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Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Arianne M. Gaetano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840990
eISBN:
9780824868192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840990.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is a longitudinal and multifaceted ethnographic study of rural Chinese women who, as youth in the late 1990s and early 2000s, migrated from their rural hometowns to Beijing to take up jobs ... More


Theoretical Reflections

Andrew G. Walder

in Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064706
eISBN:
9780520909007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064706.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the issue of class relations and the social structure of communist societies. It also considers theories regarding the stability and legitimacy of these regimes. Then, it ... More


The Defeat of Hierarchy: Cosmological Authentication in Australia and New Guinea Bones and Stones

Annette B. Weiner

in Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While Giving

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076037
eISBN:
9780520911802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076037.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The aims in this chapter are twofold: First, to reexamine exchange in a range of societies without the formal establishment of ranking and hierarchy, from foraging groups to egalitarian and big-man ... More


Conclusion

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

in Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076006
eISBN:
9780520911796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076006.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter attempts to pull together salient features of the hereditary status and hierarchy that have appeared and reappeared across the preceding chapters. The introduction provided a ... More


Unruy Youth and the Early Modern Polity

David R. Ambaras

in Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245792
eISBN:
9780520932203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245792.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter emphasizes not only the elements of the early modern past that made the politics and culture of juvenile delinquency in modern Japan distinctive, but also those which distinguished the ... More


Leadership, Authority, and “Egalitarianism”

Karen J. Brison

in Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines principles of hierarchy and mechanisms of equality in Kwanga society, and also reexamines some of the literature on leadership in Melanesia. The relative “egalitarianism” of ... More


The Politics of Spatial Divisions and the Living Environment

Jaesok Kim

in Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784542
eISBN:
9780804786126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Two provides ethnographic observations of how the spatial divisions in the factory expressed management’s scheme of labor control and maintained the hierarchical difference between management ... More


Ironies of Gender Neutrality

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 5 concerns the dilemmas that female shamans face in their quest for power. By exploring the rise and fall of Chimeg, a female shaman, the chapter unpacks the discrepancy between egalitarian ... More


The Revolution in the Village, 1954–1988

Hy V. Luong

in Tradition, Revolution, and Market Economy in a North Vietnamese Village, 1925-2006

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833701
eISBN:
9780824870447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833701.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the revolutionary transformation of Son-Duong from 1954–1988. The transformation process was marred by tension arising from a dialectical relation between the principle of ... More


Debating the forest

Sarinda Singh

in Natural Potency and Political Power: Forests and State Authority in Contemporary Laos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835712
eISBN:
9780824871765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835712.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines forest decline and the importance of forest resources for the Lao economy. It first considers forest degradation and fragmentation in Laos and goes on to discuss two contrasting ... More


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