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positions (2002) 10 (3): 695–727.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Andrew F. Jones 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Child As History in Republican China: A Discourse on Development Andrew F. Jones Development is a hard imperative. —Deng Xiaoping Something of the semicolonial predicament faced by scholars...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 469–493.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Kathryn E. Goldfarb Abstract This article explores the legal norms and regulatory mechanisms in Japan that structure child welfare placement decisions, focusing specifically on the legal category of “parental rights.” It is suggested that the ways child welfare officers and caregivers understand...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 9–34.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Malcolm Thompson Abstract This article argues that the origins of the one-child policy beginning in 1980 in China, and its development into the current system of “comprehensive population management,” are to be found not in any unfolding of a statist or authoritarian logic, or within the parameters...
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Published: 01 February 2022
Figure 3 Mother and child with Dakko-chan doll. Courtesy of LIFE Photo Collection. More
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 497–526.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the transnational movement of children reflect both broader neoliberal ideologies of family and selfhood and late socialist anxieties about class differentiation. Child welfare professionals, the media, and casual observers in Ho Chi Minh City explain rising adoption rates as due to the desperation, ignorance...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
... the ways in which commissioning parents construct relations with the anonymous egg donor—the genetic parent of the child—as well as with the child conceived through egg donation, in-vitro fertilization, and gestational surrogacy, focusing especially on how doctors and commissioning parents understand...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... gaige, which aims to cultivate well-rounded individuals with a spirit of innovation. The first story I will analyze concerns a teenager, an achieving student, who murdered his own mother. The second concerns a father, a factory worker, who transformed his disabled daughter into a genius child. While...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the frame of second-generation survivorship in order to better reveal the ways in which his narratives contribute to understandings of the Battle of Okinawa and its ongoing effects on survivors. It is Medoruma's experience as the child, grandchild, and relative of numerous survivors of the Battle of Okinawa...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... industry's presence in China has allowed government authorities to outsource intimate labor to highly resourced foreign groups that are motivated by their own child-saving agendas. This case study illustrates the ethical and material complexities that link commodified processes of global capitalism...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 307–334.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and tableaux that composes the film's narrative, a spatio-temporal “world” of stories, ideas, and subjects capable of giving rise to the idea of a collectivity whose existence is built upon nothing less than fighting against what the homeless child subjects of the film face daily: the punishing dialectics...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2011
... concern over the “missing” girl child have been associated with the spread of antenatal technologies such as ultrasound testing during pregnancy and their surreptitious use for sex determination and the selective abortion of female fetuses, which is banned by Indian law. This essay attempts to set up...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Josephine Chuen-juei Ho Since the lifting of martial law in 1987, Taiwan has prided itself on steady progress toward liberal democracy with an ever-broadening understanding of human rights that now allegedly includes the rights of gays and lesbians. Yet at the same time, under the child-protection...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 277–300.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Harriot Beazley; Jessica Ball Abstract This article contributes to debates about the temporal and affective implications of migration in Southeast Asia by presenting child-focused research concerned with children in rural Lombok, Indonesia, who have been “left behind” by their transnational...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that the figure of the stateless child challenges state logics of immigration control in two ways. First, born in Malaysia but without proper identity documentation or legal status from any nation, stateless youth in the study were “deportable to nowhere.” Second, Malaysian immigration control inadvertently...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 389–421.
Published: 01 May 2000
... race and class must always be constructed for the child,even when they go unmarked. In constructing a race identity for a child who may not be racially identified with the parent,this process is made much more explicit. The object...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 551–579.
Published: 01 August 2021
... faced by LGBT families at the time, including the inability of the nonbirth or nonbiological parent to enjoy any legal parental rights vis-à-vis a co-parented child. Although the coalition campaign advanced the cause of family equality, it did so in the name of marriage equality, the narrower legal...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 581–606.
Published: 01 August 2021
... a family within the society. In any given address there will only be one Suzuki household or one Oshima household. Shared household surname and permanent domicile help the government keep track of people. No koseki can have more than one surname, so by making the request to have the child named as his...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 467–499.
Published: 01 August 1994
... (jukenbenkyG), is distracted by sexual desire. His mother, who has assumed the normative role of a kyOiku mama (“education mother,” who monitors and encourages her child’s studies), notices the distraction and worries that it will obstruct...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 453–468.
Published: 01 August 2021
...: for instance, military regulations, child welfare policies, and laws regulating assisted reproductive technology use. 2 The special issue treats legal and bureaucratic institutions as regulatory processes that adapt flexibly to different contexts while retaining a coherence that enables them to forge...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 August 2021
... involve one parent taking their own child/ren and restricting access to the other “left-behind” parent, often for many years. These can be international abductions, involving one parent taking their child across international borders into Japan, or domestic abductions, involving one parent removing...