The Proletarian Gamble

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

The Proletarian Gamble

Author: Ken C. Kawashima

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822392291

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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.

Rationalizing Korea

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Rationalizing Korea

Author: Kyung Moon Hwang

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520288327

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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.

The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan

Ken C. Kawashima , The Proletarian Gamble : Korean Workers in Interwar Japan
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The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan

Author: Steve Rabson

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

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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.

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 ...

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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
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The Chilean Revolution

Author: Régis Debray

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books

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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
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Conversations with Allende

Author: Régis Debray

Publisher: Verso

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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.

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, ...

Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan

Author: Samuel Perry

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824840224

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.

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 .

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Responsible gambling should derive or develope from the concept of “ social
responsible business ” . The term means ... there is no nation for the working
class , or the proletariat of the whole world shares a common interest .
Corresponding ...

Author: 程惕洁

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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.

Britain in decline

economic policy, political strategy, and the British state Andrew Gamble.
proletariat in the vast new urban centres. If full citizenship rights were extended to
the whole nation, the passing of power from the propertied to the property- less,
and an ...

Britain in decline

Author: Andrew Gamble

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780807047002

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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 ...

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