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positions (2022) 30 (3): 595–617.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Yang Zhan Abstract For decades, Chinese rural migrants have been understood as engaging in dagong 打工 (working for a boss), or the selling of their waged labor, conditioned by the global production chain, dormitory regimes, and exploitive labor relations within and beyond factories. Meanwhile...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., they have further foreclosed the futures of many rural migrants whose survival in the city rely on cheap accommodation in these slum-like enclaves, even though survival in this context often implies dull and dead-end jobs with little prospect of social mobility. Drawing on the author's visual project called...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 455–477.
Published: 01 August 2022
.... Since most have had their agricultural land requisitioned for urban construction, they instead build multiple extensions to their houses to rent to rural migrants seeking cheap accommodation. In some cases, village populations have increased tenfold as migrants have flooded in, causing cramped...
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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 (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): 479–499.
Published: 01 August 2022
... unmaking of the Maoist peasant classes entails the emaciation of rural populations, as Yan Hairong has described, through the intensified extraction and exploitation of the migrant classes. The tu er dai is a place-based group of former peasants who have quickly elevated to the rentier class thanks...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Minhua Ling Abstract China's escalated infrastructural building and real estate development have gradually erased urban villages and reduced affordable living space for rural-to-urban migrants. This article showcases the emerging practice of container housing among low-income migrants, based...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 7 Tong Lam, untitled (2014), from the series Where There Is No Room for Fiction . Light box. An image of a rural migrant renter projected onto a half-demolished building. Courtesy of the artist. More
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 773–798.
Published: 01 November 2019
... it as the prole- tariat anymore, then through misidentifying migrant workers as middle class, migrant, and rural- when- urban. Through the autobiographical poetry of contemporary female peas- ant workers,1 particularly those in the manufacturing sector in the Pearl positions 27:4 November 2019 776 River Delta,2...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 613–646.
Published: 01 August 2003
... rural migrants allegedly hailed from.5 In response to these criticisms, Wang first explained that the names Hefei and Gaoyou were general references—a representational device used to denote a space outside Shanghai (yi xiang).6 To redeem himself...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and include some well- to-do and highly educated urban professionals and businesspeople, but once in their place of destination, all are marked by the stereotype of the migrant as a rural, poor, lower-class laborer, lacking in suzhi. And, to take...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
... as a key goal.1 Meanwhile, urban gay men complain about the “low suzhi” of rural gay men seeking work in the city.2 In turn, male and female rural migrant workers in all trades respond to urbanites’ view of them as “low suzhi...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
... as ignorant and backward. As the peasantry has been displaced and the rural eviscerated (Yan 2008 ), China's urban cores are now celebrated as sites of future-led advancement and development. This reversal of political ideologies and economic investments has left millions of migrants flooding to cities...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 1 Tong Lam, untitled (2013), from the series Where There Is No Room for Fiction . Light box. Prior to the violent confrontation between the authorities and the land-owning villagers in 2010, there were about fifty thousand people—mostly unskilled rural migrants—living in Xian Village More
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 August 2014
...: Methuen, 1986), 20.  4. See the Xinhua News Agency’s official web portal: httpnews.xinhuanet.com/english /china/2013-­11/15/c_132892185.htm.   5. The purpose of this system has been to restrict the flow of rural migrants...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 801–802.
Published: 01 August 2003
..., a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton University Society of Fellows, is com- pleting a thesis titled “Development, Contradictions, and the Spectre of Disposability: Rural Migrant Women in Search of Self-Development in Post-Mao China.” ...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 343–375.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of specific subject positions, it not only delineated the insti- tutionally supported hierarchy of Shenzhen society, it also, in contradictory ways, presupposed the class of people most vulnerable to exploitation: rural migrant workers...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and daughters born to the first generation of migrant workers. According to their hukou status (household registration), these young people are registered in the national census as members of the rural population. This is ironic, given that many...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
... the support of a rising urban middle class that can afford her labor of care. These people live a lifestyle that has already been heav- ily subsidized by the sweated labor of the “have-­nots,” such as the second-­ generation rural migrants documented...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 429–453.
Published: 01 August 2022
... to transform migrant workers’ everyday lives. Meanwhile, a variety of new village forms mushroomed in the countryside as well as in the cities. These included farming co-ops that recruited rural labor into the capitalist farming industry by organizing peasants into communities that provided public...
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