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positions (2003) 11 (3): 613–646.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Lei Guang 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Rural Taste, Urban Fashions: The Cultural Politics of Rural/Urban Difference in Contemporary China Lei Guang Speaking of workers and peasants, the workers have relatively more cultureWe can’t say...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Jini Kim Watson This article examines literature from Korea and Singapore during the decades of rapid industrial and urban expansion following World War II. Using the concept of the “New Asian City,” the author argues that the growth of the cities behind these apparent “miracle economies” needs...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Christina Schwenkel The shift to “market socialism” has brought rapid and profound changes to urban landscapes in Vietnam. Focusing on the fate of socialist architecture and urban design under contemporary urban redevelopment and renewal plans, this essay explores the transformation of Vinh City...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Editor’s Introduction: The Local Intimacies of China’s Rural-­Urban Divide Lili Lai Reading through published books, news reports, web logs, and forum dis- cussions in China, one finds that most of the well-­intentioned discourses that take...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 733–758.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Alice Ming Wai Jim 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Urban Mediations in Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Notes on A Very Good City and Local Orientation Alice Ming Wai Jim Over the last decade, contemporary art in Hong Kong, informed by travel- (ing...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 87–113.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Sharon Hayashi; Anne McKnight 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Good-bye Kitty, Hello War: The Tactics of Spectacle and New Youth Movements in Urban Japan Sharon Hayashi and Anne McKnight Tokyo’s Miyashita Park is usually an oasis of scrubbiness in the semiotically...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Haiqing Yu Duke University Press 2007 Talking, Linking, Clicking: The Politics of AIDS and SARS in Urban China Haiqing Yu The spring of 2003 has been vividly described as the “spring of masks” in China.1 Soon after the nation staged the largest ever...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 173–194.
Published: 01 February 2017
... together in what has been termed the “middlebrow cinema” of the 1980s. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 city urbanity space body labor realism Malayalam cinema References Annayum Rassolum . 2013 . Dir. Ravi Rajeev . Ernakulam, India : D Cutz Film Company , film...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 May 2019
... socialist to globally commodified femininity, this essay unravels it as a complex cultural field of gender recoding, negotiation, and experimentation. Critiquing the “city” as an expanding network of consumer desires, Li’s urban cinema illustrates the dystopic imaginary of post-socialist home spaces...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 531–555.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jessamyn R. Abel Japan’s first bullet train played a central role in the reshaping of both the urban geographies and metropolitan identities of Tokyo, Osaka, and the region as a whole. This article considers the 1964 opening of the “New Tōkaidō Line” in terms of the social construction of space...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 591–616.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Luigi Tomba This article discusses the rhetoric and practices of China's middle-class “community building” ( shequ jianshe , as the campaign to reorganize urban residential communities that started in the late 1990s is called), and the role of suzhi (quality) in building models of “harmonious...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Asia; the social and regulatory structures that make the economy open and accessible to developers' attempts to unleash new property forms; and the market strategies behind built projects that must be continuously modified in order to make property in the city viable. Urban Speculation, Economic...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 693–716.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sujin Eom Moving beyond the actual and theoretical terminus of bounded cities, this article tracks routes by which particular urban forms and ideas have traveled through cities and intersected with the shifting dynamics of the political economy in the Asia Pacific region. It provides a comparative...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and microprocesses of social life in relation to urban inequality. Drawing on fifteen months of ethnographic research conducted between 2009 and 2011 and in-depth interviews with twenty-two South Korean young adults, the author analyzes how a host of young adults strive for their belonging as they confront their own...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 669–692.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Hun Kim As the references of the world-class city pivot from traditional centers of finance in the West to include an ascendant Asia, cities dependent on foreign investment must modulate their governance to capture these flows of capital and urban development expertise. This article examines how...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... filled with decontextualized buildings designed by famous foreign architects. While this uniformly high-rise environment and urban development is common among the high-economic-growth East and Southeast Asia countries since the 1980s, one difference in Singapore's urbanism is a utopian belief that once...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 125–144.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Jenson Joseph For the earliest attempts in Malayalam cinema seeking to evolve a poetic aesthetic, the paradoxical relation toward urban modernity that emerged among the middle class by the middle of the twentieth century—defined by antagonism as well as fascination—operated as the axis around which...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Seunghan Paek This article explores community in contemporary South Korea's commercially saturated urban environments by investigating a recent government-run city improvement project in which the entanglement of institutional power and local commercial forces created a peculiar form of community...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 635–659.
Published: 01 August 2014
... that is repressed in only some urban settings. The “dirtiness” of the countryside is directly (and literally) constituted by the dirt of modernization and urbanization that uncannily resists any attempts to disconnect from it. To put it directly, if villagers are “dirty,” so are urbanites. Copyright 2014 by Duke...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 195–221.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Subhajit Chatterjee This article examines a variety of sardonic interventions into the global flow of mainstream Bollywood's overbearing and complacent self-image. A resurgence of the familiar coinage “new wave” often attends to the urbane crop of film industry mavericks like Anurag Kashyap, Sriram...