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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 2012 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Time discipline, self- management, and status in Vietnam. Photo by Christina Schwenkel Guest Editors’ Introduction: How Is Neoliberalism Good to Think Vietnam? How...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 733–758.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Alice Ming Wai Jim 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Urban Mediations in Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Notes on A Very Good City and Local Orientation Alice Ming Wai Jim Over the last decade, contemporary art in Hong Kong, informed by travel- (ing...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 87–113.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Sharon Hayashi; Anne McKnight 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Good-bye Kitty, Hello War: The Tactics of Spectacle and New Youth Movements in Urban Japan Sharon Hayashi and Anne McKnight Tokyo’s Miyashita Park is usually an oasis of scrubbiness in the semiotically...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 235–252.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Satoshi Ukai 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Translated by Thomas LaMarre The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions: For a “Critique of Terrorism” to Come Satoshi Ukai Terrorism—The Ultimate Political Concept Let me begin with Carl Schmitt’s The Concept...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 469–497.
Published: 01 August 2019
.... Based on ethnographic fieldwork among educationally channeled Chinese migrants in Tokyo, I show how the imaginaries that shape migrant projects are constituted by conflicting aspirations and desires. The mismatch between daily experiences and discursively informed perceptions of what constitutes a “good...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 895–906.
Published: 01 November 2021
... took part in conversations with Smith and Lanza at the International Symposium on Conjuring the Socialist Rural: Locality, Economy, and Imagination of Village Life in 1950s China, Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 16–18, 2019, which I co-organized with Rebecca Karl and Pang Laikwan. The Good...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 27–47.
Published: 01 February 2024
... to live a good life. In the current era, however, living electrically has also come to reflect a global sense of “cruel optimism” in which people become increasingly attached to certain understandings of what constitutes a good life that are unsustainable in the long run, and detrimental to their well...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 February 2024
..., and the search for the good life, eating out has become embedded in everyday life in late-socialist Hanoi. Ongoing food transformations are seeing many of these food practices move from the streets to air-conditioned restaurants. Based on eating ethnography, this article analyzes the boom in eating out...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 69–88.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Roberta Zavoretti Abstract This article explores how women of different class backgrounds contest the imperative to enter heteronormative marriage in urban China. While the state and the market propose marriage as the only path to the good life, these women describe it as a risky enterprise...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Jiazhi Fengjiang Abstract For ordinary people in late-socialist China, the good life seems to be singularly shaped: in the future and the elsewhere, it is oriented toward one's own well-being and the well-being of future generations. This article aims to open up discussion about the different...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 129–149.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Charlotte Bruckermann Abstract Faced with environmental degradation and atmospheric pollution, Chinese citizens increasingly envision the good life as a green life. Yet in cities and the countryside, understandings of environmental hardship and ecological redress diverge and at times even...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 151–170.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Elizabeth M. Elliott Abstract In rural lowland Laos, aspirations to a good life and visions of well-being are defined and impacted by the process of negotiating health. The state of sabai (well-being) situates the person in relation to their family, social, and spiritual worlds, and the associated...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 171–189.
Published: 01 February 2024
..., the state, and the market in their vision of the good life, and how aspirations to the good life extend beyond the local and the social to include the cosmopolitan and cosmological scales. fanzhangj@pku.edu.cn Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 performance good life cosmological...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 191–208.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Michael Kleinod-Freudenberg; Sypha Chanthavong Abstract This article approaches notions of a good life in Laos via the imaginary of the bangbot (literally: “hidden in the shade,” i.e., “invisible”), a benevolent forest spirit of high moral integrity. The bangbot live in observance of the monastic...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 209–216.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Li Zhang lizhang@ucdavis.edu Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 Since attending and speaking at the conference titled “The Good Life in Late-Socialist Asia: Aspirations, Politics, and Possibilities” at Bielefeld University in Germany in September 2019, I continue to ponder...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 89–105.
Published: 01 February 2024
... Suboi, Vietnam's “Queen of Rap,” is internationally renowned, and more and more young women are engaging in dancing on the streets. This article investigates the aspirations of female hip-hop practitioners in Vietnam's major cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. What does leading the good life mean...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 663–685.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Julia C. Bullock Duke University Press 2006 Fantasizing What Happens When the Goods Get Together: Female Homoeroticism as Literary Trope Julia C. Bullock In the 1960s a new generation of women writers exploded onto the Japanese literary scene...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 245–252.
Published: 01 February 2001
... skills they could do better in the market. In Shanxi, the daily newspaper Life of the City is produced by a former division-level cadre in the Gen- eral Office of the Taiyuan CCP Committee, and Good Friends comes from a publishing company started...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 83–107.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Richard Reitan In early twentieth-century Japan, educators, journalists, and government bureaucrats debated the “proper” roles for women in society. They approached this “woman problem” as a struggle between two competing moral ideals for women: the “good wife/wise mother” and the “new woman...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Minh T. N. Nguyen; Phill Wilcox; Jake Lin Abstract The emergent quest for the good life in rapidly transforming China, Laos, and Vietnam can only be understood as part of the political economy of late socialism. This special issue critically engages with the notion of the good life and its...