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positions (2013) 21 (3): 683–701.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Guo-Juin Hong This article examines Mickey Chen's queer documentaries and their tactics of subversion, especially in his representation of both positive and negative images and in his formal strategies of mimicking mainstream media. Issues of “visibility” permeate the general landscape...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 399–425.
Published: 01 May 2024
... to the pattern at the macro level? What if our media are found wanting for this task? These are the conundrums that Zhao Liang unpacks in Behemoth (2015) through its figuration of imbalanced ecology and the quest to interrogate the limit of medial visibility. The minimal discernibility of dust demands the film...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2016
...! , filmmaker and scholar Nguyen Tan Hoang gathers the ways in which Asian men use online gay cruising sites such as grindr to play with the visibility of their racial identity in relation to the sexual practices and partners they desire. This article explores how Asian/American men use the Internet to register...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 421–437.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to visible racial identities, an instance of misrecognition for a visible racial identity that turns and/or propels the plot, and the retrieval of Filipino culture through family members or a romantic interest. The article closes with a discussion of the invisibility narrative in three recent Filipino...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 267–285.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Boreth Ly This essay considers the significant role that Engaged Buddhism plays in contemporary art of Southeast Asia. It argues that this modern Buddhist intellectual movement, which came about in the 1960s in Southeast Asia as a response to political crisis in the world, merits visibility...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
... this eminently visible. This article explores the links between the Olympics and global citizenship through examining how the 2008 Beijing games became an international platform for critiques of China's political and economic relationships with Sudan, in light of the continued civil war ravaging the Darfur...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Lili Lai This collection of mostly ethnographic studies of rural China, with some contributions from the rather different discourse world of Chinese anthropology, seeks to bring into visibility the heterogeneity of life in the countryside. They argue that rural China must first and foremost...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 807–835.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the ongoing presence of the US military in South Korea. The analysis highlights the ways in which Borshay Liem's and Kaisen's films make visible how such diasporas, linked to the larger diaspora produced by the Korean War, unsettle linear narratives of migration, arrival, and settlement. The failures...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 205–230.
Published: 01 February 2016
... to the moral hysteria around bar dancing was the perception that bars were places where cash was hypervisible. The uneasy and contradictory relationship between unregulated and “unproductive” cash and “productive” capital was highly visible in the debates around the ban. The control of space required to make...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 589–619.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of shanzhai, I argue, makes visible an imaginary of collectivity, one that disrupts the state's continuous claim to “the nation” as a signifier for “the people.” To realign the national interest with that of “the people,” state media reshapes the shanzhai discourse by separating “shanzhai economy” from...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 621–651.
Published: 01 August 2016
... family of Thailand. By bringing the suffering and courageous actions of these two women into conversation across time and space, the nature of national crisis and the impossibility of loyal dissent in the Cold War United States and late reign Rama IX Thailand are refracted and made acutely visible...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 435–479.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of approach is presence-centered by drawing attention to the most visible scenarios under the revolutionary limelight at that time. In contrast, this article calls attention to what was invisible in the much-discussed cultural scene: how animals were represented and underrepresented in animation...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 173–194.
Published: 01 February 2017
... iterative images, the city as a visible space that was distinct, and situated within the state of Kerala, was undertaken. The “city” in Malayalam cinema is at once mediated by a history of its engagement with aesthetics and economics, as well as the modes with which precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... commodities that were less visible, such as female prostitution and other masculine (a)sexualized service labors. Duke University Press 2009 Surrogate Military, Subimperialism, and Masculinity: South Korea in the Vietnam War, 1965–73 Jin-kyung Lee It is little known...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of an entirely new topography. This topography is generally not visible to the “specialists” who engage in area studies work, nor to the “native social species” they study. It is accessible only from the perspective of the facilities and institutions that handle the “metadata” produced out of academic evaluation...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 687–711.
Published: 01 November 2019
... fantasy of a “free” poet whose genius excludes him from social constraint, and who deserves and enjoys the limitless adoration of women. This fantasy is made circulable in part by suppressing the experience of his wife, Xie Ye 谢烨, whom he killed in 1993, a deletion whose marks are clearly visible...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 February 2020
... such formal and spatial devices, this article reveals three central topics at the heart of Lin’s oeuvre: the insufficiency of language, the urgency of form, and latent visibility. The exploration of these abstract concepts helps us move away from overt symbolic readings of her materials. These topics help...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of divided Korea. Nonetheless, the webtoon ultimately leaves the survival of North Korean others beyond the realm of the visible because their ordinary coexistence in the South is yet to be imagined. Redrawing the Division Lines? Surplus, Connectivity, and Remediation in the South Korean Webtoon Secretly...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 759–782.
Published: 01 November 2021
... is more important than which they keep and which they throw away. She advocates for a layered approach that accounts for contexts of production and circulation, and further emphasizes the need to make this process of reading sources visible in our writing. A critical, layered reading of three unlikely...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 463–498.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the conditions in which the other can render visible the self. The article calls for an abandoning of essentialism, vulgarities, and cultural misrepresentation for a genuine dialogue to ensue. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The Politics of Mirrored Metaphors: Flor Contemplacion and The Maid...