( 您好!臺灣時間:2021/04/14 00:17
字體大小: 字級放大   字級縮小   預設字形  


研究生(外文):Chuang, Yu-Chuan
論文名稱(外文):Taiwan’s Intimate Strangers out of Place: A Biopolitical Reading of Migrant Workers and New Immigrant Women’s Life Stories in Escape and Separation
指導教授(外文):Huang, Han-Yu
外文關鍵詞:migrantsbiopoliticsbare lifestate of exceptionmultitudeaffective labor
  • 被引用被引用:0
  • 點閱點閱:380
  • 評分評分:系統版面圖檔系統版面圖檔系統版面圖檔系統版面圖檔系統版面圖檔
  • 下載下載:68
  • 收藏至我的研究室書目清單書目收藏:3
My thesis proposes a biopolitical reading of Southeast Asian migrant workers and new immigrant women’s life in Taiwan. Through addressing the issues of runaway workers and migrant spouses in Escape: Our Formosa, Their Prison and Separation: Our Trading, Their Life, it demonstrates that Southeast Asian migrants in Taiwan fall into state of exception under various forms of power mechanisms, further explores how Southeast Asian migrants can potentially resist oppression as contemporary figures of bare life, and ultimately envisions the ethical attitude toward the Migrant Other. The thesis argues that Southeast Asian migrants should not be construed as a threat. Rather, the migrants profoundly reflect Taiwan’s existing social paradoxes, and they blur and problematize the divides drawn by all sorts of differences to distinguish us from them, and it propels us to re-examine Southeast Asian migrants’ condition. This thesis is divided into three chapters. Chapter One brings together Giorgio Agamben’s, and Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s theories of biopolitics to illustrate the exercise of power mechanism in the realm of politics and economics, particularly with the notions of bare life, state of exception, multitude and affective labor. Under the framework of biopolitcs, Chapter Two proceeds to analyze how power in Escape and Separation meticulously intervenes in runaway workers and new immigrant women’s daily life, and how affective connections in social networks constitute the potential site of resistance. Chapter Three proposes the ethical attitude toward the Migrant Other by engaging Slavoj Žižek’s psychoanalytic perspective of the Neighbor and Iris Marion Young’s concepts of justice and politics of difference in the biopolitical framework, to complement the ontological understanding of power mechanism and to elucidate the importance of affect in making ethical decision.
Introduction 1
Backgrounds and Motivations 1

Literature Review 3
Methodology 10
Outline of Chapters 16

Chapter One : Caught within the Grip: Conceptualizing Taiwan’s Migrants 20
I. Bare Life: The Unbareble Lightness of Being 22
II. Affective Labor: The New Landscape in Empire 25
III. Southeast Asian Migrants down and out in Taiwan 29

Chapter Two : Nameless Multitude: Marginal Life in Escape and Separation 35
I. To Escape, or Not to Escape, That’s the Question 37
II. Your Child Is Not Your Child 47
III. Regarding the Pain of the Migrant Other 53

Chapter Three : Love Thy Neighbor?: Towards an Ethical Reading of Migrants’ Life in Taiwan 61
I. The Migrant Other as Sacred Neighbor 65
II. Justice Unbound 69

Conclusion 74

Works Cited 78
Agamben, Giorgio. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998.
─. State of Exception. Trans. Kevin Attell. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2005.
─. The Use of Bodies. Trans. Adam Kotsko. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2016.
Cerwonka, Allaine and Anna Loutfi. “Biopolitics and the Female Reproductive Body as the New Subject of Law.” Feminists@Law 1:1 (2011). Web. 11 September. 2018. <http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/feministsatlaw/article/view/18/77>
Chiu, Kuei-fen, Dafydd Fell and Lin Ping, eds. Migration to and from Taiwan. London: Routledge, 2014.
Foucault, Michel. History of Sexuality. Volume I: An Introduction. Trans. Robert Hurley. New York: Random House, 1978.
─. The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979. Trans. Graham Burchell. New York: Picador, 2010.
─. Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the College de France, 1975-1976. Trans. David Macey. London: Allen Lane, 2003.
Hardt, Michael, and Antonio Negri. Empire. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2000.
Hardt, Michael, and Antonio Negri. Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire. New York: Penguin Press, 2004.
Hardt, Michael. “What Affects are Good For.” Foreword. The Affective Turn:Theorizing the Social. Ed. Patricia Ticineto Clough and Jean Halley. Durham:Duke UP, 2007. ix-xiii.
Ku, Yu-ling. Our Stories: Migration and Labour in Taiwan. Ed. Ding Naifei and Amie Elizabeth Parry. Trans. Agnes Khoo. Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2011.
Lan, Pei-chia. Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan. Durham: Duke UP, 2006.
Lemeke, Thomas. Biopolitics: An Advanced Introduction. New York: New York UP,2011.
Makarychev, Andrey and Alexandra Yatsyk. “Biopolitics and National Identities:Between Liberalism and Totalization.” Nationalities Papers 45.1 (2017):1-7.
Miller, J. Hillis. “Narrative.” Critical Terms for Literary Study. Ed. Frank Lentricchia and Thomas Mclaughlin. 2nd ed., Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995. 66-79.
S.E. Wilmer, and ‎Audronė Žukauskaitė, eds. Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political and Performative Strategies. New York: Routledge, 2016.
Sontag, Susan. Regarding the Pain of Others. New York: Picador, 2003.
Young, Iris Marion. Justice and the Politics of Difference. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2011.
Žižek, Slavoj and F.W.J. Von Schelling. The Abyss of Freedom/Ages of the World.Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1997. 21-56.
─. “A Cup of Decaf Reality.” Lacan.com. 2004. Web. 25 May. 2016. <http://www.lacan.com/zizekdecaf.htm>
─. “Neighbors and Other Monsters: A Plea for Ethical Violence.” The Neighbor:Three Inquiries in Political Theology. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2005. 134-90.
註: 此連結為研究生畢業學校所提供,不一定有電子全文可供下載,若連結有誤,請點選上方之〝勘誤回報〞功能,我們會盡快修正,謝謝!
第一頁 上一頁 下一頁 最後一頁 top
系統版面圖檔 系統版面圖檔