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Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin, and AIDS in Southwest China (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian in)

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Passage to Manhood addresses the intersection of modernity, heroin use, and HIV/AIDS as they are embodied in a new rite-of-passage among young men in the Sichuan province of southwestern China. Through a nuanced analysis of the Nuosu population, this book seeks to answer why the Nuosu has a disproportionately large number of opiate users and HIV positive individuals relative to others in Sichuan. By focusing on the experiences of Nuosu migrants and drug users, it shows how multiple modernities, individual yearnings, and societal resilience have become entwined in the Nuosu's calamitous encounter with the Chinese state and, after long suppression, their efforts at cultural reconstruction.

This ethnography pits the Nuosu youths' adventures, as part of their passage to manhood, against the drastic social changes in their community and, more broadly, China over the last half century. It offers fascinating material for courses on migration, globalization, youth culture, public health, and development at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Passage to Manhood is a groundbreaking and beautifully written ethnography that addresses the intersection of modernity, heroin use, and AIDS as they intersect in a new "rite-of-passage" among young ethnic-minority males in contemporary China.

About the Author

Shao-hua Liu is an Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Her research interests include medical anthropology, globalization, modernity, gender, and rural health and medicine in contemporary China. This is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804770248
Author:
Liu, Shao-hua
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Liu, Shao-Hua
Author:
Shao-hua, Liu
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sichuan Sheng (China) Social conditions.
Subject:
Yi (Chinese people) - Drug use
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian in
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology

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