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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


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