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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... themselves. Whereas the former group adapted to the cutthroat competition, the latter accepted disenfranchisement. This article concludes by considering what politics these young people might develop that would enable them to combat their ever-decreasing chances of becoming self-sustaining adults. The Spec...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... in the late 1970s, cute culture had grown into a multitrillion yen business by the 1990s. Scholars have interpreted young women’s participation in the pro- duction of cute as a form of resistance to a work-­oriented adult society and as a...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
... wrote a blog that recorded almost every service she provided to others, complete with numer- ous impressive photos. Chen’s online store attracted many young adults who enthusiastically entered bidding wars for her services...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 729–755.
Published: 01 November 2020
... extreme physical distress and psychological torment. In this way, Anne no nikki inspires a hybridized style that blends the emotion- ality and interiority of sh jo with the more graphic depictions of violence common to sh nen manga for young boys, and seinen manga for adult men. A Brief History of...
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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 (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... construct an alternative subcultural space outside that defined by adult culture and hierarchical institutions. These rap songs employ “vulgar” local language, which is identified as a noninstitutional language that has long been excluded from formal education, to assert an oppositional, counterhegemonic...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 1970s and peaked in the late 1990s pressured China, Japan, and South Korea to mobilize (and disenfranchise) their young demographics in their transitions from a developmental state model of economic growth toward a neoliberal model of economic management and governance. As such, the essay argues, China...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 February 2017
... are centred mainly on themes such as romance (teenagers, college youths and young adults); institutional and bureaucratic inadequacies (hospitals, the police and politicians being the primary target); and the underworld (gangster flicks...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 737–762.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 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 into...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Wai-hung Yiu; Alex Ching-shing Chan The popularity and circulation of Japanese manga bishōjo (“beautiful young girls”) (Japanese teenage girl comics), and its consumptive creations in forms of cosplays (public costume parades in anime characters), toy figures, and animes appropriated by the local...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 輕熟女 ( qingshounü , lit. “young-mature woman”). Drawing on interviews with viewers conducted in Taipei in 2011, the article analyzes audience responses to the program to argue that Queen both reflects and (re)constructs a popular understanding of qingshounü as a new, transitional stage in the life...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
... and the Institute for the Science of Thought have been treated as largely incidental to examinations of the high-profile engagement in civil society activism of its young leader Tsurumi Shunsuke in the 1960s and beyond. This essay traces the group's ethos to its foundational principles and first two...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 633–644.
Published: 01 November 2017
... conditions of increasing urban inequality in Asia. “Precarious Seoul” uses the cases of three young adults living in new forms of substan- dard housing in the Seoul metropolitan area to describe precarity not sim- ply in terms of labor relations but...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 885–910.
Published: 01 August 2012
... to cultivate a consumer- oriented generation of youth to expand its human and cultural capital. Like other Idol programs, Vietnam Idol exclusively prefers young adult contestants aged eighteen to thirty. This restriction coincides with a...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 567–589.
Published: 01 August 2009
... topic in the textbook was the importance of physical fitness. Chairman Mao provided the model for the textbook lesson: “Ever since he was young, Mao Zedong placed great importance on physical fitness. He believed that people not only need to be...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 467–499.
Published: 01 August 1994
.... positions 2:3 0 1994 by Duke University Press positions 2:3 Winter 1994 468 Circulating in the mass media of low- to relatively highbrow publica- tions (magazines for young women such as...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
... abomination of God, had generated a sense of crisis and brought out the crowd. In the meantime, discontent with the lack of movement militancy and the increasing commercialization of the march also spurred young lesbian and gay activists of a new...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 449–466.
Published: 01 May 2001
...:2 Fall 2001 450 This repeated emphasis in the film’s exposition is a compelling indicator of the extent to which representations of the urban, young, and, above all, in- dependent woman have...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 695–727.
Published: 01 August 2002
... parallel, moment of modernist mise-en-abyme. How can the children be saved by adults who have yet to be (and indeed, cannot be) redeemed from the taint of cannibalism? Does the child merely figure the (im)possibility of redemption...