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positions (2024) 32 (2): 371–398.
Published: 01 May 2024
... epistemological and practical chasm between two distinct concepts: housing rebuilding and home reconstruction. The former tends to reduce housing to an “empty” project/space to be filled with political and economic schemes (Harvey 2005 ; Caldeira and Holston 2005 ). Anthropologists, informed by the techno...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 333–355.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Chun Chun Ting Abstract In response to Sun Wanning's (2014) critique that individual desire for recognition has limited the political potential of migrant worker literature, this article looks to the Picun Literature Group at the Migrant Workers Home to examine the dynamic between the collective...
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Published: 01 August 2023
Figure 10 Half-demolished home, Tiantan Xili, December 2019. © Gerda Wielander. More
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 1 Photo of Xiao Hai in 2017, in the Migrant Workers Home library/reading room, holding a copy of Haizi's collected works. His hat says “Work hard play hard.” The white front cover of Howl in the Factory , his own collection of poetry, published in the unofficial Picun series, is visible More
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 2 Migrant Workers Home logo. More
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 1 Students painting the wall outside Migrant Workers Home, June 2019. Photograph by the author. More
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 2 Square dance at Migrant Workers Home, June 2019. Photograph by Jiahe Mei. More
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... needs children have been placed in foreign homes. This article highlights the efforts that take place in China to transform unwanted disabled and ill children into internationally desirable daughters and sons. I draw upon extensive ethnographic fieldwork in four medical foster homes in China run...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Figure 1 Photo of Xiao Hai in 2017, in the Migrant Workers Home library/reading room, holding a copy of Haizi's collected works. His hat says “Work hard play hard.” The white front cover of Howl in the Factory , his own collection of poetry, published in the unofficial Picun series, is visible...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 357–378.
Published: 01 May 2023
... theater scene introduced him to the labor NGO and community cultural center Migrant Workers Home in the urban village Picun in Beijing. Sakurai's collaborators suggested that the suburban village-in-the-city, populated by rural migrant workers, would be a performance venue that fit the Japanese director's...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Erik Harms This article situates localized Vietnamese practices of geomancy within the broader history of land-use right reforms in the postreform era. On the immediate level, geomancy appears to represent individualized attempts to reconstruct private homes and cultivate personal landscapes...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
... homecoming stories not only reconfigure the “refugee subjectivity” of Vietnamese diaspora but also recast Asian American studies in diasporic contexts by taking the aspirations and concerns of Vietnam seriously, although their journeys “home” are by no means patriotic returns but only temporary visits...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Yoon Sun Yang Yi Injik's Tears of Blood (1906) is the pioneering piece of “new fiction” ( sin sosŏl ). As many works of this male-authored genre revolve around women's conflicts regarding marriage, family, and home life, literary critics often condescendingly disregard them as domestic fiction...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
... for industrialization and road building, entailing relocation of villagers, has been understood by local villagers. Rumors of possible relocation (and compensation for existing homes) have often translated into the speedy building of rather absurd house extensions to maximize compensation. In response, village...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 167–174.
Published: 01 February 2015
... their explanatory texts. The MIT controversy opened our eyes not only to the destabilizing effect of knowledge production in the digital era but also the perils of participatory culture online. The 2006 debate also drove home the crisis about online publishing: materials published online are never going...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that young women did not uncritically embrace this logic. Rather, they insisted on using digital media to gain leverage in the labor market and improve their chances for upward social mobility. The essay concludes that, resonant with the ways in which women's unwaged labor in the home was instrumental...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
... travelers, these are short-term, semistructured “international experiences” beyond mere language training, and they are widely perceived as necessary for enhancing one's value and career prospects in the competitive job market back home. Based on an in-depth study of temporary Korean residents in Vancouver...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 643–653.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Anita Wen-Shin Chang Marking a notable achievement in Taiwanese cinema, Fishing Luck ( Deng dai fei yu ), the first feature narrative film set on Taiwan's Orchid Island, home to the Tao Aborigines, premiered in 2005 at the Twelfth Women Make Waves film festival in Taipei. It was also the first...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 May 2019
... socialist to globally commodified femininity, this essay unravels it as a complex cultural field of gender recoding, negotiation, and experimentation. Critiquing the “city” as an expanding network of consumer desires, Li’s urban cinema illustrates the dystopic imaginary of post-socialist home spaces...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 203–227.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of the future that had come with deindustrialization. Despite people's lack of expectations for the future, “hope,” which is most frequently conceptualized as an orientation toward a not‐yet, was a recurring theme there. This article argues that the form of hope most prevalent among people who lost their homes...