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positions (1993) 1 (1): 24–76.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Miriam Silverberg Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Remembering Pearl Harbor, Forgetting Charlie Chaplin, and the Case of the DisappearingWestern Woman: A Picture Story Miriam Si lverberg As soon as he heard that the Germans had invaded...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 475–488.
Published: 01 May 2013
... experience as a woman artist in the male-dominant avant-garde environment in the southern region of Kyūshū from the mid-1950s to the 1980s. Gender and sociopolitical dynamics in various art collectives are the primary focus throughout the interview in order to reveal the less examined inner workings...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
... in this particular imagination of modern femininity. The hand fetish came in vogue in a time when the woman's body became the site and symbol of modernization and national rejuvenation in the wake of the antifootbinding movement. To a certain extent, women's hands are elevated to the glamorous status from which...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 343–379.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Joseph R. Allen Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Dressing and Undressing the Chinese Woman Warrior Joseph R. Allen Maxine Hong Kingston recently expressed dissatisfaction with her version of the Mulan story.' In her...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 431–456.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Kun Jong Lee 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Princess Pari in Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman Kun Jong Lee When she attended a human rights symposium in 1993, Nora Okja Keller listened to the testimony of Keum Ju Hwang and learned the truth...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 487–509.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Shu Kuge Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Politics of Doodling: Tamura Toshiko’s “A Woman Writer” Shu Kuge In “A Woman Writer” (“Onna sakusha,” 1913), probably Tamura Toshiko’s best-known short story, it is odd that, despite the title...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Stephanie Hemelryk Donald; Yi Zheng This discussion addresses the making of woman as postsocialist class-object, developing our core notions of class-making and spiritual homelessness through an exploration of the forms of the feminine in the taste structures in contemporary urban China. The key...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... Through an intertextual reading of two of the most popular revolutionary operas in 1970s communist East Asia— The Flower Girl from North Korea and The White-Haired Girl from China—it attends to the diverse strategies in addressing the “woman question” and the possibilities as well as limits opened up...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 277–306.
Published: 01 May 1999
...L. H. M. Ling Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Sex Machine: Global Hypermasculinity and Images of the Asian Woman in Modernity L. H. M. Ling Three visions of globalization currently dominate the popular imagination...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 83–107.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Richard Reitan In early twentieth-century Japan, educators, journalists, and government bureaucrats debated the “proper” roles for women in society. They approached this “woman problem” as a struggle between two competing moral ideals for women: the “good wife/wise mother” and the “new woman...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 May 2023
... their subjectivity? In this article, the labor trajectory of Zuo Mei, a young migrant woman, is traced over six and a half years. The author relates Zuo's experience to what Mario Tronti calls the “social factory,” where the extraction of surplus occurs not just on the factory floor but also through social relations...
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Published: 01 February 2022
Figure 2 A young woman posing with Dakko-chan dolls. Courtesy of LIFE Photo Collection. More
Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 7 A woman donates her jewelry. Still from A Nation Stirs (1962). More
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 87–89.
Published: 01 February 1996
... Woman’s Bedroom 89 A fluffy bang like my niece’s On the whole face I paint only the brows May they never grow old Brows are great, full of philosophy...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
...: the 輕熟女 ( qingshounü , lit. “young-mature woman”). Drawing on interviews with viewers conducted in Taipei in 2011, the article analyzes audience responses to the program to argue that Queen both reflects and (re)constructs a popular understanding of qingshounü as a new, transitional stage in the life...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 229–254.
Published: 01 February 2023
...—ranging from subtle to overt—against works of art about the female body, in which aesthetic judgments take on a moral character. The article begins with a discussion of Kim Soyoung's new woman: her first song (2004), which locates the possibilities for subject formation that the figure of the new Korean...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 February 2020
... encounter with US feminist art icon Judy Chicago raised questions about the potential neocolonial influence of global feminist art. The work Lei subsequently produced performs an autoethnographic excavation of the sociohistorical categories—woman soldier, military artist, and woman artist—that made her...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2009
... in Taiwan reveals, through historical lenses, the ways in which law constructs national membership along gendered lines that subordinate women. Specifically, I examine how a woman's membership to the nation was dependent on her marital status, how citizen-mothers were deprived of the entitlement to define...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 713–737.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., chick lit emerged in the aftermath of economic liberalization, contributing to the configuration of a new feminine subjectivity—“the single woman in the city.” This article argues that the discourse of singleness in Indian chick lit is deployed not so much to solve the problem of singleness through...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... examine the spatial opposition between streets and interiors, and why Hùng focuses so strongly on abjection, silences, and failed articulation of desires. The figure of the poor, beautiful woman forced into prostitution to save her family is almost a cliché in Vietnamese fiction—and so is that of her poor...