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positions (2013) 21 (3): 579–605.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 I Speak in the Third Person: Women and Language in Colonial Vietnam Ben Tran The first day — who knows when — that the word “I” (tôi) appeared in Vietnamese poetry, it was truly surprising. It was as if “I...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 511–552.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Miyako Inoue Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Things That Speak: Peirce, Benjamin, and the Kinesthetics of Commodity Advertisement in Japanese Women’s Magazines, 1900 to the 1930s Miyako Inoue What, in the end, makes advertisements so superior...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 235–262.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Siu-keung Cheung 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Speaking Out: Days in the Lives of Three Hong Kong Cage Dwellers Siu-keung Cheung From its humble origin as a fishing village on a bit of barren granite, Hong Kong has been developed...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 389–421.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the hybridity paradigm associated with postcolonial culture. When overlapped to the point of cacophony, the sounds emphasize the division between meaning and its absence. Ahmad’s second predilection, for highlighting characters who speak ethnically incongruent languages, also does not require audience...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 May 2017
... aesthetics was grafted onto older visions of wholeness, some of them ideologically vulnerable. Cutting through literary studies, film, and intellectual history, domains normally kept apart, the essay traces those motifs in Kawabata and Yokomitsu that speak not of modernist rupture but of a deeper continuity...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 February 2012
... “seen to speak.” This fact is then understood in terms of other developments in the global economy, and in reference to the specific history of electoral politics in the era of Thaksin Shinawatra. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Populist Politics in Asian Networks: Positions...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
... the grain of hegemony, without being co-opted by authoritarian capitalism. Both have attempted this in often-contrasting ways: for instance, TNS addresses a mostly English-speaking, theater-attending, middle-class audience, while Drama Box inserts Chinese-language forum theater into the organic everyday...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 703–723.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Aaron Kerner In this interview, Aaron Kerner speaks with Takahiko Iimura about the relationship between butoh and film. The discussion focuses specifically on Iimura's films Anma ( The Masseurs, 1963) and Rose Color Dance (1965), which feature the legendary Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of butoh...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... that Matsumoto didn't even know how to tell a story or how to edit a film. Audiences today, however, are quick to accept the playful interventions in narrative form. This interview introduces this filmmaker/scholar who, in many respects, was far ahead of his time, to the English-speaking world. Copyright 2014...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in Chinese-speaking contexts, Hung challenges reticent schadenfreude's relative invisibility; by taking up the generic incorporating alien monster from science fiction cultures and appropriating it as a perverse narrative form and point of view, Hung refuses the trap of victim-ethicality as a default...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 561–592.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Nicola Spakowski Since around 2010, a new theoretical strand within Chinese feminism has been forming, which, for lack of a programmatic label, the author calls “socialist feminism.” Broadly speaking, Chinese socialist feminism shows an interest in political economy and attributes women’s status...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
... opposition had always been humanist rather than environmental. Even after the disaster, he continued to address nuclear toxicity as a problem to be tackled with the power of language: the power to resist, to speak truth, to participate in democracy. But what if what Ōe has been saying for decades implicitly...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 517–546.
Published: 01 August 2020
... to do so largely because it took place at a time when there was no unified Chinese nation to speak of, and the CCP still framed its Marxist rhetoric in a May Fourth lens. An examination into the proletarian women’s movement therefore problematizes Cold War narratives about the antithetical relationship...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 163–182.
Published: 01 February 2021
... society, and the public imagination, ensuring that Penan voices are heard on issues as varied as access to education, the predations of logging companies, and the existential questions of land tenure. In setting aside space for a Penan storyteller to speak in his own eloquent words, this article is itself...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527–563.
Published: 01 August 2017
... itself, emanating from both domestic contexts and abroad. These stories provide crucial evidence for the growing frequency of sex-change-related discussions in Chinese-speaking communities in the immediate post–World War II era. Additionally, this essay has one broader aim: to offer a historiographical...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of sex and violence in the urban underground, while offering an ethnographic view into the lives of hustlers and gangsters, confidence artists and street lawyers. This article examines two usury manga titles as morality tales that speak to the widespread anxiety caused by the personal debt crisis...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., this article explores the everyday experiences and subjective transformations produced by English-language travel overseas. Drawing upon surveys, interviews, and focus groups, the authors find that temporary sojourns to English-speaking destinations such as Vancouver represent more than rational, instrumental...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 83–107.
Published: 01 February 2011
... of personalism. Moreover, as both the good wife/wise mother and the new woman were moral ideals grounded in ontological claims about women, I suggest that the woman problem be approached as both an ontological and a moral problem. Whoever controlled the ontological terrain so as to speak for what a woman...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 1993
... is a historian to understand her flat assertion that “the subaltern cannot speak Although a general discussion of all these questions would un- doubtedly be useful, I raise them here in the context of my own work on prostitution...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 February 2007
... of “speaking bitterness” (suku), the logic of confes- sion in Chinese political culture. In Chinese communist history, all walks of people, from peasants and workers to intellectuals, have been called upon by the state to perform...