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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
.../reproductive labor. Second, this essay conceptualizes the net idols' production of cute culture as emotional labor and claims that the digital media economy has effectively expanded the practices through which value is extracted from women's unwaged labor far beyond the domestic sphere. Third, it demonstrates...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Francisco Benitez Using the hit movies Kailangan kita ( I Need You , 2002) and Milan (2004) as examples, this essay explores how Philippine commercial film mediates the affective and emotional labor required to maintain flows of out-migration, despite narrative trajectories that uphold a final...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., Japan, and South Korea gamble with the future of their younger population in order to secure their country's place in neoliberal globalization. Further, the introduction reviews pertinent literature on the developmental state, neoliberalism, affective/emotional labor, and postcapitalist politics...
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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 (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 519 service industry and creation of sentiment in the entertainment industry.11 Through affective labor, Hardt argues, capital turns human emotions and relations into part of the production process. Hardt holds that, along...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 February 2016
... city of Bangalore. The authors argue that the affective labor of call center agents is service work but that it takes the form of intimate labor provided at a distance. While intimacy implies a proximity that may be physical, corporeal, emotional, and/or geographical, the affective labor...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 179–203.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., this article illuminates how global geopolitics, uneven capitalist development, and transnational migration are entangled with intimacy, power, and emotions to shape intimate labor at a critical juncture of the changing global order. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 intimate labor military...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
... laborers, outside of the theater. Commodified Kinship and Emotional Wage Labor During the era of indoor stage koa-­a-­hi, actresses were recruited into troupes through a number of channels. A small minority were fans who joined...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
... a layered inscription of citizenship, loyalty, and labor via “the personal” formed the basic structure of meaning mobilized in identification documents. It traces the specific ways in which this emerged around practices and policies developed to monitor and control Chinese migration within the Burma-China...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 253–279.
Published: 01 February 2016
... for work, work for professional; we [Indonesians] work for life.” Japanese staff- ers as such were criticized for their poor performance of emotional labor. Utami said: [Japanese colleagues] work long hours but not generous with emotions...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 653–678.
Published: 01 November 2022
... , translated by Livingstone Rodney and Benton Gregor . London : Penguin . Nicholls Peter . 2009 . Modernisms: A Literary Guide . London : Palgrave Macmillan . Oh Jinseok , and Kahm Howard . 2018 . “ Selling Smiles: Emotional Labor and Labor-Management Relations...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... no emotional investment. Another student said that he finds emotional labor too difficult and gave up dating after one or two romantic relationships. They consider socializing as hard work that often does not yield return on investment. Cho ∣∣ Spec...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 205–230.
Published: 01 February 2016
... dancers are very much aware that once they have sex with their customers, the flow of gifts and money will likely diminish. Thus, the sexual labor in these transactions involves emotions and eroticism, similar to the affective and emotional labor...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... oneself. Zhou insists that he had no expectations, an attitude he attributes to emotional labor he conducted on himself. A manual like Harvard Girl Liu Yiting, on the other hand, is much more product oriented. As Terry Woronov puts it, the mother...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... to making that embryo into a baby? Much of the literature on caring labor focuses on the workers, often third world women who provide emotional, physical, and intellectual labor to fur- ther the comforts of first world individuals. In this article...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2023
... bring to mind another nocturnal scream narrated by labor sociologist Pun Ngai (2005). Pun worked and lived with migrant women in an electronics factory in southern China for a few months and witnessed firsthand the emotional anguish of some of her coworkers/research participants. The ways in which...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
... continue to do the necessary work of capitalism.48 Thus leisure is not the opposite of labor but its linch- pin. Little Saigon Radio entwines labor and leisure not only at the level of the economic but also of the emotional. The interarticulation...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 457–482.
Published: 01 May 2008
... hybridity, in particular, helps condition Americans to accept the atomized and flexible labor conditions required in a global economy. As critical theorists have argued, today’s cul- tural logics of transnational capital necessitate new worker...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 433–438.
Published: 01 August 2017
... the show. Silvio’s general argument proposes that we grasp specific affect and performance inside a changing labor market; performers and fans are ephemeral, historical, local collectivities engaged in social acts. Silvio’s preoccupation...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 155–177.
Published: 01 February 2016
... the focus of analytic efforts from cognitive aptitudes and emotional sensibilities to bodies. Sociologists of service work have conceived of the central task of service work as emotion work in which individual service workers perform labor...