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positions (2024) 32 (2): 287–314.
Published: 01 May 2024
... remapped in the avant‐garde media practice in an era when “urban” and “media” became interconnected and filmic medium was redefined in relation to the vibrant media milieu. This essay is motivated by “the imperishables,” a prevalent trope that can be located in a wide array of literary and filmic works...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 619–640.
Published: 01 August 2022
... farmhouses into multistory gongyu. Urban housing for migrant workers has long been synonymous with low-quality buildings and cheap rent that are situated in marginalized areas. The alarming housing conditions of the urban poor on the fringes of China's capital have caught the attention of the media. Eye...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 437–468.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jiyoung Suh This article examines the presence of Korean housemaids who worked for Japanese settlers in colonial Korea, 1910–45, and its connection to the urban landscape in the colony. It provides a historical investigation of the Korean housemaids who emerged among female workers in the urban...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Tani Barlow This essay addresses a crucial object world of modern urban China, commodity advertising. It shows how attention to advertisements requires forceful wresting of images out of linear time. That the ads are themselves illustrations of linear time in popular narratives of modern history...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... be expressed in film and literature, which was not possible until the 1990s. This stems from a reevaluation of wartime suffering occurring now, a generation after the end of war in Vietnam in 1975. This also results from a gradual easing of state controls on arts and media in Vietnam in the 1990s. Recent...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., are no different from the hometown boosterism of urban youth in other parts of China.63 These local-­language songs are part of a larger countermovement pro- moting the use of local language in local media to assert the identity...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 523–528.
Published: 01 August 2003
... now. Lei tracks these popular, urban, media images when she takes as her subject entities like “fashion consciousness” and “cultural writing,” popular expressions that project reassuring norms of civilization against a backdrop of confounding...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 223–231.
Published: 01 May 2024
... of urban media that is, critically, pregnant with not only expansive potentialities for change but also impoverishing constancies and reproductions.” Such new vocabularies are found in Jennifer Dorothy Lee's exposition on the artist Wu Guanzhong's (1919–2010) rearticulation of abstraction...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2001
... industry; from urban media culture to a discourse of cultural populism rooted in the organic concepts of “the people” and of “the local”—most clearly borne out in instances of popular religion. In the articles gathered here, for example, two locales...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 February 2007
.... The term new media in this article refers mainly to the Internet and mobile phones, the use of which spread first among the urban elites and then proliferated among the middle class and the vast social strata of urban centers. China has...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 195–196.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Orders the World: Normative Soft Power and Foreign Policy (coedited, 2011), and China: The Pessoptimist Nation (2009). Ian Condry is professor of Japanese culture and media studies and head of Global Studies and Languages...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 417–449.
Published: 01 May 2013
... in order to take their art directly to society while moving onto the urban streets and exploiting the mass media. At the same time, in a marked contrast to this trend, many vanguard art- ists were absorbed into an emerging institution...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 633–644.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Eugene Roy Ananya Ward Kevin . 2013 . “Assembling/Worlding Cities.” Urban Geography 34 , no. 5 : 581 – 89 . Nam Sylvia . 2011 . “Phnom Penh: From the Politics of Ruin to the Possibilities of Return.” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review 22 , no. 1 : 55 – 68...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 523–527.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in the field of China studies for her ethnography of rural-to-urban migration in China. Her research on the cultural politics of inequality can be found in her books, including Maid in China: Media, Morality and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries (2009), Subaltern China: Rural Migrants, Media and Cultural...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 May 2023
... , no. 1 : 20 – 27 . Chu Nellie , Litzinger Ralph , Wang Mengqi , and Zhu Qian . 2022 . “ Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Urban In-Between .” In “Villages Make the City: Displacement, Dispossession, and Class in China's Urban Villages,” edited by Chu Nellie...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 733–758.
Published: 01 August 2004
... David Clarke, Hong Kong Art: Culture and Decolonization (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001). Key examples found in media art, which Clarke’s book does not cover, are discussed in Alice Ming Wai Jim, “Urban Metaphors in Hong Kong Media...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... cycle of femininity in urban, late-modern commodity culture. Positioned between “girl (student)” (女生) and “respectable (married) woman” (婦女) or “mama” (媽媽), the qingshounü is defined by her spending power, her relative independence from the burdens of reproductive and domestic labor, and her focus...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 7–69.
Published: 01 February 2004
... no capacity to describe actual social and economic relations, it is not uncon- nected to actual social and economic relations. Ubiquitously deployed tropes such as “transition” and “development”—seen in the media, as well as in ide- ological trends...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Qian Zhu is assistant professor of history at Duke Kunshan University. She holds a PhD in history from New York University. As an intellectual historian of twentieth-century China, Zhu's research intersects with sociocultural history of urbanization and capitalism and transnational history...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 195–221.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Subhajit Chatterjee This article examines a variety of sardonic interventions into the global flow of mainstream Bollywood's overbearing and complacent self-image. A resurgence of the familiar coinage “new wave” often attends to the urbane crop of film industry mavericks like Anurag Kashyap, Sriram...