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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2017) 116 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 April 2017
...” in Franco Berardi's terms—to work. But that labor, in accordance with capitalist valorization, is nearly always human. At best, it is human labor supplemented with machines. But what are we to make of the lively materials—of human and nonhuman provenance alike—now at “work” alongside us? This essay...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2013) 112 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 January 2013
... workers live in the noisy factory dormitories because they are unable to afford even a small apartment in the industrial town. Many married workers live apart from their spouses. Only a few can share a place Pun and Chan • Spatial Politics of Labor  185 outside of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2012) 111 (4): 663–679.
Published: 01 October 2012
... streets by working, begging, or stealing, and why they label the whole range of such activities as “work.” In examining the various kinds of labor the children engage in as they try to make a living in Rio’s destructured, largely informal economy, I use “child street labor” to refer to these varied forms...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2012) 111 (4): 721–739.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Biao Xiang The increasing labor migration from China to other Asian countries since the late 1980s is often attributed to the ascendance of the free market that has driven China’s internal transformation as well as the Asian regionalization. The actual process of the labor migration is however...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2013) 112 (1): 172–178.
Published: 01 January 2013
... increasingly educated and gives voice to a range of desires and perspectives about the Chinese state, its relationship to global capital, and the ways of life, living, and labor for workers in the electronics industry. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 References Apple . n.d. Apple Supplier Code of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2013) 112 (1): 203–212.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Ho-fung Hung This essay outlines the three stages of Chinese capitalist development in the 1980s through the 2000s and discusses how labor politics played out differently in each of the three stages and helped shape the next stage. Whence the erosion of living standards of urban workers amid out-of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 July 2015) 114 (3): 535–552.
Published: 01 July 2015
... area of knowledge engaging with the lived realities of creative workers and the forms of subjectivation occurring in forms of labor, we bring together existing accounts addressing the politics of cultural work and the findings of our “Metropolitan Factory” research project. The research project, based...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 July 2018) 117 (3): 527–549.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Death&’” ). Presentation at the“Critique of Political Zoology” conference , Hamburg , June 14–15 . Anderson Elizabeth S. 1990 . “ Is Women’s Labor a Commodity? ” Philosophy and Public Affairs 19 , no. 1 : 71 – 92 . Barua Maan . 2016 . “ Lively Commodities and Encounter...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2018) 117 (2): 291–312.
Published: 01 April 2018
... accumulation of capital and trace multiple boundaries within the composition of living labor. What is at stake here, to put it in Marxian terms, is precisely the pro- duction and reproduction of labor power as a commodity. In a classic essay on the topic, Michael Burawoy (1976) tackles this problem...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2009) 108 (2): 331–363.
Published: 01 April 2009
... argue that ideas and conscious thought are aspects of the “actual life-process” (ibid., 36) of the living, laboring, suffering, and otherwise active individuals that make up a society. Consciousness is an integral part of human history, but it is not before, underneath, or outside of that...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2012) 111 (4): 681–700.
Published: 01 October 2012
... Vora • Limits of “Labor”  689 engage in both productive and reproductive labors. Activities of service, care, and nurture engage the biological use of their bodies and lives as well as labor, and the requirements of such work intrude on the laboring subject in ways that radically compromise...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2015) 114 (2): 331–353.
Published: 01 April 2015
... : 451 – 71 . Wills Jane . 2009 . “ Subcontracted Employment and Its Challenge to Labor .” Labor Studies Journal 34 , no. 4 : 441 – 60 . Wills Jane Linneker Brian . 2014 . “ In-Work Poverty and the Living Wage in the United Kingdom: A Geographical Perspective...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2000) 99 (4): 865–902.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Tomiko Yoda 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Tomiko Yoda The Rise and Fall of Maternal Society: Gender, Labor, and Capital in Contemporary Japan The notion that Japan...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 July 2003) 102 (2-3): 491–508.
Published: 01 July 2003
...Levent Soysal 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Levent Soysal Labor to Culture: Writing Turkish Migration to Europe The New Topography of Migration ‘‘Migration, together with the enunciation of cul- tural borders and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2010) 109 (1): 31–51.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the Sudanese labor movement. Unlike casual laborers who moved between wage-earning and unpaid employment, the majority of the railway workers were permanent employees who spent the greater part of their lives in the city. They created a multifaceted world that reflected their rural...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2015) 114 (2): 395–423.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Melinda Cooper In recent years, theoretical inquiries into the changing forms of labor and money have proceeded alongside each other but have rarely entered into dialogue, much less investigated the evolving relationship between the two terms. This is a curious omission given that contemporary...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2009) 108 (2): 395–415.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Timothy Brennan Only yesterday a discussion of economics in cultural circles was considered boring—a mere “economism”—but it is now everywhere in the arts. “Labor,” while being summoned as a grand economic category, enters conversations in the humanities today in the form of a theory of the latest...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2012) 111 (4): 621–641.
Published: 01 October 2012
... reserve for capital. Indeed, rather than evidencing a return to a social forma- tion in which women’s labor operated to reproduce and socialize the work- force and stood poised for capitalist exploitation, the ongoing and unfolding recession—especially the lively and productive unemployment associated...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2012) 111 (4): 701–719.
Published: 01 October 2012
... migrants who now provide the bulk of manual labor in China’s grow- ing cities. Ideologically, these changes have been predicated on a new form of individualism, where individuals increasingly carry the responsibility to make their own lives and where value adheres to individual merit and effort...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2012) 111 (4): 741–761.
Published: 01 October 2012
... quality of the work performed, and provide opportunities for worker incorporation into the “mainstream” economy, for example, through education and training programs. Finally, in the commu- nities in which day laborers work and live, these centers strive to resolve neighborhood conflicts over the...