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positions (2022) 30 (3): 429–453.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Qian Zhu Abstract The idea of a “new village” first emerged in the years 1919–20 and was widely discussed by Chinese intellectuals, who advocated for its humanitarian and social justice purposes and its goal of constructing a new society. This article focuses on the new village movement in China...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and local activism, as well as long-term strategies for migrant rights or migrant integration. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 critical humanitarianism sex work human trafficking market governance transnational social movements Thailand References Agustín Laura...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 561–591.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is not a luxury,” wrote two critics, “but rather a scienti c, moral, and political necessity.”53 The legislation, and the humanitarian and technoscienti c discourses that complement it, illuminate a set of preoccupations that distinguish...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... by Western evangelical Christians that cared for special needs youth. In these homes, intimate reproductive and emotional labor practices that were inspired by first-world understandings of care “revalued” marginalized children and prepared them for middle-class lives abroad. The global humanitarian aid...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
...- cial political space. Critically reviewing this labor dispute opens a space for discussing performers endurance and maneuverability with regard to the particular categorization of labor that is at work. Approaching from a per- Yoon Artists or Slave Laborers? 313 formance studies perspective, I...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 633–644.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-Hsing . 2010 . Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialization . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Choo Hae Yeon . 2016 . Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Fassin Didier . 2011 . Humanitarian...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 893–918.
Published: 01 November 2023
... led to practices in participatory documentary‐making. Collectively, these efforts in archival practice and filmmaking give birth to an ethic of immediation in humanitarianism. Thailand's next generation is engaged in recalling memories of past state violence and questioning the present authoritarian...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 807–835.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Hundreds of thousands of orphans were left wandering the streets seeking food and shelter.” What began, then, as a militarized project renarrated as “humanitarian rescue” has become a global industry — what Borshay Liem calls a “business...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of athletes that used the Olympics platform to criticize China’s involvement in Sudan. US Olympic Committee chair- man Peter Ueberroth called Lomong “a terrific selection” and “a wonderful statement.”6 This article explores how the 2008 Beijing...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 205–214.
Published: 01 February 2005
... affairs of other states had already been trampled down by the wars of the 1990s—especially the “humanitarian” war against Serbia—and are now being annihilated by Pozzana and Russo After the Invasion of Iraq 207...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 347–374.
Published: 01 May 2009
... noting that Ciji has been practicing humanitarian services as a lawful civil association in Taiwan since the 1960s — nearly four decades before it “came out” as an NGO and before the term NGO and its counter­ part NPO (nonprofit organization...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 621–635.
Published: 01 August 2001
... relationship with Vietnam and the United States, forged in the context of the “American War,” is helping to reveal the painfully contradictory and layered position of postcolonial Korea. How can Vietnam, as a site of critical inquiry...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 301–321.
Published: 01 May 2022
... was chosen because Vietnamese newspaper articles reported that elementary schools in the commune had accepted children without birth certificates as a humanitarian effort. These children attend classes as “nonenrollment students” ( học gửi ), meaning that they are not included in student lists and do...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 743–784.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the preceding six decades of US foreign policy toward Korea, let alone US centrality to the “forgotten war,” these installations did nothing to fur- nish critical historical context, much less performatively to implicate them within a brutal history...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 685–712.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Ma Vang This essay examines the Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 1997 to critically engage with the context of the “secret war” in Laos (1961–75) and the “refugee question.” In doing so, it explores the ways in which the state deploys the concept of citizenship: first, as a validation...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
... hope, futurity, and life are naturalized as coextensive. The temporalization of hope, especially in relation to refugees, functions as a device that transforms refugees from objects of humanitarian care and concern to historical subjects...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 August 2023
... form of subimperial gaze. As war induces movement of soldiers and refugees, war forges contacts among empire, subempire, and neocolonial subjects, not only on the battlefield but also in refugee camps. Providing a corrective view to the overly humanitarian or legalistic approaches taken in some...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 675–705.
Published: 01 August 1998
... of global trade and economic expansion: modernization, in short, was critical in the picture of these port colonies that was painted for public consumption. Medical con- positions 6:3 Winter 1998 678...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 285–318.
Published: 01 May 2007
... blueprints of order” (54) and the “constant creation of civility” (55). Granting the indispensability of these institutions for regulat- ing political conflict and disorder, even granting their legitimate claims to radical humanitarianism...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... with a critical study of the structures impinging on Vietnamese real estate markets shows that seemingly bottom-up challenges to the state are in fact linked to much more top-down dynamics. The case of geomancy shows that analysis of individual actions must always pay attention to the way such actions are often...