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Table of Contents


Guest Editor’s Introduction – Labor Games: Youth, Work, and Politics in East Asia

Gabriella LUKACS

 

I. The Dead-ending of the Human Capital Regime

 

A “World-Class” (Labor) Camp/us: Foxconn and China’s New Generation of Labor Migrants

PUN Ngai and Anita KOO

 

The “Spec Generation” Who Can’t Say “No”: Overeducated and Underemployed Youth in Contemporary South Korea

CHO Hae-joang

 

“Days of Love and Labor”: Remediating the Logic of Labor and Debt in Contemporary Japan
Michael FISCH

 

II. Emotional and Affective Labor as New Frontiers of Capital Accumulation

 

The Labor of Cute: Net Idols, Cute Culture, and the Digital Economy in Contemporary Japan

Gabriella LUKACS

 

One Life For Sale: Youth Culture, Labor Politics, and New Idealism in China

Xia ZHANG

 

III. The Production of Alternative Modes of Living

 

Hyperneoliberalism: Youth, Labor, and Militant Mice in Japan

Mark DRISCOLL

 

Living and Working as Temporary Sojourners: the Language Travels of Korean Youth

Jennifer Jihye CHUN and Ju Hui Judy HAN