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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...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 433–438.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in body versus gender as well as the normative strictures that hitherto drove both secrecy and the overwhelming need to know “what am I?” Takehiro Watanabe’s “Debts of Redemption: Usury Manga and the Morality of Money...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 541–554.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... The point is that neoliberalism provides incentives for the destabilization of an already precarious position. Neoliberal finance is the modern form of usury. Morgan Words of Warning 547 It is profit from misery...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 499–524.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in Makangkong. In addition, she lends money at usurious interest rates to smallholder farmers in the area, demanding their land as debt mortgage. In this way, she is able to accumulate more land. Like all landlords in these kinds of narratives, Isyang...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of whether we are speaking of protests against oligar- chy, military dictatorship, of cial corruption, xenophobic legislation, capital- ist excess, unrecompensed land expropriation, environmental degradation, the loss of welfare entitlements, usurious...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of Burma believed that the return of Chinese in the rst three categories may be of some bene t, but the gen- eral trader was deemed unnecessary and “indeed harmful” because of high usury rates charged to agriculturists.39 Governor W. R. Bickford...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2006
... with Sinch’o˘l, her family approves the match, and Sinch’o˘l’s own father orders his son to marry the rich daughter of the usuri- ous landlord. Only Sinch’o˘l cannot bring himself to trade his principles for a comfortable match. He is ambivalent about...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 21–45.
Published: 01 February 2021
... shortage in the Philippines farmers need to borrow money at usurious rates against their crop, whose security is based on the largesse of nature. The sources of value and the sources of capital as well as the means by which one is translated, transcoded, or transvalued into the other is opened up...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 331–367.
Published: 01 May 2001
... the fusion of violence and beauty, a chance to confront our participation in the usury un- dergirding Manila’s fury. Like Manila and its inhabitants, Bernal produces real beauty out of the violence of life, but unlike Manila’s elite...