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positions (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
...-developer growth coalition, motivated by real estate–driven urban expansion, engineers this process with the aid of calculative technologies and protocols of commensuration. Moreover, technocrats such as chaiqian cadres and urban planners can never fully translate rural real estate into monetary value...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
... for industrialization and road building, entailing relocation of villagers, has been understood by local villagers. Rumors of possible relocation (and compensation for existing homes) have often translated into the speedy building of rather absurd house extensions to maximize compensation. In response, village...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 661–688.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the symbolic reserve in the case of a Korean patriarch, Chŏng Chu-yŏng, whose death generates the myth of national genius. The preservation of the symbolic value that becomes possible through death as a meaning-making event is translated into the economy of the virtual that sustains the capitalist material...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... site where knowledge of exposure to pollutants and their effects is not just produced but contested through negotiations of different forms of communication, including knowledge exchange, practices, and translation of spoken and written languages as well as instrumental languages among professionals...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and government officials design technologies and protocols of value translation and calculation so as to convert rural land into urban real estate properties and villagers into capital-holding participants of the urban real estate market. She shows that chaiqian is far from a government-imposed procedure...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 171–197.
Published: 01 February 2010
.... Thus, for example, if there are no words in the colonized’s lan- guage that correspond to ideas highly valued by the colonizer, it is often ascribed to a lack in the colonized’s culture. Nevertheless, I am not proposing that translation...
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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 (1995) 3 (1): 69–96.
Published: 01 February 1995
... in his preface to the same translation of Huxley, Wu Rulun comments on the translator’s style, which, being superior, illuminates the moral value of the source language text. Wu then goes on to criticize other, not-so-ele- gant styles...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
... and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era . Seattle : The University of Washington Press . Cronin Michael . 2003 . Translation and Globalization . New York : Routledge . De Angelis Massimo . 2007 . The Beginning of History: Value Struggles and Global Capital . Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 67–98.
Published: 01 February 2019
... . 2002 . Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive . Translated by Heller-Roazen Daniel . New York : Zone . Agamben Giorgio . 2008 . Che cos’è il contemporaneo? Rome : Nottetempo . Berardi Franco (Bifo) . 2001 . La fabbrica dell’infelicità: New Economy e...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Han Yuhai Translated by Matthew A. Hale Duke University Press 2007 Speech without Words Han Yuhai Movement Changes One’s Shape (Huodong bian ren xing), a novel by Wang Meng, depicts an unusual character by the name of Jingyi.1 Her daily morn...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 89–105.
Published: 01 February 2024
... social pressure, they decide for themselves on the right time to have children. In this way, each of the women becomes “a translator of values, a mediator among the surfeit of forms of knowledge” that circulates in contemporary Vietnam (Ong 2008 : 186). Engaging in the cultural practice of rap...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 9–34.
Published: 01 February 2022
... as such? The basic reference points for the debate were Stalin's Economic Problems of Socialism in the USSR , published in 1952 and translated into Chinese in 1953, especially chapter 3, “The Law of Value under Socialism”; Marx's Capital I ; and Engels's Anti-Dühring of 1877, especially part 3, “Socialism...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to the labor that sustains illusions of individualism and intellectual autonomy. Intellectual elites, she contends, feel autonomous from mainstream values because they conduct their existence in the isolation of their homes, an isolation that is sustained by the labor of the less privileged who are vulnerable...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 649–676.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of cultural/semiotic interaction—presuming a world of hermetically sealed, exceptional cultural space-times that remain inscrutable until rendered translatable within the “universal” archive of Sinology and area studies. To be sure, this is a kind of ideological maintenance that cannot happen without...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Ayelet Zohar This manuscript engages with two central ideas: the first concerns issues related to the problem of truth value in photography, vis-à-vis issues of fictionality and the powers of the false. This discussion is set forth through the analysis of two photographic series—Tsukada Mamoru's...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 307–327.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the dichotomy of empire and nation-state. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Circumstances, Politics, and History: Reading Notes on Wang Hui’s “General Introduction” to The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought Claudia Pozzana and Alessandro Russo translated from Italian by Michela Duranti...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 77–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., as it were, increases. Their silence is also historically conditioned. As Benjamin (1968) suggests elsewhere, one of the great symptoms of the decline in the value of experience under modern political and economic conditions — from total war...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 1–68.
Published: 01 February 1995
... may obscure the fact that in the process of its Chinese application in recent L1839-191 I] and modern times [ 1912-19491, the term science came to imply the pursuit of pure knowledge and the recognition of its independent value...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 637–658.
Published: 01 August 2013
... legitimation of imperial sovereignty itself. This would be the discourse on kinship, which allowed theorists to equate the sovereign with the parent. Coinage, then, like sovereignty, would appeal to the language of kinship, and in this way would be translated from base tokens of material profit into symbols...