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positions (2016) 24 (1): 179–203.
Published: 01 February 2016
... GIs as powerful agents and of migrant club hostesses as trafficked victims, the author highlights their shared conditions of “indentured mobility” as constrained subjects bound by migrant labor contracts in their quest for mobility. Revisiting the persisting power asymmetry between US GIs and migrant...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... working class, the majority of whom are young migrant laborers. The authors claim that in China the state played a significant role in accelerating global capital accumulation. The authors hope to make sense of the way that a state-capital alliance is shaping a new form of labor recruitment and labor use...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
... contradictory relationship that they have with acts of performing beyond the existing categories of migrant labor. Furthermore, the sympathetic discourse capitalizes on hypervisibility of blackness, through which the artists’ suffering becomes a spectacle. This article suggests consideration of the concept...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 551–579.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the feminization of migrant labor in global capitalism. The invaginated visual economy inserts itself in the womb of the global economy through the production of transnational imaginaries, which in turn contradict not only the actual experience of warm-body export but also the worldwide solidarity movement among...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Reuben Ramas Cañete The understanding of male sexual labor commodification in Philippine realist film has often been linked exclusively to economic and political determinations associated with authoritarianism and migrant labor from the 1980s to the 1990s. Little discussion has been focused...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 253–279.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and care recipients pose challenges to the performance of affective labor, which requires physical proximity and the production of affect.1 Many employers prefer to hire migrant workers for the benefits of status hierarchy and labor subordination...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
... migrants in Northeast China, whose labor is no longer demanded in Korea’s neoliberal restructuring processes and who try their luck in China’s uncertain but fast-growing economy. In Seotap, a Korean migrant enclave in Shenyang, South Korean sojourners, who mostly engage in the unstable service sector, have...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
... 670 ing more than one message. First, in denouncing the state government for arresting the MTU leader, he mobilized Korea’s own history of labor migra- tion and its shared experience with migrant workers currently residing...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 237–262.
Published: 01 February 2014
... declaration of independence. Leong reverses the trajectory of the Chinese proverb “Bie you dong tian” (“Another world lies beyond”) to reveal racial and social stratification and remember migrant laborers on both sides of the Pacific. In other words...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 297–332.
Published: 01 May 2019
... imprint, by self-reflexively implicating the voyeuristic penetration of media surveillance into the lives of the socially marginal to comment on desensitized apathy toward the abuse of migrant workers and the disparities of inter-Asian labor migration in Singapore. Copyright 2019 Duke University Press...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
... at migrant women’s intimate re/productive contributions to these three “inti- mate industries”? Their reproductive labor in each sector, I argue below, is obtained at low cost or no cost because of the type of activity and the way in which...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 155–177.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of women flock to retail beauty counters where they consult with cosmetics sales agents about how to best enhance their appearance so as to ensure their place in the labor market. This research examines the workers of China's beauty economy through a case study of rural migrant cosmetics sales...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 August 2014
... for most social services, and they tend to be treated by the local urbanites as “second-­class citizens” .7 Migrant laborers have thus become a “new lumpen proletariat,” forming a stark contrast to the new urban bourgeois...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 653–666.
Published: 01 August 1999
.... Movements of finance capital across borders are remarkably fast compared with movements of people as labor migrants or immigrants. The differen- tial rate of such flows, combined with spatial unevenness and differenti- ation, and further...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Minwoo Jung South Korea's economic restructuring following the 1997–98 Asian financial crisis increased deregulation, privatization, and labor flexibility, creating new forms of social precarity. This article examines this precarity to rethink the relationship between macrolevel social changes...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 505–509.
Published: 01 August 2002
... story, reflects in homely detail on the mutability of virtue. Set in the Mongolian grasslands and the migrant labor markets of the Tokyo metropolis—our own worlds, by any extension—Zhang says that we, too, are required to choose what we cannot...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 229–258.
Published: 01 February 2008
.... In the case of the widow ghosts, migrant laborers who had died suddenly and without any apparent precipitating cause (what scientists called Nocturnal Sudden Death Syndrome) were said to have been con- sumed by rapacious female specters...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and include some well- to-do and highly educated urban professionals and businesspeople, but once in their place of destination, all are marked by the stereotype of the migrant as a rural, poor, lower-class laborer, lacking in suzhi. And, to take...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2011
... contradictions. Viewers of this cinema, particularly the overseas migrants and diasporic subjects who desire linkage with their homeland, apprehend and labor through images to both consume and create their narratives of subjection...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 731–762.
Published: 01 August 1999
...- trayed in DDLJ (and categorized as such by the Indian government) with the circumstances negotiated by other diasporic peoples, such as working- class immigrants, migrant laborers, political and economic refugees, and exiles. In fact...