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Chinese Women and Rural Development: Sixty Years of Change in Lu Village, Yunnan

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Rich in its historical perspective on women and men in the context of economic development, this ethnography provides a unique window on rural China since the 1930s. Laurel Bossen uses her detailed knowledge to explore theories regarding such momentous changes as the demise of footbinding, the transformation and feminization of farming, the rise of family planning, and the question of missing daughters. Based on research conducted during the 1990s in Lu Village and informed by Fei Xiaotong's classic 1930s study of the same village, the book goes beyond the enduring myths of women as either victims or heroes. Throughout, Lu Village women defy stereotypes, their stories expressing the range of economic, social, and political practices that are both upholding and altering the boundaries of gender in the face of shifting state and market forces. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Book News Annotation:

Anthropologist Bossen (McGill U.) explores the economic, social, and political practices that have upheld and also altered the boundaries of gender in a Chinese village in the face of shifting state and economic forces over time. The study is based on research Bossen conducted in the 1990s and draws on a 1938 study of the same village by Chinese anthropologist Fei Xiaotong. She looks at women's contributions to agricultural systems and examines theories about momentous changes such as the demise of footbinding, the feminization of farming, and the rise of family planning.
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Synopsis:

Based on anthropological research conducted during the 1990s in Lu Village and informed by the classic 1930s study of the same village by Fei Xiaotong, China's most famous anthropologist, this book portrays individuals confronting a variety of changes in their daily lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742511088
Author:
Bossen, Laurel
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Location:
Lanham, Md.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Women in rural development
Subject:
Footbinding.
Subject:
Lucun
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Women in rural development -- China.
Subject:
Women - China - Lucun (Yunnan Sheng) -
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Number:
424
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
106-679
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
8.98x5.96x1.03 in. 1.44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Based on anthropological research conducted during the 1990s in Lu Village and informed by the classic 1930s study of the same village by Fei Xiaotong, China's most famous anthropologist, this book portrays individuals confronting a variety of changes in their daily lives.
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