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positions (2022) 30 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 August 2022
... a few kilometers away from where he ended his life. 1 aesthetics China demolition photography precarity slum speculation Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 tong.lam@utoronto.ca Figure 3 Tong Lam, untitled (2015), from the series Where There Is No Room...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
.... Overlapping class groups appropriate disparate meanings of the rural and the urban to secure their profit-seeking interests or to claim rightful inclusion in state-led projects of economic development. Real estate developers, architects, urban planners, and policy makers, for instance, speculate on the market...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 633–644.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of their land. Urban development fortifies spaces of lux- ury against growing slums, hiding from view the people who are excluded from this newly vibrant economy (Harms 2016). The remaining articles take us through these consequences...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
... 82 , no. 2 : 309 – 32 . Muniesa Fabian , Millo Yuval , and Callon Michel . 2007 . “ An Introduction to Market Devices .” Sociological Review 55 , no. 2 : 1 – 12 . Nam Sylvia . 2017 . “ Urban Speculation, Economic Openness, and Market Experiments .” positions...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
... is reconsidered. Finally, the article ends with two takes on the framing of piratical activities as “parasitical.” First, it argues that the “third” of Third Cinema now lives on in these “Southern” piratical practices. Second, in a more speculative vein, it argues for a development of the parasitical...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 205–230.
Published: 01 February 2016
... market.6 This shift from Fordism to flexible accumulation was accompanied by significant spatial changes. Beginning in the mid-­1990s, central Mumbai witnessed a large-­scale outmigration of ex – textile workers and slum dwellers to north...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... following reuni cation, northern cadres were granted valuable real estate in Ho Chi Minh City that had been con scated from the former regime as well as from “bankers, war contractors, ex- imperialists, investors, and speculators.”13 More recently...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 August 1994
..., therefore, a special site of cultural production in modern China. “In the popular May Fourth parlance,” Leo Ou-fan Lee recently speculates, “to be ‘modern’ means above all to be ‘new5 Indeed, from the 1910s to the I~~OS, “modern women...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 235–262.
Published: 01 February 2000
... monopoly land con- trol to turn a handsome profit through the practice of “fair” public auc- tions. In the meantime, the speculations of capitalist profiteers siphoned off much of the most desirable property. The end result of this laissez...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 201–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
... shitamachi accidentally runs into the Tamanoi area of Mukjima, where many geisha houses, low-­life bars, and “private prostitutes” had progressively moved to in the wake of the slum-­clearance movement and the Great Kant Earthquake of 1923.38...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 739–761.
Published: 01 August 2011
... for the poor and order the best red wine for dinner, while [he] only drinks Diet Coke”; and how he sneers at his U.S. peers “who proclaim themselves to be anticapitalism leftists but speculate in the stock market.”9 Speaking to the Chinese media, Žižek...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 743–784.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Lee’s aging grandmother who longs to see her son before her death.106 As to the reasons for North Korea’s refusal to grant her family and other Korean Americans guest visas, Lee speculates, “It seemed that North Korea had become upset...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 719–758.
Published: 01 November 2021
... for interrogating those sources—tends to become an obstacle in the work of explaining the material. Explanation requires a different set of methods: either the elaborate statistical correlation of stylized reifications in which the social sciences trade, or the methods descending from speculative philosophy...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 497–546.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of the largest estates were conceded, the trend generally benefited a category of entrepreneurial Vietnamese notables, well prepared to take advantage of these new opportunities. In the meantime, the rise of a speculative rice economy driven by capital...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 637–673.
Published: 01 August 1998
...- bors in his body; his writings become nothing more than a pathological symptom. Bumpei and Ginnosuke, two of Ushimatsu’s teaching colleagues, speculate on how the eta could have produced a figure such as Rentaro and Bourdaghs I Disease of Nationalism...