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positions (2012) 20 (3): 737–762.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Soo Ah Kwon This article interrogates the shortfalls of neoliberal democracy and its political practices for citizen (and noncitizen) subjects in the United States by drawing on ethnographic research of a diverse group of second-generation Asian and Pacific Islander youth's attempt to challenge...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 “Kawaii” and “Moe” — Gazes, Geeks (Otaku), and Glocalization of Beautiful Girls (B i s h o¯ j o ) in Hong Kong Youth Culture Wai-­hung Yiu and Alex Ching-­shing Chan Gazes, Geeks, and Glocalization of Manga-­Bisho¯jo In Spring 2009...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... commentary. Through a close reading of rich local-language rap song texts combined with fieldwork interviews, this essay argues that unlike the standard Mandarin-dominated, mainstream popular love songs, local-language rap songs are characterized by strong social messages, which thus enable Chinese youth...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs The departure point for this introduction is the proposition that youth unemployment and underemployment are not social anomalies, but they are the new faces of labor for youth in East Asia. This introductory essay argues that a global crisis in capitalism that began in the early...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Cho Hae-joang The financial crisis of 1997 and the concomitant economic recession have transformed South Korean society at breakneck speed. Highly motivated and adventurous youth, whom the media called the “new generation,” played a crucial role in revitalizing the economy. The state and industry...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Xia Zhang In recent years, China's labor market deregulation and increasing unemployment and underemployment have hit Chinese youth particularly hard. How are Chinese urban youth responding to these new labor conditions? This article argues that they are not only creating new forms of work...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 545–564.
Published: 01 August 2015
... hardship) Amamiya Karin Matsumoto Hajime Hirai Gen Japan Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Hyperneoliberalism: Youth, Labor, and Militant Mice in Japan Mark Driscoll When I returned to Tokyo in 2007 for the first time in several years, it took...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Jennifer Jihye Chun; Ju Hui Judy Han The so-called English fever and the international mobility of South Korean youth are linked to the popular pursuit of English-language education in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. From the perspective of young overseas...
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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 (2006) 14 (1): 193–218.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Peter Button Duke University Press 2006 Aesthetics, Dialectics, and Desire in Yang Mo’s Song of Youth Peter Button No doubt, one of the numerous difficulties that remain in our account of the socialist realist literary canon in China lies in our...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2022
... not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Beginning in the 1990s, migration scholars in the United States began to pay greater attention to the experiences of youth and the children of migrants. Heeding the call of Portes and Zhou ( 1993 ), many looked to the experiences of children to measure...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
.... The Korean appropriation of rock—which we refer to as “rok”—unfolded new sensibilities of the youth counterculture, mounting a considerable challenge to the conservative, militaristic nationalism of the Park Chung Hee regime. The supremely talented guitarist and composer Shin Joong Hyun and his band, the Add...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 377–407.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Carolyn Areum Choi Abstract The pursuit of overseas English language education by South Korean youth has resulted in a hierarchy of educational destinations, with migrants studying English in the Global North attaining higher cultural capital compared to those learning English in the Global South...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 885–910.
Published: 01 August 2012
... a traditional “peoples and cultures” line of thinking. Through what can be called “geocultural publics,” the author recognizes Idol 's attempt to mobilize different levels of public culture in the service of global movement — national, local, popular, global, youth, media culture — as enacting forms of cultural...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
... twentieth-century pattern of Chinese youth reacting against perceived insults to China in the realm of international affairs, accusing the Chinese state of weakness in the face of foreign insults. Like the MIT webpage controversy, however, the Shanghai protest unfolded in the borderless context of global...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
... a new youth working class was emergent in China. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 youth labor migration vocational training schools student interns monopoly capital Foxconn China A “World-­Class” (Labor) Camp/us: Foxconn and China’s New Generation of Labor Migrants Pun...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 145–165.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... In so doing, this article maintains that visual images have become increasingly central to Chinese online nationalism and youth politics in cyberspace, both in online forums and among the post-1980s generation. It also attempts to establish an overall descriptive and explanatory account through which...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 August 2015
... with the game's developers to explore the way in which the game's salaryman employment paradigm intersects with current discourses surrounding youth and employment in contemporary Japan. In this context, the author argues that the game valorizes a certain information labor ideal within a neoliberal schema...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... by Western evangelical Christians that cared for special needs youth. In these homes, intimate reproductive and emotional labor practices that were inspired by first-world understandings of care “revalued” marginalized children and prepared them for middle-class lives abroad. The global humanitarian aid...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and underscores the utopian character of such imagining in light of the still-dominant social expectation that after her youth, a woman will dedicate her energies to her family as much as or more than to herself. The uneasy coexistence of these competing frameworks marks a point of tension and negotiation between...