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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): 561–591.
Published: 01 May 2012
... deploying neoliberal practices and technologies centered on a new figure, here instantiated as “the Human.” In Vietnam in the early 2000s, an older social-evils-based HIV/AIDS apparatus was destabilized by new epidemiological conditions, a reproblematization of epidemic disease after SARS, and the arrival...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jong Bum Kwon This article examines the formation of “Neo-Korea” —the constitution of the social and political imaginary of the present as a radical break from the dark past. Democracy and neoliberalism, dominant imaginaries of contemporary Korea, required forgetting. This article shows how new...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 541–554.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Jamie Morgan 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Words of Warning: Global Networks, Asian Local Resistance, and the Planetary Vulgate of Neoliberalism Jamie Morgan Globalization is the first and last word in the vocabulary of media pundits, cultural...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 7–69.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Wang Hui Translated by Rebecca E. Karl 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 The Year 1989 and the Historical Roots of Neoliberalism in China Wang Hui One could almost say that the twentieth century was summed up a bit early, in 1989, even...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 497–526.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the transnational movement of children reflect both broader neoliberal ideologies of family and selfhood and late socialist anxieties about class differentiation. Child welfare professionals, the media, and casual observers in Ho Chi Minh City explain rising adoption rates as due to the desperation, ignorance...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 37–66.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jesook Song Duke University Press 2006 Family Breakdown and Invisible Homeless Women: Neoliberal Governance during the Asian Debt Crisis in South Korea, 1997 – 2001 Jesook Song This article examines the relationship between the South Korean welfare...
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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 (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chi-she Li; Tsung-yi Michelle Huang In this essay we argue that stories of rich merchants enable us to see new forms of neoliberal subject imaginary. They serve to teach the public about how to become a profit-seeking person, given that previously formal education did not prepare citizens...
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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 (2): 659–667.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Li Zhang In this essay I suggest that rather than asking whether China or Vietnam is becoming neoliberal, we might be better served by asking how Chinese or Vietnamese political and social actors make use of neoliberal ideas and techniques for their own ends. A central task of the anthropology...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 1970s and peaked in the late 1990s pressured China, Japan, and South Korea to mobilize (and disenfranchise) their young demographics in their transitions from a developmental state model of economic growth toward a neoliberal model of economic management and governance. As such, the essay argues, China...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... linked to pathways of power that flow up, down, and sideways. While Vietnamese market-oriented socialism is not always described as neoliberal, this article shows that the anthropological critique of neoliberalism offers an important model and method for understanding the situated context of geomancy...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 459–487.
Published: 01 May 2010
... by presenting us with a queer space and time dissonant to conventional protocols of Western visual and political representation. The film explores what happens when neoliberal ideals and global gayness “fail” to translate. Ultimately, Kwan's discrepant modernity comes to function as a critical tool...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 425–458.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and dilemmas about the proper ways to challenge it are framed by the tremendous transformations, often called neoliberalism, that have occurred in China over the last twenty-five years and by the recent mobilization of Chinese national and cultural identity that creates tensions for gay men about desire...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Both Anagnost and Yan have made major contributions to theorizing suzhi, arguing that it is central to neoliberal governmentality and global capitalism.13 Of particular importance has been their recognition that suzhi is not just...
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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 (2012) 20 (2): 529–558.
Published: 01 May 2012
... changes that have occurred in Vietnam over the past twenty-five years, individuals and institutions continue to draw on socialist orientations as they encounter market changes, leading to practices and subjectivities that are neither clearly socialist nor neoliberal. Rather, they are at once partial...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
... through acts of architectural destruction and reconstruction that likewise infuse capitalist logics and values, such as privatization and self-actualization, into the cityscape. Emerging geographies of neoliberalism in Vietnam are shown to be contingent upon the pathologization of socialist “ruins...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and their precarious realities reveal the uneven and hidden effects of neoliberal restructuring. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 precarity urban inequality belonging substandard housing young adults South Korea References Abelmann Nancy . 2003 . The Melodrama of Mobility...