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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


Medieval Monks on Labor and Leisure

John Van Engen

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines medieval representations of labor and modern scholars' efforts to understand the meaning of work in the Middle Ages. No history of labor and leisure in premodern Europe will ... More


Northwest 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/9780804799553.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter continues the inquiry at the western edges of the North China Plain in Shanxi and Shaanxi. Here the four village sites present differences in cotton production, political influence, ... More


“The Pendulum Is Swinging Back”

Chris Myers Asch

in The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872024
eISBN:
9781469603537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878057_asch.14
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the twentieth century and how so much changed on the surface of Sunflower County during the time. Forest gave way to farmland, hand labor yielded to machines, gravel lost out ... More


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