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positions (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sylvia Nam Foregrounding the interconnections that fuel speculation in Phnom Penh, this article examines experiments by developers and investors who not only seek to bring built projects to the real estate market but also work to build markets by reconfiguring space. The staggering changes to Phnom...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 133–157.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Timothy Yun Hui Tsu This paper examines postwar Japanese experiences of kakyō , or “overseas Chinese,” focusing on three “sites”: the black market, Chinatown, and Kabukichō. It argues that Japanese society assigns to the Chinese immigrant community stereotypical meanings that reflect first...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 643–669.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Enrique Bonus Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Marking and Marketing ”Difference“: Filipino Oriental Stores in Southern California Enrique Bonus In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself -Frantz...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Giovanni Arrighi Duke University Press 2007 States, Markets, and Capitalism, East and West Giovanni Arrighi Writing in the mid-1960s, Geoffrey Barraclough contended that when the history of the first half of the twentieth century — which for most...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sex worker rights organization. These disparate cases illustrate the hierarchical dimensions through which sex-trafficking interventions operate while entertaining US antitrafficking curiosities in Thailand. The author argues that these US antitrafficking projects illustrate how global markets in mass...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... invested in their initiatives out of concern for future economic development. By the late 2000s, however, a new neoliberal youth subject came to dominate South Korea. Having internalized the ruthless competition on the labor market, these young people centered their lives on building “specs...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
... that were previously conceived as laying outside market logic. While the examination of the penetration of market exchange into intimate spheres of everyday life is not new, the author explains how, in the specific case of surrogacy, nuclear familial love and intimacy are possible only because of the market...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Allison Truitt The fight against inflation is a defining feature of neoliberalism and structural adjustment policies. Since the 1970s, inflation has been cast as a threat greater than unemployment because it destroys the pricing mechanism on which the flow of information in markets depends...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
... about the industrially produced commodity and its explosive value to “society” as such. The evidence of advanced Chinese advertising markets in the interwar years 1919–37 allows contemporary historians to see “society” or “the social” as it was first theorized, the social as the sine qua non...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Christina Schwenkel; Ann Marie Leshkowich The recent global economic crisis has called into question triumphalist narratives of neoliberal capitalism and its global uniformity. In this introduction to the special issue on Vietnam, we examine Vietnamese “market socialism” as a fertile site...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... with a critical study of the structures impinging on Vietnamese real estate markets shows that seemingly bottom-up challenges to the state are in fact linked to much more top-down dynamics. The case of geomancy shows that analysis of individual actions must always pay attention to the way such actions are often...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 529–558.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Melissa J. Pashigian This article concerns the ways in which the enumeration of in vitro fertilization (IVF) births emerges as a practice that is simultaneously associated with a socialist nationalist project and post- Ðổi mới market reform. It explores the brief history of and changes in the ways...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
... it has achieved global prominence — its economic growth and market privatization; and 2) that despite the classic Confucian language of China's own configuration of responsible global citizenship, its model does not merely reflect some essentialist concept of cultural China but rather lays bare...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2016
... the economic institutions that market the intimacies of affect, care, reproduction, and sex. These industries include surrogacy clinics, bridal photography studios, ecotourism sites, and among others, overseas call centers. The article maps the types of labor that intimate industries create, the types...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Xia Zhang In recent years, China's labor market deregulation and increasing unemployment and underemployment have hit Chinese youth particularly hard. How are Chinese urban youth responding to these new labor conditions? This article argues that they are not only creating new forms of work...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 February 2012
... for such spatial regularities has been the nation-state form, itself a predominantly spatial figure, and its capacity for modernizing transformation leading to the establishment of modern rationalities such as the liberal democratic polity, capital accumulation, and the self-regulating market, which would...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 173–182.
Published: 01 February 2012
... economic value. By contextualizing ways in which Asia is commodified as a promise to the global future at the same time it is chastised as yet to be civilized for the market economy, the article urges the investigation of the history of financialization in Asia as a window of rethinking “global” history...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Christina Schwenkel The shift to “market socialism” has brought rapid and profound changes to urban landscapes in Vietnam. Focusing on the fate of socialist architecture and urban design under contemporary urban redevelopment and renewal plans, this essay explores the transformation of Vinh City...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 473–493.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Nina Hien Through an often seemingly contradictory system of market socialism in Vietnam and specifically within the economic capital of Ho Chi Minh City, how may the ways in which people have been using photography and its practices since Ðổi mới (Renovation) elucidate modes of neoliberalism...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1127–1157.
Published: 01 November 2012
... to the condition of Chinese society in times of market economy and cultural commoditization. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 The Avant-­Garde Is Dead, Long Live the (Pop) Avant-­Garde! Critical Reconfigurations in Contemporary Chinese Theatre Rossella Ferrari The Avant-­Garde...