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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Young Ji Lee This essay examines Maoist China and its deep engagement with local/global capitalism during the Cold War period. It analyzes how the socialist realist utopian images of self-reliant Dazhai, a model village in Shanxi, contributed to the domestic and international image of Maoist China...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 145–158.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Sandro Mezzadra Global capitalism seems to have swept away all spatial limits to its expansion, making a simple definition of terms such as inside and outside problematic, to say the least. One of the fundamental problems we face today is that critical thought needs to forge concepts that are able...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 307–342.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Tim Oakes Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Bathing in the Far Village: Globalization, Transnational Capital, and the Cultural Politics of Modernity in China Tim Oakes Bathing in the Far Village In the summer of 1996 I was browsing through a chic...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
... discussed below, women are paid formal wages only as domestic workers. Yet focusing on the intersections between these sectors illustrates the critical ongoing significance of global and regional class hierarchies and the intersections of gender, race, and nationality within the context of global capitalism...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... interventions in response to global transformations and more specifically to the global logic of capitalism. The path-breaking works of Takeuchi Yoshimi and Wang Hui are especially thought provoking in this respect since they each wrote about Lu Xun to intervene in the politics of their times. More specifically...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... working class, the majority of whom are young migrant laborers. The authors claim that in China the state played a significant role in accelerating global capital accumulation. The authors hope to make sense of the way that a state-capital alliance is shaping a new form of labor recruitment and labor use...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 551–579.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the feminization of migrant labor in global capitalism. The invaginated visual economy inserts itself in the womb of the global economy through the production of transnational imaginaries, which in turn contradict not only the actual experience of warm-body export but also the worldwide solidarity movement among...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 617–625.
Published: 01 August 2011
... different horizons to Chinese cultural studies in the era of global capitalism. I hope that this collective experiment into each other's territory will break ground for similar dialogues in the future, as such mutual experiments enrich our critical perspectives in an increasingly globalized world...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 693–716.
Published: 01 November 2017
... imaginations of global capitalism. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 travel urban form mobility Chinatown Cold War Asia References AlSayyad Nezar . 1992 . Forms of Dominance on the Architecture and Urbanism of the Colonial Enterprise . Aldershot, UK : Avebury...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... industry's presence in China has allowed government authorities to outsource intimate labor to highly resourced foreign groups that are motivated by their own child-saving agendas. This case study illustrates the ethical and material complexities that link commodified processes of global capitalism...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 661–688.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the empire itself. This sentiment alludes to the grim anticipation of disintegration that Hyundai has been facing since the currency crisis of 1997. Cho˘ng simply could not read the changes in the global and local economy of late capitalism...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 671–706.
Published: 01 August 2011
... is to imagine how this radical emancipatory will can be given a new expression in the forthcoming crisis of global capitalism. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Revolutionary Terror from Robespierre to Mao Slavoj Žižek “What Do You Want?” In his Logique des mondes...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... to be understood in terms of postcoloniality, that is, a complex relation between the colonial histories of Japan and England, domestic authoritarianism, and the productive imperatives of global capitalism. Reading novellas by Cho Se-hŭi and Goh Poh Seng, the essay shows how such texts foreground both the general...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Christina Schwenkel; Ann Marie Leshkowich The recent global economic crisis has called into question triumphalist narratives of neoliberal capitalism and its global uniformity. In this introduction to the special issue on Vietnam, we examine Vietnamese “market socialism” as a fertile site...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
... , May 21 . An Sŏg’yŏng . 1931 . “Kadu p’unggyŏng: T’ŏlsidae” (“The Scenery on the Streets: The Age of Fur”) . Chosŏn ilbo , November 24 . Antonio Robert J. Bonanno Alessandro . 2000 . “ A New Global Capitalism? From ‘Americanism and Fordism’ to ‘Americanization...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 885–910.
Published: 01 August 2012
... this so-called third world country up to speed with pop trends, Idol reveals the neocolonial processes and the culturalist terms under which global modernity is engendered in late capitalism. The author contends that global mass media — seen as free flowing, immaterial, and unbounded — reinforces...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of neoliberal economic man and cultural governance, we intend to read the merchant stories as instances of “glocalization” of neoliberal economic man and demonstrate that the “translation” of the global logic of capitalism to suit local conditions is by no means a neat and tidy task. Our analysis proceeds...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 205–230.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and entertainment capital. For a brief period, women bar dancers were able to make a living in the peripheral spaces that opened up during Mumbai's transformation into a global city, but their livelihoods were undercut when they were banned in 2005 as a “moral threat” to the city. The author argues that central...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs The departure point for this introduction is the proposition that youth unemployment and underemployment are not social anomalies, but they are the new faces of labor for youth in East Asia. This introductory essay argues that a global crisis in capitalism that began in the early...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 377–407.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Carolyn Areum Choi Abstract The pursuit of overseas English language education by South Korean youth has resulted in a hierarchy of educational destinations, with migrants studying English in the Global North attaining higher cultural capital compared to those learning English in the Global South...