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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
... reenact the divide between Keynesian economics and monetarism that has structured twentieth-century approaches to economics. What both narratives leave unaddressed, however, is how price instability and monetary restructuring are understood within specific economic cultures. In Vietnam, many people rely...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
... should be men of learning, virtue and ability, must ensure that the community enjoys peace, order and security, leaving individuals free to pursue their affairs without undue governmental interference. In return, the people must impose their full trust and confidence in their rulers, and have cause...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 661–688.
Published: 01 August 2008
... capitalism and the nation-state and remains outside the symbolic order that constructs the masculine national body. Moribund masculinity counters what I call expenditure with reserve, as a symbolic structure in which masculine death always yields social and cultural meaning. I consider death that leaves...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 713–740.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and more the disembodied embodiments of a failed inheritance and disjointed temporality. The discontinuity between traditional past and modernized present was once obscured by the fantasy of corporate paternalism; and when this discontinuity is exposed, a disconcerting vacuum opens up, leaving the present...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 773–798.
Published: 01 November 2019
... by national discourses on modernization, peasants deidentify themselves by abandoning their officially recognized rural identity only to see that they are disidentified by the authority that rejects their urban citizenship. The double dispossession leaves them no way to identify themselves. To deradicalize...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of divided Korea. Nonetheless, the webtoon ultimately leaves the survival of North Korean others beyond the realm of the visible because their ordinary coexistence in the South is yet to be imagined. Redrawing the Division Lines? Surplus, Connectivity, and Remediation in the South Korean Webtoon Secretly...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 633–656.
Published: 01 August 2021
... discourses that treat marriage and parenthood as largely class- and gender-neutral institutions and presuppose a nuclear family model. Such uncritical approaches to marriage and parenthood leave the normative power of these systems intact even as they provisionally open to greater numbers of people...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 393–420.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the legitimate claims of Moros for secession/separation from the Philippines but also the feminist critique of military sexual violations against Moro women. Yet despite the controlling pro-peace discourse, the film features a series of fractures and discontinuities in narrative and characterization that leave...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 151–170.
Published: 01 February 2024
... practices have taken on increasing importance as new vulnerabilities and social struggles emerge in the late-socialist era. Traditional healers are rapidly disappearing while public biomedical health services have not yet fully evolved into a trusted alternative, leaving rural people in a healthcare gap...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 391–401.
Published: 01 May 1997
... secretly as I lay in my bed, or which are ghostly afterimages, effigies petrified between the tissue leaves of photo albums. Which have happened, which are wild imaginings? Which are yearnings on my part for memories greater, more colorful than my present existence...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2007
... is “Datsua ron” (“On Leaving Asia Behind,” 1885) by Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835 – 1901). 2 Fukuzawa’s short text has gained such notoriety that it stands to represent Westernization, as such, and even the policy of the whole Meiji period.3 Its content...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 531.
Published: 01 May 2000
...: I dream I am going toward a pier, and that I am about to take a boat across a river. The river separates two villages, and the boat is the only way to get to the other villageIsee that the boat is leaving and I hurry. But then I find my...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 165–179.
Published: 01 February 2004
... the slogan, but he does not hang it or post it anywhere; instead, he simply leaves it outside in a storm to let its ink fade, and then he folds the poster, now containing almost unrecognizable words, and keeps it around his waist...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 479–499.
Published: 01 August 2022
... . Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century . New York : Verso . Bach Jonathan . 2010 . “ ‘They Come In Peasants and Leave Citizens’: Urban Villages and the Making of Shenzhen, China .” Cultural Anthropology 25 , no. 3 : 421 – 58 . Choi Jingshan . 2006...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 237–262.
Published: 01 February 2014
... shopping bag I handed her a Tsing Tao and urged her to play on.   She sang about hitchhiking around the country, moons and lakes, home-­word-­honking geese, scholars who failed the examination. Men leaving for war; women...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 277–300.
Published: 01 May 2022
... figures (ILO 2013). Prior to the 1970s, overseas Indonesian migrants were mostly men, leaving to work in palm oil plantations in Malaysia. Increasingly there has been a feminization of transnational migration, and women now make up 76 percent of overseas migrants, working as domestic servants in Saudi...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 179–203.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Filipina migrant women working as club hostesses, migra- tion to South Korea was a “stepping up” experience that provided either their first opportunity to leave the poverty and insecurity of the Philippines or one additional opportunity...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
...” (dusheng zin both go no further than to deploy a simple rural/urban dichotomy, leaving other crucial geographical and spatial markers of difference largely unaccounted for. In the geography of imagination in reform China, these markers can...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 2011
... as a man carrying a long pole walks through the air on a steel cable between two destroyed buildings. The scene unfolds from Han Sanming’s perspec- tive as he and several other laborers leave town and head to Shanxi in search of work at the coal...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 171–219.
Published: 01 February 1997
..., geisha and shufjufu licensed as prostitutes were permitted to leave and to sleep off the premises as long as they had advance police approval. The Japanese colonial government issued council ordinances appointing...