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

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.

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.

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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Page: 201

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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.

Gambling Hazard and Reward

It can be stated with confidence that gambling is predominantly a proletarian
predilection . ( C ) Age Groups With the single exception of casino gaming , in
which unmarried men predominate relative to their married contemporaries ,
married ...

Gambling  Hazard and Reward

Author: Otto Newman

Publisher: London : Athlone Press

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Page: 266

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Afghanistan Big Gamble

Rymalov admits that Soviet aid for underdeveloped countries is “ guided by the
principles of proletarian internationalism ” , a further hint the Communists expect
their system will eventually spread globally . AFGHANISTAN : PILOT PROJECT
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Afghanistan  Big Gamble

Author: Louis Dupree

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Regulating Commercial Gambling

In its exhaustive and impressive review , the Australian Productivity Commission
commented : The most popular lottery games do not disclose the real price of the
gamble . However , this is an inevitable aspect of the way these complex ...

Regulating Commercial Gambling

Author: David Miers

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198256724

Page: 545

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This volume sets recent developments in the regulation and deregulation of gambling into three primary forms-- betting, gaming, and lotteries--against an account of their social and legal history. Based upon Home Office files and contemporary accounts, this book evaluates how the law was used to control and suppress popular gambling and then how and why prohibition gave way to the recognition that regulation offered a more effective method of control. The book concludes with an evaluation of the Gambling Bill, a draft of which was published in 2003 aiming to give effect to the Government's proposals.

Survey of People s Republic of China Press

The proletarian army has always respected and advocated the spirit of fight lag
courageously with no fear of sacrifice , and ... eyes because of his losses , and he
was prepared to use the blood of the proletarian fighters for his political gamble .

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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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From the Barrel of a Gun

Had not Lenin proved that a small band of determined men could make the
proletarian revolution anywhere ? In his desperate gamble , Kun seemed to have
some big cards to play . Many people besides the Communists expected the ...

From the Barrel of a Gun

Author: Anthony James Joes

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

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Page: 225

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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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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
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The Psychodynamics and Psychology of Gambling

Ethnic minorities will be more likely to gamble and develop gambling problems
than those in the predominant ethnic ... Gambling is just another means through
which the bourgeois ruling class continues to exploit the proletarian masses .

The Psychodynamics and Psychology of Gambling

Author: Mikal J. Aasved

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780398072773

Page: 255

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Translations on People s Republic of China

as 8 gamble . This action on their part upsets the great strategic arrangements
made by Choirmen Moo and shifts the main ... Now we have reached the crucial
moment in the approaching victory of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution .

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