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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 (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 (2024) 32 (1): 69–88.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Roberta Zavoretti Abstract This article explores how women of different class backgrounds contest the imperative to enter heteronormative marriage in urban China. While the state and the market propose marriage as the only path to the good life, these women describe it as a risky enterprise...
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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 (2023) 31 (2): 431–450.
Published: 01 May 2023
... are largely overlooked because of their lack of representational value. However, narratives of success, fortune, and the future that circulate on China's urban fringe are essential in three ways: (1) stories, rather than numbers and calculations, help rural migrants make sense of their economic reality; (2...
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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 (2010) 18 (1): 253–277.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Jack Linchuan Qiu Does the Internet, a key technological infrastructure in contemporary urban China, facilitate the emergence of private entrepreneurs and autonomous citizens? Who deserves the credit? Chinese national leaders answered “yes” to the first question and pointed to themselves...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 677–708.
Published: 01 August 2023
... provides a reading of visual social phenomena, contributing to the understanding of signifying practices in postsocialist urban China. Further along the lane, the abandoned remnants of what in its heyday must have been a handsome residential compound consisting of a cluster of three-storied buildings...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Stephanie Hemelryk Donald; Yi Zheng This discussion addresses the making of woman as postsocialist class-object, developing our core notions of class-making and spiritual homelessness through an exploration of the forms of the feminine in the taste structures in contemporary urban China. The key...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Tani Barlow This essay addresses a crucial object world of modern urban China, commodity advertising. It shows how attention to advertisements requires forceful wresting of images out of linear time. That the ads are themselves illustrations of linear time in popular narratives of modern history...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Minhua Ling Abstract China's escalated infrastructural building and real estate development have gradually erased urban villages and reduced affordable living space for rural-to-urban migrants. This article showcases the emerging practice of container housing among low-income migrants, based...
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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 (2022) 30 (3): 455–477.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Jane Hayward; Małgorzata Jakimów Abstract Inside Beijing are hundreds of urban villages. Originally farming villages, now engulfed by urban expansion, they persist due to China's segregated urban-rural property system. Inhabitants are often still classed as peasants, despite being inside the city...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 619–640.
Published: 01 August 2022
... for the “low-end population.” Despite its prevalence, the urban village gongyu represents an overlooked, unrecognized, and undesirable mode of urbanization, which is the target of the recurring housing crackdown in China's capital. The atomized gongyu fosters space for what I called “compartmented intimacy...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 May 2019
... : Rowman & Littlefield . Davis Deborah . 2010 . “ Who Gets the House? Renegotiating Property Rights in Post-Socialist Urban China .” Modern China 36 , no. 5 : 463 – 92 . The Door (Men) . 2009 . DVD. Directed by Li Shaohong . Guangzhou, China : Guangdong yinxiang chubanshe...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
... population as they do about reducing its size. In addition, in the constitu- tion of the All China Women’s Federation, the state body responsible for furthering the interests of women, raising women’s suzhi is listed as a key goal.1 Meanwhile, urban...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... (2014): 224 – 42; and Leta Hong Fincher’s study of social anxieties over the “threat” of increasing numbers of unmarried educated women in urban China, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China, (New York: Zed, 2014...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., are no different from the hometown boosterism of urban youth in other parts of China.63 These local-­language songs are part of a larger countermovement pro- moting the use of local language in local media to assert the identity...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 811–823.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Made in China Journal 4, no. 1: 96 105. Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund. 2014. Queer Women in Urban China: An Ethnography. Lon- don: Routledge. Kehoe and Hongwei An Interview with He Xiaopei 823 He Xiaopei. 2001. Chinese Queer (Tongzhi) Women Organising in the 1990s. In Chi- nese Women Organising...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 195–196.
Published: 01 February 2015
... China (2006). positions 23:1  February 2015 196 James Farrer is professor of sociology and global studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, specializing in urban studies, cultural sociology...