Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, and Runaway Brides in Reform-era China (BOK)

Emily Chao

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Lijiang, a once-sleepy market town in southwest China, has become a magnet for tourism since the mid-1990s. Drawing on stories about taxi drivers, reluctant brides, dog-meat, and shamanism, Emily Chao illustrates how bio-politics and the essentialization of difference shape the ways in which Naxi residents represent and interpret their social world. The vignettes presented here are lively examples of the cultural reverberations that have occurred throughout contemporary China in the wake of its emergence as a global giant. With particular attention to the politics of gender, ethnicity, and historical representation, Chao reveals how citizens strategically imagine, produce, and critique a new moral economy in which the market and neoliberal logic are preeminent. Emily Chao is professor of anthropology at Pitzer College, Claremont, California.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Emily Chao
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780295992235
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 15cm x 22,6cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 295 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Stevan Harrell Emner og form Anthropology, Regional studies