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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
... that debuted in the 1990s has dramatically affected the milieu in which area studies are practiced. The key to understanding this dramatic change is to be found in the articulation of financialization, bioinformatic technologies, and population management. The creation of an intrinsic link between...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 351–387.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Malcolm Thompson This article tracks how China’s population came to be practically measurable, not just in terms of its size and distribution but in terms of its dynamics, and how the determination of these dynamics inscribed the population into a broad reorganization of economic governmentality...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 537–566.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: the notion of suzhi (quality). By examining the position of suzhi in a broader discourse concerning the population and its attributes (which also intersects with key notions of nation, class, ethnicity, gender, and citizenship) I shed light on the fortunes of what I refer to as “technoscientific...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 August 2009
... organization. The stakes of understanding this splitting of state power, however, is that it compels us to reconsider the concept of the social “margin,” for the Sôaikai did not simply police Koreans in the “margin” of Japanese society. Rather, its work marked the division of Korean surplus populations in...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
... media coverage, and also in the particular local and transnational contexts of Shanghai, a rising global city with a large resident foreign population, including the largest Japanese population in any city in the world outside Japan. The interpretations of the protest thus developed across a series of...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 347–372.
Published: 01 May 2021
... asserted a science‐based injunction to rest that was intended to maintain a population of evangelical workers. The production of this scientific research, external to the Japanese colonial state, allowed the missionary community to establish a rationale for collective segregation from the local populations...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 555–582.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., but also incorrect in many ways. The proportion of the ethnic Chinese population in Siam is much greater than that of the Jews in Europe and, perhaps more important, the Chinese in Siam were much more closely related to the ruling class. As G. William Skinner had elaborated, even during Vajiravudh's...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tamara Jacka In contemporary China, concerns about the suzhi , or “quality,” of individuals, groups, and populations pervade the social imagination and inform a wide spectrum of discourses and debates. Suzhi is of critical importance to contemporary China's booming, globally oriented market economy...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
... oppose them only if the regime fails to provide the conditions of peace, order and security to which the community is entitled. Save for such opposition, this traditional concept does not contemplate the direct participation of the population in the organization or processes of government. Copyright...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 223–248.
Published: 01 February 2017
... extended communities overseen by the haveli 's amir (overlord) dissipated with the declining financial and social powers of the Mughal emperor, and India's many regents and noblemen. Since the mid-twentieth century, havelis largely populate the nation's landscape as heritage sites or decaying buildings...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 115–144.
Published: 01 February 2019
... networks of power/knowledge mediate and oppressively dominate not simply populations but the material and epistemological conditions that process the commodification of labor power The final section looks at biopolitics from the perspective of the analysis of capitalism in its imperialist stage. The author...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 497–546.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Philippe Peycam A public political sphere, to exist, requires the convergence of phenomena primarily of socioeconomic and cultural nature. In early twentieth-century southern Vietnam, the emergence of new socially, economically, and culturally determined categories among the indigenous population...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
... People's Republic of China (PRC) to pursue profit. These popular materials invite the public to reconceptualize the relationship between individuals and society and in this sense constitute a significant cultural strategy for governing the population. Tracing the Chinese variations of the global logic of...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... population that, however, in the case of Manchuria-based Russian émigrés, could be even more marginalized inside the Japanese empire than its colonial Korean subjects. The Russians' image was imminently self-contradictory: they were culturally “noble” Europeans, often associated with the “gracious and...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., Japan, and South Korea gamble with the future of their younger population in order to secure their country's place in neoliberal globalization. Further, the introduction reviews pertinent literature on the developmental state, neoliberalism, affective/emotional labor, and postcapitalist politics that...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 665–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Hinojosa's war writings are part of an Orientalism that is deployed in the service of anticolonial and antiracist critique but that also recapitulates aspects of the colonial imaginary. These works also engage in an auto-critique of how certain segments of the Chicana/o population came to be beneficiaries of...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 837–849.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Henry Em; Christine Hong; Kim Dong-Choon For over two decades, Kim Dong-Choon has written about the history of violence leveled at the population since Korea was liberated from Japanese colonial rule and partitioned by Soviet and US forces in 1945. His research and theoretical reflections on state...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 253–279.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Pei-Chia Lan This article compares Taiwan's guest worker program and Japan's Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) program to examine how intimate labor and affective labor are culturally defined and institutionally regulated in different ways. Facing the similar problems of population aging and...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., the terrorist. As the war on terror bleeds into the war on piracy, the dual logics of segregation and immunization that shape all biopolitical paradigms of security increasingly inform reports brought out by government agencies and ostensibly independent think tanks. Securitizing the global population...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... space, given that 80 percent of the population lives in public housing. The films inscribe city space by depicting the ordinary and the potentially tragic cultural meanings that are emitted from this place. They represent an interest in depictions of class, though not in class-based politics. Such films...