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positions (2004) 12 (2): 377–400.
Published: 01 May 2004
...L. H. M. Ling 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 The Monster Within: What Fu Manchu and Hannibal Lecter Can Tell Us about Terror and Desire in a Post-9/11 World L. H. M. Ling Since September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has taken on an Orien...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 495–525.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Emiko Kida Translated by Brian Bergstrom Duke University Press 2006 Japanese-Korean Exchange within the Proletarian Visual Arts Movement Emiko Kida The proletarian arts movement grew active as the contradictions inherent in the capitalist...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... that are contained within the nation-state. From this perspective, the function of the nation-state seems more and more identified with globalization and its concomitant homogenization and centralization. In recent years, these rap songs celebrating locality have joined in a larger movement that promotes the use...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Erik Harms This article situates localized Vietnamese practices of geomancy within the broader history of land-use right reforms in the postreform era. On the immediate level, geomancy appears to represent individualized attempts to reconstruct private homes and cultivate personal landscapes...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
... located this essence of technology within the interstices of modern capitalist life—in mass-mediated subjectivity, in the sensations and forms of contemporary cinema, and in the “bodily technologies” of sports, for example. By examining Nakai's thoughts on the essence of technology, I wish to analyze...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 863–892.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Chung-kang Kim Abstract When Tongnip kinyŏmgwan 독립기념관 (the Independence Hall of Korea) opened in 1987 to commemorate independence from Japanese colonial rule, the sensational depiction of violence within its technologically innovative diorama display drew substantial public attention. These diorama...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Kenneth Paul Tan Forum theater is an interactive practice whose “third-world” revolutionary origins have been transposed into techniques for dealing with “oppressions” within bourgeois societies. By constructing an analytical framework that articulates a Marcusean “one-dimensional society” approach...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... This productive space — unscripted and undifferentiated — I argue, is likewise a potential site for what Walter Benjamin referred to as the emergence of “historical materialism,” which reveals itself in flashes, or unexpected moments of danger. Within the structured mechanics of ritual there is space for chance...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
... graduate who started to sell her “remaining life time” online in 2008. For a small fee, Chen would do whatever her clients requested within reason, and she blogged about her daily activities. Her services, especially her charitable activities, aroused much public attention and inspired imitators nationwide...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 693–719.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ratheesh Radhakrishnan The “region”—understood in terms of the linguistically organized states—has been one of the central categories around which debates about cultural politics in India have been organized in the last two decades. This article argues that within this scholarship, the “region” has...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... writing as emerging queer cultural production by framing it within progressive discourses of inclusion, but find that the explicit content of Hung's stories at best only rests uneasily within such a framework and therefore propose limited but significant reservations about Hung's queer, feminist...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with differences in ideological leanings. This article takes this contradictory tendency within the discourse on America as the jump-off point from which to explore why America was embroiled in such discussions at this specific time, and to argue that “America” was a significant discursive site in which Koreans...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 633–656.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Amy Brainer Abstract This article analyzes ways that legal and social understandings of kinship intersect for Taiwanese queer parents and prospective parents. Parents in this research experience varying degrees of legal and cultural intelligibility within the existing household registration system...
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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 (2023) 31 (4): 741–767.
Published: 01 November 2023
... propaganda. This article considers the extent to which film and radio programming were elemental to managing popular aspirations for independence just as economic and political authority became increasingly consolidated within the terms of Anglo‐American economic and political interests. It considers how...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 229–254.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of reference to Jeon Soo‐il's A Korean in Paris (2015), in which the possibility of formless subjectivity becomes disavowed within a paranoid vision of the new Korean woman as a fraud. In all of these films, the misogynist tendencies within contemporary Korean society are specifically displaced onto...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 February 2024
... possibilities that ordinary people have for shaping a good life, despite and within the restrictions caused by their limited possession of power or wealth. The exploration draws from my long-term ethnographic fieldwork on caogen gongyi 草根公益 (grassroots philanthropy) in southeast China. It shows that care...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
... discussed below, women are paid formal wages only as domestic workers. Yet focusing on the intersections between these sectors illustrates the critical ongoing significance of global and regional class hierarchies and the intersections of gender, race, and nationality within the context of global capitalism...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 February 2012
... that this mediatized drive to expression is borne of a desire for recognition within a distorted concept of the public sphere, and I argue further that the terms by which an escape from subalternity is being pursued in the contemporary world are no longer only those of “being heard” or “having a voice,” but of being...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 183–193.
Published: 01 February 2012
... for a queer Marxism within Asian studies. The journal enabled scholars to bring together questions of desire with critiques of capitalism and of racialized geopolitics. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Queer positions, Queering Asian Studies Lisa Rofel The breakthrough...