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positions (2014) 22 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Carl Cassegard The precarity movement (or antipoverty movement) represents a startling revival of public protest in Japan. This revival can be understood as a turn to a more confrontational stance within an already active current of freeter activism. My aim is to throw light on this shift...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 171–202.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Brett Hack Abstract This article analyzes depictions of work in postmillennial Japanese media, particularly anime and manga, in order to theorize the function of imaginative responses to the social dislocations of neoliberalism. Critical studies of precarity in Japanese popular culture have tended...
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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 (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... to maintaining the socioeconomic order of the high-growth period, women's unpaid emotional labor remains central to a society in which labor precarity generates a demand for emotional labor. At the same time, by promoting to young people digital media as tools they can utilize to develop new skills, the digital...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Mun Young Cho How do recent transnational encounters in East Asia help us explore the condition of poverty amidst increasingly unpredictable global and national political economy? Against a backdrop of East Asian “postmiracle” times, this article sheds light on the precarity of South Korean...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 319–346.
Published: 01 May 2021
... intimacy and recovery, which look to cultivate limitless public access to a knowable and transparent subject while reducing structural precarity to the failure of an exceptional Punjabi, this article hesitates in a vexed archival space without guarantees. Within this hesitation, it explores the traces...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and accumulation. The containerization of migrant housing entails a multifaceted process of extraction of labor and land, during which migrants’ mobility and sense of entitlement are highly contained. Container housing represents migrants’ sociospatial precarity in China's exclusive urban citizenship and place...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2023
... themes now consuming scholarship, of which neoliberalism is just one, emerge in Brett Hack's “Working Worlds in Neoliberal Japan: Precarity, Imagination, and the ‘Other-World’ Trope.” In this study the focus is isekai , which Hack uses to pry open the mediated process of social imagination. A truly...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... Carl Cassegard, in his “Let Us Live! Empowerment and the Rhetoric of Life in the Japanese Precarity Movement,” tracks political “freeters — young men and women without regular employment,” who are making common cause with the homeless...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 545–564.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Managers) had previously called for limiting wage increases, what was new at this time was an explicit strategy for extending labor precarity to permanent salaried workers through extensive stratifica- tion. This strategy was introduced first...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 209–216.
Published: 01 February 2024
...? Are there any better alternatives to desire while living in a time of heightened precarity, anxiety, contingency, and impasse? Today, as we face a serious global pandemic brought about by a novel coronavirus, these questions become even more pressing. Indeed, as COVID-19 rages across the world bringing...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 293–294.
Published: 01 February 2014
... 2014 Contributors Carl Cassegard is associate professor of sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is currently researching the precarity movement and the environmental...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 935–936.
Published: 01 November 2020
... literature, literary representations of precarity, and cultural responses to the 3/11 Fukushima disaster of 2011. Young Ji Lee teaches East Asian art history and visual culture at Duke University. She is cur- rently working on a book manuscript entitled Inventing a Visual Currency: Socialist Realism and East...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of “the precariat” should not be universalized since there are different “modes of precarity” and hence different responding tactics and strategies. See also Bandurski 2016 for additional stories of resistance by peasant landlords in Xian Village. 16 For a discussion of the value and limitations...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., and Eviction: Migrant Worker Literature and Media Practices in Contemporary China” held at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing in June 2019. The workshop brought together scholars and activists to discuss the ways in which migrant workers cope with dislocation and precarity through cultural practices...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 69–88.
Published: 01 February 2024
... and married partnerships in Israel and Europe through a study of what she calls negative relations . Connecting the rise of consumer society, twentieth-century sexual liberation, and economic precarity, Illouz argues that the emotional horizon of her informants is dominated by negative choice: a rejection...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 85–110.
Published: 01 February 2022
... “mnemonic synchronization.” Otherwise, people “give a fig” only in moments of national precarity, when sovereignty, legitimacy, history, and identity or some aspects of them are in crisis or under duress. In addition to re-narrating the nation form's historical precarity, the Hall shows its mission...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2024
..., it continues to influence the ways in which people evaluate their actions. Concurrently, the socialist vision increasingly contradicts the harsh realities of life in precarity for the millions of working men and women whose labor is essential to the foundations of any good life. This contradiction places...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 633–656.
Published: 01 August 2021
... with the socio-legal landscape and the conditions of legal precarity that my informants navigate as they create and care for their families. Efforts are underway to transform the law and how it is interpreted to privilege heterosexual parents, some coming to fruition even as I revise this article. At the same...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and metaphorical fruits of demolition, Steffen demonstrates how the uneven temporality of state-endorsed neglect challenges official narratives of constant progress. Neglect, as Steffen shows, is a generative process, which produces alternative imaginings of precarity among the migrant population. These imaginings...