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作者 Gates, Hill, author
書名 Footbinding and women's labor in Sichuan / Hill Gates
出版項 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
國際標準書號 9780415525923 (hardback)
9780203491836 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  GT498.F66 G37 2015    在架上    30520020801453
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  GT498.F66 G259 2015    在架上    30530001196427
 人文社會聯圖  GT498.F66 G37 2015    在架上    30610020475505
說明 xxi, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Routledge contemporary China series ; 123
附註 "When Chinese women bound their daughters' feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child's body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not obvious is why Chinese society should have evolved such a radical method of gender-marking. Gendering is not simply preparation for reproduction, rather its primary significance lies in preparing children for their places in the division of labor of a particular political economy. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and interviews with almost 5,000 women, this book examines footbinding as Sichuan women remember it from the final years of the empire and the troubled times before the 1949 revolution. It focuses on two key questions: what motivated parents to maintain this custom, and how significant was girls' work in China's final pre-industrial century? In answering these questions, Hill Gates shows how footbinding was a form of labor discipline in the first half of the twentieth century in China, when it was a key institution in a now much-altered political economy. Countering the widely held views surrounding the sexual attractiveness of bound feet to Chinese men, footbinding as an ethnic boundary marker, its role in female hypergamy, and its connection to state imperatives, this book instead presents a compelling argument that footbinding was in fact a crucial means of disciplining of little girls to lives of early and unremitting labor. This vivid and fascinating study will be of huge interest to students and scholars working across a wide range of fields including Chinese history, oral history, anthropology and gender studies"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-232) and index
主題 Footbinding -- China -- Sichuan Sheng
Girls -- China -- Sichuan Sheng -- Social life and customs
Women -- China -- Sichuan Sheng -- Social life and customs
Women -- Employment -- China -- Sichuan Sheng
Sichuan Sheng (China) -- Economic conditions
Sichuan Sheng (China) -- Social conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General. bisacsh
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