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Published: 01 February 2023
Figure 5 Work dissolves into care in ARIA . ©KOZUE AMANO/MAG Garden 2003. More
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 253–279.
Published: 01 February 2016
... shows that cultural values and social practices associated with care, such as familism and gendered division of care work, are subject to transformation under the influence of state intervention and transnational outsourcing. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 care work migrant worker...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in the larger literature on care work. Building from the scholarship on intimate labors, the author shows that surrogacy involves not just affective states of being; instead, surrogacy is a new form of value extraction that reaches deep into the body itself, commodifying aspects of life and the life force...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 February 2024
... possibilities that ordinary people have for shaping a good life, despite and within the restrictions caused by their limited possession of power or wealth. The exploration draws from my long-term ethnographic fieldwork on caogen gongyi 草根公益 (grassroots philanthropy) in southeast China. It shows that care...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 145–169.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., and that this work has largely been misread as what it purports to be: a kind of autobiography. Instead, Taiyô to tetsu is itself a reproduction schema for the project at its center: the careful correlation of Mishima the historical figure and Mishima as self-figured in his work. The theorizations of subjectivation...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 491–505.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in grassroots research work, tells four cautionary stories in order to expound on the question of the institutional cost induced by the “rural-urban dichotomy” and the fundamental systemic contradictions in China, as well as to discuss the rural reconstruction efforts that he has embarked on as an endeavor...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... to solve Japan's domestic and international problems. During this prior period of Miki's “world-historical questions,” he never offered any suggestions as to what these new universally valid principles might be and worked with a questioning attitude marked by extreme epistemological doubt. In addition...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 719–758.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the findings—conceptualizations whose plausibility arises not from the archive but from the historian's own historically situated sensibilities. This article identifies a deep orientation at work in an otherwise highly diverse set of scholarship on the early PRC. A research paradigm privileging the individual...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 August 2023
... on the battlefields and the neglect of the Vietnamese refugees living at the margins of South Korean society have been effaced from public memory. Through the work of selective memory, the “multicultural” South Korea presents itself yet again as a caring supporter of Vietnamese migrant wives. It is through...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 745–748.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., as Douglas Howland’s careful work has also demonstrated, requires taking seriously the interpretive possibilities of the European Enlightenment. And Yoshida introduces the basic tropes for Hanada. These include multiplici- ties, irresolvable...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
... by giving something personal, such as a smile, to customers with whom they have no personal relationship.48 In this issue, we use emotional labor to des- ignate the component of service and care work (both in the material mode, as well...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2016
... formalized. Some of the new intimate indus- tries that have sprung up in Asia in recent years are international marriage brokerages, Internet pornography businesses, overseas call centers, adoption centers, migrant care work training centers...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
... as a domestic worker when she was in her twenties. In Hong Kong she worked for three different Chinese employers, paid back her recruitment debts, and regularly sent remittances to her mother, who took care of her two children in Java. While working...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 469–493.
Published: 01 August 2021
... was often amazed that CGC caseworkers dared show their faces at large events dominated by foster parents and activists working in foster and adoptive care, 11 where panelists sometimes called out CGC workers in the audience: “Is anyone here from a CGC?” A brave volunteer might raise his hand...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of emotions in service and care work) into paid affective labor (the investment of subjectivity as the raw material of valorization).5 To develop my arguments, I divide the essay into three sections. In the first section, I...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 15–40.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., their communities are key constituents of globalized chains of care and marriages. Arlie Russell Hochschild ( 2000 ) created the term global care chain to describe the transfer of child-care work. The entrance of women into the workforce in rich countries contributes to the hiring of female immigrants...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 633–656.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., research consistently shows that it is women who do the majority of the care work, take on supportive roles, and make sacrifices within marriage, and that this is still the case in contemporary China (Shu, Zhu, and Zhang 2012 ) and Taiwan (Kuo 2014 ). The persistence of patriarchal ideals, combined...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 705–733.
Published: 01 November 2022
... caregivers: “One patient manager at Y Clinic described her job as ‘supplementing’ the surgeon's work ‘like his wife,’ ” while female nurses provide the “physical and emotional care-work, not only for patients, but also for surgeons” by giving “post-operative assurance to the surgeon that he has done a good...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2024
... ), care seems well suited to the work of linking personally with collectively oriented actions, both of which are foregrounded by late-socialist citizens. The term late socialism here is shorthand for the period that started with the three countries’ respective reforms at around the time when...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 151–170.
Published: 01 February 2024
... engendering enthusiasm among almost everyone to whom I spoke. Despite the pressure of the continual demand for their time and energy by people seeking care, the healers enjoyed their work and the associated social engagement. There was also an expectation of reciprocity through care provided in return, as I...