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positions (2024) 32 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 February 2024
... of capitalist actors in late-socialist foodscapes as cheap food is enabled by intensified animal slaughter and the deep structural inequalities produced by Vietnam's compressed capitalism. arve.hansen@sum.uio.no Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 street food consumption middle class...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... to be understood in terms of postcoloniality, that is, a complex relation between the colonial histories of Japan and England, domestic authoritarianism, and the productive imperatives of global capitalism. Reading novellas by Cho Se-hŭi and Goh Poh Seng, the essay shows how such texts foreground both the general...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 585–606.
Published: 01 August 1993
... ethnic diversity-all within a highly compressed space.’ Susan Stewart suggests that in the social space of the miniature, its diminutiveness does not correspond to a “reduction of significance” but is emblematic...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 705–733.
Published: 01 November 2022
... is slightly slouched, with her arms crossed. Her expressionless, downcast stare suggests a modest discomfort. Understandably so—she is bruised, swollen, and naked, save for the heavy compression bandages taped around her head and along her arms from shoulder to elbow and her legs from pelvis to thighs. Blue...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., deep saturation of consumer capitalism, and democratic consolidation have dramatically brightened the social-­political landscape, it appears. Lightness, however, is a play on perception. The “Daewoo Struggle” (Daewoo...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 457–482.
Published: 01 May 2008
... conceals the anxieties, fears, and other negative affects that express the harsh underside of transnational capitalism.2 Nowhere is this commercialization of emotion more obvious than in the marketing of multiculturalism and racial difference...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., and overworked. The fact that highly motivated young people end up having to beg for food is symptomatic of the cruel social costs accrued by the violently compressed process of economic development in postwar South Korea. positions...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 145–175.
Published: 01 February 2020
... thoughtlessly discarded by others with a public memorial is another. In Feidu (The Ruined Capital; 1996) (fig. 3), Yin staged such a memorial for the rapidly vanishing old Beijing, a nostalgic urban icon sentimentalized by its famed siheyuan (court- yard houses), seamlessly linked to their neighbors...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 667–686.
Published: 01 August 2004
... space. What characterizes Birth of a Star is its lack of optical, illusionistic depth. The foreground and background are compressed together, although the totality of this compression is rejected by the candy-colored bubbles...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 507–521.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to make real progress, they must first have time for themselves. If we were located in an industrial zone, the younger workers would participate much more actively. The enclosed factory and dormitory environment and the lack of freedom reduces individuals to atoms, compressing their living and mental...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 389–421.
Published: 01 May 2000
... children are caught up in transnational flows of human capital. Moreover,insofar as China adoption makes possible the formation of interracial families,these Internet discussions have become an important site from which to consider...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 37–66.
Published: 01 February 2006
... policy because the nation’s homeless were centered in the capital. During my fieldwork period, I acted not only as an anthropologist, but also as an assistant to the Seoul Commit- tee on Unemployment Issues, created in response to the crisis...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
... diegetic space: the shantytown population of good- natured neighbors living hand to mouth vs. the material reality of neoliberal capitalism, emblematized by high- rise buildings in the distance overshadowing the neighborhood ( g. 1). This econo- graphic duality in stasis is complicated by the politico...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
... University Press 2017 inter-Asian urbanism Phnom Penh speculation property References Appel Hannah . 2012 . “Offshore Work: Oil, Modularity, and the How of Capitalism in Equatorial Guinea.” American Ethnologist 39 , no. 4 : 692 – 709 . Barta Patrick . 2008 . “Tamed...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 February 2013
... that open up the conceptual and practical problems of imperial nationalism, Marxist historicism, and universality. The first part discusses Sŏ's early work on the contradictory character of the intellect under capitalism and his idealization of the laboring human. The second part addresses Sŏ's so-called...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 687–711.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the piece would perhaps make more sense when read in Sichuan dialect, or at least in Sichuan- accented Mandarin. This reinforces, largely unconsciously, that the text is oriented toward the viewer of earthquake coverage, rather than toward the victims of the earthquake; these differences compress...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 189–219.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of capital flows is a high priority. This would help relieve the compression of private consumption that comes with the massive swing to a current account sur- plus. Restoring capital flows can only be done by reactivating the econo...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
... make possible a sense that actions and passions in the tanka are both familiar and fresh in their compression and evocative play. In Kokinwakashû (Collection of Ancient and Modern Waka) 470, by Sosei, the first book in the five love sections...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 February 1996
... was inaugurating its new, hoped-for identity as a national tourist site. For over a year, village leaders had been constructing the “Tsug- aru Earth Village” (Tsugaru Clzuky~Mum), which sought to capitalize on the sacred mountain of Akakura...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 640–670.
Published: 01 August 1993
... of Korea so as to provide (a) a golden opportunity for the repenetration of Japanese capital on the one hand and (b) very little opportunity for Korean citizens to recover their wartime losses on the other. Indeed, the ROK government defined...