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positions (2016) 24 (1): 97–127.
Published: 01 February 2016
... commercial volunteers. These forms of intimacy include cleaning animal feces as well as gaining physical proximity and even tactile contact. At first glance, commercial volunteerism at such sites appears to convey the idea of ethical capitalism, which Slavoj Žižek describes as “consumption for a cause...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 537–565.
Published: 01 May 1995
...William Pietz Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Capitalism and Perversion: Reflections on the Fetishism of Excess in the 1980s William Pietz Ross’s philosophy is, “We’re going to have a party, a very sophisticated...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Mark T. Berger Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Yellow Mythologies: The East Asian Miracle and Post-Cold War Capitalism Mark T. Berger Introduction: The Rise of East Asia and the End of the Cold War The end of the Cold War and the ensuing...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Aaron Stephen Moore In the 1930s, many Kyoto School philosophers as well as other intellectuals inquired into the nature of technology ( gijutsu ) amid the growth of heavy industrial capitalism, rapid mobilization for war, and the proliferation of technology throughout all areas of life. This essay...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Giovanni Arrighi Duke University Press 2007 States, Markets, and Capitalism, East and West Giovanni Arrighi Writing in the mid-1960s, Geoffrey Barraclough contended that when the history of the first half of the twentieth century — which for most...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Jon Solomon This essay presents a genealogy of the postcolonial/postimperial apparatus of area and charts its contemporary mutation in relation to the transition currently underway from industrial capitalism to bioinformatic capitalism. The restructuring of the university into a service industry...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Young Ji Lee This essay examines Maoist China and its deep engagement with local/global capitalism during the Cold War period. It analyzes how the socialist realist utopian images of self-reliant Dazhai, a model village in Shanxi, contributed to the domestic and international image of Maoist China...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 644–661.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Rajeswari Mohan Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Commentary Reflections on Migratory Discourses in the Age of Transnational Capital Rajeswari Mohan Yet it is gratifying that the bales of calico of the English bourgeoisie have in eight...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 241–257.
Published: 01 February 2003
... shores. Despite these biases, his insights have passed the test of time. See Fernand Braudel, La dynamique du capitalisme [The dynamics of capitalism] (Paris: Arthaud, 1985). 10 See Ashin Das Gupta and M. N. Pearson, India and the Indian Ocean, 1500–1800 (New...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 687–710.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Patrick Flores 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Catholic Capital: Consuming Manuel Ocampo Patrick Flores Art which challenges the existing order in its own name as art will find its inherent limit in absolute negativity. —Manuel Ocampo...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Tani Barlow; Brian Hammer Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction: War Capital Trauma The common agreement among the essays...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 69–104.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Jing Wang 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Culture as Leisure and Culture as Capital Jing Wang My goal in this essay is to track the new career of the old buzzword culture (wenhua) in post-1992 China. Deng Xiaoping’s 1992 Southern Excursion...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 351–387.
Published: 01 August 2018
... whose principle was the rational maximization of China’s “national capital.” It argues that the demographization of China’s population produced it as an economic factor, a biomass of “living capital,” which could be related to the problem of a national economy by means of an energistically conceived...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 145–158.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Sandro Mezzadra Global capitalism seems to have swept away all spatial limits to its expansion, making a simple definition of terms such as inside and outside problematic, to say the least. One of the fundamental problems we face today is that critical thought needs to forge concepts that are able...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 353–375.
Published: 01 May 2022
... bodies in the abstract as “body-capital” (discussed below). While we acknowledge that many children travel vast distances to attend school on a daily basis without crossing a border or boundary, we hope to show that the act of border crossing and the transborder habitus that exists in the region (Xu...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 307–342.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Tim Oakes Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Bathing in the Far Village: Globalization, Transnational Capital, and the Cultural Politics of Modernity in China Tim Oakes Bathing in the Far Village In the summer of 1996 I was browsing through a chic...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 633–644.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Saigon . Oakland : University of California Press . Harvey David . 1989 . The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change . Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell . Hoang Kimberly Kay . 2014 . “Flirting with Capital: Negotiating Perceptions of Pan-Asian...
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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 (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... interventions in response to global transformations and more specifically to the global logic of capitalism. The path-breaking works of Takeuchi Yoshimi and Wang Hui are especially thought provoking in this respect since they each wrote about Lu Xun to intervene in the politics of their times. More specifically...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
...—the authors trace the development of the Foxconn Technology Group as a case that demonstrates the aggressive nature of capital expansion in China and its impact on the lives of Chinese workers. While the Foxconn Group produces Apple products for the world's consumers, it simultaneously produces a new Chinese...