Transition Study of Postsocialist China: An Ethnographic Study of a Model Community Wing-chung Ho

ISBN: 9781283144575

Published: May 10th 2014

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284 pages


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Transition Study of Postsocialist China: An Ethnographic Study of a Model Community  by  Wing-chung Ho

Transition Study of Postsocialist China: An Ethnographic Study of a Model Community by Wing-chung Ho
May 10th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 284 pages | ISBN: 9781283144575 | 4.78 Mb

There is no denying that China has experienced and is still experiencing radical changes generally initiated by the vibrant market-driven economy that began in the late 1970s. The question remains however of what has happened to those who just a fewMoreThere is no denying that China has experienced and is still experiencing radical changes generally initiated by the vibrant market-driven economy that began in the late 1970s.

The question remains however of what has happened to those who just a few decades before experienced pride and power in being part of the proletariat. How do they make sense of the past and face up to the uncertainties of the future? This book presents an anthropological investigation into their lives and memories in order to understand their situation.Presently a working-class neighborhood in Shanghai Cucumber Lane was in the 1960s a well-known socialist amodel communitya being transformed from an urban slum in the 1940s.

The neighborhood was further recast as a acivilized small communitya in the 1990s. Based on oral histories as well as ethnographic observations and pertinent historical materials this book portrays the ways the Chinese have been making sense of and coping with radical changes during a period punctuated by shifts in political priorities vicissitudes in ideological orientation changes in the way they conceive of their relationship with the state and enterprises the (de-)politicization of social identities the rise and fall of collectivism and the explosive vitality of the new market economy.



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