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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... social precarity in a highly unequal and rapidly changing urban environment. Many young domestic migrants who moved to the Seoul metropolitan area are precarious workers and vulnerable tenants in emerging forms of substandard housing. Their attempts to reconcile the idealized notion of home...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
... welfare and public provisions, including medical insurance and social security. Denied of equal rights and privileges enjoyed by local urban residents, migrants are compelled to accept substandard housing arrangements to save for old age. Container housing is just another example of their precarious...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Tong Lam Abstract In spite of their informal and substandard nature, Chinese urban villages are actually part of the infrastructure that institutionalizes and normalizes China's uneven development by providing cheap dormitory-style accommodations to the country's vast army of unskilled rural...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 253–279.
Published: 01 February 2016
... heard of people who awaited a job order for as long as six months.38 Most training centers in Indonesia are located on the outskirts of Jakarta and Surabaya. The center I visited was composed of four houses — three were dormitories...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the “dangerous” overcrowding, prolonged detention, and substandard provision of hygiene and nutrition for UACs and families. 8 Many parallels can be drawn between the struggles faced by stateless people children and irregular migrant children, the latter having become the subject of a large and growing...