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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., and underground shelters that are marked by crowdedness, poor hygiene, and lack of legal recognition. And such negative perceptions of migrant dwellings in turn justify their forced demolition and eviction. Reported usage of cargo containers for migrant housing in Shanghai can be dated to the early 2000s...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Zhengzhou neglect government forced demolition progress class When Jenny 1 first asked me to come with her and her father to visit their farm, I said no. It was November 2015 in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province in the People's Republic of China (PRC), and I was far enough into what...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 August 2022
... from the imperial past but also appropriated political idioms and symbols from the socialist era for their cause. When the government claimed falsely that the number of households agreeing to the compensation package had reached the legal threshold for forced demolition of the entire village, resisting...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
... trajectories of state urbanization and economic development—that we have sought 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...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., chaiqian have attracted much media and scholarly attention as the most common cause of violent confrontations between citizens and the coalition of government and developers (Yu 2016 ). Most researchers analyze chaiqian as sites of resistance against forced demolition (Chuang 2014 ; Ho 2015 ); fewer...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 595–617.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., if not the dominant, factor shaping their livelihood and experience: frequent, unpredictable demolition of urban villages led by government-corporate coalitions for economic and political purposes is responsible for much of this spatial temporality. Many are forced to relocate their businesses and families time...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 455–477.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Shenjing . 2012 . “ Rethinking Social 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...
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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 (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... and demolition, urban renewal, and export-­oriented develop- ment are among the most formidable forces shaping social reality as well as literary forms; such aesthetic forms, however, are what give these forces vis- ibility. Thus, where the state...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 865–893.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of the Ürümqi riots of July 2009. Charged with separatism, he is currently serving a life sentence. 13 This incident took place on November 9, 2009, in Chengdu, with the death of entrepreneur Tang Fuzhen by self-immolation to protest local authorities and their forced demolition of the three-story...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... an ascendant West and an ostensibly ancient China. This concourse rests on the establishment of a certain equivalence between these two (and thus not necessarily “singular”) images; its rhetorical force rests on the fact that this equivalence...
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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 (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 (2005) 13 (1): 205–214.
Published: 01 February 2005
...- vidual states’ internal relationships; it is dominated by powerful destructive forces disintegrating civil functions within the states and by hypertrophic military functions. Both the sphere of politics and the state gravely risk being governed...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., similar forms of land appropria- tion have been carried out with great force, only now investors and specula- tors often collude with the state.14 Instead of blanket neoliberalism, power relations in Vietnam work like a bricolage of neoliberal...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., had also moved in with Erjie since her own house in a neighboring village had already been selected for demolition.23 While Erjie and her family despised those who opportunistically built extensions in the hope for higher compensation, those...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of the traditional activist-oriented Korean independent films and videos, including Kim Dong-won's seminal Sanggye-dong Olympics ( Sanggye-dong ollimp'ik , 1988), predicated on participatory engagement with the issues caused by urban redevelopment, such as the demolition of an old town, the forced dislocation...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 9–30.
Published: 01 February 2005
... are familiar with press descriptions of some of the search operations carried out by Task Force 121 and other special forces (including the Pak- istani Quick Reaction Force) to track down Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Mullah Muhammad Omar, Ayman al...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 235–265.
Published: 01 May 2021
... for social justice and redistribution are forever equated with forced labour camps and famine. 3 The Mongolian language contains a rich variety of proverbs, phrases, and words that describe education as a process of becoming human (Tumen- Ochir 2018). 4 In the early 1920s and 1930s in Mongolia, electricity...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and to arrange the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Korea, war instead “became an extended present.”1 Although China recalled all its forces from North Korea within half a decade, the United States to this day still stations 28,500 troops...