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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ryan Moran This article analyzes debates surrounding the creation of the post office–run kan’i seimei hoken (basic life insurance), or kanpo . Beginning in the 1890s and early 1900s, intellectuals concerned with the new discourse of the social problem, which referred to the problem of worker...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 595–629.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Nandini Bhattacharya In this essay the author traces the mobilization of vocabularies of risk, uncertainty, and insurance within private and public affective worlds in contemporary India, and their aesthetic forms as found in Indian film and literature today. Rituparno Ghosh's film Noukadubi (2011...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 525–549.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to insure not her life, but the life of her family in the province, and after she is raped and murdered toward the end of the film, she gets what she was saving and putting aside for — finan- cial security for her family through the life insurance...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 819–828.
Published: 01 August 2000
... was a private summer- house outside Kobe, the Niraku-d¯o of 1908, an eclectic mixture of Mughal and Hindu forms. His 1912 design for the Shin sect’s life insurance company in Kyoto has similarly eclectic features. The dome and the leaded, arched...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 473–493.
Published: 01 May 2012
... — by buying a life insurance policy. When I asked residents of Ho Chi Minh City to comment on the ad, many named the perfect fortune in the palm as the feature that drew their attention, rather than the insurance itself...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
... parts, such as liver and kidney, and even retinas and hearts. Then there is the threat of taking out a life insurance policy. In Minami, one recurring narrative trigger is the suicide attempt: Manda stops a person about to kill himself because...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 433–438.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Tani Barlow Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Editor’s Introduction Vanessa B. Ward’s “Rethinking Intellectual Life in Early Postwar Japan: Shis no Kagaku and Common Man’s Philosophy” opens this issue. In her essay Ward...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 37–66.
Published: 01 February 2006
.... The primary criteria that demarcated IMF homeless as deserving subjects and purangin as undeserving were the desire to work and the intention to rehabilitate toward a “normal” life. According to Mr. Yang, a middle manager deal...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 537–565.
Published: 01 May 1995
... in both political economics and its common Marxian critique by situating the capitalist social economy in a broader historical and ethnographic context: capitalism then appears as a logic of social life comparable to those logics...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., situations that offer little pension or medical insurance. Once injured or hospitalized, migrants can easily fall into poverty and have a hard time recovering from adversity (Cho 2009 ). Coming from poor families in rural Henan, both Mei and Guo received little education and had few options other than...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 August 2021
.... The registry then was not just a passive repository of legal record but an active and interactive institution, which took on an affective meaning for the families represented in it; just as they would care for and maintain family relations in real life, families managed their image as recorded in the registry...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
... attention to mundane requests, such as setting up social insurance accounts for certain individuals. Comparing his job in the village to his previous experience at the university in the city, Jiazhen jokingly said that in Qilinmen he lived a “chaotic life at the bottom of society.” Villagers were aware...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 457–482.
Published: 01 May 2008
... with hybrid Asian looks, for example, pose in ads to promote such commodities as clothes, cars, computers, and life insurance. What is interesting about this corporate deployment of multiraciality is its use of Asian hybridity to fuel...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 551–579.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in the Legislative Yuan (Hsu 2015 ; Kuan 2019 : 596–598). The pursuit of marriage equality in Taiwan represents a strategic reaction to the structural and societal discrimination faced by Taiwanese who pursue non-heteronormative life paths. As in marriage equality debates in other countries, LGBTQ activism...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 745–778.
Published: 01 August 1993
..., and educated in a British missionary school. I have lived half my life in the United States, equally divided between New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. The rest of my family is scattered in three continents. Every year, I spend time...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 421–457.
Published: 01 May 1999
... insight . . . a measure of the emptiness or fullness of human life”;3 and Liu Zaifu, who discusses “equating the aes- thetic with the essence of the human being. . . as that which embodies the Kaldis I Huang Jianxin’s Cuowei...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 680–710.
Published: 01 August 1994
... largely to formulae in liberal economic discourses that set boundaries on what the state could or could not do. This was to insure that the autonomous civil society moved smoothly into the field of eco- nomic processes, decreasing...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 253–279.
Published: 01 February 2016
... cohabita- tion and recognizes that the responsibility for elders has impeded women’s labor force participation. A long-­term care insurance (LTCI) program was implemented in 2000 to provide universalized elder care. The care regime...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and the collection of information relating to adjacent areas to insure the successful completion of the over-­all mission of the U.S. Forces in Korea to set up a democratic form of government.”7 But even after the US/United Nations establishment...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
... (“The Labor of Cute Xia Zhang (“One Life for Sale and Mark Driscoll (“Hyperneoliberalism reveals how neoliberal economies are making the worker’s subjectivity a privileged source of accumulation. All four articles showcase how employability...