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positions (2019) 27 (1): 67–98.
Published: 01 February 2019
... kake to kyō no kishōsei ” ( “Capital as Power: The Political Wager and the Rarity of the Commons), Muri to iu shikii to kyō no seisan, part 2. Jōkyō 96 , no. 3 : 185 – 203 . Walker Gavin . 2011 . “ Primitive Accumulation and the Formation of Difference: On Marx and Schmitt .” Rethinking...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 319–346.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Rajbir Singh Judge; Jasdeep Singh Brar Abstract In 2016, the Pioneering Punjabi Digital Archive (PPDA) went online. Attempting to reveal how the Punjabi community struggled and then thrived in California, the PPDA accumulates narratives of Punjabi American life. Against such models of archival...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 479–499.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Nellie Chu Abstract This article elaborates on the unmaking of the peasant classes among the tu er dai 土二代 (peasant landlords), with a particular focus on their claims to contested wealth through rent-seeking and other accumulative practices in Guangzhou's urban villages. E. P. Thompson's classic...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 619–640.
Published: 01 August 2022
... private rental housing market have further led to estranged living among migrant tenants and landlords, who experience different forms of displacement in urban villages. Gongyu is the outcome of low-end accumulation, which is intended primarily for constructing low-quality, low-cost rental projects...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 August 2022
... adequate, critical artistic fabrication and fabulation remain relevant in resisting the spectacle-ridden landscapes of Chinese cities. And this resistance is different from the resistance mounted by villagers whose main objective was to accumulate wealth, albeit precariously. Rather, it seeks to unmask...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 429–453.
Published: 01 August 2022
... from 1919 to 1936, which was imagined and materialized by intellectuals, social reformers, and the Nationalist state in response to crises of capital accumulation, displacement of labor, and urbanization. New villages emerged as a worldwide sociopolitical response to exploitation and class antagonism...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and relocation projects thus are not merely the execution of a developmental ideal but assemble urban accumulation as an ongoing process of value translation and transformation. They also show how urban accumulation at the edge of eastern Nanjing is a contested hegemonic process. In eastern Nanjing, chaiqian...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and accumulation. The containerization of migrant housing entails a multifaceted process of extraction of labor and land, during which migrants’ mobility and sense of entitlement are highly contained. Container housing represents migrants’ sociospatial precarity in China's exclusive urban citizenship and place...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... working class, the majority of whom are young migrant laborers. The authors claim that in China the state played a significant role in accelerating global capital accumulation. The authors hope to make sense of the way that a state-capital alliance is shaping a new form of labor recruitment and labor use...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of this market by encouraging their children to accumulate specs. A prominent effect of these changes was that young people grew to become “kidults” in cases in which their parents had the means to continue supporting them into adulthood. If that was not the case, they were left to care for themselves. Whereas...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of the digital infrastructure that evolved around the trend, the essay offers three arguments. First, it claims that the digital economy has adopted a particular mode of accumulation—the social factory—that has expanded sources of value extraction by blurring the boundaries between paid/productive and unpaid...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., as it fails to directly address structural inequalities and fails to acknowledge the fact that youths' novelty has become the new engine of future capitalist accumulation in postreform China. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 new media youth culture labor politics subjectivity...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 February 2012
... for such spatial regularities has been the nation-state form, itself a predominantly spatial figure, and its capacity for modernizing transformation leading to the establishment of modern rationalities such as the liberal democratic polity, capital accumulation, and the self-regulating market, which would...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 August 2014
... be understood as socially and culturally heterogeneous. On the other hand, there is much resonance in the details among all these articles, reminding us that ethnography in contemporary China can accumulate to give us an anthropology or sociology of the state as it is seen from the point of view of its...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 307–334.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of late-twentieth-century capital accumulation. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The Time of Poverty and the Image of Refusal Ryan Canlas At the heart of Masakit sa mata (Eyesores) are two interrelated problems that have vexed critics...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of Maoist China enmeshed in the complex chains of commodity production/exchange, international divisions of labor, and worldwide processes of capital accumulation. Figure 1 Dazhai landscape, photograph printed in China Reconstructs, January 1966. Figure 2 Dazhai landscape, photograph printed in China...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 21–45.
Published: 01 February 2021
... are produced, concentrated, and accumulated as well as how persons and communities might negotiate the imperial field. As such, these works engage the question of dialectical ethics in narrative. Reading Pineda, we see how individual experience may yield, through a specifically utopian impulse in narratives...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 9–34.
Published: 01 February 2022
...-standing set of issues concerning national accounting, planning, and accumulation, is found to be—despite its apparently Marxist character, derivation, and vocabulary—the passage through which a capitalist developmental logic was reintroduced into Chinese governing, with significant consequences...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 869–894.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., that productive labor meant something different under the developmental regime than it does under capitalism. Under capitalism, productive labor is labor that produces surplus value; it entails a valorization process resulting in capital accumulation (Marx 1976 : 644). Within the PRC, however, the line...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., and visual analyses, we examine changing relations of land, labor, and governance in the context of rapid urbanization. As spaces of constant renewal and unprecedented accumulation, urban villages demonstrate how China's insertion into the global capitalist economy relies on the tenuous and contested...