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positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jongwoo Jeremy Kim This essay does not concern the history of comfort women per se; rather, it treats disruption and transgression in the discourse of comfort women, as filmmaker Byun Young-Joo sets in motion in The Murmuring (1995). This essay is particularly concerned with Byun's visual language...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 377–407.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., the largest sending region of international students in the world (UNESCO 2013 ; Collins 2013 ), English as foreign language acquisition (EFL) has become a major driving force of contemporary migration and mobility flows among young people, especially in countries where English is not a native language...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and 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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Published: 01 February 2022
Figure 2 A young woman posing with Dakko-chan dolls. Courtesy of LIFE Photo Collection. More
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Published: 01 February 2023
Figure 1 The three Hangyeols ( left ) relate to Ju-young ( right ) that they escaped from North Korea by sailing on toilet boats. Photograph courtesy of Jageun Sinhwa Theatre Company. More
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 177–193.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Marilyn Young Permanent War Marilyn Young If we have to use force it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see farther into the future. —Madeline Albright, Secretary of State, February 19...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 609–636.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Susie Jie Young Kim Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 What (Not) to Wear: Refashioning Civilization in Print Media in Turn-of-the-Century Korea Susie Jie Young Kim On the eve of colonization in 1910, Korea was engulfed by a power strug...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Mun Young Cho How do recent transnational encounters in East Asia help us explore the condition of poverty amidst increasingly unpredictable global and national political economy? Against a backdrop of East Asian “postmiracle” times, this article sheds light on the precarity of South Korean...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Young Ji Lee This essay examines Maoist China and its deep engagement with local/global capitalism during the Cold War period. It analyzes how the socialist realist utopian images of self-reliant Dazhai, a model village in Shanxi, contributed to the domestic and international image of Maoist China...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Suk-Young Kim North Korea is a fashion-conscious nation where political leaders are preoccupied with how to dress the nation's people through rigid social practices, such as imposing military-style uniforms to various social sectors and systematically recommending certain designs to civilians...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Mun Young Cho Abstract With the simultaneous growth of the manufacturing and service industries and the rapid expansion of information and communication technology, what do Chinese workers actually do in order to survive, and what methodological approaches are useful for exploring...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... invested in their initiatives out of concern for future economic development. By the late 2000s, however, a new neoliberal youth subject came to dominate South Korea. Having internalized the ruthless competition on the labor market, these young people centered their lives on building “specs...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Pun Ngai; Anita Koo The fact that in 2010 eighteen young workers attempted suicide at Foxconn production facilities in China has attracted worldwide attention. Drawing on research conducted in Foxconn factories in three regions of China—the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta, and West China...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs This essay analyzes how the digital media economy harnesses young people's search for meaningful work to develop new apparatuses and mechanisms of extracting value from activities that are not typically recognized as work. Drawing on interviews with net idols and an analysis...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
... by engaging in affective labor but also creating a “new idealism”—a sense of hope for their future rooted in commercial activity and conditioned by state supervision that results in the formation of new subjectivities. This article provides a close reading of Chen Xiao's story, a young unemployed college...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 729–755.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Ben Whaley This article examines the evolution and impact of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl on postwar manga (print comics) and Japanese visual culture. The author argues that Anne’s enduring legacy in Japan, dating back to 1952, owes much to the ways in which the content of her Diary...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 89–105.
Published: 01 February 2024
... Suboi, Vietnam's “Queen of Rap,” is internationally renowned, and more and more young women are engaging in dancing on the streets. This article investigates the aspirations of female hip-hop practitioners in Vietnam's major cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. What does leading the good life mean...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 737–762.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the deportation of Cambodian refugees. In following the young people's campaign to put an end to deportation, I examine the convergence of youth's failed recognition by the state as a nonvoting youth constituency with their realization of the state's exercise of “illegitimate” violence. Their activism calls...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... young brother, who struggles for survival in a threatening urban underworld. I query whether these familiar narrative tropes of abjection provide new spaces for understanding the shift away from a war-torn society, or whether they replicate a persistent, romantic self-Orientalizing thread in modern...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 73–93.
Published: 01 February 2013
... female Japanese student who died of tuberculosis at age twenty-one, through a reading of her Yamatojuku nikki , the Diary of Yamato School . Asano's diary documents most forcefully the desire of a young woman for imperial validation, neither as a wife nor a mother — two legitimate categories of women...