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positions (2008) 16 (1): 15–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Kenneth Surin Conceptualizing Trauma, but What about Asia? Kenneth Surin Psychiatry knows traumatophile types.  — Walter Benjamin, “On Some Motifs in Baudelaire” Trauma It is surely a truism that the various nomenclatures surrounding...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 457–486.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Bruce Suttmeier Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Seeing Past Destruction: Trauma and History in Kaiko¯ Takeshi Bruce Suttmeier Twenty years ago I watched a man die on a trail near the village of My Khe. I did not kill him. But I was...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Boreth Ly Of Performance and the Persistent Temporality of Trauma: Memory, Art, and Visions Boreth Ly Physical pain has no voice, but when it at last finds a voice, it begins to tell a story.  — Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain October 11, 2005, Salt...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 131–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Thomas Lamarre Born of Trauma: Akira and Capitalist Modes of Destruction Thomas Lamarre Images of atomic destruction and nuclear apocalypse abound in popular culture, familiar mushroom clouds that leave in their wake the whole...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Tani Barlow; Brian Hammer Introduction: War Capital Trauma The common agreement among the essays in this collection and our own work as conveners and editors is that for all its despoiled and tiresome quali- ties, the thing about trauma...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 229–258.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Rosalind C. Morris Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Giving Up Ghosts: Notes on Trauma and the Possibility of the Political from Southeast Asia Rosalind C. Morris Ghostly Occurrences In Bao Ninh’s 1991 novel The Sorrow of War, ghosts of the Vietnam War...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 713–740.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Joseph Jonghyun Jeon This article situates Park Chan-wook's Oldboy (2003) in the wake of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) crisis in South Korea and argues that the film's particular emphasis on forgetting signals a turn away both from traditional, Freudian theorizations of trauma and from the...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Sudarat Musikawong The visual artwork produced about Thai contemporary political trauma constitutes a “trauma art” expressing a politics of loss—loss of life, loss of history, and loss of leftist memory. While much of the literature on 1970s violence and traumatic memory in Thailand has focused on...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 365–397.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Christopher Hill 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Mori Ogai’s¯ Resentful Narrator: Trauma and the National Subject in “The Dancing Girl” Christopher Hill The career of Mori Ogai,¯ in its most common interpretation, appears to be a symbol of the...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 165–188.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Marilyn Ivy Trauma’s Two Times: Japanese Wars and Postwars Marilyn Ivy What is it about the notion of trauma that continues to compel, after so many years of psychoanalytic attention? Can “trauma” still exercise any critical...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Kyle Ikeda This article examines two early pieces of literary war fiction by Okinawa's leading contemporary writer, Medoruma Shun, that deal with two kinds of unarticulated memories of the Battle of Okinawa: memory constrained by social consequence and the inexpressible memory of trauma. Both...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 729–755.
Published: 01 November 2020
... witness to the physical violence and psychological trauma of the Holocaust. Japan manga Anne Frank Holocaust World War II References “Anne no bara” アンネのバラ (“Anne’s Rose”) . 2014 . Anne’s Rose Church homepage . www.annesrose.com/index.html ( accessed May 29, 2020 ). “Anne no bara...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 815–840.
Published: 01 November 2020
... tricked into sexual slavery, The End of August is read against a number of discursive paradigms that govern the debate on comfort women both in Korea and Japan. The article argues that, by drawing on postcolonial ways of understanding history, memory, and trauma, The End of August gives voice to those...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 905–933.
Published: 01 November 2020
... does photojournalism become a kind of witnessing linked to the work of mourning? How are trauma and grieving braided together in the experience of photographers covering war? What is the role of the camera, and what are the ambivalent effects of the technical and aesthetic imaging of the dead and their...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... repudiated his racialized body as signifying Oriental perfidy. The consequential trauma then provoked the desire for Oriental purity and drove him toward imaginary identification with the putative original nation. The subject fulfilled desire and drive by fetishizing the Confucian junzi identity. I trace how...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
... not to be read only as testimonies of war and personal traumas, this article argues that these two texts represent what critic Rocio G. Davis calls “relational life writing” that aims to intervene in the contested terrains of trans-Pacific memories and geopolitics. It further argues that Pham's and...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... flashbacks from a repressed traumatic memory. It is also a recasting of the Oedipus narrative, which to one degree or another is also about memory. In all of Matsumoto's feature films, a character suffers from some form of delusion and/or trauma that materializes in a surging pulse—the spectral return of the...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... The discussion in the text also illuminates a second idea—how complex is Japan's position toward the trauma of defeat and the specters of war, reflecting the complicated emotions experienced toward war memory and its representation in photographs, films, art, and other visual forms. The analysis of...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Korea?” Notes from the Divided Country in many ways grapples with this very question and can be seen as an effort to remember the “Forgotten War” through vivid, chilling, moving poems that depict the enduring trauma of wartime violence from the perspective of diasporic postmemory. Taking Hirsch's work...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 189–219.
Published: 01 February 2008
... constitution. The psychoanalytical concept of trauma has the benefit of extending this analytical grid to cover forms of injury and suffering beyond the processes of consciousness or, as we now say too glibly, “the subject.” It can give intel...