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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... public discourse, historical chronologies, monuments, and music, the body of visual art about Thai state violence during the 1970s Cold War period raises some of the most relevant questions. Before the public articulation about the October 6, 1976, massacre was made possible by the twentieth anniversary...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 837–849.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Henry Em; Christine Hong; Kim Dong-Choon For over two decades, Kim Dong-Choon has written about the history of violence leveled at the population since Korea was liberated from Japanese colonial rule and partitioned by Soviet and US forces in 1945. His research and theoretical reflections on state...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89–143.
Published: 01 February 2010
... away from them.”47 More than ten thousand Tibetans have served in India’s Special Frontier Force (SFF), set up by Indian and U.S. intelligence agencies.48 Outside the state ambit, too, Tibetans are not nonviolent. Deadly violence...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 737–762.
Published: 01 August 2012
... deportation of Cambodian refugees. In following the young people's campaign to put an end to deportation, I examine the convergence of youth's failed recognition by the state as a nonvoting youth constituency with their realization of the state's exercise of “illegitimate” violence. Their activism calls into...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 759–771.
Published: 01 August 2004
... artwork uses the ex- perience of a child’s life to analyze the Chinese model of this phenomenon of viral infection. Today, in democratic and non-democratic countries alike, violence is on the rise between states, between...
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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 (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... category for difference that wants to make itself heard. Duke University Press 2010 The Politics of Schadenfreude: Violence and Queer Cultural Critique in Lucifer Hung’s Science Fiction Amie Parry and Liu Jen-­peng Don’t interrupt the conversation! No one can delete your...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 570–602.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Andrew F. Jones Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 The Violence of the Text: Reading Yu Hua and Shi Zhicun Andrew F. Jones From its very inception, modern Chinese fiction has been rife with depic- tions of mayhem, murder, and...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 713–736.
Published: 01 August 2012
... this violence is directed at those whose behavior is deemed unproductive for the survival of the nation and the state. Through such violence, some people can be excluded, killed, or forced to leave. How these processes inform the intimate...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the notion of policing authority itself, one that revealed a sus- pension of the difference between constituting law and constituted law — a moment of what Walter Benjamin called the “ignominy” of police violence in the state of exception.19...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 101–149.
Published: 01 February 2000
...- ever violence was necessary, which is, incidentally, the crux of the state- making, nation-building, and empire-forming business. The subimperialists struck again, with updated military hardware and outdated colonial poli- cies of forced...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 99–130.
Published: 01 February 2006
... van- ish. (ZJW, 1:220 – 21) Lee ❘❘ Governmentality and the Aesthetic State 109 In short, the entire panoply of the state apparatuses of coercion, repression, and violence is eliminated in favor of an expansive...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 171–219.
Published: 01 February 1997
..., for prostitution to be licensed it must be administered by the state in one way or another. We should note, however, that licensed prostitution sometimes takes other forms as well. For instance, in 1882, Gumma Prefec- ture in Japan used...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 253–266.
Published: 01 February 2001
... everyday life. She wants us to jettison Marxist and liberal theories of the state that emphasize “force” as the foundation of the state form. Though she recognizes that the state still claims the right to deploy institutionalized violence, she argues...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 9–76.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Kuan-Hsing Chen 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Translated by Yiman Wang The Imperialist Eye: The Cultural Imaginary of a Subempire and a Nation-State Kuan-Hsing Chen I look hard for The origin of blood. Some say...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 79–110.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Wesley Sasaki-Uemura 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Competing Publics: Citizens’ Groups, Mass Media, and the State in the 1960s Wesley Sasaki-Uemura Prelude on a Phone Booth A virtual museum on the internet about public telephones in Japan carries...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 573–602.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Mikkel Bunkenborg Classical descriptions of popular religion in China have noted how the pantheon of deities constitutes a celestial administration organized and approached much like a bureaucratic state. While the view of popular religion as a mere reflection of imperial rule seems inadequate, the...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
... this debate may be familiar within contemporary feminist discourses, communist feminisms that stretched across the Cold War divide were no less conflicted about what to do with sex difference, most explicitly represented by sexual violence and biological motherhood. Even as communist states implemented...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
... violence. Wander- ing the exhibition with automatic weapons casually dangling by their sides, the troops reinforced the ever- present possibility of state violence to protect tightly managed textual narratives. Introductory and concluding texts were presented in Mandarin and Uighur but all other captions...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1191–1213.
Published: 01 November 2012
... scene, the Guests, dressed in imaginatively construed Japanese wedding dress, engage in a bloody orgy of violence and cannibalism that reveals they are both part whale. In addition to the costumes of seaweed, fur, and shell worn in this scene, DR9 prominently features Barney's creative reinterpretations...