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Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Laurel Boussen and Hill Gates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the once widespread practice of footbinding from the perspective of China’s gendered labor system. In contrast to the common belief that footbinding was motivated by the quest for ... More


Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Susan Dewey and Patty Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Mónica waits in the Anti-Venereal Medical Service of the Zona Galactica, the legal, state-run brothel where she works in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico. Surrounded by other sex workers, she clutches the ... More


Asian American Adoptive Parents: Freedom and Flexibility

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the complexities of Asian American identity production in the context of adoption by focusing on the experiences of Chinese American adoptive parents. Drawing on Asian American ... More


Questions About Footbinding

Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

in Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter challenges assumptions that footbinding was confined to the urban elite and that women with bound feet were unproductive. On the contrary, footbinding was very common among poor ... More


Seeking Answers: Research Methods and Fieldwork

Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

in Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how data on girls’ hand labor and footbinding was collected in order to examine the possible links between them. It describes the method of inquiry and the selection of village ... More


North China Plain

Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

in Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter demonstrates how pervasive footbinding was among the mothers and grandmothers of women we interviewed in northern China. It begins by outlining political and economic background to the ... More


Southwest China

Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

in Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

China’s Southwest, lacking locally grown cotton, had imported raw cotton, cotton yarn, and cotton cloth. Among our five village sites in mountainous Yunnan and Guizhou, differences in the distance ... More


At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book is an anthology of twenty-first century ethnographic research and writing about the global worlds of home and disjuncture in Asia and the Pacific Islands. ... More


Beginnings: The Adoption Trip

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author reflects on her May 2002 trip to China with a group of adoptive parents as they received their adopted children and processed the adoption paperwork. She describes the ... More


Sex Work and the State in Contemporary China

Tiantian Zheng

in Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how sex workers have been affected by China's abolitionist policy, which conflates all sex work with forced prostitution and results in anti-trafficking campaigns that do little ... More


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