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positions (1996) 4 (2): 321–341.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Traise Yamamoto Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 “As Natural as the Partnership of Sun and Moon”: The Logic of Sexualized Metonymy in Pictures from the Water Trade and The Lady and the Monk Traise Yamamoto “Japanese women relate to sex somewhat...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 241–257.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Françoise Vergès 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Writing on Water: Peripheries, Flows, Capital, and Struggles in the Indian Ocean Françoise Vergès Current discussions about globalization often ignore the flows of capital that travel south to south...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 691–720.
Published: 01 August 2014
...,” while they do act on their need to acquire more land, water, food, and living space within political and economic constraints. In many cases, they appeared to be even more radical developmentalists than that of the modernization-oriented state. This, perhaps, is a result of what Michael Herzfeld called...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
... “Hi o megurasu tori” 火をめぐらす鳥 (“Light Circling Bird”), and a 2009 novel called Suishi 水死 ( Death by Water ). I read these texts along with Isabelle Stengers’s 2009 ecomanifesto In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism to argue that the disabled musician offers powerful tools...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 203–224.
Published: 01 February 2021
... as representing an age-old Islamic tradition; the second, based on stories and reports in a Malay newspaper, signals the drive toward novelty, progress, and modernity. The article explores how both storytelling contexts, despite certain differences, converge on the shared themes of travel, water, and islands...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 499–524.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Alvin Yapan The article problematizes the trend in the sex films Kesong puti ( White Cheese , 1997), Talong ( Eggplant , 1999), Kangkong ( Water Spinach , 2000), and Itlog ( Egg , 2002) to derive their titles from agricultural produce and contextualize their narratives within the agricultural...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 635–659.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., are everywhere, occasionally right next to a res- taurant’s outdoor tables. Polluted rivers flow through the town — this was obvious from the greenish color of the putrid water. Zhaozhou’s new urban character did not include a scrubbed urban façade...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 237–246.
Published: 01 February 2004
... on developmentalism. The global environment has been deteriorating for a long time; a shortage of fresh water, expanding desertification, increased concentration of “green- house” gases, the breakdown in the ozone layer, decreasing biodiversity...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 201–223.
Published: 01 February 1999
... before the audience and masturbates. Finally, he mixes his semen with water and drinks it. This performance provoked no small amount of controversy, even among the avant-garde artists themselves. Some viewed the public mastur...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 405–425.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the debates, the extent to which the expressions of the authors (as well as their fictional characters) had come to resemble what had once been foreign enough to be considered an alien God. The Task of Theory and Practice: Debates on “Water!” Even...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 431–456.
Published: 01 May 2004
... had a common dream in which they were advised that they could be recovered only with the help of the medicinal water from the Mountain of Three Gods in the Western Country. Neither the king’s valiant subjects nor his sixdaughters were willing...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 417–419.
Published: 01 August 1996
... and sat, several times. Meals offered up from yet more pinecones burning. A second class of words in which comparisons are made. The pond after rain, a lily. Water shed and water level. Harnessed water-electricity. Drown...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 389–407.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., which develop further a recurrent symbolic motif in Tsai’s filmography: watermelons and water. Watermelons (very rich in yin in tra- ditional Chinese medicine) are utilized as sexual — or at least very ambigu- ous — tools in Vive l’amour, where...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 521–522.
Published: 01 May 2003
...–1937.” Eileen Chang (1920–1995)was one of the most celebrated authors and cultural critics in modern China. Her numerous literary works include Romances (Chuanqi, 1944)and Written on Water (Liuyan, 1945...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2001
... remembered period of water shortages in 1963. On the screen we see sails in strong winds and women and children lining up for water. “Then came the water shortage,” the narration continues. “While people complained about their misfortune, I delivered...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 February 1994
..., a gold-leaf print with a solitary boat not sailing on water but its absence. For hours we spoke of music, a score of Don Qazxote on the table, a song slowly composing itself...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 1993
... 136 Has my brother across the sea come to vanquish those who sold me? In flash, electric wires shorten their circuits; in tandem, cool waters break...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 95–110.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Figure 1 Long Abandoned Water Quotas; Figure 2 Floating Object; interactive public performance installation, performanceGermany, 2006 photography, photographs, developing pans, polluted river water...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that this battle cry expresses the rebels belief that the enemies bullets are nothing but water, and cannot pierce [the bodies of] the patriotic soldiers (82), thereby glossing the Lin- gala word for water (mai). Insurgents in the Congo used Mai Mulele as a ritual incantation referring to a magical libation...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 235–262.
Published: 01 February 2000
... for the movie, Old Wong buys the horse-racing newspaper and returns to the apartment. The patter of tap water and the murmur of the tenants’ voices from the kitchen pervade the calm and restful main hall. Old Wong sits on a stool against the bedhead...