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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., documentary filmmakers expose the conditions of alienated labor and the environmental and human costs of unfettered development. dignity labor commodity documentary reification banwang@stanford.edu Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 The film Young People in Our Village ( Women...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and when commodity chains and labor markets are disrupted reminds us that Mahua is a node in the global economy, a point of access that also receives, re-creates, and reexports literary ideas and myths, unconstrained by national boundaries and origins. This is how I understand the minoritizing impulse...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 119–134.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of beauty invokes a materialist definition of art. Departing from the bourgeois notion of art as entertainment, refinement, consumption, and commodity, this tradition conceives art making as integral to Home faber 's creative and productive capacity. Artistic work means that the producer, free...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... economy. 9 Turning to the transnational exchanges, Michelle Bloom regards The World as a Sino-French film. She examines the displaced French icons in China, including the copycat Eiffel Tower in the World Park and the counterfeit Louis Vuitton fashion commodities, as well as the displaced Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 164–180.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and art. Arthur Davosky, a name immediately invocative of the famed Russian filmmaker Tarkovsky, is the first visitor to Mars after the independence war. Against Earth's prevalent concepts of art as commodity, simulacra, and entertainment, Davosky pursues a unique theory and practice of creative autonomy...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 151–163.
Published: 01 December 2022
... process. 6 As such, the human mind functions only as a “yes” in social media or a click for purchase in the new attention economy, and human attention becomes commodity. Instead of AI coming close to emulating humans, human beings are being controlled by AI. Rather than a tool or object for digital...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that in the early modern context the legal status of people straddled the boundaries between person and commodity, we might borrow Arjun Appadurai's categories to analyze how such familial fields are constructed and sustained through modes of circulation, enclavement, and diversion. 7 As the essays show...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2022
... corporeality enmeshed with the earth and animals. He militates against the anthropocentricism in the division of labor, consumerist life, urbanism, and commodity production and explores the archaic strata of the collective psyche. Probing the bodily link to outer nature, Shen articulates an interconnected...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... societies. For Debord, modern societies are characterized by “the specialization of images-of-the-world,” leading to “an immense accumulation of spectacles .” 1 This results in commodity fetishism, “the domination of society by things whose qualities are ‘at the same time perceptible and imperceptible...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., the bombardment of modern advertising and commodity fetishism—with the concomitant enchantment, hyperbole, fleeting fantasy, and dreamlike reality they offer—poses great limitations on nineteenth-century narrative (namely, realism) and therefore requires a different stylistic component to cope...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of standard Mandarin or dialect, the film invites the audience to identify with the generation of Mr. Six, who occupies the absolute subject position. Mr. Six and his friends are portrayed with depth and interiority, whereas their counterparts are reduced to symbols (rich brats and tourists) or commodities...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., revenge, and grievances and exercise his freedom as a TV producer to negotiate the boundary between an artwork and a commodity. 14 A few days after Chow's reflections appeared in Ming Pao , when the series had only four more episodes to air, Chinese censors ordered TVB's sub-licensees and online video...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
... acts,” he reinforces that these attributes are all to be viewed as commodities. 30 The stark contrast between the two types of ragpicker suggests the pathetic situation of the post-socialist working class, ruined and exploited by the capitalist system. The five main characters in Seductive Moon...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that the post-Enlightenment individual has been “cut off from the satisfactions of God and ethical life, and subjected to a regime in which work and desire have been synthesized into modalities of the commodity form.” 20 The atomized individual, therefore, lives in a social world where “putative...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 17–34.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and enterprise, market economy, and military conflict. In the conclusion of the book, where Kang crafts the image of the great community, private enterprise comes under his scrutiny as an evil that erodes public goods though unequal concentration of commodities, wealth, and power. Private businessmen go it alone...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 35–54.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and everything else “in the heavens and beneath the earth” have “grown indifferent to the fate of the sons of men and no voice speaks to them from anywhere.” “All measured and weighed and examined for their specific weight and their density,” stones are viewed as fodder for technological extraction and commodity...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 55–74.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... The May Fourth New Culture embraced the modern ideas of woman's self-consciousness and autonomy and decried the treatment of women as commodity and property by the traditional mores. On the other hand, the Confucian moralists condemned the sin of prostitution while many indulged in sexual license. Shen's...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... “in the heavens and beneath the earth” have “grown indifferent to the fate of the sons of men and no voice speaks to them from anywhere.” “All measured and weighed and examined for their specific weight and their density,” stones are viewed as fodder for technological extraction and commodity value...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and autonomy and decried the treatment of women as commodity and property by the traditional mores and family. On the other hand, the Confucian moralists condemned the sin of prostitution while many of them indulged in sexual license. Shen's work on sexuality gestures toward the biological realm beyond...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... for instantaneous accessing of medical information, and the marketization of health commodities such as drugs and vaccines. 44 In fact, given the advent of internet technology and the global pharmaceutical industry, Henderson's blueprint has been not only realized but surpassed. Current systems of syndromic...