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positions (2022) 30 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of the year. This article examines key players in the demolitions, such as the chaierdai 拆二代 (rich-through-demolition), zhengfu 政府 (government), renmin 人民 (people), residents of the urban core, and evicted migrant workers. Looking at who benefits from the literal and metaphorical fruits of demolition reveals...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Mengqi Wang Abstract This article examines how local governments calculate and allocate compensation to displaced peasants in demolition-relocation projects, known as chaiqian 拆迁 (demolition and relocation projects), at the urban edge of eastern Nanjing. Based on twenty months of ethnographic...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
...” and urban practices, and their eradication from the landscape of urban memory. Visual spectacles of demolition thus signify new aesthetic and economic regimes that link capitalist redevelopment and redesign to the formation of modern, prosperous, and “civilized” cities and citizens. Copyright 2012 by Duke...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 619–640.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Tzu-Chi Ou Abstract In late 2017, a tragic fire in southern Beijing led to a massive eviction and demolition campaign that drove out tens of thousands of rural migrant workers in bleak winter weather. While the evictions were widely covered by the mass media, few analyses examined the gongyu 公寓...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
... on ethnographic data collected between 2016 and 2018 in Shanghai. Such “snail households” living in removable cargo containers and prefabricated metal shelters represent a submissive coping mechanism in response to demolition and eviction, to reduce living cost and stay put on the urban fringe. This article...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 August 2022
... migrants who flock to cities as precarious laborers. This extended photo essay uses an urban village renewal project in the southern city Guangzhou to analyze the politics of eviction, demolition, resistance, and gentrification in light of the region's shift from low-value to high-tech industries. When...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 595–617.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and into the venturing regime where individuals participate in the urban economy with their small investment and labor on the urban fringe. Under this lens, accelerated spatial temporality has become the major, if not the dominant, factor shaping their livelihood and experience: frequent, unpredictable demolition...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 455–477.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Power and the Right to the City amidst China's Emerging Urbanism .” Environment and Planning A 44 , no. 12 : 2801 – 16 . Rivers Matt , and Wang Serenitie . 2017 . “ Beijing Forces Migrant Workers from Their Homes in ‘Savage’ Demolitions .” CNN , December 9 . https...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
... to illuminate the unrecognized migrant struggles for survival and human dignity in the face of violent land grabs, ruthless evictions, forced demolitions, and sporadic protests. We have seen, for example, the emergence of new forms of political action among migrant workers as well as new forms of solidarity...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 677–708.
Published: 01 August 2023
... the blocks one could see prefabricated temporary workers’ housing characteristic of building sites, although no demolition, let alone construction work, had yet commenced. On one section of the compound wall that was still intact, an exhibition titled Happy Life Photo Exhibition ( Xingfu shenghuo...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 541–542.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a century of memories embedded in two alleyway neighborhoods destined for demolition. Her current book proj- ect, Utopian Ruins: A Memory Museum of the Mao Era, explores how memories of the 1950s to the 1970s are mediated through...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., Eden District” lies in the shadow of a brick factory and is anything but heavenly. Interspersed with flashbacks, the plot centers around the immi- nent demolition of the family’s home by the city government for the con- struction...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 2011
... and endings. Before he had even seen Still Life, Perry Anderson said that Jia Zhangke is the master of cinematic endings. The final scene of Still Life — ­walking in the clouds — ­is a masterstroke: atop ruins, a worker continues with demolition...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 623–648.
Published: 01 August 2023
... mélange. In the Face of Demolition contains the famous line, “All for one and one for all” ( yan yan wai ngo, ngo wai yan yan 人人為我,我為人人), which epitomizes the “Union Film Spirit” and the collective force of the lower class (G. Ng 2011 : 4); it also provides a moral maxim encouraging both strangers...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and Europe.14 What this ambivalent sort of “photographic preservation” — ­a preserva- tion that sometimes precedes and is complicit with the demolition of its object — ­shares with Liang’s documentary work is its status as architectural...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 2 Tong Lam, untitled (2015), from the series Where There Is No Room for Fiction . Light box. Prior to its urbanization in the 1980s, Xian Village was made up of picturesque farmlands and tranquil fishing ponds. After its partial demolition, the village began to look more like a scene More
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 379–410.
Published: 01 May 2005
... classes walked, as she did each day, through a neighborhood park. Since she had been walking this route since childhood, she was shocked to see a newly minted sign posted at the gates announcing the demolition of a section of the park to make way...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 431–450.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., it did not target the school near Dongcun. After all, half of Dongcun had already been leveled. Once demolition was complete, the enrollments at nearby schools would drop and become easier targets for redevelopment. I visited Fang's family again. This time, I congratulated Xi Xi on being able to stay...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 205–214.
Published: 01 February 2005
... of the previous forms of possible application of egalitarian politics to the state, is in fact manifested both by the hypertrophy of its military and repressive functions and apparatuses, and by the parallel demolition of its civil capacities...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
... caused by urban redevelopment, such as the demolition of an old town, the forced dislocation and relocation of its residents, and the struggle of the residents against these processes. Moon uses many of the film's shots to frame the scenic landscapes of Yaksa-dong with different cinematographic...
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