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Hygiene, Sociality, and Culture in Contemporary Rural China: The Uncanny New Village
Published by Amsterdam University Press
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'.
Uncanny modernization, everyday hygiene, rural/urban divide
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[-]
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.
Reviewer: Ian Rapley
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