Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne World History- China

Streetlife China (Cambridge Modern China Series)

by

Streetlife China (Cambridge Modern China Series) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This imaginative and incisive collection of pieces about life in contemporary China reveals, like a series of snapshots, a picture of the lives of ordinary people and the rules and rituals that govern their daily existence. Key themes surface: in particular, the emergence of a consumer culture driven by the market, and the way in which this intersects with the "floating population" of vagrants, prostitutes and liumang (hooligans). We see how, in turn, the official strategies of the state deal with this perceived social disorder and how the street responds. Underlying much of the discussion of contestation and transformation is the notion of human rights. Street life is shown to be a creative, dynamic, dissenting, deviant and often compliant aspect of the economic, political and cultural face of China. Articles, written by Chinese scholars and journalists, as well as reports, official documents and interviews, all engaging and interesting in themselves, range from discussions of the work unit system to architecture, murder rates, acupuncture and Mao fetishes. Some of the pieces are quirky: we learn about the Chinese version of "Monopoly," translated as Entrepreneur, the Chinese Ethnic Culture theme park and the increasing popularity of tatoos, for example. Readers are guided through the book by extensive commentary written by Michael Dutton. There will be no better introduction to the discourses of contemporary China, and few more entertaining, vivid and stimulating accounts of shifts in cultural life and politics.

Synopsis:

An extraordinary collection of 'snapshots' of contemporary Chinese life in translation with commentary.

Synopsis:

This volume contains a collection of 'snapshots' of contemporary Chinese life with commentary in translation.

Synopsis:

This imaginative collection of pieces about life in contemporary China reveals a patchwork picture of the lives of ordinary people and the rules and rituals that govern their daily existence. There will be no better introduction to the discourses of contemporary China, and few more stimulating accounts of shifts in cultural life.

Table of Contents

Streetlife Subalterns; Part I. Rights, Traditions, Daily Life and Deviance: 1. Rights and traditions; 2. Daily life in the work unit; 3. Defining 'outsiders', labelling Liumang; Part II. The 'Strategies' of Government and 'Tactics' of the Subaltern: 4. Analysis; 5. Government strategies I; 6. Government strategies II; 7. Subaltern tactics and government response; Part III. Naming, Framing, Marking: 8. Naming; 9. Framing; 10. Marking; Part IV. The Architecture of Life: 11. City space; 12. Social relations and the architecture of life; 13. Out of the work unit; 14. Changing landscapes, changing mentalities; Part V. Stories of the Fetish: 15. Chairman Mao; Part VI. Market Trainings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521637190
Editor:
Dutton, Michael
Editor:
Kirby, William
Editor:
Dutton, Michael
Editor:
Kirby, William
Author:
Dutton, Michael
Author:
Kirby, William
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Melbourne
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
China
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
1949-
Subject:
Chana
Subject:
China Social conditions 1976-
Subject:
China Social life and customs 1976-
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
China - Social conditions - 1976-2000
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Modern China Series
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 b/w illus. 4 tables
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9.86x6.84x.77 in. 1.41 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Kingdom Used Hardcover $5.50
  2. Strangers in the City:... Used Trade Paper $13.50
  3. Players (Vintage Contemporaries) New Trade Paper $15.95
  4. Tea in the Harem (89 Edition) Used Trade Paper $8.00
  5. Zeppelin (DK Readers: Level 3) Used Mass Market $5.95
  6. Why Toast Lands Jelly-Side Down: Zen... Used Trade Paper $8.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Asia » China » General
History and Social Science » Asia » China » Peoples Republic 1949 to Present
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » China
Languages » Deaf Studies » Sign Language

Streetlife China (Cambridge Modern China Series) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 324 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521637190 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An extraordinary collection of 'snapshots' of contemporary Chinese life in translation with commentary.
"Synopsis" by , This volume contains a collection of 'snapshots' of contemporary Chinese life with commentary in translation.
"Synopsis" by , This imaginative collection of pieces about life in contemporary China reveals a patchwork picture of the lives of ordinary people and the rules and rituals that govern their daily existence. There will be no better introduction to the discourses of contemporary China, and few more stimulating accounts of shifts in cultural life.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and eBooks — here at Powells.com.