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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213-241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... independent works of Mousseau and Ash, documenting a shared historical moment within a world humbled by renewed awareness of ionizing radiation, juxtapose the creation of expert and lay knowledge systems. Their work at the intersections of science, technology, and society show as many commonalities as they do...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127-157.
Published: 01 February 2009
... production but the production of society and history itself — not only of its laws, institu- tions, ideas, social organization, and economic structure but of its citizens and subjects as well. According to Nishida, for example, technology was...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 161-201.
Published: 01 February 2014
... same time, stylistically, the film celebrates, or at least fully appreciates, the arrival of technological modernity by 1930, which enables the spectacles of lights in the form of a new visual medium for a mass-consumer society. Moreover, the motif of hands, which is enhanced by hard lighting...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 131-164.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Emma Jinhua Teng Duke University Press 2006 Eurasian Hybridity in Chinese Utopian Visions: From “One World” to “A Society Based on Beauty” and Beyond Emma Jinhua Teng “Can Mixed-Blood Hybrids Really Improve the Chinese Race?” This pro- vocative...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 761-787.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Inhye Kang Visual technologies were significant tools in the field of anthropology throughout the late nineteenth century, when they were frequently used for studying and exploring other ethnicities. This article argues that visual technologies played an active role for Japanese anthropologists not...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 473-493.
Published: 01 May 2012
... tactility, touch, and digital processes and technologies are used in conjunction with visual images in complicity and compliance with state agendas as well as in the creation of fluid spaces that may subvert the political and structural constraints that the state has been known to impose on Vietnamese lives...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351-381.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- ing a society in a technologically advanced environment with artistic Tezuka ❘ Jikken Ko¯bo¯ and Takiguchi Shu¯zo¯ 361 enhancement. This vision, originally formed in the context of Weimar Ger- many after World War I, outlined the...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 59-76.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky In his review of Chrut und Uchrut , an extremely successful and popular practical booklet of medicinal herbs, Benjamin tests a new concept of literary criticism. He links the reviewing of the popular guide with reflection on the media-technology-conditioned transformation of...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 749-780.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Haerin Shin “Unlocking the Mindware: Taking Responsibility for the Solipsistic Self in Murakami Haruki’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World ” addresses the issue of identity formation in relation to neuroscientific technologies by observing a phenomenon called (self-imposed) “locked-in...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 561-591.
Published: 01 May 2012
... deploying neoliberal practices and technologies centered on a new figure, here instantiated as “the Human.” In Vietnam in the early 2000s, an older social-evils-based HIV/AIDS apparatus was destabilized by new epidemiological conditions, a reproblematization of epidemic disease after SARS, and the arrival...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 253-277.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Jack Linchuan Qiu Does the Internet, a key technological infrastructure in contemporary urban China, facilitate the emergence of private entrepreneurs and autonomous citizens? Who deserves the credit? Chinese national leaders answered “yes” to the first question and pointed to themselves as the...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 561-592.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Ligong Xueyuan xuebao (Journal of Changshu Institute of Technology) , no. 1 : 56 – 62 . Song Shaopeng . 2006 . “ The State Discourse on Housewives and Housework in the 1950s in China .” Berliner China-Hefte/Chinese History and Society , no. 31 : 49 – 62 . Song Shaopeng . 2010...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111-158.
Published: 01 February 2012
... about the industrially produced commodity and its explosive value to “society” as such. The evidence of advanced Chinese advertising markets in the interwar years 1919–37 allows contemporary historians to see “society” or “the social” as it was first theorized, the social as the sine qua non of...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 145-165.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jack Linchuan Qiu This article provides a historical overview of image-driven nationalism with special emphasis attached to (a) the transforming culture of online nationalism that underlies college-student forums such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology bulletin board system (MIT BBS...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397-420.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jina E. Kim Mass media radio culture and literature occupied an important and large space in the making of 1970s culture under Park Chung Hee’s Yushin regime. Radio technology and the sounds produced by radio broadcasting indelibly came to be used by the state to maneuver and discipline the masses...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 1-14.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang; Winnie Won Yin Wong This special issue reflects upon the student protest and public controversy over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visualizing Cultures website in 2006 from multiple perspectives. Three sets of questions raised by the incident are addressed by...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 133-157.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Timothy Yun Hui Tsu This paper examines postwar Japanese experiences of kakyō , or “overseas Chinese,” focusing on three “sites”: the black market, Chinatown, and Kabukichō. It argues that Japanese society assigns to the Chinese immigrant community stereotypical meanings that reflect first and...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175-207.
Published: 01 February 2019
... that debuted in the 1990s has dramatically affected the milieu in which area studies are practiced. The key to understanding this dramatic change is to be found in the articulation of financialization, bioinformatic technologies, and population management. The creation of an intrinsic link between...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71-101.
Published: 01 February 2014
... theater of state power to the biopolitical technologies of modern liberal governmentality, the article demonstrates the continued salience of theatrical sovereignty in the formation of modern democratic imaginaries. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Forging a Modern Democratic Imaginary...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 351-387.
Published: 01 August 2018
... inflected it from the very start with an economistic logic. After outlining the historical development of vital statistics in republican China, the article argues that these technologies of knowledge were, in their basic epistemological form, identical to those used to track any other kind of capital, for...