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positions (2023) 31 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 May 2023
... their subjectivity? In this article, the labor trajectory of Zuo Mei, a young migrant woman, is traced over six and a half years. The author relates Zuo's experience to what Mario Tronti calls the “social factory,” where the extraction of surplus occurs not just on the factory floor but also through social relations...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of the digital infrastructure that evolved around the trend, the essay offers three arguments. First, it claims that the digital economy has adopted a particular mode of accumulation—the social factory—that has expanded sources of value extraction by blurring the boundaries between paid/productive and unpaid...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 809–836.
Published: 01 November 2014
... was built by hand in thirteen days. The Vinalon Factory was where the revolutionary elements of North Korea’s state-­led socialism came together to produce extraordinary results, the construction being completed in just fourteen months...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 305–341.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., scientific papers, legal documents, and the Taipei District Court verdict illuminate how a space for contestation was forged in lieu of the closed RCA factory (and RCA’s acquisition by other multinationals). At three different moments — research about RCA’s activities, the lawsuit, and the verdict—victims...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2023
... the intimate lives of one hundred women factory workers in China's Pearl River delta. Their experiences are documented—in poetic form—in Stories of Migrant Women written by China's best known rural migrant poet Zhang Xiaoqiong. The article approaches Zheng the poet as a de facto social science researcher...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Maghiel van Crevel Abstract Xiao Hai left home at age fifteen as one of roughly three hundred million domestic migrant workers whose labor has contributed to China's rise since the 1980s. He was a factory worker in a string of cities for a good dozen years: think assembly line, overtime...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
... as world-­class “campuses.” Their design conflates the separation between school and work, but they do not offer opportunities for social mobility. These factories are highly efficient appara- tuses of value extraction that only offer youth dead...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 May 2023
... characterized much of the debate on precarity and online labor in China (Qiu 2009 , 2018; Smith and Pun 2018 ), by investigating what a precarious woman worker “actually does in order to survive.” 4 Combining Mario Tronti's ( 2019 ) notion of the “social factory” with insights drawn from social...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the transition from a land- based, village-centered feudal society to an industrial one.13 In Korean society in the 1920s and 1930s factory girls embodied key social anxieties about colonial capitalism: the breakdown of the family economy...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... expectations for occupational achievement, income rewards, social status, and rights of citizenship.2 Many of them believe that investment in education will help them achieve these goals, and global factories feed this belief because...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 479–499.
Published: 01 August 2022
...’ hard-earned profits within the urban villages operate by shadowing migrants’ trajectories of social and physical mobility. Police officers, for example, often demand various types of sanitation and management fees from migrant factory bosses. Visits from uniformed officers are particularly frequent...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 307–342.
Published: 01 May 1999
... cultural relativism. Oakes I Bathing in the Far Village 309 Within this politics of consumption, a blissful collage of abstracted and con- sumable identities substitutes for the real social differences that have...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 773–798.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the nonidentity, postsocialist ideologies invent a middle-class dream, attempting to reshape migrant workers into a “working class” misidentified with a class image beyond its financial reach as well as social function. It thus disunites the working class by throwing migrant workers into constant search...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 531.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., the trauma, I perceived, was both psychological and social. There had been no single, shocking event in Yan’s life. But assuredly, the bodily pain she suffered from overtime work in the factory was first expe- rienced in the realm...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 403–437.
Published: 01 May 1997
... conjurable embodiment of “garment worker,” “factory girl,” “G.I. prostitute,” this Asian female work- ing body is simultaneously erased of historical and material specificities and exported and circulated as a spectacular signifier of broader...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 361–393.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., mind, and body as a socially embedded complex central to one’s identity and one’s ability to contribute to the new society. Mao argued that change in consciousness could not occur unless accompanied by an understanding of the minimally clothed...
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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 (2006) 14 (2): 373–404.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., the collusion between the Japa- nese state and bourgeoisie against the interests of the proletariat, Russian Socialism as an alternative, the threat or promise of Chinese revolution, and the relationship between globalizing capitalism and nation-states...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 May 2006
... lived socialist republics in Germany, Hungary and Persia, uprisings against colonialism in Ireland, India, and China, and mas- sive strike waves and factory occupations in Japan, Italy, Spain, Chile, Brazil and the United States.”2 The boom...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
... as a cause-and-effect narrative developing the progress and consequence of the events. While in the verité-style activist documentaries social spaces, such as the factory or the shantytown under impending redevelopment, are depicted as the social and geographical background against which those political...
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