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positions (1999) 7 (1): 225–237.
Published: 01 February 1999
...Kamala Kempadoo Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Commentary Slavery or Work? Reconceptualizing Third World Prostitution Kamala Kempadoo Third World prostitution is often described as sexual slavery, as violence to women...
positions (2012) 20 (3): 805–830.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the “Cambodian syndrome” and are productively rooted in “memory work.” Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Cambodian American Memory Work: Justice and the “Cambodian Syndrome” Cathy J. Schlund- Vials The work of healing a country really happens inside each Cambodian...
positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
... . Service Economies: Militarism, Sex Work, and Migrant Labor in South Korea . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Lee Jung-ja . 1975 . “ On Emergency Measure No. 9 .” The Woman 10 , June . Lee Sook-chong . 1975 . “ Frugal Living .” The Woman 11 , December . Lee...
positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
... not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. youth labor developmental state neoliberalism affective labor emotional labor postcapitalist politics Labor Games: Youth, Work, and Politics in East Asia Gabriella Lukacs In Fukusaku Kinji’s film Battle Royale, Kitano...
positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Nicole Constable This article explores, ethnographically and critically, migrant women's contributions to three intersecting sectors of “intimate industries” in Asia: domestic work, sex tourism, and adoption. These three sectors are normally understood as separate and distinct, and in the cases...
positions (2003) 11 (2): 511–520.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Paola Zamperini 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Making Fashion Work: Interview with Sophie Hong Paola Zamperini Hong Lifen, also known to the Western world as Sophie Hong, graduated from the fashion and design department of Shijian University...
positions (2013) 21 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Travis Workman This article discusses the philosophical works of Sŏ In-sik, who published mainly between 1937 and 1940, following his five-year imprisonment as a member of the M-L (Marxist-Leninist) group and the Korean Communist Party. While it recognizes a major shift in his thinking in 1938...
positions (2014) 22 (4): 781–808.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to continue the leftist struggle. This article is primarily concerned with his earlier work, starting from his first collection of essays, Spirit of Renaissance (1946), to his well-known Avant-Garde Art (1954), touching upon some of his major motifs found in these texts. Beginning with Hanada's concern...
positions (2003) 11 (2): 361–393.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Tina Mai Chen 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Proletarian White and Working Bodies in Mao’s China Tina Mai Chen Infused with the spirit of May Fourth critique of the enfeebled Chinese body politic of the past, a young Mao Zedong joined the chorus...
in The Limits of Family: Military Law and Sex Panics in Contemporary South Korea > positions: asia critique
Published: 01 August 2021
-encouraging therapy and part-time sex work.” Photo by Timothy Gitzen. Figure 2 A sign held by an anti-LGBT protester at the 2015 Korean Queer Culture Festival. The wording roughly translates to “AIDS treatment financed with 100 percent tax money is destroying the national medical finances. Teens from our More
positions (2020) 28 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Peggy Wang In studies of contemporary Chinese art, Lin Tianmiao’s work has been overwhelmingly discussed in terms of women’s crafts and maternal roles. Citing her use of embroidery and the female figure, these interpretations have led to broad and often simplified characterizations of her work...
positions (2010) 18 (1): 231–251.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Hagiwara Hiroko The aim of this essay is to suggest a way to see and discuss a body of Araki Nobuyoshi's later photographic work that centers on images of bound and naked women. Araki has prolifically exhibited and published provocative photographs for over thirty years in Japan and for some years...
positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... him to discover deep flaws in the novel's capacity for mimesis. I agree, but not with their conclusions that he therefore abandoned the form. On the contrary, I suggest that it was the very power of the novel to hold competing conventions of representation in tension, and to work through the epistemic...
positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... had investigated questions about the exposure of bodies to radiation. Their paths crossed at a workshop entitled “Exposure and Effect: Measuring Safety, Environment, and Life in Asia” at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where they discussed the meanings of their research and work...
positions (2010) 18 (1): 145–169.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gavin Walker As an author, a figure, and as an author who relied on figurations of himself as a primary device, Mishima Yukio (1925–1970) has existed in a complex relationship to criticism and literary history. Criticism of Mishima's work and life has often taken for granted the network...
positions (2017) 25 (2): 351–387.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Gavin Walker The work of the poet, theoretician, and political activist Tanigawa Gan (1923–95) played a decisive role in postwar Japanese intellectual and political life, deeply influencing the politics of 1968. By interrupting the prevailing discourses of democratic reconstruction, high economic...
positions (2012) 20 (1): 267–285.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in positions . I look closely at the works by two artists, Montien Boonma and Ann Hamilton. I argue that their works are artistic embodiments of Vipassana meditation and social sufferings, both issues that Engaged Buddhism engages with. Furthermore, I point out that Boonma's installations and Hamilton's site...
positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Sunyoung Park In the early 1930s, a new group of women writers with a leftist inclination emerged on the Korean literary scene. Some critics have questioned the feminist commitment of these writers, suggesting that their works may have subordinated the cause of women's liberation...
positions (2014) 22 (2): 461–487.
Published: 01 May 2014
...” of postcolonialism to Japan, the author situates Imafuku's idea within the lineage of Japanese anthropology intertwined with the lineage of cultural anthropology, having Japan as its field. The work of postcolonial critics such as Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said is introduced alongside an in-depth analysis...
positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., but it was also a medium through which programs and listeners found creative outlets to question state-produced truths. Against the popular belief that documentary texts are based on facts, and as sites for reproducing the real, most documentaries can be read as dramatizations working within the dramatic economy...