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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 (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 (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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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 (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 (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 (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of their peers, these workers belonged to the new generation of migrant workers in China. This new generation of migrant workers was born in the late 1980s and 1990s and is often labeled “the post-­1990s generation.” Many of them were sons...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 455–477.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Beijing's urban villages constitute a key site of ideological contestation over what the city should be, and whom urban life is for. jane.hayward@kcl.ac.uk m.j.jakimow@durham.ac.uk Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 China urban villages urbanism migrant workers...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
... between place, suzhi (quality), and the migrant body is made to appear logical and commonsensical. I consider a common discursive practice of branding the baomu (maid), namely identifying the domestic worker and comments on the service provided by the domestic worker according to her place of origin (e.g...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
... another, providing addi- tional labor or indirectly boosting profits, as in the case of migrant domestic workers who casually participate in the entertainment or sex industry. Here I focus on how the formal and ongoing recruitment of Filipino...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 551–579.
Published: 01 May 2011
... is posited as Josie, the DH. Josie’s take on domestic work in Hong Kong not only epitomizes the plight of Filipina migrant workers in particular but hints at how migrant labor is a significant feature of the global economy as described by Delia...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... (Manning 2006). Sharing a physi- cal border with several nations that report a much lower GDP — in par- ticular, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar — Thailand is also the recipient of significant flows of migrant worker and refugee populations from...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
... to examine the unequal processes of homeownership. The accelerated demolition of urban villages has significantly reduced affordable living spaces for migrant workers. Removable cargo containers and prefabricated metal shelters have become an alternative for those seeking cheap accommodation. In contrast...
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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 (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
...-scale entrepreneurs bring to life the polyphonic rhythms that animate the everyday pulses of urban villages. From the pathways of venturing across the urban villages of Beijing to the acts of performances and visual representation by NGO migrant workers, we take “notice” (Tsing 2015 ) of these everyday...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 August 2022
... . 1999 . Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Ngai Pun , and Chan Jenny . 2013 . “ The Spatial Politics of Labor in China: Life, Labor, and a New Generation of Migrant Workers .” South Atlantic...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 179–203.
Published: 01 February 2016
... sentiment arising from it.15 For these reasons, most US GIs avoided downtown Seoul to save on expenses and avoid “hassles,” instead spending their time and money in camp towns that are designed to cater to GIs (and sometimes other migrant workers...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 8 Tong Lam, untitled (2014), from the series Where There Is No Room for Fiction . Light box. An image of a migrant worker projected next to graffiti art. Since the negotiation stalemate, the village has become a haven for graffiti artists who use their works to comment on China's urban More