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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 151–163.
Published: 01 December 2022
... in a deeper trauma. It nullifies the ritual of emotional connection, a form of affective labor, adding insult to injury. The advent of the AI mother cancels out the essential act of grieving and working through the trauma of death. When he realizes his mother is on the verge of death, Qian is guilt...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., documentary filmmakers expose the conditions of alienated labor and the environmental and human costs of unfettered development. dignity labor commodity documentary reification banwang@stanford.edu Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 The film Young People in Our Village ( Women...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 119–134.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and furnishing building material, the brick testifies to a practice that combines labor and art and a biological rebirth associated with the fertility of the earth. The brick is not only useful but also aesthetically resonant. Working closely with the workers in the fields and workshops rather than from urban...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... spectatorship fantastic orientalism nameless labor 49 Bryce, “Riffing on Omeros ,” 86 . 50 For different spatial setups for installations of Ten Thousand Waves in Sydney, Shanghai, and Helsinki, see respective diagrams in Julien, Ten Thousand Waves , 45, 64, 74 . 51 Rich, “Long...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., the metabolic rift manifests in the alienation of nature and of labor. The system of accumulation and profit, bent on the domination of nature and labor, is the major source of ecological crises. The introduction addresses alternative modes of production where ecological bonds between humans and nature...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., the article locates its formation in inter-imperial nodes of trafficked labor and art production, as well as a global system of colonial plantations. The article revisits Zeng Huading's 曾華丁 (1906–1942) short story (1928) and Ba Ren's 巴人 (1901–1972) historical drama (1949) about the myth of five Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 75–86.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ban Wang Abstract Rather than a war against nature, a genuine production is premised on the humanization of nature by producing use values while changing human inner nature. Socialist production strives to achieve an ecologically sound economy whereby labor on nature is in sync with the realization...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 87–105.
Published: 01 December 2022
... privileged health program skewed in favor of elites and urbanites and divorced from the wellbeing of ordinary people. The medicine of the “barefoot doctor” entails the ecological understanding of the human body in sync with nature and is rooted in affective labor in healing the rifts between humans...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 177–200.
Published: 01 March 2023
...-gendered form of labor through which subjects negotiate the “everyday ethical challenge” of survival under multiple imperial structures. The construction and positioning of transimperial subjects in the creative work of China scholars resists forms of imperial power that serve to marginalize, erase...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 203–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the ajumma stands at a crossroads marked by the suffocating weight of the American empire and the precarity of Asian/Asian American lives facing the persistent forces of racism, sexism, classism, and ageism. References Boris, Eileen , and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas , eds. Intimate Labors: Cultures...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 181–187.
Published: 01 December 2022
... national and local literatures, there arises a world literature.” 4 With its expansion, toxic colonialism, geopolitics, and extraction of natural resources, the capitalist-colonial world is not open to everybody and every group; it is entrenched in a hierarchy based on the division of labor...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 135–150.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and industrially pursued large-scale agriculture have the same effect. If they are originally distinguished by the fact that the former lays waste and ruins labor-power and thus the natural power of man, whereas the latter does the same to the natural power of the soil, they link up in the later course...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 164–180.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Northwest in the North American continent. After a war of secession from the United States, the rebels build an independent republic, and its citizens abide by the principles of sustainability, engaging in the minimal use of fossil fuels, local food production, and embodied labor. These radical experiments...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the revolutionary labor icon Lei Feng as a way to think through the contradiction, to some of the participants in the discussion Lei Feng's characteristic valorization of self-sacrifice in the name of collective improvement seemed inconsistent with the emphasis on production and the creation of a more advanced...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 March 2022
... identities and reifies the problematic category of race itself. References Asiatic Exclusion League . Proceedings of the Asiatic Exclusion League . San Francisco : Organized Labor Print , 1908–12 . Croly, David G. , Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana, and Joseph Meredith Toner...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of what they do and what they are is dagong 打工, or, roughly, “working for the boss”: eking out a living while faced with the existential insecurity of precarious, low-status labor. 4 For the expressions mentioned above, dagong shige and dagong wenxue , the Australian English “battler...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... To process garbage is to face down that affront to order through the tactile labor of sorting. So as waste besieges us, hemming in whole cities like ring roads, it is perhaps unsurprising that the arts of assemblage—variants on the sorting impulse—are now in the aesthetic ascendant. Many artists...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... attempts to “profane” or undo the dominant political-economic ideologies. 7 Focusing on the migrant workers in the cosmopolitan city, Yanjie Wang maintains that the interaction between labor and urbanization must be examined in light of China's entrance to the global capitalistic system and the urban...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
... feeling of community. The so-called discovery of landscape in Chinese literature from this era, including the literature written by Korean-Chinese writers, further relied on the emergence of the perspective of the subaltern, or laboring people. This is clearly visible in the opening passage of Ryŏm...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 55–74.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Shen's ecological insight reveals the deep bonds that unite human inner nature and outer nature. Human labor and behavior are described as deeply embedded in the nonhuman world of climate, clouds, plants, animals, rivers, and mountains. This sheds new light on the sympathetic and nonjudgmental depictions...