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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 (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 the...
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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): 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 (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 (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 (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
... University Press 2017 inter-Asian urbanism Phnom Penh speculation property References Appel Hannah . 2012 . “Offshore Work: Oil, Modularity, and the How of Capitalism in Equatorial Guinea.” American Ethnologist 39 , no. 4 : 692 – 709 . Barta Patrick . 2008 . “Tamed...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... forms of high-­rise apartment and squatter Watson ❘ Seoul and Singapore as “New Asian Cities” 203 shack. The function of contrasting urban forms in Cho’s novella is thus two- fold. It is both the etiology of current class inequalities...
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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 (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Xia Zhang In recent years, China's labor market deregulation and increasing unemployment and underemployment have hit Chinese youth particularly hard. How are Chinese urban youth responding to these new labor conditions? This article argues that they are not only creating new forms of work by...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Takehiro Watanabe In late 1980s Japan, loan sharks surfaced as heroes in graphic novels set in the world of predatory moneylending. A genre of manga about usury gained popularity as monthlies began to run serialized stories that parody class inequality through gratuitous, chauvinistic depictions of...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 635–659.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Henan vil- lage. Some ramifications of China’s chronic, rural-­urban inequality for the environment, health, and everyday experiences will be discussed. Everyday Hygiene Ayi was always concerned that her house would seem dirty (meji in Shang...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 773–798.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the prosperity of industrial times (Zheng 2015). Second, as Huilin Lu (2011) finds in his investigation, the second genera- tion are faced with an increased urban- rural gap, income inequality and social expulsion. The relative increase in personal income cannot bring much satisfaction to them since...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ding Naifei Imagined concubinage refers to fictional representations of urban marriage and romantic love in crisis in early 1980s Taiwan by women writers in short stories, novellas, and novels featuring female protagonists. This article's main question arises from a Taiwan context wherein a...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 51–99.
Published: 01 February 2017
... one hand, and from the anticipations of romantic love in urban spaces, on the other; and, that the experience of popular cinema becomes inextricable from both. In other words, as Hindustani film songs incorporated the premodern, pastoral literary trope of prem nagar , this trope—the city of love...
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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...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., on the other hand, attributed inflation to a consequence of economic integration with global markets. In contrast to the IMF, they pointed to social inequalities generated by the country's decade-long economic growth and raised concerns over the redistributing wealth in Vietnamese society. These two...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 425–458.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lisa Rofel This essay addresses the anxiety that many urban gay men in China express about “money boys”—a term used in English to refer to male sex workers who have sex with other men for money. The essay argues that money boys are a pressing issue for Chinese gay men because homophobia and...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 101–124.
Published: 01 February 2017
... site of social critique and utopian fantasy. The urban landscape created through these musical performances and the often highly stylized studio sets is not meant to be read as an authentic representation of real-life locales. Instead, the set as artifice insistently draws attention to its constructed...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... cycle of femininity in urban, late-modern commodity culture. Positioned between “girl (student)” (女生) and “respectable (married) woman” (婦女) or “mama” (媽媽), the qingshounü is defined by her spending power, her relative independence from the burdens of reproductive and domestic labor, and her focus on...