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positions (2015) 23 (2): 201–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ignacio Adriasola In this article, I juxtapose Tange Kenzō ‘s vision for a new civic and business axis to be built over Tokyo Bay in his proposal “Tokyo Megalopolis” (1961) and the Private Landscape series by photographer Hosoe Eikoh (1971–). These very different projects—Tange's paper architecture...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 7–38.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Noriko Aso 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Sumptuous Re-past: The 1964 Tokyo Olympics Arts Festival Noriko Aso In his well-known 1967 work The Society of the Spectacle Guy Debord sug- gested that “the spectacle is not a collection of images...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 469–497.
Published: 01 August 2019
.... Based on ethnographic fieldwork among educationally channeled Chinese migrants in Tokyo, I show how the imaginaries that shape migrant projects are constituted by conflicting aspirations and desires. The mismatch between daily experiences and discursively informed perceptions of what constitutes a “good...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2014
... by focusing on the General Freeter Union/PAFF in Tokyo and its emergence from the “Dame-ren circles” of Tokyo. I argue that the precarity movement has functioned to a large extent as a vehicle not only for external change in society but also for empowerment of its participants with particular attention being...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1009–1039.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., it also teaches us how to criticize it and, more important, how to extend and intensify the kind of autonomy that has recently emerged everywhere from Tahrir Square in Cairo to the streets around the Diet building in Tokyo. Investigating the several concepts found in his text, such as “feeling,” “desire...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 417–449.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., antiinstitutional, and underground cultures in Tokyo and Kyoto in the late 1960s. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Performance Collectives in 1960s Japan: With a Focus on the “Ritual School” KuroDalaiJee This essay focuses on a set of artists’ collectives I call “gishiki...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of reality, memory, and time are significant tropes in Matsumoto's films. Bara no soretsu , for instance, set in the gay district of Tokyo, freely shifts between various points in time, mixes narrative fiction and documentary, and allows for the intermingling of the actors' own personal memories...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 323–349.
Published: 01 May 2017
...William H. Bridges, IV This essay considers the nonfictional writings on black literature and American race relations penned by Nobel laureate Ōe Kenzaburō between the years 1961 (when Ōe attended the Asian-African Writers Conference held in Tokyo) and 1968 (when he delivered a series of speeches...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 531–555.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jessamyn R. Abel Japan’s first bullet train played a central role in the reshaping of both the urban geographies and metropolitan identities of Tokyo, Osaka, and the region as a whole. This article considers the 1964 opening of the “New Tōkaidō Line” in terms of the social construction of space...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 581–606.
Published: 01 August 2021
... research with women in jijitsukon marriages in Tokyo who refuse to share a koseki with their “husbands,” this article explores the implications of marital registration resistance in a marriage-centric society and the concurrent critique of the koseki system (the Koseki Law, koseki document, and the broader...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 761–787.
Published: 01 November 2016
... not only in investigating other Asian nations but also in conceptualizing the Japanese empire as a multiethnic nation. Tsuboi Shōgorō—a founding father of modern Japanese anthropology—and his scholarly group, the Tokyo Anthropological Association, employed a variety of visual media in their work, ranging...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 593–618.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., historical consciousness and individual action. References Ando Takemasa . 2014 . Japan’s New Left Movements: Legacies for Civil Society . Oxon, UK : Routledge . Banba Toshiaki . 2009 . Nakai Masakazu densetsu (The Legend of Nakai Masakazu) . Tokyo : Potto Shuppan . Benjamin...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
...) . Tokyo : Tōkyō Senmon Gakkō Shuppatsubu . Akiyama Yoshifuru . 1927 . “Dokuritsu jichi no hitsuyō ni tsuite” (“On the Necessity of Independent Self-Governance”) . In Kan’i seimei hoken sōshi jō shunen kinen kōenshū, chū ( Collection of Lectures in Celebration of the Ten-Year Anniversary...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 817–845.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in the region, which is currently under a “memory war.” References Abe Shinzō . 2006 . Utskushii kuni e (Toward a Beautiful Country) . Tokyo : Bungei Shunjū . Adorno Theodor W. 2001 . Aesthetic Theory . Translated by Kentor Robert Hullot- . New York : Continuum . Caruth...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
...-­ kun (Ushijima, the Usurer), a later serial that is set in Tokyo, is represen- tative of a more recent trend in the genre and will be mentioned in the conclusion.4 Other works have offered permutations on the topic of usury,5 but none has had...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
... . Aoyama Shinji . 2001 . “Eiga no chirigaku” (“Geography of Cinema”) . In Ware eiga hakken seri (I Have Found the Movies!) , 314 – 42 . Tokyo : Seidosha . Azoulay Ariella . [2008] 2012 . The Civil Contract of Photography . New York : Zone . Brenez Nicole . 2009 . Abel...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 131–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
... configurations of war and capital. Otomo Katsuhiro, Destroyer of Cities Otomo Katsuhiro (b. 1954) first set out to destroy Tokyo in his manga of the late 1970s and early 1980s. He started this ambitious project rather modestly, blowing up a government...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 255–292.
Published: 01 May 2017
... . Henshūkyoku Bunyūdō , ed. 1910 . Saishin biteki shokanbun taikan (New Survey of Artistic Letter Writing) . Osaka : Yamamoto Bunyūdō . Masahiro Chihaya . 1916 . Ikite hataraku shōgyō shokanbun (Lively Business Correspondence That Works) . Tokyo : Satō Shuppanbu . Shukō Chikamatsu...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 225–267.
Published: 01 May 2013
...dan, Jikken Kb/Experimental Workshop in Tokyo and Gutai (Gutai Bijutsu Kykai) in the Osaka-­Kbe region are studied by Miwako Tezuka and Ming Tiampo, respectively. These two collectives pioneered postwar vanguardism that emerged...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 February 1997
... for Reparation,/upan> Kepurution (Tokyo: Research Committee for Reparation, 1964). Note: The value of the yen floats and may be different from year to year. Park I Reparations Policies and the "Comfort Women'' Question 111...