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positions (2016) 24 (1): 45–69.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Nicole Constable This article explores, ethnographically and critically, migrant women's contributions to three intersecting sectors of “intimate industries” in Asia: domestic work, sex tourism, and adoption. These three sectors are normally understood as separate and distinct, and in the cases...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and local activism, as well as long-term strategies for migrant rights or migrant integration. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 critical humanitarianism sex work human trafficking market governance transnational social movements Thailand References Agustín Laura...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 439–465.
Published: 01 May 1997
... fighting the exploitative nature of the Asian sex tour industry. On one level, this mission may be read as a “positive” work- ing together of diverse groups in a coalition to create a “just, participatory and sustainable global...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 607–632.
Published: 01 August 2021
... part-time sex work.” Photo by Timothy Gitzen. Figure 2 A sign held by an anti-LGBT protester at the 2015 Korean Queer Culture Festival. The wording roughly translates to “AIDS treatment financed with 100 percent tax money is destroying the national medical finances. Teens from our next generation are...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 277–306.
Published: 01 May 1999
..., as evidenced by its range of articulation. Two best-selling works of trivia in the Euramerican expat communities of Hong Kong and Singapore are The Great Hong Kong Sex Novel and Sarong Party Givl.49 Both winkingly report on the wild...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 489–510.
Published: 01 May 2010
... same-­sex relations appeared in venues such as Peking Opera, literary works, sexological writings, and, most prominently, tabloid newspapers. In those various social locations, which were either new (sexology, tabloids) or in the process of...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2011
... putative rights of the unborn, whether sexed or disabled, as the case may be, I argue that we need multiple modes of knowing how decisions are structured in different contexts. Only then can we acknowledge the feminist work that lies ahead in negotiating with women's diverse “choices”—as victims, criminals...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 225–237.
Published: 01 February 1999
... as the ultimate expression of female oppression. Nevertheless, many women who work in the sex trade in Third World and other non- Western countries, including Asia, propose that we understand prostitution in a different light: as...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
... . Lee Jin-kyung . 2010 . Service Economies: Militarism, Sex Work, and Migrant Labor in South Korea . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Lee Jung-ja . 1975 . “ On Emergency Measure No. 9 .” The Woman 10 , June . Lee Sook-chong . 1975 . “ Frugal Living .” The...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 15–43.
Published: 01 February 1994
...Rosalind C. Morris Three Sexes and Four Sexualities: Redressing the Discourses on Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Thailand Rosalind C. Morris All archetypes are spurious but some are more spurious than others.-Angela Carter, The Sadezan...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
.../sex work. Sex and sexuality arose as an issue within major feminist groups in the early nineties in part because of emergent lesbian and gay movement forces in the shadow of feminist organizations and women’s movement issues, and...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 499–524.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Filipina woman who works as an enter- tainer in Japan. Clara is another lower-­class character whom Tonio adopts; upon her return from Japan, she teaches Sally about grooming herself for men and looking for more in sex. Only then does Sally begin to...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
... subjectivity defined in terms of women s work and praxis. Rejecting the sex- ualized and eroticized nüxing identity for women, Chinese feminist Ding Ling advocated the use of funü as the more economic, histori- cal, theoretical, and overtly political term (Barlow 2004: 152). In place of the neologism that...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 439–462.
Published: 01 May 2011
...- ing, in the language of the documentary industry they are “cinematic.” What’s more, they are raising kids. These will add depth to the storyline . . . with some college education . . . working at a strip theater as dancers who have sex with the...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to deal out supportive statements of sex work and criticism of the incriminating law. In 2003, an alliance of eleven conservative and Christian groups filed a formal complaint with the court, saying that I, as the center’s coordinator...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 177–205.
Published: 01 February 2020
... reinterpretations of Chinese works of the imperial era that represented idealized female figures from a male perspective. Ladies’ Room , a video that shows behind-the-scenes images of sex workers in a nightclub washroom, brings to mind earlier paintings that depict women in feminine space. Ladies’ Room , however...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527–563.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Howard Chiang In the summer of 1953, the United Daily News (聯合報) in Taiwan announced the sex change surgery of the “first” Chinese transsexual, Xie Jianshun (謝尖順). Xie's story soon triggered an avalanche of media sensationalism in postwar Taiwan. This article adds greater historical depth to this...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 February 2020
... her work. In particular, the artist explores how the commercialization of society has induced an analo- gous consumption of sex. In her Airen, qingren (Love, Lovers; 1999), the painter laughs at abnormal sexual relationships, and in Hongjiu (Red Wine; 1999), she seizes upon the debauched and...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 425–458.
Published: 01 May 2010
... blur the boundaries between sex and love, they exploit gay men, they are dangerous, and they are rural migrants just looking for work in the big city — ­implying both that they are not really gay and that they should either positions 18:2...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 231–251.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., however, the number of Araki’s titles is remarkably large. The Japanese audience sees in his books not just his photographic work but also his essays, interviews, and diaries, including a quite open report on his sex life, although no one knows...