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作者 Steinm, Hans
書名 Communities of Complicity : Everyday Ethics in Rural China
出版項 New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2013
©2013
國際標準書號 9780857458919 (electronic bk.)
9780857458902
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (290 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Dislocations Ser. ; v.10
Dislocations Ser
附註 Communities of Complicity -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on the Text -- STEINMULLER_INTRO-P001-035 -- Chapter 1. A Remote Place from Three Angles -- Chapter 2. Gabled Roofs and Concrete Ceilings -- Chapter 3. Work Through the Food Basket -- Chapter 4. Channelling Along a Centring Path -- Chapter 5. The Embarrassment of Li -- Chapter 6. Gambling and the Moving Boundaries of Social Heat -- Chapter 7. Face Projects in Rural Construction -- Conclusion -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Appendix D -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Everyday life in contemporary rural China is characterized by an increased sense of moral challenge and uncertainty. Ordinary people often find themselves caught between the moral frameworks of capitalism, Maoism and the Chinese tradition. This ethnographic study of the village of Zhongba (in Hubei Province, central China) is an attempt to grasp the ethical reflexivity of everyday life in rural China. Drawing on descriptions of village life, interspersed with targeted theoretical analyses, the author examines how ordinary people construct their own senses of their lives and their futures in everyday activities: building houses, working, celebrating marriages and funerals, gambling and dealing with local government. The villagers confront moral uncertainty; they creatively harmonize public discourse and local practice; and sometimes they resolve incoherence and unease through the use of irony. In so doing, they perform everyday ethics and re-create transient moral communities at a time of massive social dislocation
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Steinm, Hans Communities of Complicity : Everyday Ethics in Rural China New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated,c2013 9780857458902
主題 Country life -- China -- Zhongba (Enshi Shi, Hubei Sheng);Social ethics -- China -- Zhongba (Enshi Shi, Hubei Sheng);Zhongba (Enshi Shi, Hubei Sheng, China) -- Social life and customs
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Alt Author Steinmüller, Hans
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