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Epilogue

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter tells the story of the encounter between agrarian revolutionaries and the urban poor and shows how the methods the Communists adopted drew on institutions and ideas that had ... More


“Living Ghosts” during the Nanjing Decade

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter underscores how Nationalist (GMD) assumptions about poor relief drew on the intellectual discourses that had developed in the previous decades. It begins with an overview of the ... More


Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Janet Y. Chen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early twentieth century, a time of political fragmentation and social upheaval in China, poverty became the focus of an anguished national conversation about the future of the country. ... More


Introduction

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter briefly illustrates what life was like for the urban poor in Republican-era China. It also traces the changes in attitudes about “poverty” and the policies enacted for its ... More


‘All besides the Rail, rangʼd Beggars lie’: Trivia and the Public Poverty of Early Eighteenth-Century London

Tim Hitchcock

in Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London: John Gay's Trivia (1716)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280728
eISBN:
9780191700149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280728.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter graphically describes beggars and the urban poor through a web of complex stories about their lives. In John Gay's poem Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London, London is ... More


Adventures among the Poor

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Two generations before World War I, the poor urban districts of Britain had exerted a magnetic pull on middle- and upper-class women. Thousands of those who belonged to the upper strata forsook ... More


Dividing the Poor

Mun Young Cho

in The Specter of "the People": Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the processes of differential impoverishment: why and in what ways the urban poor and rural migrants in Hadong have reinforced the distinctions between them rather than ... More


Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

Susan Stokes

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520086173
eISBN:
9780520916234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520086173.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography set in contemporary Peru provides an analysis of the making and unmaking of class consciousness among the urban poor. The author's research strategy is multifaceted; through ... More


‘Bourgeois Environmentalism’, the State, the Judiciary, and the ‘Urban Poor’: The Political Mobilization of a Scheduled Caste Market

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on two cases of middle-class environmentalism in Delhi: a bill proposed by the legislative state assembly banning recycled polythene bags and a Supreme Court order relocating ... More


How the Body Speaks: Illness and the Lifeworld among the Urban Poor

Veena Das and Ranendra K. Das

in Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter studies how illness experiences are a relational testing ground and life experiment for the urban poor in New Delhi, distinguishing differing medical practices, expertise, and ... More


Regulatory Mobilization and Service Delivery at the Edge of the Regulatory State

Nai Rui Chng

in The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677160
eISBN:
9780191760068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677160.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

More than a decade into the privatization of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) in Metro Manila, access to water remains a problem for the urban poor in the Philippine capital. ... More


Social Security for the Urban Poor: A Study in Gujarat

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Approximately 377 million of India’s 1.2 billion population live in urban areas, 95 million of whom live below poverty line. Although urban areas have a lower incidence of poverty compared to rural ... More


The Florentine Criminal Underworld: The Underside of the Renaissance

John K. Brackett

in Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232549
eISBN:
9780520928220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232549.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the sixteenth-century Cronaca of Giuliano de' Ricci and of the criminal records of the Eight (Otto di guardia). In particular, it explores the style of life of the urban ... More


Introduction

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The author begins The Servant Class City with an introduction to one of their friends, the entrepreneur Raymond, and the odd jobs he does to earn a living. To some observers, Raymond’s situation and ... More


The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

David J. Karjanen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Servant Class City demonstrates that for San Diego’s inner city revitalization, focusing on new development, visitor services, and high-rises overlooks the dramatic growth in low-wage service ... More


The Lower Classes Under the Oligarchic State

Susan C. Stokes

in Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520086173
eISBN:
9780520916234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520086173.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the political life and culture of the popular sectors from the oligarchic state period of the 1930s through the late 1960s. It argues that, despite the rise in the early 1930s ... More


Muslim Nationalism after Marcos

Thomas M. McKenna

in Muslim Rulers and Rebels: Everyday Politics and Armed Separatism in the Southern Philippines

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210158
eISBN:
9780520919648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210158.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the reinvigoration of electoral politics in Cotabato with the removal of the martial law regime and the collapse of the Marcos regime in 1986. It highlights the unprecedented ... More


From the Frying Pan to the Floodplain: Negotiating Land, Water, and Fire in Chennai’s Development

Karen Coelho and Nithya V. Raman

in Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents a detailed account of the changing interface between water and land in Chennai. It traces the complex interweaving of human and environmental forces that form the urban ... More


Sexual Risk Reduction among Married Women and Men in Urban India: An Anthropological Intervention

Stephen L. Schensul, Ravi K. Verma, Bonnie K. Nastasi, Niranjan Saggurti, and Abdelwahed Mekki-Berrada

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes research, intervention, and evaluation projects conducted over a decade by a collaborative Indo-US group that are focused on the prevention of HIV/STI among married women and ... More


Political CultureAnd the Mass Public

Susan C. Stokes

in Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520086173
eISBN:
9780520916234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520086173.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws on survey data to explore the bifurcated mentalities and practices associated with local political culture among Independencia's mass voting population, addressing two sets of ... More


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