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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... on 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 (2023) 31 (4): 893–918.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Sudarat Musikawong; Malinee Khumsupa Abstract None of the perpetrators involved in the October 6, 1976, massacre in Thailand have been brought to justice. It has been this “culture of impunity” that limits the possibility of truth projects. Past state violence has been protected by the country's...
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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 (2012) 20 (3): 737–762.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the 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...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
... numbers of the audience were police and PLA troops who used the front courtyard as a station since the July 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...
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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 top...
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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...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
... it confronts the difficult but fundamental issue concerning comfort women: the heteronormative desire that sanctioned the violence of wartime sexual slavery. The history of the comfort women has often been written as an indictment of Japan's military imperial ideology, with the goal of recuperating its victims...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Sandra So Hee Chi Kim Regarding her highly acclaimed first book of poetry, Notes from the Divided Country , second-generation Korean American poet Suji Kwock Kim has stated that she considers the representation of the traumatic experiences of the Korean War as “the responsibility that one has...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 173–194.
Published: 01 February 2017
... by the Indian state in various cit- ies from 1952. 20. Lalitha Gopalan likens these films to “the melodrama inDuel in the Sun (1946), the escalat- ing violence of Peckinpah’s border Westerns, and the operatics of Vishal Bharadwaj’s Hindi...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... oppositional rhetorical strategy in his journalism was firmly on the side of renovating and hence strengthening the imperialist Japanese state. While the Shōwa Kenkyūkai is often regarded as a failure, its apparently empty concept of cooperativism nonetheless contributed to the justification of imperialist...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 73–95.
Published: 01 February 2009
... arises in his argument in which Japan, as ostensibly the most mediated modern culture, becomes the site for all cultural mediation without undergoing further mediation by its East Asian colonies. This logic of mediation masks Japanese colonial violence in the form of a transhistorical philosophical...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 719–747.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Meera Lee In an early essay on the implicit relationship between anthropocentrism and violence in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida centers his analysis on the meaning of “monstrosity,” which bears a signifying relation to the French term montre , meaning “to show, to demonstrate...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 659–675.
Published: 01 August 2020
... accountable for its invasion and colonial rule by the United States in its Cold War strategy to make post–World War II Japan a military outpost and bulwark in the region against communism. How then did the Cold War shape feminisms in Japan, a former colonizing force that never came to terms with its colonial...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 607–632.
Published: 01 August 2021
...—that family law, kinship practices, and familial attachments are mutually constitutive (Kim and Friedman, this issue)—I exhume the violence against queers buried deep in the crisis of the family and the sex panic fueling its crisis state. The panic over this particular law arises from mandatory military...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
... T’ujaeng), the basis of this article, was marked by spectacular dem- onstrations of state violence.4 On February 19, 2001, an estimated eight thou- sand police, in full riot gear and aided by helicopter and tractors, stormed the Pup’yong factory...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 721–722.
Published: 01 August 2016
... 2016 Contributors Tyrell Haberkorn is a Fellow in Political and Social Change at the Australian National University. She writes about state violence, human rights, and dissident cultural politics in Thailand. She...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 13–17.
Published: 01 February 2010
... transformation. They point us toward the labor and the analytic possibilities lying ahead. Sudarat Musikawong’s “Art for October: Thai Cold War State Violence in Trauma Art” revolves around crucial events in the political history...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 919–921.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Violence in Thailand,” in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power (2010); “Between Celebration and Mourning,” in Toward a Sociology of the Trace (2010); and “Art for October Thai Cold War State Violence in Trauma Art,” in positions: east asia critique (2010). Sandeep Ray is a writer...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 651–652.
Published: 01 August 2001
... completed a book-length manuscript about weddings in premodern China. Hyun Sook Kim is an associate professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheaton College (Mass Her current research centers on state violence, postcolonial...