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positions (2019) 27 (3): 531–555.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jessamyn R. Abel Japan’s first bullet train played a central role in the reshaping of both the urban geographies and metropolitan identities of Tokyo, Osaka, and the region as a whole. This article considers the 1964 opening of the “New Tōkaidō Line” in terms of the social construction of space...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 429–453.
Published: 01 August 2022
...—the worst effects of capital accumulation and the alienation of labor, under which the creation of everyday spaces for labor reproduction provided the key to constructing a new type of community for social transformation among migrant workers. Whereas the state and capital attempt to “pulverize” new...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Moinak Biswas This article considers a possible logic of evolution in Indian cinema, which rests on the movement from space as stage of action, imbued with value, to a multiplication of secularized intermediary spaces. The encounter with the city—a defined geography and grid—made its own...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of spatial vision. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 cinema aesthetics space modernism avant-garde new wave Mani Kaul Kumar Shahani Robert Bresson Ritwik Ghatak References 2001: A Space Odyssey . 1968 . Dir. Kubrick Stanley . Borehamwood, UK : MGM British , 35mm...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 177–249.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Marshall Johnson Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Making Time: Historic Preservation and the Space of Nationality Marshall Johnson 1. Islands of Meaning Jean-Yves Guiomar’s contribution to Les Zieux de mkmoire takes us back...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 435–455.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Shih-Diing Liu Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Undomesticated Hostilities: The Affective Space of Internet Chat Rooms across the Taiwan Strait Shih-Diing Liu This essay aims to address the omission of affect from much of the theo...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Ackbar Abbas Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Last Emporium: Verse and Cultural Space Ackbar Abbas 1 Living in interesting times, as the old Chinese adage tells us, is a dubious advamage. Interesting times are periods...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 289–320.
Published: 01 May 1993
... eras). Nihon shisōtaikei, vol. 23 . Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten. Heath , Stephen . 1981 . Questions of Cinema . Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Itoh , Teiji . 1970 . The Imperial Gardens of Japan . New York and Tokyo: Weatherhill. Itoh , Teiji . 1973 . Space and Illusion...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 459–487.
Published: 01 May 2010
...David L. Eng This essay examines the contemporary emergence of gay and lesbian life in the People's Republic of China through an analysis of Stanley Kwan's 2001 film Lan Yu and in relation to liberal distinctions between public space and private desires. Following anthropologist Lisa Rofel's recent...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 631–668.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Junichi Isomae 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Translated by Richard F. Calichman The Space of Historical Discourse: Ishimoda Sh¯o’s Theory of the Heroic Age Junichi Isomae Postwar Thought and Ishimoda Sh¯o Subjectivity and the Theory of the Heroic Age...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 439–473.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Donald M. Nonini Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 “Chinese Society,” Coffee-Shop Talk, Possessing Gods: The Politics of Public Space among Diasporic Chinese in Malaysia Donald M. Nonini Public Spaces, Bodies, Powers Recent discussions...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 667–696.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Kyeyoung Park Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 ”I Am Floating in the Air”: Creation of a Korean Transnational Space among Korean-Latino American Remigrants Kyeyoung Park On 9 April 1995 I was watching the Korean-language TV program...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Peter Nickerson 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 A Poetics and Politics of Possession: Taiwanese Spirit-Medium Cults and Autonomous Popular Cultural Space Peter Nickerson My intent in this essay is to discuss cults of spirit possession and healing...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 451–471.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of literature to speak with their own voices, which is particularly remarkable in the age of the internet. Second, workers’ culture spaces like the Picun Literature Group, from which Fan Yusu emerged, not only support ordinary laborers’ active interest in writing but also represent a specific cultural practice...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 357–378.
Published: 01 May 2023
... a contemporary Chinese city from the perspective of the inhabitants of a garbage dump, and the precarious position of the actual tenants of Picun, it argues that the tent theater and the Migrant Workers Home can both be described as unstable “shared spaces” with permeable borders. In these spaces, social roles...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 497–546.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of a public political sphere, what Jürgen Habermas called a culture of open rational enquiry. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Figure 1  French Indochina in the 1930s. Map by author From the Social to the Political: 1920s Colonial Saigon as a “Space of Possibilities” in Vietnamese...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Brian Tsui This article examines the politics of time and space in Nationalist China in connection with the regime's compromised anti-imperialism. It demonstrates that the Guomindang's nation-building project, which failed to confront capitalist social relations and the imperialist powers...
Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 12 Women in relaxing in the common space. Scene from Theresienstadt ( The Führer Gives the Jews a City , 1944) in the Theresienstadt camp. More
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 219–242.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Shujen Wang; Chris Fujiwara Duke University Press 2006 “My Films Reflect My Living Situation”: An Interview with Tsai Ming-liang on Film Spaces, Audiences, and Distribution Shujen Wang and Chris Fujiwara On October 7, 2003, Tsai Ming-liang screened his filmWhat Time...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... narratively through a meditation on uncanny spacesspaces of wandering, longing, anxiety, and loss. I argue that Hùng's Cyclo represents the return of themes that have been repressed in Vietnamese cinema and literature and in everyday life in general in Vietnam, until recently. Nostalgia and loss can now...