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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
...EuyRyung Jun In this article, the author discusses how South Korean migrant advocacy that has emerged since the mid-1990s relied on mobilizing the moral responsibility of local civil society and the state on the dehumanizing conditions of foreign workers—most of whom are from China, Southeast Asia...
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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. References Acharya Amitav...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 333–355.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Chun Chun Ting Abstract In response to Sun Wanning's (2014) critique that individual desire for recognition has limited the political potential of migrant worker literature, this article looks to the Picun Literature Group at the Migrant Workers Home to examine the dynamic between the collective...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Wanning Sun Abstract Many migrant workers in China are widely reported to experience difficulty in finding a conjugal partner or maintaining conjugal intimacy. Despite this widely shared perception, firsthand data about the love lives of migrant workers are hard to access. Yet, to have...
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 2 Migrant Workers Home logo. More
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 253–279.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and care deficit, Taiwan and Japan have nevertheless adopted divergent approaches to recruiting and training migrant care workers (“deferential surrogates” vs. “professional others”). This comparison demonstrates national diversity in the intersecting formation of care regime and migration regime. It also...
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 1 Photo of Xiao Hai in 2017, in the Migrant Workers Home library/reading room, holding a copy of Haizi's collected works. His hat says “Work hard play hard.” The white front cover of Howl in the Factory , his own collection of poetry, published in the unofficial Picun series, is visible More
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 1 Students painting the wall outside Migrant Workers Home, June 2019. Photograph by the author. More
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 2 Square dance at Migrant Workers Home, June 2019. Photograph by Jiahe Mei. More
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Figure 2 Migrant Workers Home logo. ...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 773–798.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Yun Li; Rong Rong Through the autobiographical poetry of contemporary Chinese female peasant workers, this article studies how Chinese migrant workers are dis-identified by the identifying hukou system and thus become bodies of non-identity drifting in cities. Driven by the urban desire intrigued...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 357–378.
Published: 01 May 2023
... theater scene introduced him to the labor NGO and community cultural center Migrant Workers Home in the urban village Picun in Beijing. Sakurai's collaborators suggested that the suburban village-in-the-city, populated by rural migrant workers, would be a performance venue that fit the Japanese director's...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 619–640.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Tzu-Chi Ou Abstract In late 2017, a tragic fire in southern Beijing led to a massive eviction and demolition campaign that drove out tens of thousands of rural migrant workers in bleak winter weather. While the evictions were widely covered by the mass media, few analyses examined the gongyu 公寓...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and ethnographic methods, this article uses the terms performance and performativity more capaciously to include a range of embodied acts. With this, the article argues that framing the artists’ experiences within the narrative confines of struggling migrant workers fails to capture the complex, often...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of the year. This article examines key players in the demolitions, such as the chaierdai 拆二代 (rich-through-demolition), zhengfu 政府 (government), renmin 人民 (people), residents of the urban core, and evicted migrant workers. Looking at who benefits from the literal and metaphorical fruits of demolition reveals...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 281–301.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Yurou Zhong Abstract Since its inception in 2002, the Beijing New Worker Band has become a representative art group formed by and dedicated to migrant workers. Changing its name three times in twenty years, the band has demonstrated a strong capacity to adapt to uncertain political tides...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 429–453.
Published: 01 August 2022
...—the worst effects of capital accumulation and the alienation of labor, under which the creation of everyday spaces for labor reproduction provided the key to constructing a new type of community for social transformation among migrant workers. Whereas the state and capital attempt to “pulverize” new...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 451–471.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Zhang Huiyu; Federico Picerni Abstract Over the past few years, China's cultural landscape has seen the emergence of several authors from among its migrant laborers, or “new workers.” Fan Yusu and Xu Lizhi are the most representative. Their literary production, which draws on their personal...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... attempted to commit suicide, and fourteen had died. All were between seventeen and twenty-­five years old. Like tens of thousands of their peers, these workers belonged to the new generation of migrant workers in China. This new...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 455–477.
Published: 01 August 2022
... to Migrant Worker NGOs in China .” Journal of Contemporary China 26 , no. 8 : 915 – 30 . Jessop Bob . 2002 . “ Globalization and the National State .” In Paradigm Lost: State Theory Reconsidered , edited by Aronowitz Stanley and Bratsis Peter , 185 – 220 . Minneapolis...