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positions (2021) 29 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva This article introduces the house of mirrors as an analytical device with the aim of cracking open binary comparative work. It offers close readings of debates regarding US colonialism among Puerto Rican intellectuals and politicians at two distinct historical moments...
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Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 2 Villagers helping with house building. Photograph by Yun Tang. More
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Published: 01 February 2023
Figure 1 The road scene in Part-Timer, Buy a House , 2010. More
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Minhua Ling Abstract China's escalated infrastructural building and real estate development have gradually erased urban villages and reduced affordable living space for rural-to-urban migrants. This article showcases the emerging practice of container housing among low-income migrants, based...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 371–398.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Figure 2 Villagers helping with house building. Photograph by Yun Tang. ...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... existed in the advanced West — that rational design will make rational societies without superfluousness. The commercial downtown and successful public housing jointly become the embodiment of a uniform urban space of physical perfectibility. An important part of the emergence of Singapore contemporary...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
... aid, technology, and urban planning expertise. A primary focus of urban reconstruction was Quang Trung communal housing, consisting of eighteen hundred apartments and dormitories in five-story buildings that housed more than eight thousand residents, mainly workers and veterans in need of housing...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 619–640.
Published: 01 August 2022
... (apartment complex), a low-rent housing complex where the fire broke out. Based on fieldwork in Beijing's northern fringe, this article examines the spatial transformation of residences from cramped one-story farmhouses to gongyu and how it signals the social stratification of migrant tenants. The emergence...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
... the discourse of normalcy surrounding former comfort women who must endlessly negotiate with the social regulations of womanhood. Bodily desires are emphatically configured in Byun's film even in standard interview scenes, and the architectural setting of the former comfort women's residence (the House...
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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 (2): 231–257.
Published: 01 May 2015
... unrepresented in Japanese literature, not least because they were still so new. This was the space of the danchi , enormous apartment complexes designed to house thousands of people and essentially comprising self-contained “new towns” built on the outskirts of Japan's rapidly growing cities during the high...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 223–248.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Priya Jaikumar The vernacular architectural style of the haveli in India is defined by social historian Sarah Tillotson as a “distinguishable type of inward looking courtyard house” prevalent in precolonial North India. Havelis lost their ability to function as efficient domiciles with the decline...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 789–814.
Published: 01 November 2020
... were more than devices to suppress political dissent. Instead, reformatories played productive functions for the Guomindang state. First, reformatories’ in-house magazines conjured up an anticommunist figure of the Communist that combined the excesses of urban capitalism and the residues of China’s...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 455–477.
Published: 01 August 2022
.... Since most have had their agricultural land requisitioned for urban construction, they instead build multiple extensions to their houses to rent to rural migrants seeking cheap accommodation. In some cases, village populations have increased tenfold as migrants have flooded in, causing cramped...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... social precarity in a highly unequal and rapidly changing urban environment. Many young domestic migrants who moved to the Seoul metropolitan area are precarious workers and vulnerable tenants in emerging forms of substandard housing. Their attempts to reconcile the idealized notion of home...
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Published: 01 August 2023
Figures 2 (top) and 3 (bottom) Cast out from the family, Anna, on the street corner, looks back to the house to say farewell to her daughter at last sight. Courtesy of Television Broadcasts Limited. More
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 635–659.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., rural-­urban inequality for the environment, health, and everyday experiences will be discussed. Everyday Hygiene Ayi was always concerned that her house would seem dirty (meji in Shang dialect) to me. The usual phrase she employed while I...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
... installed a land lease market, through which city governments can lease out a parcel of land for for-profit real estate development and keep the rent as revenue. Since the state privatized housing in the cities in the 1990s, soaring property values have made real estate the leading economic sector for many...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 429–453.
Published: 01 August 2022
...’ housing project, Pudong laogong xincun 浦东劳工新村 (the Pudong Workers New Village), which was built in 1926 by YMCA Shanghai. The zhonghuamingguozhengfu 中华民国国民政府 (Nationalist Government of the Republic of China) 2 embraced the worker village as the exemplar of the ongoing “national construction movement...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... of the old one by clearances and rebuildings. Looking down from one of the old towers upon the sea of houses, we perceive in this petrification of a historic being the exact epoch that marks the end of organic growth and the beginning...