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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... University Press 2015 youth labor new generation spec generation education market manager mothers postcapitalist politics South Korea The Spec Generation Who Can’t Say “No”: Overeducated and Underemployed Youth in Contemporary South Korea Cho Hae-joang­ On a cold...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Sheila Miyoshi Jager Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 A Vision for the Future; or, Making Family History in Contemporary South Korea Sheila Miyoshi Jager In the bright hours of a cool April afternoon, a group of Seoul National...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Seunghan Paek This article explores community in contemporary South Korea's commercially saturated urban environments by investigating a recent government-run city improvement project in which the entanglement of institutional power and local commercial forces created a peculiar form of community...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 607–632.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Timothy Gitzen Abstract This article explores the limits of family in contemporary South Korea by simultaneously examining the discourses and practices of anti-LGBT protesters and the state alongside an ethnography of queer and HIV/AIDS activism. The author argues that the limits of family in Korea...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Nora Hui-Jung Kim Abstract This article revisits South Korea's mostly forgotten involvement in the Vietnam War and examines lingering effects of the war on South Korea's subimperial nation‐building in general and on its contemporary multicultural policies in particular. The Vietnam War served...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
...: Women, Talk, and Class in Contemporary South Korea . Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press . Abelmann Nancy Park So Jin Kim Hyunhee . 2009 . “College Rank and Neo-liberal Subjectivity in South Korea: The Burden of Self-Development.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 10 , no. 2...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 923–925.
Published: 01 November 2022
...-millennial South Korea. So-Rim Lee is the Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. Lee's research explores the politics of representation in contemporary South Korea from the intersection of performance studies, gender...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 529–539.
Published: 01 August 2003
... have been translating contemporary Korean women’s poetry for the past three years, and it has allowed me to build a link back to South Korea—a place of my childhood, a place I had to leave as a child. I looked out of the automatic sliding glass...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 305–328.
Published: 01 May 2008
... affective discourse is used to describe the relevance of Confucianism to contemporary South Korea, now accepted as a full-fledged member of the industrialized world. In other words, modern discourses tend to sentimen- talize Confucianism...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
... for their performances and everyday actions carried out and accu- mulated over time.2 In tracing these processes and unstitching the hastily sutured gaps that emerged during the dispute, the claim here becomes threefold. First, I argue that the self- refashioning of contemporary South Korea as a progressive...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
.... As Cho Hae-­joang highlights in her essay, the category of youth encom- passes several generations in contemporary South Korea. In other words, what makes it difficult to define the concept of youth in South Korea is that people in their thirties...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 377–407.
Published: 01 May 2022
... choices within low-cost destinations. At the same time, the shared histories of US empire and military occupation in South Korea and the Philippines add another dimension, informing contemporary social relations between South Korean migrants and Filipino locals. Following the Cold War, countries...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 15–40.
Published: 01 February 2023
... . “ The Troubled Category of Rural Bachelors in Contemporary South Korea .” PhD diss., University of California , Los Angeles . Lin John . 2016 . “ Designing for an Uncertain Future .” Architectural Design 86 , no. 4 : 72 – 77 . Lipton Michael . 1977 . Why the Poor Stay Poor: Urban...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2022
... ‘No’: Overeducated and Underemployed Youth in Contemporary South Korea .” positions 23 , no. 3 : 437 – 62 . Chu J. J. 1996 . “ Taiwan: A Fragmented ‘Middle’ Class in the Making .” In The New Rich in Asia: Mobile Phones, McDonalds, and Middle-Class Revolution , edited by Robison Richard...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
... in which we live.’ ”7 Similarly, discussions about labor movements in the contemporary history of South Korea illuminated how waging moral and symbolic claims and narratives has been a proven method for this activism.8 For example...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 863–892.
Published: 01 November 2023
... tourism and museum technology. In this respect, this article will first explore how this new trend of dark tourism using high-tech displays took in shape from the late 1980s, and how it has developed in contemporary South Korea, to see the way in which such immersive media technology has been aiding...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 179–203.
Published: 01 February 2016
...- ippines but with a small minority from the former Soviet Union. As club owner Maria lamented, the stigma of the camp towns, long associated with the sex industry and GI crimes, is not decreasing in contemporary South Korea but, rather...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
...). If those from the North are viewed as dangerous in contemporary South Korea, it is not only for geopo- litical reasons but also because they are deemed unsuited for an advanced capitalist economy.13 The superior gaze of the Southerners from the Cold War period has not so much disappeared as merged...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 85–110.
Published: 01 February 2022
...) Located in Cheonan, South Korea, the Tongnip Kinyŏmgwan 독립기념관 (Independence Hall of Korea) is a national museum designed to commemorate Korea's anticolonial resistance efforts and its independence from the Japanese Empire in 1945. 1 The decision to establish Independence Hall catalyzed in July 1982...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 555–584.
Published: 01 August 2003
...- tion between the two Koreas.7 Thissenseofnegativemodernityinformedthecentralpolitical-ideological dilemma of South Korea’s postcolonial consciousness: Korea’s colonial expe- rience as the epicenter of the contemporary ideological, social...