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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 (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 (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 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 AIDS campaign...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Mengqi Wang Abstract This article examines how local governments calculate and allocate compensation to displaced peasants in demolition-relocation projects, known as chaiqian 拆迁 (demolition and relocation projects), at the urban edge of eastern Nanjing. Based on twenty months of ethnographic...
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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): 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 (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): 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 (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 (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...