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positions (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
... gives them a “virtual” quality (Bergson), with a few distinct traits. First, the gaze tends to focus on surfaces and physical textures (e.g., a tattoo engraved on her father’s and her own skin). When the vérité (truth) of cinematic mimesis is rigorously pursued, Kawase’s reflexive gaze becomes one...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Andrew Kipnis Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 ”Face“: An Adaptable Discourse of Social Surfaces Andrew Kipnis I come to the study of “the Chinese conception of face” with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I hesitate to focus...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 481–512.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the individual and the nation. Many South Korean painters from this period turned to the idea of materiality, the amplification or replication of soil, rice, and earthenware on painted surfaces, as a means to create a visual culture that was bound to a unique Koreanness while simultaneously emerging as universal...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to imitate the perceived colors of the real world and its identification with mere surface appearance. Among Kandinsky’s greatest enthusiasts was Walter Benjamin, whose fragmentary writings on color celebrated its spiritual powers and resistance to the conceptual abstractions of language. Although he...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 353–375.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of cross-boundary schooling, the authors explore the role played by children in emergent transnational topologies and reflects on the significance of this for understandings of “migration.” The authors argue that while children are harbingers of future migration and their mobilities appear, on the surface...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Takehiro Watanabe In late 1980s Japan, loan sharks surfaced as heroes in graphic novels set in the world of predatory moneylending. A genre of manga about usury gained popularity as monthlies began to run serialized stories that parody class inequality through gratuitous, chauvinistic depictions...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 547–577.
Published: 01 August 2013
... on” its surfaces using ink or charcoal. I read “writing on” as a spatio-material practice of placing words, in which significance was not mainly an effect of content. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Writing Soˇkkuram: An Archaeology of Inscription around 1911 Robert Oppenheim...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... While on the surface, these two approaches to responsible citizenship differ, this article argues 1) that even as China is critiqued, through the Olympics venue, for its “inadequate” global citizenship in Darfur, the Olympic lens through which it is appraised and found lacking mirrors the very reason...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
...=ED&newsid=01912246599760488&PartN=P13&HotCd=89 Lee Sang-hun . 2011 . “A Study on Non-Western Modernity of Surface Phenomena in Korean Commercial Architecture.” Journal of the Korean Institute of Interior Design 20 , no. 6 : 218 – 27 . Ministry of Government...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 705–733.
Published: 01 November 2022
... patients to South Korea (Lee 2019 ). It was in the mid-2010s that news reports began to surface on the rising number of botched surgeries and life-threatening medical accidents, revealing the dark underbelly of the plastic surgery industry. In 2014, the Korea Medical Association held a press...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 May 2005
... [Japan] excluded this style of shows from itself. However, that was only a su- perficial exclusion, and it was impossible to completely erase them. The “modern” is the surface: Rampo becomes the reverse side. Such a reverse...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 557–570.
Published: 01 August 2010
... featured on the cover of this special issue, Zhu Shouren’s “Qu jing” (“Picture Taking What does it represent? What does its surface show? With what pictorial, discursive, spatial, and material contexts does the photograph engage, and what...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 November 2016
...  November 2016 728 On its surface, Bontoc Eulogy tracks Markod, the narrator’s “fictional” Bontoc Igorot, warrior, and grandfather, who has been lured to the United States to playact in the so-­called...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 279–286.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of visual entertainment. Notwithstanding the imperatives of capitalist cinema, the filmic space as an opaque surface disturbs straight visions and the empty time of the liberal positions 9:2 © 2001 by Duke University Press positions 9:2 Fall 2001...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 570–602.
Published: 01 August 1994
... more than a prop, a blank surface on which we are free to inscribe both symbolic meaning and our own desires as readers. A second and closely related level on which the notion of desire becomes a useful...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): v–viii.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Tani E. Barlow Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Ed ito r ‘s I n t rodu c t io n Three fortuitous, thematic emphases surface in this second general issue of positions: preoccupation with acts of translation; preoccupation...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 18–23.
Published: 01 February 1993
... in the cupola as duckweed drifting, day and night caught in the surface, no longer textbook clean, but mirky, the naive goldfish searching mindlessly around in it, shaking the pliant lotus stems and the roots feeling...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): v–ix.
Published: 01 August 1994
... be expected to surface by the alchemical application of Freudo-idealist sex analytics. The only way to ascertain specificity (and therefore difference and the sites where difference is significant) is to inquire into the immediate conditions...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of capital accumulation and perceptible shifts in the mass culture surfaces in Jesook Song’s “Family Breakdown and Invisible Homeless Women: Neoliberal Governance during the Asian Debt Crisis in South Korea, 1997 – 2001...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 463–498.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., when aping the surface aspects of another culture were found to be inadequate, where others might draw down on a deep local cultural reserve, they found virtually nothing. The tabula rasa that the Spanish found, or more accurately created...