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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): 479–499.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Nellie Chu Abstract This article elaborates on the unmaking of the peasant classes among the tu er dai 土二代 (peasant landlords), with a particular focus on their claims to contested wealth through rent-seeking and other accumulative practices in Guangzhou's urban villages. E. P. Thompson's classic...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 595–617.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., chuangdang 闯荡 (venturing) as a life project that either opposes or extends dagong has been neglected in scholarly studies. Venturing refers to a spatiotemporal condition defined by the uniqueness of urban villages where rural migrants participate in the informal economy on the urban fringes and attach...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 August 2022
... new economic, social, and aesthetic forms; (2) that neglect in the PRC is marked by a historically informed temporality that presumes the state's continued interference; (3) that an expectation of neglect reifies the government as that which neglects. For years, Zhengzhou's urban villages were...
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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): 619–640.
Published: 01 August 2022
... private rental housing market have further led to estranged living among migrant tenants and landlords, who experience different forms of displacement in urban villages. Gongyu is the outcome of low-end accumulation, which is intended primarily for constructing low-quality, low-cost rental projects...
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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): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
... to the value of the estate to be demolished. Through compensation packages of both cash and properties, the municipal government transforms relocated villagers into homeowners ready to participate in the urban real estate market. The mundane “arrangement” described above shows that demolition...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 429–453.
Published: 01 August 2022
... from 1919 to 1936, which was imagined and materialized by intellectuals, social reformers, and the Nationalist state in response to crises of capital accumulation, displacement of labor, and urbanization. New villages emerged as a worldwide sociopolitical response to exploitation and class antagonism...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
... rights reserved. This special issue highlights a range of cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of China's chengzhongcun 城中村 (urban villages). We take urban villages, or “villages surrounded by the city,” as a method in thinking about the contradictions, contestations, and transformations...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
... focus is on villagers’ views of infrastruc- tural development and relocation, and the relative value they place on indus- try, tourism, development, and farmland. Urbanization, Development, and Land Disputes In her recent book entitled...
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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 (2008) 16 (3): 491–505.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in grassroots research work, tells four cautionary stories in order to expound on the question of the institutional cost induced by the “rural-urban dichotomy” and the fundamental systemic contradictions in China, as well as to discuss the rural reconstruction efforts that he has embarked on as an endeavor...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 815–838.
Published: 01 November 2022
... “neoliberal-looking” ideas; the ways in which ethnic ethos loses its value for the villagers in the context of urbanization and globalization and Director Zhang's pursuit of ethnic values nonetheless; and the meaning of Chang-ho's death, in answer to the question, asked at the beginning of this article...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 351–387.
Published: 01 May 2017
... growth, and the cosmopolitan Marxism of urban life, Tanigawa (along with the other members of his commune) practiced a rigorous subtraction from the dominant ideological and aesthetic discourse of postwar Japanese life. Remapping their politics by imbricating activism with the line of writing, they moved...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 2 Tong Lam, untitled (2015), from the series Where There Is No Room for Fiction . Light box. Prior to its urbanization in the 1980s, Xian Village was made up of picturesque farmlands and tranquil fishing ponds. After its partial demolition, the village began to look more like a scene More
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 163–182.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of the Diamond Queen. Princeton, NJ: Princ- eton University Press. Magnaghi, Alberto. 2005. The Urban Village: A Charter for Democracy and Local Self- Sustainable Development. London: Zed Books. Neo, Jaclyn L. C. 2018. The Particular in the Universal: Negotiating the Right to Educa- tion and Cultural...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 613–646.
Published: 01 August 2003
..., urban tourists in village sites were not considered to be part of the floating popu- lation. Nor were town-based cadres who made frequent trips to the villages to collect fees and taxes. A second characteristic of such terms...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 8 Tong Lam, untitled (2014), from the series Where There Is No Room for Fiction . Light box. An image of a migrant worker projected next to graffiti art. Since the negotiation stalemate, the village has become a haven for graffiti artists who use their works to comment on China's urban More
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 403–433.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and Duncan McCargo, “Urbanized Villagers in the 2010 Thai Redshirt Protests: Not Just Poor Farmers?” Asian Survey 51, no. 6 (2011): 993 – 1018.   5. Stanley Tambiah, World Conqueror and World Renouncer: A Study of Buddhism and Polity...