ng’s empire had been plagued by managerial misjudgment and errors that eventually cost him...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 235–252.
Published: 01 February 2005
... of religion if there is to be some just critique. Lenin remains crucial but insufficient in this respect. The most difficult point is the realities that we encounter when we recon- sider the problem of sovereign terror, of sovereignty and terror...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 9–30.
Published: 01 February 2005
... of the full significance of the idea of sovereignty, are closely connected.”13 Sovereign power, in modern times, must be conceived of not as reason but as will, since the claim positions 13:1 Spring 2005 12...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 101–149.
Published: 01 February 2000
... of a postnational configuration by the aborig- ines themselves. In contrast to it the poverty of state-nation imageries became even more conspicuous. 2. Different Sovereigns, Identical Hegemons One hundred years ago the sovereignty of Taiwan, the island...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 February 1995
... cease her mimicry of court chamberlains by no longer “performing cringes,” “congees,” and “shuf- fling backwards out of doors in the presence of the sovereign Hevia I The Scandal of Inequality 99...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
... space of national community and harmony that would not only be different from the existing fragmented and politically compromised space of China but serve as allegories to a salubrious and fully sovereign national space of the future ridded...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 99–130.
Published: 01 February 2006
... regulatory.”23 In Zhang’s republic, there is neither an army nor police; indeed, anything that may be evocative of the sword or “the old power of death that symbol- ized sovereign power” is eliminated.24 Instead there is a ministry that has...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 905–933.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as petty sovereigns (Butler 2010: 122) not only to get rid of those it considers socially dead but also to extract their capacity to access a realm beyond the living. Thus is the corpse indentured to serve as a sign for the state s ability to overcome and appropriate the power of criminality for itself...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
... the sovereign demarcation in 1909 that forced Siam (today Thailand) to relinquish claims to the peninsula territories of Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan, and Terengganu as well as the acquisition of Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo by Britain after the defeat of Japan in 1945. These trans- positions 29:1 doi...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 683–701.
Published: 01 August 2013
... powers always simultaneously prepared a tacit but increas- ing inscription of individuals’ lives within the state order, thus offering a new and more dreadful foundation for the very sovereign power from which they wanted to liberate...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 631–668.
Published: 01 August 2002
... is the history of Japan itself. Accord- ing to Ishimoda, their exemplary figure is Emperor Jimmu, the “despotic sovereign.” Emperor Jimmu appears in the Kojiki and Nihonshoki as the “ontologized abstract existence of the political idea.”37 In other words...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 281–289.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., unlike traditional European colonial empires, does not strive to enlarge its territory by claiming sovereign power over conquered peoples. Rather, the Pax Americana is dependent on the universalization of cultural norms that benefit...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 225–227.
Published: 01 February 2021
... is The Sovereign Trickster: Death and Laughter in the Age of Duterte (forthcoming 2021). Ronit Ricci is the Sternberg- Tamir Chair in Comparative Cultures and associate professor of Asian studies and comparative religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is also affiliated with the School of Culture...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 418–449.
Published: 01 May 1995
... time, it is in recognizing the possibility of “technologies of power” as het- erogeneous combinations of different forms (be that sovereign, semiotech- nical, disciplinary, or possibly some other form) that this essay also has cause to depart...