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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
... that debuted in the 1990s has dramatically affected the milieu in which area studies are practiced. The key to understanding this dramatic change is to be found in the articulation of financialization, bioinformatic technologies, and population management. The creation of an intrinsic link between value...
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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 (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 (2017) 25 (1): 223–248.
Published: 01 February 2017
... communities overseen by the haveli 's amir (overlord) dissipated with the declining financial and social powers of the Mughal emperor, and India's many regents and noblemen. Since the mid-twentieth century, havelis largely populate the nation's landscape as heritage sites or decaying buildings parceled out...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 713–740.
Published: 01 August 2009
... because he figures financial hardship but also, and more importantly, because he indexes a profound ideological crisis in which the sustaining fictions of the chaebôl , often referred to as “Confucian capitalism,” reveal themselves as always already unraveled. Because of the nationalist orientation...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Minwoo Jung South Korea's economic restructuring following the 1997–98 Asian financial crisis increased deregulation, privatization, and labor flexibility, creating new forms of social precarity. This article examines this precarity to rethink the relationship between macrolevel social changes...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 525–549.
Published: 01 May 2011
... context. The ideological acts of the female protagonists, with their own depictions of risk perception and risk management, allow the characters' adaptation to the quicksand conditions of their fluctuating financial affairs. Issues on tourism, prostitution, labor flexibility, and the social practices...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 595–625.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Ken MacLean This essay examines the ongoing “fight against corruption” in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The PMU-18 scandal (ca. 2005–2007), the country's largest to date, is featured as a way to explore how different initiatives to audit the financial-moral practices of officials at all levels...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... By 2007, Vietnam was heralded as an “emerging market,” propelled by foreign investment and export-led growth. Yet inflation was widely attributed to “fiscal indiscipline” by officials with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other multilateral financial institutions. Vietnamese public intellectuals...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
... tactics of policing protest initiated in 2000, in the still-churning wake of the financial crisis, actively reprogrammed social memory, dramatizing a Korea of democracy and free markets. The analysis reveals the complex entanglement of biopolitics and sovereignty: the administration of neoliberal subjects...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 49–58.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Zhou Kui Online patriotism in China evolved into a broad sociopolitical phenomenon from 2003 to 2006. Although this was a period during which Sino-Japanese economic and financial relations deepened and diversified considerably, national sensitivities and historical memory remained at the forefront...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Cho Hae-joang The financial crisis of 1997 and the concomitant economic recession have transformed South Korean society at breakneck speed. Highly motivated and adventurous youth, whom the media called the “new generation,” played a crucial role in revitalizing the economy. The state and industry...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 205–230.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Chaitanya Lakkimsetti Recent debates around bar dancing in Mumbai shed light on the connection between class, space, and intimate labor in a global city. Dance bars emerged as morally suspect spaces alongside the decline of Mumbai as an industrial city and its development as a global financial...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with the financial support of his wife and family; and Chen Yan, a fifty-one-year-old “housewife” from Sichuan Province who is the only female Mao impersonator in China. Zhang's coverage of her life both onstage and off parallels a television interview with her that reveals the personal struggle she has with her...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 773–798.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the nonidentity, postsocialist ideologies invent a middle-class dream, attempting to reshape migrant workers into a “working class” misidentified with a class image beyond its financial reach as well as social function. It thus disunites the working class by throwing migrant workers into constant search...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 August 2021
... not belong in families.” This article examines the informal, familial, financial, and social means people use to solve what might be called “family problems” when formal legal assistance is foreclosed. Operating as alternatives to the legal system, these strategies nevertheless are structured directly...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 189–219.
Published: 01 February 2008
... themselves perfectly to the vocabulary of trauma: the financial crises that afflicted East and Southeast Asia that were triggered by the assault on the Thai baht by currency specu- lators almost eleven years ago, on May 14 – 15, 1997. I conclude...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 541–554.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... But the East Asian financial crisis of 1997 and those that have followed reveal the disjunc- ture between word and deed, promise and fulfilment, stated intentions and consequences. As a result new forms of resistance have begun to emerge...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., or reproductive services. Brokers who work to recruit, promote, and facilitate access to intimate services of various sorts, and who are among the main financial beneficiaries of these industries, have begun to receive critical scholarly attention...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
... status or financial capital, which Cañete ❘ The Macho Machine 349 is then spent upon both his personal improvement as a desirable male, and upon his family; the babae serves to explicitly stabilize the sexual identity...