The Proletarian Gamble

The Proletarian Gamble

In The Proletarian Gamble, Ken C. Kawashima maintains that contingent labor is a defining characteristic of capitalist commodity economies.

Author: Ken C. Kawashima

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822392293

Category: History

Page: 308

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Koreans constituted the largest colonial labor force in imperial Japan during the 1920s and 1930s. Caught between the Scylla of agricultural destitution in Korea and the Charybdis of industrial depression in Japan, migrant Korean peasants arrived on Japanese soil amid extreme instability in the labor and housing markets. In The Proletarian Gamble, Ken C. Kawashima maintains that contingent labor is a defining characteristic of capitalist commodity economies. He scrutinizes how the labor power of Korean workers in Japan was commodified, and how these workers both fought against the racist and contingent conditions of exchange and combated institutionalized racism. Kawashima draws on previously unseen archival materials from interwar Japan as he describes how Korean migrants struggled against various recruitment practices, unfair and discriminatory wages, sudden firings, racist housing practices, and excessive bureaucratic red tape. Demonstrating that there was no single Korean “minority,” he reveals how Koreans exploited fellow Koreans and how the stratification of their communities worked to the advantage of state and capital. However, Kawashima also describes how, when migrant workers did organize—as when they became involved in Rōsō (the largest Korean communist labor union in Japan) and in Zenkyō (the Japanese communist labor union)—their diverse struggles were united toward a common goal. In The Proletarian Gamble, his analysis of the Korean migrant workers' experiences opens into a much broader rethinking of the fundamental nature of capitalist commodity economies and the analytical categories of the proletariat, surplus populations, commodification, and state power.
Categories: History

Rationalizing Korea

Rationalizing Korea

Joseon (1930.3): 2–8. Kawashima, Ken C. The Proletarian Gamble: Korean
Workers in Interwar. 364 • Bibliography 366 • Bibliography HwangHwang --
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Author: Kyung Moon Hwang

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520288324

Category: History

Page: 416

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The first book to explore the institutional, ideological, and conceptual development of the modern state on the peninsula, Rationalizing Korea analyzes the state’s relationship to five social sectors, each through a distinctive interpretive theme: economy (developmentalism), religion (secularization), education (public schooling), population (registration), and public health (disease control). Kyung Moon Hwang argues that while this formative process resulted in a more commanding and systematic state, it was also highly fragmented, socially embedded, and driven by competing, often conflicting rationalizations, including those of Confucian statecraft and legitimation. Such outcomes reflected the acute experience of imperialism, nationalism, colonialism, and other sweeping forces of the era.
Categories: History

Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan

Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan

The various acronyms used to refer to the various proletarian arts associations in
Japan and colonial Korea can be ... Ken C. Kawashima, The Proletarian Gamble:
Korean Workers in Interwar Japan (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, ...

Author: Samuel Perry

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824840228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Recasting Red Culture turns a critical eye on the influential proletarian cultural movement that flourished in 1920s and 1930s Japan. This was a diverse, cosmopolitan, and highly contested moment in Japanese history when notions of political egalitarianism were being translated into cultural practices specific to the Japanese experience. Both a political and historiographical intervention, the book offers a fascinating account of the passions—and antinomies—that animated one of the most admirable intellectual and cultural movements of Japan’s twentieth century, and argues that proletarian literature, cultural workers, and institutions fundamentally enrich our understanding of Japanese culture. What sustained the proletarian movement’s faith in the idea that art and literature were indispensable to the task of revolution? How did the movement manage to enlist artists, teachers, and scientist into its ranks, and what sorts of contradictions arose in the merging of working-class and bourgeois cultures? Recasting Red Culture asks these and other questions as it historicizes proletarian Japan at the intersection of bourgeois aesthetics, radical politics, and a flourishing modern print culture. Drawing parallels with the experiences of European revolutionaries, the book vividly details how cultural activists “recast” forms of modern culture into practices commensurate with the goals of revolution. Weaving over a dozen translated fairytales, poems, and short stories into his narrative, Samuel Perry offers a fundamentally new approach to studying revolutionary culture. By examining the margins of the proletarian cultural movement, Perry effectively redefines its center as he closely reads and historicizes proletarian children’s culture, avant-garde “wall fiction,” and a literature that bears witness to Japan’s fraught relationship with its Korean colony. Along the way, he shows how proletarian culture opened up new critical spaces in the intersections of class, popular culture, childhood, gender, and ethnicity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211722868

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Categories: Bibliographical literature

Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations

Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations

Kawashima, Ken C. The Proletarian Gamble: Korean Workers in Interwar Japan.
Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. Kawashima, Kumiko. “Japanese Working
Holiday Makers in Australia and their Return to the Japanese Labour Market: ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004251380

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations connects the 19th- proletarian and the 20th-and 21st-century domestics and caregiver labor migrations and migration systems in global transcultural perspective. It integrates male and female migrations and employs a systems approach with human agency perspectives.
Categories: Social Science

The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan

The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan

Ken C. Kawashima , The Proletarian Gamble : Korean Workers in Interwar Japan
( Durham , NC : Duke University Press , 2009 ) , 2 . 15. Ibid . , 99 . 16. Ibid . , 106 .
17. See Kashiwazaki Chikako , “ The Politics of Legal Status : The Equation of ...

Author: Steve Rabson

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822039576665

Category: History

Page: 312

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This book is a very readable narrative history of Okinawans in Japan, the first English-language book to cover that territory. Based on interviews, memoirs and other literature, oral histories, and survey responses, and engaging with important elements of the huge body of Japanese scholarship on Okinawa, this book offers a historical narrative interwoven with first-person accounts either translated or collected by the author.
Categories: History

Placing Empire

Placing Empire

Sakai Toshio, Osaka City Bureau of Labor, quoted in Kawashima, The
Proletarian Gamble, 47. 90. Akimori, Chōsen shokan, 6. 91. While Maruyama
Hiroshi points out that the heyday of national park designation in Japan and
around the world ...

Author: Kate McDonald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520967236

Category: History

Page: 272

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of Japanese imperialism through a study of Japanese travel and tourism to Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan between the late nineteenth century and the early 1950s. In a departure from standard histories of Japan, this book shows how debates over the role of colonized lands reshaped the social and spatial imaginary of the modern Japanese nation and how, in turn, this sociospatial imaginary affected the ways in which colonial difference was conceptualized and enacted. The book thus illuminates how ideas of place became central to the production of new forms of colonial hierarchy as empires around the globe transitioned from an era of territorial acquisition to one of territorial maintenance.
Categories: History

Survey of China Mainland Press

Survey of China Mainland Press

In recent years , gambling has been to a great extent wiped out and can no
longer ragingly cause disturbances in the open . This is one of the major victories
in the struggle for giving support to the proletarian spirit and eliminating the
negative ...

Author: United States. Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033192272

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

Survey of China mainland press supplement

Survey of China mainland press  supplement

... been dealt at gambling practices. j.. recent years, gambling has been to a great
extent wiped out and can no longer ^.gingly cause disturbances in the open. This
is one of the major victories in the struggle for giving support to the proletarian ...

Author: United States. Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033173637

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

The Chilean Revolution

The Chilean Revolution

One may wonder whether the proletariat and their allies are going to be hemmed
in by the bourgeois institutions , and pacified ... Debray : This is a gamble at this
stage , because as you know and as you have explained , Popular Fronts are
122.

Author: Régis Debray

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books

ISBN: UVA:X000116700

Category: Chile

Page: 201

View: 168

Categories: Chile

Conversations with Allende

Conversations with Allende

One may wonder whether the proletariat and their allies are going to be hemmed
in by the bourgeois institutions , and pacified ... Debray : This is a gamble at this
stage , because as you know and as you have explained , Popular Fronts are
122.

Author: Régis Debray

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: UVA:X000239704

Category: Chile

Page: 190

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The election in Chile of the Marxist leader of the Socialist Party, Salvador Allende, to the presidency in October 1970 inaugurated a political situation unique in Latin America and of world-wide significance. Allende's Popular Unity coalition embraced Socialists and Communists and campaigned on an election programme of unprecedented radicalism – nothing less than the abolition of monopoly capitalism and imperialism in Chile. In this book Régis Debray, recently released from his Bolivian gaol, questions President Allende about his strategy for socialism. These discussions range widely over the history of the workers' movement in Chile, the strength of imperialism in Latin America, the experience of the first months of the Allende government, the role of the Chilean armed forces, Allende's personal background and friendship with Che Guevara, the seizure of land by peasants since the Popular Unity victory, and the international outlook of the new Chile. In an introductory essay Debray furnishes an analysis of Chilean history and politics which situates Allende in the past and present of the country, and explores the dynamics of the class struggle now unfolding there.
Categories: Chile

Survey of People s Republic of China Press

Survey of People s Republic of China Press

dictatorship of the proletariat . ... The course followed by Sung Chiang in pushing
of the capitulationist line was the course of his playing a political gamble with Kao
Ch'iu and others in the redistribution of wealth and power within the landlord ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435024040941

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

New Blackfriars

New Blackfriars

historical and world - constructing , yet critical of the established order , by
introducing the proletariat as the locus of objectivity , in two different ways . ...
Gamble rightly make the keynote of their evaluation of contemporary marxist
theory .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3387007

Category:

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Great Issues in Western Civilization From the scientific revolution through the cold war

Great Issues in Western Civilization  From the scientific revolution through the cold war

But this is a desperate gamble . For if the bourgeoisie should fail in their mad
attempt to suppress the proletariat , they will have exhausted their strength and
will collapse even sooner while the proletariat triumphs even more quickly . But
the ...

Author: Brian Tierney

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000421929

Category: Civilization, Western

Page:

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Categories: Civilization, Western

Comparing Political Systems

Comparing Political Systems

Author: Gary K. Bertsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039244897

Category: Comparative government

Page: 548

View: 253

Categories: Comparative government

Responsible gambling should derive or develope from the concept of “ social
responsible business ” . The term means that entrepreneurs and firms , especially
those in the second industry who transfer their business to developing states due
 ...

Author: 程惕洁

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89107626897

Category: Gambling

Page: 214

View: 344

本书内容包括:从历史看博彩文化, 博彩业的现代化趋势, 博彩业对社会发展的正负效应, 博彩社会学的实际应用, 博彩旅游多元化探讨等.
Categories: Gambling

New Left Review

New Left Review

... paper , $ 21.95 Derrida and the time of the political Derrida and the Time of the
Political PHENG CHEAH AND SUZANNE GUERLAC , EDITORS 352 pages ,
paper , $ 24.95 The Proletarian Gamble Korean Workers in Interwar Japan KEN
C.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435077029106

Category: Socialism

Page:

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Categories: Socialism

Russia

Russia

Implicit in Ukrainization was a high - stakes gamble . Would the eventual loss of
the Russified proletariat , hitherto the regime's main supporter , be outweighed by
Ukrainian support gained by the policy ? Initially , the gamble seemed to pay off ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00885436X

Category: Soviet Union

Page:

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Categories: Soviet Union

Tosaka Jun

Tosaka Jun

This collection of translations contains some of Tosaka's most important essays and original articles on Tosaka.

Author: Ken C. Kawashima

Publisher: Cornell Univ East Asia Program

ISBN: 1933947888

Category: History

Page: 313

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Tosaka Jun was one of modern Japan's most unique and important critics of capitalism, the emperor ystem, imperialism, and everyday life in wartime Japan. This collection of translations contains some of Tosaka's most important essays and original articles.
Categories: History