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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
... to be analyzed historically as well as opened up through a continuous rethinking of Asia and the racialized relationship among nationality, state, and international orders. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Asian Boundaries, Documentary Regimes, and the Political Economy of the Personal Tina...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 561–591.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of PEPFAR. Building on literature concerning global humanitarian intervention, I argue that in Vietnam HIV/AIDS prevention and control operates within what I call an “economy of virtue,” the general form in which neoliberal technologies and logics are being incorporated as rational, technical, scientific...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs This essay analyzes how the digital media economy harnesses young people's search for meaningful work to develop new apparatuses and mechanisms of extracting value from activities that are not typically recognized as work. Drawing on interviews with net idols and an analysis...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Steve Choe Duke University Press 2007 Kim Ki-duk’s Cinema of Cruelty: Ethics and Spectatorship in the Global Economy Steve Choe The Ethical Question I first saw Kim Ki-duk’s sixth feature film, Address Unknown (Suchwiin bulmyeong; 2001...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 809–834.
Published: 01 November 2021
... resources, especially of the heavy industrial sort, available to China's socialist regime (Selden 1992 : 113, 121–25, 129–30, 134–35). Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 political economy PRC history socialist development state capitalism Cold War If someone publicly declares...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Taiwan Taiwanese Opera fandom women affective economy References Adrian Bonnie . 2003 . Framing the Bride: Globalizing Beauty and Romance in Taiwan's Bridal Industry . Berkeley : University of California Press . Bacon-Smith...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 551–579.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., national fantasy, and infantilized citizenship as ideological tropes that resolve the film's representation of prescribed feminine virtue, anxiety, melancholy, and maternal sacrifice. These discourses are constitutive of an invaginated visual economy that derives its conditions of possibility from...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... care affect commodities mothers What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Affective Economies of Consuming Surrogacy in India Sharmila Rudrappa Introduction “We are thirty-­two weeks pregnant and everything is going very well. We feel truly blessed...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 885–919.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., a tourist area, as an example to show how national cultural policy and global IPR overlap in the local economy. I also demonstrate how this history escapes Aihwa Ong's theorization of “exception,” as the related global and state interests converge not at areas of exception but at the heart of numerous local...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on cultural and socio-sexual relations among gendered and sexed publics in the Philippines, and how this is configured in a political economy that privileges Filipino masculinity as a “stabilizing term” in relation to a tripartite relation between “bisexual” men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 155–177.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of women flock to retail beauty counters where they consult with cosmetics sales agents about how to best enhance their appearance so as to ensure their place in the labor market. This research examines the workers of China's beauty economy through a case study of rural migrant cosmetics sales...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 661–688.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the symbolic reserve in the case of a Korean patriarch, Chŏng Chu-yŏng, whose death generates the myth of national genius. The preservation of the symbolic value that becomes possible through death as a meaning-making event is translated into the economy of the virtual that sustains the capitalist material...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Mun Young Cho How do recent transnational encounters in East Asia help us explore the condition of poverty amidst increasingly unpredictable global and national political economy? Against a backdrop of East Asian “postmiracle” times, this article sheds light on the precarity of South Korean...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2021
... levels. The article concludes that death and reanimation across media channels point to a new rhythmic temporal regime. Characters are now mortal but cannot die, doomed to become eternally wandering media‐mix zombies. The article relates this media economy linked to themes of death and animation...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 595–629.
Published: 01 August 2017
... and private affects and interests. The consequences of such transactions for both financial economies and desiring economies are risk, uncertainty, and insurance—formal and diegetic concerns that have come to dominate cultural production in India today. Reading markets as “affect-ed,” and affects...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Arve Hansen Abstract Vietnam's embrace of the Leninist-capitalist hybrid known as the socialist market economy has led to a number of food transformations. These include increasing food imports, heavy investment by powerful domestic and foreign actors in food production and retailing...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 February 2012
... “seen to speak.” This fact is then understood in terms of other developments in the global economy, and in reference to the specific history of electoral politics in the era of Thaksin Shinawatra. Populist Politics in Asian Networks: Positions for Rethinking the Question of Political Subjectivity...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 173–182.
Published: 01 February 2012
... economic value. By contextualizing ways in which Asia is commodified as a promise to the global future at the same time it is chastised as yet to be civilized for the market economy, the article urges the investigation of the history of financialization in Asia as a window of rethinking “global” history...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and historical particularities. We caution against addressing “neoliberalism” as a uniform project that signifies the retreat of government or the triumph of a global market economy that fetishizes the “free”; instead we call for more attention to the ways in which socialism is deeply, though unevenly, woven...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 497–526.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., and political economy, including those promoted by the state in earlier phases of socialism. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 “A Simple Exam to Guarantee the Future”: Promoting a “new life” (cuô.c sô´ng mó’l) by preventing HIV transmission from mother to fetus. Photo by Christina Schwenkel...