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positions (2023) 31 (2): 431–450.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of hyper-uncertainty in which spatial instability negates routinized time and linear accumulation is denied by dramatic market fluctuations and unpredictable displacement. Epistemic labor proves that migrant agency not only resides in eventful resistance but also in constant negotiations. yzhan...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 595–629.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Nandini Bhattacharya In this essay the author traces the mobilization of vocabularies of risk, uncertainty, and insurance within private and public affective worlds in contemporary India, and their aesthetic forms as found in Indian film and literature today. Rituparno Ghosh's film Noukadubi (2011...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 243–264.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Robert Stolz The nuclear disaster at Fukushima in March 2011 has led to a burst of research on the role of uncertainty in social and scientific knowledge production. This line of research is not limited to the special uncertainties of radioactive contamination. In fact, from the 1960s to today...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... characterized in the genba, raised in this special issue, when generators of knowledge seem incapable of meeting on common ground to address uncertainties about pollutants, radioactive or otherwise, despite treading over the same figurative or physical ground. This essay introduces and analyzes key extracts...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the engine of China’s economic success and have enabled rapid development for which it is famous.15 At the same time, institutional ambiguity has increased uncertainty, encouraged corruption, raised costs, and potentially reduced the incentive...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 281–301.
Published: 01 May 2023
... rejuvenating the old bourgeois culture of musica practica cannot be accomplished without the group's agility and perseverance in constantly recognizing and consistently working with all kinds of uncertainties. By staying open to state institutions at all levels that seek and accept alliances with new workers...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 265–304.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Michelle . 2006 . Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environmental Politics, Technoscience, and Women Workers . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Nakachi Kei Hayashi Tomonori Hamatani Kiyohiro Eguchi Hidetaka Kusunoki Yoichiro 2008 . “ Sixty Years...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 263–283.
Published: 01 February 2005
... of the movement, the uncertainty of the destiny; even if one leaps thousands of light years forward and speeds through the wormholes of the galaxies with greater agility than even the inventors of Star Trek could imagine; even if one floats in a balloon...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 277–300.
Published: 01 May 2022
... uncertainties that are produced. The analysis explores the ways that children respond to their parents’ protracted absences and how the experience of waiting has become a significant aspect of their everyday lives. Elsewhere research has explored children's emotional responses to parental migration...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 209–216.
Published: 01 February 2024
... the global economy to a near halt and causing massive loss of life, widespread human suffering, and profound uncertainty about the future, we cannot help but ask whether the good life, or even the normal life, is possible at all in the immediate future. What will a decent life look like in this surreal age...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... South Korean young adults have struggled with escalating urban inequality, including job insecurity and housing uncertainty. Young adults who grew up during an economic boom found their social worlds transformed by the crisis: full-­time...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Radiation from Chernobyl on Mutation Rates .” Scientific Reports 5 , art. no. 8363 . doi: 10.1038/srep08363. Murphy Michelle . 2006 . Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environmental Politics, Technoscience, and Women Workers . Durham, NC : Duke University Press...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 2011
... revolve and develop around change: a town is being erased, and connections between lovers, neighbors, friends, and relatives are modified. Uncertainty follows these changes, along with a theme of searching for the unchang- ing, the certain...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): v–ix.
Published: 01 August 1996
... equivocally. Sheng-mei Ma writes academic prose, but a hint of Kim’s uncertainty remains. In his essay “Immigrant Subjectivities and Desires in Overseas Chinese Student Literature,” Ma finds an unmarked pattern in the literary...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): v–ix.
Published: 01 August 1997
... is returned to history and its contingency- this man, that eth- nicity, this Army, that nation-restored, what really changes? The uncertainty of the image and its history and its unflagging mythic power suggests the general point at stake...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 551–579.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of society to understand that same-sex partners share with parents everywhere the ardent expectation of protecting their children.” 2 Invoking the then current moment of legal uncertainty with respect to same-sex marriage and family rights, the press release argued that the needs of families with two...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 131–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
..., in a child’s mind. Consequently, we do not know whether to fear the bomb or to embrace it. A similar uncertainty guides the narrative structure. The story hinges on the possibility of reawakening the child Akira, who lies in cryogenic sleep...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 67–94.
Published: 01 February 2012
... a gure of certainty for US experts on East Asia to a gure that evoked uncertainty; this is vividly portrayed in David Cronenberg’s M. Butter y,21 though the scene of Orientalist self- infatuation was transferred from Japan to China in the lm...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 525–549.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Part of her monitoring outcomes is the inclusion of sex in the trade’s equation. Jean Francois Lyotard’s Libidinal Economy provides a framework to analyze why and how sex is a requirement in this game of risk and uncertainty...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2000
..., no triumphalism, no subjection to rationalization. Instead we see a world structurally similar to the world of most people, with lives of survival and strength in the face of a terrible uncertainty that cannot be drugged by the waving of flags—para...