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Hygiene, Sociality, and Culture in Contemporary Rural China: The Uncanny New Village

Author:
Lai, Lili

ISBN:
978 90 8964 846 4
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
248
List price(s):
110.00 USD
70.00 GBP
110.00 EUR

Publication date:
14 October 2016

Short description: 

This book presents a new perspective on attempts by the contemporary Chinese government to transform the diverse conditions found in countless rural villages into what the state's social welfare program deems 'socialist new villages'.

Full description: 

Uncanny modernization, everyday hygiene, rural/urban divide

Table of contents: 

PREFACE[-]CHAPTER ONE: THE LOCAL INTIMACIES OF CHINA'S RURAL-URBAN DIVIDE[-]AN OVERVIEW OF SHANG VILLAGE[-]CHAPTER TWO: DIRT, HYGIENE, HABITUS[-]CHAPTER THREE: IMMANENT SOCIALITY: OPEN-ENDED BELONGING[-]CHAPTER FOUR: CULTURE PLAZA - WHY CULTURE? WHOSE PLAZA?[-]CHAPTER FIVE: THE UNCANNY NEW VILLAGE[-]REFERENCES[-]

Biography: 

http://www.wennergren.org/grantees/lai-lili target= _blank >Dr. Lili Lai, Institute of Medical Humanities, guest editor of a special issue entitled The Local Intimacies of China's Rural-Urban Divide of Positions Volume 22, Issue 3, 2014, Duke University Press.

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