Hygiene, Sociality, and Culture in Contemporary Rural China
Title
Hygiene, Sociality, and Culture in Contemporary Rural China
Subtitle
The Uncanny New Village
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Price
€ 99,00
ISBN
9789089648464
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
248
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Category
Anthropology
Discipline
Asian Studies
Table of Contents
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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
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"This is an engaging anthropological exploration of the rural-urban divide and its focus on hygiene is important as it is a much neglected topic. The book will be of interest to not just China scholars but development studies, cultural studies and related fields too." - Susan Engel, newbooks.asia, read the full review here.

Lili Lai

Hygiene, Sociality, and Culture in Contemporary Rural China

The Uncanny New Village

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'. Lili Lai argues that an ethnographic focus on the specifics of village life can help destabilize China's persistent rural-urban divide and help contribute to more effective welfare intervention to improve health and hygienic conditions of village life.
Author

Lili Lai

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.